An engaging read, the narrator did a fine job.
The main character is a woman happy to be who she is, but unwilling to accept less than she can be. An interesting slice of life tale that helps put one's own struggles into perspective.
The narration is simple and direct, with good humour.
Many of the stories stayed with me afterwards.
I enjoyed being in her world.
I believe the books were written in the 1920's but came across as relevant and timely for today.
The first book worked better, as we still had the known ignorance of our protagonist to work with. In the second book, the plot felt a bit forced.
The performance was very delicate and stood on it's own outside of any Marilyn references.
Well, obviously I could see it being made into a movie, and I think they stand well apart or together.
I enjoyed the story, I think I just enjoyed the movie more.
As in all PDK stories, the plots are brilliant, the characters are interesting but flawed, and you come out if it terribly depressed.
Still, a worthwhile listen.
Depressed New Yorkers
I still enjoy the essay format, but looking for a more distinct voice.
I think he read his work perfectly, and that was sadly part of the problem.
I'm afraid none of the book stuck with me.
I wanted to enjoy the book because I saw a great review of some of his other work on the Daily Show, unfortunately it simply didn't work for me. Perhaps other titles or other readers will be better.
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