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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus – I took this book a little more seriously than the reviewers. It elicited anger, sadness and laughter. Everything the critics criticized I loved! Especially the dog and no, he doesn’t die.
If you didn’t live through the late 1950’s – early 1960’s as a woman then yeah, sure – ha, ha – things have changed. Look around, read the papers – have they really changed? Not so much, not if you’re a woman.
So screw the reviews, all of which, BTW, recommend the book. And yes, of course it will soon be television-ized, I’ll be skipping that. Whatever they make of it, the book is better.
Read the book. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry – then share it with your mothers and grandmothers. They’ll tell you more.
2 thoughts on ““Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose “”
I rarely agree with reviews. I'm curious about this book now though
I usually include links to reviews when I talk about books but in this case I hated the reviews so much I didn't want to put anyone off. Obviously the reviews were interesting enough that I got the book out of the library, it just came out so it's a new book. I have to say that in the beginning the book made me angry because of the way women were treated back in the late 50's, early 60's – much has changed but not by much. I'm glad I went back to the book because it is a great read – cringey as some parts are, it is laugh-out loud funny, and there is the dog.
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