Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 11: A Book You Hate

It's not often that I full on *hate* a book, and I know I'm going to take a lot of flak for this one, but I really hated:
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for taking the time to "discover" oneself, especially after a traumatic experience. However, I felt like this was a book full of "hey, look what I did. But guess what, you'll never be able to afford to do this, or leave your real life for this long."

I realize that this is a memoir, but it is so self-centered. I didn't enjoy reading about Gilbert's experiences, and I wasn't inspired to go on my own journey of self discovery. If you enjoyed this book, more power to you, but you will never find it on my bookshelf.


Tara said...

YAY! Me too. I love memoirs but a memoir you got an ADVANCE to write before you even headed out on your adventure? Shady. And I just can't find much to love here.

Anonymous said...

you wouldn't be the only one:, etc etc.

i, myself, had mixed feelings-- hated italy (the worst of her self-indulgence), but felt it got better and rang truer in india & indonesia. having been through some pretty turbulent life-transformations of late, i couldn't help but get into least symbolically :P


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