I couldn't put this book down, and now finding it on tape is a delight. The narration is engaging and entertaining. The author writes in an almost muscical style, it's like listening to narrative poetry in parts. The richness of the language and detail is truly luscious. I am usually struck by how "thin" many modern novels read, like eating the most basic and bland meal, with no spice or flavor. This novel is like a feast, rich and robust, filled with a symphony of tastes, smells, sights, and sounds.
I love love loved this audio book! It made me laugh and cry all at once. I listened to it with my 19 year old son, and all he could say was... that's exactly right mom... that's the way it is. It truly was liberating to realize how many gymnastics some of us women go through in order to justify a realtionship that just doesn't fit. It's like the Emperor's New Clothes... we ooooh and ahhhh, make excuses and say how great they are underneath all that fear of intimacy and lack of regard, when the truth is - the guy is "buck naked" and "just NOT that into us"!!!
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