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This review is from: Slipstream: A Memoir (Paperback)
There are many times in this jaw-dropping book when you find yourself thinking that although Elizabeth Jane Howard was blessed with tremendous beauty, she lacked the slightest grain of common sense. She attracted men without any effort at all on her part - even her psychiatrist fell in love with her. It seems she only had to walk into a party to have men falling at her feet, and she appears to have slept with just about anyone who asked her, although she claims not have got much pleasure from sex. She had terrible taste in men - drunks, insanely jealous types, pseuds and poseurs, and a conman.
Slipstream is beautifully written but far from perfect - there are an awful lot of rather boring friends and relatives who appear and disappear without making much impression on the reader - but if you enjoy reading about other people's disastrous private lives, you'll certainly enjoy this.
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Initial post: 23 Jun 2011 22:22:00 BDT
What a very odd review. You seem to despise the author, reprimanding her for her `lapses`, not to mention her taste in men, then give this thoroughly honest book four stars. Not a very `helpful` review at all.
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