Like a good poet, she chooses just the right word most of the time.
Reading her book, I realize how much first-person writing (including my own) is flashy, self-conscious, more about showing off than saying something useful.
It makes me stronger, and it makes me more clear about life and about myself.
Diana Athill writes with clarity, directness, and modesty about the last chapter of life. She tells the story of the consolations she finds in 'making things' in gardening in... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Shalom Freedman
Best part of the book was the price = $0.01. Too bad I paid shipping. I didn't like her or her thoughts.Published 13 days ago by Michael
I found this book dry and towards the end I just couldn't stay with it. I donated it to my local library.Published 1 month ago by Jeanne Cantrell
Her writing style feels very English to me. I liked the book because I'm of a certain age as well and I liked her honesty about looking back as well as looking forward. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. Mercer
Beautiful beginning about dogs and does not disappoint. Like a good poet, she chooses just the right word most of the time.Published 4 months ago by Rob W. Hartop
great book.. written in a light way to show how things progress in her ending days.. not morbid or even sad. its uplifting
i really liked it
Was a book club selection. I didn't find it as fulfilling as reading Maya Angelou's writings.Published 5 months ago by Pensive Placitan