Having read an excerpt of this one day, I was driven to track down my own copy.
There is a scene where she ends up raiding her children's piggy bank that keeps me in stitches while reading it and makes me smile whenever I think about it.
Sure, it is outdated but many of the absurd situations and attitudes still apply and it gives you a good middle class view of that period.
This was not really my cup of tea.I read it because it was written by Shirley Jackson.It is a well written book,generally amusing and at times quite funny. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JAK
Shirley Jackson is the parent every child should have. I consider her perfect. Not a fascist bone in her body. Read morePublished 3 months ago by abbeysbooks
The book was pretty good. A little boring and mundane at times- but isn't that real life?! I could relate to many of her feelings and stories about motherhood.Published 18 months ago by Brittany M. Vervalin
This, along with its sequel "Raising Demons", has been one of my favorite books for years. It's funny, and avoids the cloying sweetness of other humorists. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Betty P. Thomas
Life Among the Savages is one of the funniest books ever written. I laughed out loud at many passages in this book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by katie b loves books
Buy the "Magic of Shirley Jackson" instead. You get Life Among the Savages, it's sequel, Raising Demons, another novel and quite a few short stories for 5 dollars cheaper. Read morePublished 21 months ago by pjf
"Life Among The Savages" was the bestseller of 1952 and spent 48 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by David Seaman
Almost everyone remembers Shirley Jackson's name for her short story "The Lottery," a mainstay of American high school syllabi. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by C. Ebeling