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This review is from: A Life of One's Own: A Guide to Better Living Through the Work and Wisdom of Virginia Woolf (Paperback)Beautifully packaged book, and described almost as a poetic self-help book. I eagerly purchased it online and was very surprised to find it is in-depth literary analysis of Virginia Woolf's writings. Is this the author's PhD dissertation packaged as a book? It would be a great text for a class studying Virginia Woolf, but it's not for me.
As for its self-help properties: it begins by saying Virginia Woolf committed suicide -- but...but...this is a "guide to better living through the wisdom of Virginia Woolf! Isn't that kind of like looking for tips for sobriety from Ernest Hemingway?
In any case, it's quite academic, not really meant for casual readers like me who are looking for an engrossing novel or non-fiction read on their nightstand.