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©2001 Marian Keyes; (P)2002 W F Howes Ltd
If you are a fan of Marian Keyes then you will enjoy this book.This collection of short stories and articles is narrated by Marian herself which makes it seem quite personal. It's a window into her life through which we can glimpse some of the process and situations that have not only led her to becoming a published writer but also how some of her books and characters came into being via her own experiences. It dispels the ideas that the life of a writer is glamorous and easy but like her novels is funny and easy to listen to. The short story aspect of this book makes it an easy book to dip in and out off and I recommend it to any Marian Keyes fan.
What a disappointment! This book is so boring I actually do listen to it to send me to sleep! The narration is dull, the content is dull, the whole experience has left me feeling dull. What is worse, I thought I was buying it on a three for two but somehow I ended up using a valuable credit on it!!!! Don't know how that happened! :-(
I really wanted to like this book. Having read Marian Keyes' other works and enjoyed them, I expected the same. One disappointment was that this is an anthology of mostly previously published older works. The book was okay but not great.
"Keyes is consistently fabulous!"
Wonderful series of memoirs in an entertaining and touching collection. Marian Keyes always makes me laugh, reflect, and cry, all while inspiring me with her life tales. I have given her novels as gifts to all of the important women in my life. Keyes, herself, is a gift, and I wait with baited breath for her next novel. Thank you, Ms. Keyes!!!
"Entertaining, but also full of reruns"
She'd already used much of this material in her fiction, so though this was a collection of non-fiction articles, the jokes had already been told.
Reusing old material
Nothing, she was very entertaining as she read her past articles. Her personal connection to the stories made her narration much more enjoyable.
Non-fiction, not applicable.
I liked the peek into Marian Keyes' actual life and had some fun making comparisons between her characters and her real life relations. But if you've read five or more of her books, you will recognize much of this material.
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