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The strength of a woman,
This review is from: Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal (Hardcover)
That any one woman could get through what Julie Metz did amazes me. I know women are strong, that as a gender we tend to be resilient, but Julie's story is so far beyond what most women have to go through. At least, I've never known anyone who's been in her position, having to come to terms with so very much in such a short period of time.
Losing her husband cheated her of the opportunity to vent, to scream and cry and let him know what a complete jerk he was. It also didn't allow her to listen to his side, as if anything he said could come close to excusing such abhorrent behavior.
The author is intelligent, a wonderful writer, and so refreshingly open and honest about all facets of her life. I was drawn into her story immediately, and my heart just broke at what she went through. But then, I saw how her strength shone through, how she pulled herself up and realized she needed to be there for her daughter. She wasn't about to let Henry win, and for that I applaud her.
This book will enhance the solidarity of women who've weathered their husband's affairs. It will give them inspiration and hope. I respect Julie Metz, and hope that from here her life continues to provide her with happiness. I came to care a lot about her by the end of the book.
I'd compare this book to Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat, Pray, Love,' and look forward to see it shooting up the bestseller list. I think it deserves it.