Her throaty voice would cast a spell over the audience as she read her poems.
When one of us is felled by tragedy, like the huge loss of Anne Sexton, it touches each and every one of us as we learn of its happenstance.
Overall, however, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to admirers of Sexton or fans of good biography.
I loved it basically . If youre a bit mentaly ill / depressed / freak poet then you're gonna love this !! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Trey Blake
It's interesting how this controversial poet has seen her star dim in the last twenty years since this biography was published. Read morePublished 18 months ago by random-reviewer45
I enjoy reading biographies, but this one just ran a little long on details that seemed so boring. Anne Sexton has always been reported on about her mental illness, and I wanted to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by pfree
Biography is amazing. I was captivated - not just because Anne Sexton is such a fascinating subject, but also because Diane Middlebrook is such an amazing biographer. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Ada Ardor
Ms. Middlebrook provides an extremely detailed look into the life of Anne Sexton. By using interviews, Sexton's writings and recordings of Sexton's therapy sessions, Middlebrook... Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by Will
This was a national bestseller when it came out in 1991.
It really is a very good book. Ever since my "Sylvia Plath phase," I have wanted to read a biography of Anne... Read more
This is an extraordinary individual who lived through her language that spoke of her creativity and powerful forces of mental agony. Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by whj
Biographies seem to be one genre where the quality goes from 'brilliant' to 'self published'. However, 'Anne Sexton: A Biography" never quite hits the highs and lows I expected... Read morePublished on September 5, 2009 by Rabbit_With_Fangs
This biography reminds us we need to read Anne Sexton, as she was one of this country's fore-most confessional poets. Read morePublished on September 3, 2008 by Kathryn Esplin