I was so bored with this. I hung in there for hour or so thinking it may get better but it didn't. I like Fannie Flagg but this book was a dissapointment. Wish I hadn't wasted a credit.
While no great work of literature, the story was entertaining enough to pass the time during my commute. This was a selection of my book club, and if it had not been, I would probably not have read it. It's a little too light and silly for my taste.
Possibly, if I was in the mood for something frivolous and light.
I was actually disappointed in the performance by Ms. Flagg. I expected a very polished and professional performance considering the fact that she is an actor. However, I found the delivery flat and the fact that she struggled to pronounce the name of one of her characters, Babs Bingington, was very off putting.
I've read three other books by Fannie Flag and loved them. HowIever, this book is one big "whine fest". I did not enjoy the book at all.
Characters were interesting but I did not enjoy the melancholy theme.
Loved Fannie's performance. Her narration is compelling and the only reason I finished.
Would cut Maggie's attitude - not necessarily her character. Rest of characters were absolutely fascinaing.
I was expecting more from this book. Almost stopped listening. It was hard to finally finish it. I really didnt like the main character.
I have read all of Fannie Flagg's books and enjoyed the characters and narration of this one, but the story falls short. However, if you like a happy ending like in the movies, you won't have a problem with this one. I'm just not someone who likes to invest themselves in a story/characters only to have it all magically work-out at the end. Just leaves me flat....
I enjoyed the main character. Her observations and actions were believable.
Maggie was my favorite.The subject matter dealt with aging, a subject I am dealing with, myself. It was interesting to read Maggie's take ( and also Fannie's) on it.
I loved the portrayal of the "little person" and gives a new perspective on people who are different.
Finding Myself All Over Again
This was an enjoyable story with interesting characters. I love Fannie's books. This one was not quite so engrossing as some, but still a good read.
Delightful to listen to: stirred my heart on several different levels. The historical prices were fascinating to listen to. The threads of compassion, humor and kindness were woven through all the difficult struggled the characters dealt with. This is a book with a lot of depth.
simple, fun & silly
When Maggie agreed to see a show with her partner Brenda in spite of it completely messing up her plan to kill herself. It is comical nonsense.
when Maggie finally meets her long lost love
The main character, Maggie, because she is so sweet and neurotically polite