Book Reviews of Blue Suburbia : Almost a Memoir

Blue Suburbia : Almost a Memoir
Blue Suburbia Almost a Memoir
Author: Laurie Albanese
ISBN-13: 9780060565633
ISBN-10: 0060565632
Publication Date: 3/1/2004
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this....I love this type of poetry, not very flowery or over POETIC, just words...to the point and explanatory. I completely understood her pain, her experiences her life. The back of the book is a perfect example of what's in store for the rest of the book. I would hang on to it to read in the future, but want someone else to experience this as well!
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Helpful Score: 1
Normally I don't enjoy poetry but I really enjoyed reading this.


Just Shake, and Bake

Am I adopted?
I ask my mother

she shrugs
hands me a bag of bread crumbs
drops in a pork chop

while in my other life
a girl who looks like me
is walking home from school

twirling her house key
turning the doorknob
opening the back door

finding her mother in the kitchen
smiling

My favorite poem was about the author's reaction to seeing Picasso's Guernica for the first time, In the Museum of Modern Art.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is not at all the type of book I enjoy and I can't believe anyone ever bothered to publish it. Speaking of sparse...30 to 50 words or so per page is not my idea of writing a memoir.

I did try to read it and made it about 1/4 of the way. I know there are probably many people who would find it their cup of tea, but that is not me. I also walked out of a movie the other day; maybe my patience is just getting thin.
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Really interesting format--a complex tale told in sparse blank verse. Unique. I thought I wasn't going to like it, but I was wrong.
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Lovely "almost a memoir." If you liked "Unraveled" you will love this one...and it is a very quick read.
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I enjoyed this book. I read it quite a while ago, however, there are universal truths that all women can identify with in Albanese's work.