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I picked up Mary Gaitskill's "Don't Cry" after a fiction writing instructor (at a continuing ed course I took) told me that my writing was reminding him of her style, which... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Cassandra144
I'm a fan of Mary Gaitskill's novels, but this collection of stories disappointed me. While some of the stories are pretty good, there are also some real duds in this collection,... Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I read somewhere that this was a book of stories about disaffected people. It's true, it is. The people in this book have problems and sometimes you want to scream at them,... Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by V. Irene Vega
Each story is a poignant little self-contained gem. Gaitskill puts her pen to the pulse of what makes people tick. (how's that for a metaphor? Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by janiajania
As my work hours grew longer and I did more business travel, I switched from reading novels to short stories every night. Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Mary Gaitskill is a talented writer, and these stories carry surprising revelations at every turn. She is attuned to the details of the way woman think of themselves, how we... Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by Annie
Mary Gaitskill invariably lifts the facades and personas of everyday life to present the human condition with raw power. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by reader sam
From the powerful pen of Mary Gaitskill comes DON'T CRY, her first collection of short stories in more than a decade. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I've really enjoyed Mary Gaitskill's other work. The perspectives in Don't Cry, however, are much too negative for me. Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by Annaconda