- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (November 20, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439265690
- ISBN-13: 978-1439265697
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Simple Girl: Stories My Grandmother Told Me
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The book (which is signed by both Josh and Edith Flagg) is made up of short vignettes that follow the life of Edith from an idyllic childhood, through Nazi terror, and finally to America where she epitomizes the American dream. It is simply and clearly written, spare in prose, but not in feeling. I got the sense it was written the way Edith lives her life, to the point and without a sugar coating. There are stories that are haunting-I applaud the courage it took to put them on paper, and there are stories that are inspiring. It is at turns both terrifying and tender. I zipped through this book in a weekend and was disappointed to get to the end. I finished the book in awe of her bravery.
Despite her age, I'm pretty sure Edith still has another lifetime (and thus another book) in her! It is clear that Josh is "cut from the same cloth" as his grandmother (he was inspired to write the book at the tender age of 14.) All in all a remarkable family and a wonderful, inspiring book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book. It was straight forward and written well. Edith was a special lady.Published 15 days ago by Julia Kelly
Not as interesting as i was hoping. Seeing Edith on Josh's show i was expecting more of her spunky personality to shine through. A little disappointed.Published 20 days ago by prettyvacant123
Love this book. Love Josh Flagg. So sad his Grandmother died. She was very special.Published 4 months ago by roundyronda
Huge Josh Flagg and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles fan!!Published 8 months ago by Rose M. Higgins
I got this for Christmas and it was a great read. It's light and fascinating. Yet she tells harrowing stories of WW 2 that took her from being a 15 yr old Romanian girl wanting to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joanne K.
Really enjoyed her on the tv show Million Dollar Listing .She gave the show an historical perspective and some well needed class! A role model for all of us in any era.Published 10 months ago by raphael pizzo
I love Josh Flagg and of course Edith was an amazing woman. My mother used to buy Edith Flagg dresses in the 1950's. Read morePublished 11 months ago by S.M.