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5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and human, 3 July 2011
This review is from: How To Be a Woman (Paperback)
I gave the book 5 stars for the tremendous effort Ms. Moran put into the book, although the results are not "perfect." To give it only 4 stars, however, seemed inadequate. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and valued the perspective of someone who's lived a childhood and is living an adulthood so entirely different than my own. I think the book comes across best when Ms. Moran is speaking from her own experiences. When she's waxing lyrical about sexism or pop stars or abortion, her words feel weaker and I felt I was being preached at. I would have liked to know more about what it was really like to come from a poor family with 8 children. She's is her mid 30s so has not really come to the point in her life where she reflects more deeply on some things, although to her credit she has razor-sharp observations about a lot of things. I could say more but I'm still digesting the book.
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