know thy self
I enjoyed this story, and the realness of how decisions we make have an outreaching consequence on many more people than we can conceptualize ourselves. I loved the sociology of family and traditions and the point of view of the narrator, Cal. This magical glimpse into things we seldom get to see regarding social taboos of sexual attraction and even gender differnces, was presented in a fresh way that allowed for compassion and understanding instead of contempt. "Middlesex" was only made better by the preformance of the reader, who brought each character to life and added sheer delight to the telling of such an outstanding story.
I enjoyed learning Julia's story and hearing how she has searched and thought out a spiritual foundation for herself. She asked many of the same questions, struggled with the same text, attitudes and dogma I did while attending seminary. I have great respect for Julia, because her beliefs are her own based on her own prayer, meditation, study and search, and not that of a closed minded faith that was handed to her without her own participation. I found this book to be smart, fresh and thoughful. Blessing to you Julia on your continued search.
I have read other books on the subject but appreciated Cain's information regarding the nueorological connection on introverted behaviors. I have already recommended Quiet to several of my friends and family.
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