Book Reviews of Are You Somebody: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

Are You Somebody: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
Are You Somebody The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
Author: Nuala O'Faolain
ISBN-13: 9780805056631
ISBN-10: 0805056637
Publication Date: 3/15/1998
Pages: 215
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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This could have been called Sex and the Irish Girl. It starts with her hormones in the teenaged years and ends plaintively wishing she was not too old to attract men any more. The rest covers the despressing effects of being raised by an absentee father and alcoholic mother. The author does a LOT of name-dropping, but since I didn't know any of the names, some of the paragrahs simply read as lists of people. Uninteresting and uninspiring.
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Humour from a time of sorrow. A good read, but Nuala's second book "Almost there" is better.
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Couldn't get through it. Pretty rare for me, too self self indulgent. Boring. Could have been timing but my sister agreed.
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A very good book and easy read. Lets you see into the life of O'Faolain and everything she went through.
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A remarkable memoir.
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Got this as a gift and never read it. Brand new!