- File Size: 723 KB
- Print Length: 324 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 006173523X
- Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (April 2, 2010)
- Publication Date: April 20, 2010
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003F1WM7K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #715,303 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If You Knew Suzy: A Mother, a Daughter, a Reporter's Notebook Kindle Edition
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There were moments in the book that were painfully hard for me to read. It was fresh and almost too close as I recalled my father’s recent death and what I went through as I watched him suffer and how I imagined his experience. Another perspective always gives you just that. Another way to look at a situation. Your life. The people whom you care about.
This is one of those memoirs that I simply could not put down and at first, while you think it might just be about sadness, about dying and death, it is about living, with many life lessons to share.
Rosman’s investigative approach is nothing short of brilliant.
How nice.............most of us have to work hard for a living. I found nothing remarkable about Suzy that merited a memoir.
The book was well written which simply says that Kathrine is a good author. She works for the Wall Street Journal and should possess those skills whithout having to publish a story about her deceased mother. It could be that I am biased to a degree having lost my own mother under distressing conditions as well and the book brought back some unresolved issues for me. Also, like Kate, I was pregnant when my mom died and it's an even more difficult thing for a woman to lose a mother while you are pregnant. It just is.
Aside from these things, I think Suzie was a priveleged, obsessive compulsive woman with excessive financial means and she lived a pretty boring life. I do hope however that Kate was able to work through all her unresolved issues.
That said, I devoured this book in one day. I found it an extremely compelling read often bringing tears to my eyes, but also making me laugh out loud more than once. There are a couple chapters that are skim-worthy, but mostly it was a very thought-provoking book.
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Das Buch ist ehrlich und kitschfrei geschrieben und in seiner Art sehr originell. Durch ihre vielen Verbindungen als Reporterin rollt sie das Leben ihrer Mutter aus den verschiedensten Perspektiven und Meilensteinen von deren Dasein auf und schafft ein lebendiges und mitreißendes, nie blind idealisierendes aber werttschätzendes Porträt einer Frau in ihrer Zeit.