I found this book hard to finish. This self-absorbed narration about growing up to become a chef is focused on all the hard knocks she confronted, virtually all of which are blamed on others. The author doesn't speak to her mother for 20 years, but we never know why. The "love of her life," who sacrifices much to be with the author, is barely acknowledged. About the spouse who is great with their children, we rarely hear more than negative attributes. I hoped she would have an epiphany at the end that would turn her life around, but no such luck. Why two stars nonetheless? The writing is acceptable (if one doesn't object to constant four-letter words), and is the narrator.
This is a very short, but still useful, history of Baroque music. The only puzzle is the strange choice of musical examples (less than stellar examples of a composer's work), and their unnecessarily length (5-10 minutes, including many repeats, when 1-2 minutes would be more helpful).
The enthusiastic critical reception of this book is entirely justified, and the audio version is fine. When you're finished, listen to Alain de Botton's highly entertaining book on several of the philosophers who inspired Montaigne, "The Consolations of Philosophy."
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