A little gruesome at the beginning, but the tone of the writer and the respect with which the topic is approached provides a fenomenal overview of how cadavers help improve the lives of the still living. I had no idea there was any use for cadavers other than organ donation. Highly recommend it. Even if you have a weak stomach, the writer helps you get past it.
It focuses on certain topics described in the gifts of imperfection and hones on them.
Anastasia retells what she writes in her diary as she writes it. She shows her perspective of the history as she perceives it. Since she knows very little of what is happening outside her house and family life, it has little to nothing to tell about her times.
I guess it tries to imitate the idea of the diary of Anne Frank. But it's boring as hell.
They analyze the psychology and philosophy of every single line. At first I thought it wasn't what I expected but it might be interesting from another point of view. I really don't need an analysis of the friendship types in the show as depicted by Aristotle. But it might tickle your fancy. My fancy was not tickled. My fancy fell asleep.
I got it because I heard her in interviews and thought she was hilarious. This book is not funny nor interesting. I didn't finish it.
The story is clearly following the life of Consuelo Vanderbuilt. The rythm and narration are wonderful, but the end is very abrupt which is not consistent with the rest of the book. It is not a book that lends itself to an open ending either.
Loved it all the way and crushed by the ending.
It's really nice that being a Scottish history is read with Scottish accent, but too heavy for me to fully understand. The performance is very good but I can't say for the story because it was too frustrating to be guessing what was going on.
It's not only a detailed description of a woman, but also the personal view of a ruler and an insight of a period in history as viewed from the perspective of the Russian Empire in the context of European history. I definitely recommend it. Good for general knowledge and understanding the political dynamics that create history.
It's hilarious. Read by the author. Can't wait for another book to come out. I definitely recommend it.
The book is written from a stereotypical neurotic New Yorker. I couldn't finish the book because she keep ranting about herself and the small mindedness that makes it almost painful to grasp other cultures kept getting on my nerves.
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