Book Reviews of On My Own at 107 : Reflections on Life Without Bessie

On My Own at 107 : Reflections on Life Without Bessie
On My Own at 107 Reflections on Life Without Bessie
Author: Sarah L. Delany
ISBN-13: 9780062514868
ISBN-10: 0062514865
Publication Date: 2/11/1998
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed On My Own at 107 : Reflections on Life Without Bessie on + 3352 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent to read expecially if you remember the book 'Having Our Say' by both sisters, about their old age. Both sisters lived together all their lives.

Wonderful to read even if you never read the first book. This 107 year old lady has a lot of important things to say. This memoir is poignant, sweet, and tells a lot about life. Each chapter ends with a colored illustration of a flower and tells what it represents.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved the book, it was interesting and very encouraging, a pleasure to read, easy and quick! While it was somewhat sad at the loss of her sister, a life time companion, it also showed that there is strength to over come these times and go on.
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Delightful look at Sadie Delany's life after the death of her sister - having lived together for over 100 years. Makes all of us realize how wonderful life can be given the right attitude!
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I loved the book, it was interesting and very encouraging, a pleasure to read, easy and quick! While it was somewhat sad at the loss of her sister, a life time companion, it also showed that there is strength to over come these times and go on.
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Inspirational
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This was a great book, especially if you have read the first one from her and her sister. Having Our Say I think it was called. It is a quick and interesting read. Great insights into life and wonderful wisdoms for any age. I highly recommend it.
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For those who enjoyed reading about the Dulany sisters and their fascinating lives flourishing in the Harlem Renaissance, this little volume is a bit of a disappointment. Life without Sadie is lonely for 107 year old Sarah, and it's not as interesting for the reader. This book features lovely photos of the Dulany's flower garden, with quotes, remembrances and thoughts from Sarah. It's a touching and dear book, and would be a very nice present for an elderly person. If you are looking for the groundbreaking zing and sass of negro women on their own in a White, male dominated world, this isn't the book you want. Still, if you enjoyed Having Our Say you will want to read this too.
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To me, it is essential to read the first book entitled "Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years." I loved the first book and found this book wonderful as well but in a different way. Sarah is now 107 years old, she speaks so lovingly of her sister Bessie and their life together. The best part the voice remains sincere absent of saccharine.