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Enjoyable Read, but Missing Something...,
This review is from: Glitter and Glue: A Memoir (Hardcover)
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I was swept through this sweet, sincere memoir in one sitting. While this was definitely well written and heartfelt, I couldn't help feeling like something (or a few somethings) was missing when I closed the cover. Corrigan finds herself analyzing her relationship with her mother as she interacts with the motherless children she has been employed to nanny. Though she has children of her own, we never get to hear how her experience with this family and with her mother has effected her relationship and/or parenting techniques with her own children. I felt like Corrigan couldn't decide if she wanted to write about her relationship with her mother as a child or her relationship with her mother as she went through cancer treatment. As a result, we never get a satisfying amount of information or reflection on either. Overall, I thought the book was a wonderfully nice read, but unfulfilling none the less.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2014 2:58:45 PM PST
Jennifer Donovan says:
She's written two other memoirs -- The Middle Place and Lift -- which deal with her relationship with her father and and her children respectively. Perhaps this one makes sense as an addendum to them.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2014 5:18:15 PM PST
Sara M says:
This was the first book I've read by Corrigan. You may very well be right that this book is complementary to the other two, but as far as this book on it's own is concerned, I just really felt like she could have done so much more with it.
Posted on Feb 15, 2014 11:41:59 AM PST
I liked this review and it made me decide not to read the book.
Posted on Feb 24, 2014 1:15:10 PM PST
Melinda Bailey Rather says:
I kept waiting for it to get better. I like to listen to the audio version while driving. The narrator was so monotone that I couldn't wait to be done.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2014 12:10:09 PM PDT
Sharon S. Walker says:
Melinda, why did you go on with it? When it gets like that for me I just hang it up and eject the tape. Really not worth your time at some point right? Or I think sometimes we have just been programmed from an early age, to always finish EVERYTHING we start.
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 6:01:18 PM PDT
C. WINFREY says:
I barely finished high school but I think affected is the verb...since you are reviewing writing here.
Posted on Dec 9, 2014 7:47:59 PM PST
L. Yates says:
Unlike other commenters, I appreciated that she didn't hammer me over the head with the connections between her experience as a nanny, and her own experience as a daughter and mother. Those connections were all beautifully understated and lived and breathed between the lines for me.
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