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She's Come Undone
She's Come Undone
Author: Wally Lamb
"Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered...." — Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671003753
ISBN-10: 0671003755
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 465
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 1384 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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gigi avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on + 355 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
This is one the most painful books I have ever read! Wally Lamb takes you into the life of a very unruly 13 year old girl with a vicious mouth who eats because she is so unhappy and is even more distraught when she balloons up to 267 pounds by the time she goes to college. At times, her bad behaviour was shocking. And then I would want to cry with her when she was heart-broken. This book is about life; the good, the bad and the ugly.
reviewed She's Come Undone on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
I read this book to my husband on a 7 day road trip and we both loved it. Lamb with with rare insight into women and into the human condition. A story about incest, mental illness, divorce, attempted suicide and finally a happy ending that comes at just the right time. The story is a little long but very well worth the read!
katatonicstate avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on
Helpful Score: 12
This is, hands-down, my favorite book ever! Told in first person, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel like you REALLY know Dolores and everyone she encounters. Wally Lamb has an amazing way of writing so you can see, feel, taste, smell the environment! It's painful, it's heart-wrenching, it's uplifting...it's just one of the best books I've ever read.

As much as I LOVE PBS, you will never see this book posted by me - I love it too much!
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Helpful Score: 11
Unbelievable author; disturbing, funny, heartbreaking -- how this author gets into the head of an adolescent girl, I don't know. A must read.
iluvlibros avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on + 73 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I wanted to like this book, and I think I kind of did in the ending? Bottom line is, page after page had me raising an eyebrow or shaking my head. Some of was just too strange and unbelievable. Other times it just seemed a bit forced. Yet, imagine my surprise, when the ending sucked me in and had me rooting for Dolores.

So, was I entertained by this book? Yes. Would I recommend it to others? No.
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madnessnmore avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on
Wally Lamb really makes your forget that he is a a man as he writes in the voice of a woman and takes you through her life as a young girl, a teenager and a finally a woman. The main character goes through many trials and tribulations. The brash and in your face language make this a book that you are either going to love or hate and it is the same way with the main character.
cosie3 avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on + 8 more book reviews
This was a surprising book, wrote in the person of a girl from childhood to adulthood, but by a man. I wondered several times during reading how he got into the head of a female! I enjoyed this book, but many times I did not like the heroine, nor her husband and mother and grandmother. Maybe that makes it true to life but all in all it was a good book.
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The book is so different that it is hard to think of it in a class with other books. It is quite blunt in a forward way. The girl that is the theme, starts in her childhood and is shown from her perspective which is really skewed. She has so much emotional baggage and is very much always upset. She gets pretty much straightened out in an institution. Every time she trusts someone and tries to get on her feet they let her down, again. Strange little book, but I am glad I read it.


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