Book Reviews of Borrowed Finery: A Memoir

Borrowed Finery: A Memoir
Borrowed Finery A Memoir
Author: Paula Fox
ISBN-13: 9780805071849
ISBN-10: 0805071849
Publication Date: 9/2/2002
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Owl Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was SO sad. The author's mother was a terrible parent and all through her life she was shuffled from person to person and from place to place. It's a miracle she grew up to be a competent person.
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Helpful Score: 2
OK, she was neglected. I found this to be more of a whine session than an interesting biography. Probably most of us could have written a sorry for myself kind of childhood memoir if we were having a bad day. I would give this one a skip.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really liked this book ! Sad story about how a young girl gets shuttled around in her young life.
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Helpful Score: 1
It is amazing what some parents will do. What a lonely life for a child. I am glad she was able to overcome all the hardship.
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An interesting read and a testament to one girl's resilience. Paula Fox describes her growing up experiences in Cuba and across the US, shuffled between different caregivers. Amazing to think she came through it intact.