While I enjoyed the writer's wit and great writing style, I was disappointed in this book.
I had hoped for more information on how to sell on ebay.
I believe that anyone, who has an antique store being given to her, can also make as much money as she did.
As the other review states, it is a good read for those who enjoy family stories.
Excellent book. Excellent. Don't want to share any spoilers, but since Cody lives in the same era as I did, I found it facinating to see her and her mother's points of view, on life with spina bifida. No perfection here in this family- just real, raw dealing with life as it is. Absolutely loved it.
You know when you read a book, but you know it should be half the length? this is one of those- SO many unnecessary words- do I really need to read about how the weeping willows looked on the moonless night?
The author states this at the beginning of the book- he took creative liberties. and made the book much longer than it should have been. "yawn"- get to the facts and the story- save the details for someone who cares. Sorry, skimmed the book, looking for the information I wanted.
Wow. Could NOT put this down. while I didn't know it was #3 in a series, I still enjoyed it. Little bit romantic, lots of action, mystery... characters were not perfect like some other books I've read... Loved it.
I haven't read any book in years that had me so riveted-
I would give it ten stars if I could.
An amazing story, told by the man who lived it, of life in south Boston in the 1960s, 70s and 1980s.
How he survived, and most of his family didn't.
It brought me to tears, and made me want to shout from the rooftops over victories.
a MUST read, if you enjoy real life stories.
You will not ever forget this book, once you've read it.
I had to check the year of this book, because I thought I had mistakenly ordered a book from the 1970s or so...
ok, that's a little extreme,but this book is a JOKE! Who is their right mind would actually wear or use these items?
let's take a basic concept, changing two pieces of clothing into one, and expand on it, and try to fill a book. Add the most tacky items you can find in the bottom of your craft basket, hire a photographer who can get models to give their worst expressions, slap it into a book, and try to sell it- Repurpose! Recycle! Reuse!
I'm so thankful for PBS, so that I didn't have to spend much time or cash on this book.
Slapdash instructions with horrible photos- this book may have to make a direct trip into the paper gator recycle box...
I did give it two stars- there are a 'few' basic things that I did pick up from this book.
Fair book, full of fluff. Author isn't so keen on keeping small details the same, one day the main character can't drink coffee, the next she's sipping it. One day the sled is red, on the cover it's wood... I pick up on things like that! Good Amish read for a rainy afternoon.
Nice book- quite lengthy-
I had trouble keeping characters straight, not sure if all the people were necessary for this book, but the story line was decent. a little dragged out- wanted to yell: TALK PEOPLE... but over all it was a nice book for a hot day sitting in air conditioning.
Wow. that's all I can say. I just finished reading it, and I'm still in shock of how a family can get through this and survive.
Read it in one day, could NOT stop and put it down.
Gives the story of Nancy Spungen, through her mother's eyes and experiences.
Raw and honest.
Frustrating and sad.
An absolute read- you'll want to go out and help someone in some, any way after reading this.
This book started out STRONG!
I loved the author, her thoughts, decisions, words...
but as the book went on, it got a little dry.
too much detail over the sex life, and the final chapters almost made me give up on the book.
The spiritual chapter was awesome-
The chapters seem to drift from one time, to the past, to the present, and back again... little hard to follow.
will be looking for other books by this author to see how she writes about other things!
I just finished this book , in under two days. I feel emotionally and physically drained. I can't believe things like this happen today, and thank the author for her courage to share her story. While I didn't like all of the ways she shared, I really enjoyed it- and hope that people can read it with an open mind, and learn and grow in their spirituality.
I laughed and laughed and laughed... and this is not a comedy!
What a Presumptuous bunch of people... if you like a ton of description that does not in any way affect the actual story, you may enjoy this.
I can't believe there are people who live like this-
Enjoyed the CD during long drives, and learned a few new words.
Another good book by Kristen Hannah. I was curious to read this, as I can relate to sister and mother issues... that part was a good learning lesson (Free therapy!) for me.
but I could do without the vivid sexual descriptions and the definitions of "true love" that I do not agree with.
Story line was not too predictable, and character development was great.