We were at least as happily married as anybody else, which maybe was t very, but it was all anybody could reasonably expect All I ever could, anyway But now Julie Messinger, age thirty one, mother of two, is going through the kind of hell that may destroy her marriage, if not her life.
Such Good Friends We were at least as happily married as anybody else which maybe was t very but it was all anybody could reasonably expect All I ever could anyway But now Julie Messinger age thirty one mother of
HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!"It's not the loss of innocence that makes it so lousy to be a grownup; it's having all this goddamn power of *retention*."So says our blighted domestic heroine, Julie, as she engages in a struggle of the psyche during the early days of women's liberation.The come-on testimonials on the cover tout this as some kind of '70s feminist porn, but the emphasis on the book's sexuality misses the point of what's really going on in this fairly significant and now obscure work.I fou [...]
Breathless, stream of consciousness meanderings of a depressed wife and mother who inadvertently discovers while her husband is unexpectedly comatose after undergoing minor surgery, that he has been thoroughly unfaithful. She, apparently, is one of the few in her social group who doesn't already know about it. The cast of characters are uniformly dislikeable and/or unbelievable. Finally, a couple of nitpicks-- it's not likely that a medical doctor would say that a patient would be given antibiot [...]
Fleetwood Mac has nothing on this group of people.
Funny, mordant, satirical and enraged 70s 'feminist' novel that was a huge best-seller when first published, about a widow who discovers her husband had been unfaithful for years, many times with her own 'good friends.' Priceless.
Easy read, bit disturbing and oh so plausible.
I have not read this book since I was about 14, but I still recall how much it haunted me while I was reading it.
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I got this from the community bookshelf in our cafeteria at work. dreadful. it will be going back there. though maybe i shouldn't do that to someone else.