After listening to several very heavy books I needed a break and went to Fannie Flagg to find it. Yay. I loved that she read it-always a plus when the author reads. Nice story about GRITS (girls raised in the south) and their friendships. I enjoyed the listen and adore Fannie. Thanks.
Not sure how to answer that. It was ok but not great. I am probably an unfair judge since I have an amazing marriage so happy would ultimately feel like a short sale for me.
loves redeeming power
It was so everyman and so very sweet. It was painful yet healing.
Full disclosure-I was looking for something kind of sad, not too deep. Yikes! This was sad in the writing. Sorry Susan but write what you know and I don't think you do. The daughter is on her way to college and is looking at class choices? Really? A quilt shop still cutting fabric with scissors? Hand quilting an entire bed quilt in the car? Not having a child find out she had a still born sibling before she was 18?
Clearly I could really NOT relate to this book. I found it to be too gooey sweet. If had been written from the teenager's point of view it's lack of depth might have made more sense. It felt very Leave it Beaver era television writing.
Nice listen. I greatly appreciate an auto-biography by someone in recovery that not only isn't a drunk-a-logue it's not the focus. Rob's recovery comes shining through as insight, gratitude, humility and a clear sense that he realizes how much grace he has been given and what a gift it is.
So Rob if you read this-thanks for sharing and keep coming back. I'm looking forward to your next book and btw your role on Californication ROCKS. Good for you for pushing that far out.
I listen to Paula on "Wait Wait Don;t Tell Me" and usually love her humor there so I thought I would like her book. Ugh.
Oddly as an agnostic member of Alcoholics Anonymous I could understand her issue with AA-I have the same issues on a fairly regular basis. Those issues haven't kept me from working away from my anger and self centeredness and finding a much deeper level of happiness in my life. Paula seems so angry and bent that I was finding much of what she says difficult, even painful to listen to. It's always sad to feel like someone is caged from their own happiness with the key in their hand.
On another note the weird history of Joan of Arc and Abe Lincoln made me feel like one of my kids was interrupting with homework facts. What the heck is that all about?
I think I made it to the third chapter and I'm done. This will be the first time I have not finished a book from Audible and seriously do wish I could get my credit back.
Footnote I think Paula should refrain from getting on the Charlie Sheen joke bandwagon. I think they have much in common.
I like Craig Ferguson a lot and I did love that he read the book. I just didn't think his life, life lessons etc were very remarkable. Sorry Craig.
I'll keep saying it. I love these stories. They are not heavy reading (listening?) by any means and that's why I love them. This one made me want to make a quilt in the Hawaiin way. Will I? Doesn't matter. Nice listen.
Kudos to the reader too. I know which character she is now from book to book. Very cool.
humility is too. I don't know him as a celebrity which seems to be required to appreciate this book. Meh.
don't die and you'll be an old-timer and know all these same stories. Would recommend specific stories over what read more like meeting notes.
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