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Of Men and Their Mothers Paperback – April 21, 2009
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OMaTM wasn't a bad read. But in the words of Gertrude Stein, there just wasn't much "there" there. Mother/son relationships would seem to provide grist for more than superficial exploration. Oh and I was left wondering why Medwed seemingly is fixated on overbearing grandmothers and chickens (they're prominently featured in both books).
I found Of Men and Their Mothers full of telling observations along the lines of the title, told with a humorous eye, and good character development. It's a little bit "happily ever after" in the way she handles the wrap up, but now and then that has a charm and warmth of its own. I recommend it as a satisfying read when you have had enough of sturm and drang, despair and unhappy endings.
Edit: After forcing myself to finish this book I had to skip large passages of Maisie's whining and droning on and other parts it was a lot better than I thought, still not the most exciting read, but skipping portions of it makes this plot enjoyable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From start to end I enjoyed delving into the lives of the women who were blessed by the very special wedding dress ... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ScarletPen
I really struggled with the strident tenor of Maisie to the extent that I stopped reading the book after a couple of chapters and went off to read something else. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jan-Micheal
An interesting story line that
made you think. The book was an easy read.
I very much enjoyed her style of writing. It was a quick read and when finished I was hoping for a part two so I could keep up with the characters.Published 10 months ago by Theresa Conarello
Mother in laws come in many different ways. I had one who was the wicked witch of all then the other was the sweetest lady you ever wanted to meet. Read morePublished 10 months ago by DonnaF Beckner
After reading "How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life", I decided to read some of her other books. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Shelly R. Busse