- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Oak Tree Books (April 3, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 161009090X
- ISBN-13: 978-1610090902
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,382,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Only You... Paperback – April 3, 2014
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“Only You is a poignant rite of passage story, one that stays with the reader long after turning the last page. . . She speaks freely about the sexual complications that occurred in her marriage and the difficulties of keeping her burdensome secret . . . Hers is a story of breaking taboos, all the while wondering why things have gone so terribly wrong. She emerges intact—hers is the healthiest of approaches: getting to analyze and write about life with all its surprising complexities.” —Lou Ann Walker, author, A Loss for Words, Editor-in-Chief, TSR, The Southampton Review --- “This gripping memoir has the earmarks of a good mystery, in this case, a very human and emotional one made stronger by its clear and uncluttered realistic prose. Obser’s expert juggling of different time periods provides depth and resonance to the narrative. . .The context of Eileen’s story is what gives this memoir its power. The time of the narrative, the fifties, is evoked with skillful use of popular references . . . and specific details about her personal life. ” —Laura Polla Scanlon, Author, Storekeepers, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, City University of New York
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A teenage bride, she's shot down with devastating disappointment as soon as she steps out of her silky white bridal gown and into the marital bed. Obser's writing "let's us in" as she shares her deep secret, her personal growth, and a sense of humor which helps her get past life's complexities.
Only You is not about marital abuse, abandonment or trickery. It is a deeply truthful story that highlights problems most people hesitate to discuss openly – sexual mores, misunderstanding and dysfunction. But Eileen Obser doesn’t flinch. She confronts her past and faces the confusion and disappointment of her disastrous early marriage with dignity and grace.
I believe that her honesty will touch many readers. I also hope her story strengthens those who have similar experiences, but might think that nobody would ever understand.
thoughtfully put together with songs of the era, in which it took place. I knew all of the songs and could hear them in my head
as I read along. It was cleverly written so that there was a new song for each
new chapter. Thought provoking read for both young and old!
This was about the worst book i ever read. CHILDISH, so repetitive, poor writing and self indulgent, moving slowly or not moving at all, Ms. Obser is in love with herself and her only redemption is that she loves being a virgin and no matter how many pages one reads, she is still in thrall of her ability to remain same. I had to stop reading this book and if it was not a digital version, i would have burned it.