Friday, December 18, 2009

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Barf. This book sucked. I'm not even going to bother summarizing it, just suffice it to say that I warned you - the cool cover is a mean trick! The book is super boring and pretentious. Or at least the first half of it is, because that's as much as I read before chucking it on the floor. New York Times Bestseller? More like New York Times Barfseller.

PS: My husband read this post and suggested it would have been funnier had I said New York Times Bestsmeller. Thoughts?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

American Wife

LOVED IT. One of the top 3 books for me this year. It's loosely based on Laura Bush and I don't really care how much is founded in fact and how much is made up, I couldn't put it down. It starts with her as a girl in the 50's and 60's and continues all the way up to 2004 or so.

I loved Sittenfeld's first book, Prep, but was less than in love with her second book, but this one? Best of the three in my opinion. It's so articulate. And thought provoking. It makes you consider another side of George Bush; albeit not necessarily a more flattering one - just a more human one. It has such wonderful thoughts and insight on wealth and privilege, fame, politics, and what it means to be married. Please go read it. I don't care how hyped this book was - sometimes the hype is TRUE.

I enjoyed this book so much I'm worried about what to read next. Any suggestions of something that won't let me down?