Manhattan Memoir: American Girl; Manhattan, When I Was Young; Speaking with Strangers

  • Title: Manhattan Memoir: American Girl; Manhattan, When I Was Young; Speaking with Strangers
  • Author: Mary Cantwell
  • ISBN: 9780140291902
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. These are Mary Cantwell s three memoirs published in a single volume American Girl is the story of her life in Bristol, Rhode Island, from birth to high school graduation, Manhattan, When I Was Young covers her life after college, her marriage and two children, and her career at Mademoiselle magazine, and Speaking with Strangers is what happens after her husband leaves her I didn t dislike the book, so much as I disliked Mary Cantwell The book is interesting in places, mostly in the middle volum [...]

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    2. Cantwell s trilogy of memoirs American Girl is about her childhood in Rhode Island, and it pinballs from touching reminiscence to mawkish sentimentality Manhattan When I Was Young is about her early married life in NYC, which I read and loved four years ago, but now I found prudish and tedious Speaking With Strangers focuses on her career after her divorce, and is by far the best and boldest of the three stories, in content and in style.

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    3. Since we re in Manhattan for a few days, I thought it app ropriate to read something about the area I found this book on a second hand book stall in the street while waiting for Marc to finish playing with his new hand held computer toy Drove a bargain and got it for a dollar I then read it in one afternoon in Central Park overlooking the lake there while Marc and Joelle went off on a long walk It was interesting to read about places we d just been and hard to imagine that this city used to be q [...]

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    4. Why has so little been said about Mary Cantwell and her writing From her portrait of small town New England to her coming of age and then middle age in Manhattan and around the world, I was charmed.

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    5. Just wanted to share a quote from the main character in the book When friends or family die, I leave a space for them then and not until that space closes of itself can I move on If I try to rush the process with crowds and busyness I will tumble in the crevice.

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    6. well written but uninteresting , I don t think I would have finished it if I hadn t been stuck manning an unpopulated booth at a fair for several long days.

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    7. beautifully spare prose if I wrote a memoir I wish it could be like this I loved the fact that it spanned worlds I knew rhode island, NYC.

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    8. Beautiful writer, but depressing Oh, and I agree with the other reviewers who called her narcissistic And irritating I felt bad for her daughters

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    9. I read the first of the three volumes a wonderful evocation of growing up in post war America in a small ish New England town.

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    10. First of all, although I have put this book on my American novels shelf, it is not a novel, it is a memoir as the title states It is actually three books, brought together under one title My favorite was the first one, recounting the author s childhood in Bristol, Rhode Island I identified with her small town upbringing and closeness to family The second book is an interesting examination of her career path.My least favorite was the last one It was still interesting reading, but by the time I wa [...]

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