More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.
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"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions....There may be no better way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructive nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil." (Chicago Tribune)
She was the typical teenager
How difficult it must be to live in such a small area with 8 others
Hard working woman who loves to listen while she works. Makes the days pass quicker. I love a good book.
Classic book. Surprised me how the things this girl experiences were so like girls of today. Ending brought tears to my eyes. Loved this book
Yes, I read this book many years ago and this version was different than the Anne Frank of my youth. I thought the story was very moving and listening to Anne's story as an adult and mother made me see it a bit differently. Even though we know the end to the story, listening to Anne just talk about being a teenager was very relatable. I remember feeling some of the same things that Anne describes and that in turn made me think about my own teenage daughter and some of the things she may be thinking and feeling. The times have changed, but so much of it is still relevent.
She had great inflection and in my mind was Anne
Selma Blair did a great job of narrating this heart-wrenching story. A must-read/listen. The story shows a unique perspective of the terrors of the time, the type of problems we can hardly imagine today. Anne's fate is such a shame, she really had a great gift.
This book is more about a teenage girl's life than it is about the holocaust. The historical context is very interesting though.
I am a D-Bag.
Another stupid foreword. I hate forewords, why does every half wit with a degree and a pen think they need to write them for great books. If you have never heard of this book then skip the foreword for sure. On second thought skip it anyway. As for the story its hard to believe that a teenage girl wrote this nearly eighty years ago. I didn't realize girls even knew what sex was back then. Great book, lousy FOREWORD.
I think I expected the book to be more about the conditions of life as a Jew during WW2 and how it was to be in hiding and less of how the author hated her mother and her infatuation with the one adolescent boy around. Of course, this was the personal diary of a 13-15 yr old girl so it makes sense. It was just not what I thought I was going to be listening to.
the book was amateur and juvenile and did not have the historical plot that I was expecting.
put more historical events in the book
no one she was fine
I didn't think it needed to list as many break ins
The book is about a 15 year old girl with hormones she likes boys and was in the holocaust i think it would be better viewed from the eyes of a less spoiled more mature intellectual than Anne frank herself. This girl merely cares about the life that she had than the life she is living i think that if she really knew what was going on in Holland she would put the god damn book down and spend her remaining time with her family before she was separated from them. I for sure know that otto frank sure wishes he could have spent more time with his family or that it should have been him to die instead of his children even though he could do nothing to save his children from the terrors of Adolf Hitler and his propaganda's in mien kief.
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