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Russo did a great job of sharing his story in a loving yet truthful way.
Specifically, the subject matter (by its very nature) isn't easy to take and there is perhaps a bit too much detail-- which contributes to reader fatigue.
I strongly recommend everything Richard Russo has ever written but if you're going to read only one of his books, "Elsewhere" is the one to read.
It is okay, but I was expecting a more interesting storyline. However since it is a memoir and his mother was suffering from some mental problems that affected his life and his... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Kay L. Harbert
Interest story of a sons relationship with his mentally ill mother. Gloversville, NY is the actual and "psychological" place that the author and ,even more so, his mother are... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Susan Scarantino
Very sensitive. A tragic story of a small dying town and a family trying to escape its destiny. Very well written.Published 28 days ago by M. C. Cowen
Very rich and human story of a son, a mother, and her lifetime struggle with bipolar illness. I started reading this morning and can't put it down.Published 1 month ago by TwoCentsWorth
I finally understood what makes Russo tick .
Good book ... Sad but real.
Wow .. Your wife never divorced you?
I lived on the same street(66 Helwig Street) as Ricky(36 Helwig Street) and went to school with his Uncle Mick and Aunt Phil. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HARRYC
As always, Richard Russo is a masterful storyteller, no matter what the subject. I enjoyed the book, although I thought he was particularly hard on himself concerning the care of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by GINA
I found the first half of the book interesting. Later, it becomes more just thoughts which didn't speak much to me.Published 2 months ago by T. Chung
Very good book. Actually, I learned a lot about a physical problem that I didn't know much about.
The writing was excellent, and the word choices were great. Read more