Tuesday, September 15, 2015
It was not to be.
Not particularly well written, and apparently, not particularly truthful, the book paints an unpleasant picture of Satmar Judaism. After I read it, I checked the reviews on Amazon and read the criticism of the author for distorting facts, omitting important details, etc. She calls her book a memoir, and that may explain the criticized items.
I wanted to like the author. But I didn't. She seemed whiney. At the end, when she drives off with her toddler and leaves her husband, she doesn't have a legitimate high school diploma or a job, and is taking college classes. There's no explanation of how she paid her bills or what her future goals would be.
If somebody gives it to you, go ahead and read it if you can. But certainly do not spend any money on it.
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Tuesday, September 15, 2015