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on September 4, 1999
I understand that we all have to earn a living, but why bore probably thousands of readers with this sappy, overly and uninspired attempt at sentimental writing? It seems obvious after reading this book that the author was just playing at readers' emotions in the pursuit of delving into our pocketbooks. The author scribbles a never ending ramble of events which have little or no relation to one another. While I respect the real life(???) tradgedies the author relates to the reader, I must say this book was for the most part, slow, daunting, uninspired/ing, and tiresome reading.
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on November 29, 1998
Marlene's columns, beautifully written and powerfully presented, will touch the heart and soul of every reader. Each column is a story, one the reader can identify with and adopt in many ways as her own. The feelings of loss and love, growth and redemption jump off the page and into the reader's own consciousness. No one who reads this collection will feel like Marlene is a stranger, but rather that she is a dear friend who has the gift of putting deeply felt emotions into words each one of us can not only understand but identify with in a uniquely personal way. I have purchased mutliple copies of "A Woman's Voice" to give to each of my close friends. It is the best present I can think of for the people I love. Their lives, like mine, will be enriched by this wonderful book.
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on December 1, 1998
This book, a compilation of 12 years of Marlene Marks' columns for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, is a warm, knowing companion. With careful attention to detail, honesty and openness, Marks shares her journey from her husband's death to the present. From her experiences dating again to how a single mom does Shabbat (a microwaved baked potato for her, four frozen fish sticks for her daughter), to coping with the holidays as a member of the sandwich generation, Marks reflects on contemporary life with wit and compassion. A pleasure to read and a lovely gift for any woman trying to cope with the pressures of work and family.
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on November 21, 1998
A deep spirituality shines through this book. I sincerely hope that many people read it. A Woman's Voice made this husband and father greatly appreciate my family's journey without the loss this author survives. Ms. Adler made me realize that it takes guts, compassion, wisdom and soul to continue the journey. Anger is an obtacle. It made me wonder if I have the same courage to go on. This book speaks from the heart of a gifted artist who has honed her craft. Buy it. Read it. Share it with friends and relatives.
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on November 13, 1998
A Woman's Voice is a collection of wonderfully sensitive insights into the world of a single working Mom struggling to be strong, wise, and productive in order to make a family for herself and her daughter. The book is honest,intimate and sentimental about the best things in life.
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on November 22, 1998
I started reading this book last night.... it is super. I thought i would read a few pages.... and ended up reading for an hour! I am exhuasted! This book touches the heart... it is true and right on the point!
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on January 23, 2000
Thi is a book of Marks's columns mostly about her everyday life. I found them columns I could identify with, and enjoyed reading her book.
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