Die göttlichen Geheimnisse der Ya- Ya- Schwestern
Zusammen nahmen sie am Shirley-Temple-Nachwuchs-Wettbewerb teil und brachten nicht nur die Jury mit ihrem ungewöhnlichen Benehmen in Verlegenheit, sie waren auch bei der Welturaufführung ihr...more
They did community work and supported the local theatre, but mostly they just had a good time. I grew up in the whirlwind of color and laughter that now seems only like a distant dream. Momma passed 18 years ago and I don’t think I will ever be the same....more
That said, when entering a genre so well-covered and sticky sweet, one must do something to make one's work stand out. I believe Rebecca Wells does an above-average job at this, and her book was a fun and easy read. It was hardly ground-breaking, nor did I find it moving, an...more
By the end of the book, I wa...more
According to this book, a scrapbook of silly adventures with Vivi's zany friends makes that behavior forgivable...not an apology or explanation from V...more
There were some things that I liked about it. Friendship that endures, closer than blood. Knowing there's always someone there in your corner, and they've been there your whole life. Daughters learning that Mom had a life before she became a Mother, and has a separate id...more
I found it disturbing that hordes of women were flocking to this book that is really about completely dysfunctional families and marriages and a really unhealthy attachment to friends from the past. It made me wonder what's going on with women that this kind of co-de...more
I have no desire to read any further in this series. The writing was good and the characters believable - but I felt like it was just depressing...more
So, this story starts when a Petite Ya-Ya, that's how the Ya-Yas called their daughters, (not so petite anymore) let escape in an interview with the New York Times that her mother, the awesome Vivi, used to hit her. Vivi becomes so...more
The entire book discuss' in detail the importance of few key character relationships. Getting to the MAIN relationship, in my opionion, and setting up the climax of the book is what took a while. About half way through it really hit home and I felt deeply connected to the story(s), and the characters. Eventhough, I was raised in a very different way, I felt that I could empathize and re...more
I've read Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood at least three times. And I've loved the hell out of each whirl on the Ya-Ya merry-go-round. This book and this woman Vivi have helped shape my view of friendship and motherhood. That's a mighty big statement. But sometimes a book hits you that way. Divine Secrets just might be my #1 book.
Let's Get This Party Started
"Whatever scars Vivi inflicted [...more
Siddalee Walker is a theater director in New York. The novel starts off with Sidda and her mom exchanging very harsh words, over the phone, on a recent newspaper article written about Sidda’s childhood experiences with Vivi walker as her mother. On an already strained relationship there is a new level of division between them. As well, Sidda tells her fiancée that she needs to postpone their plans of marriage because she is unsure if she can love someone properly. As the story contin...more
But the book made me think of The Joy Luck Club more, even if the JLC women were much more even in page time than here, and they got separate stories rather than the main story being about the group's friendship throughout the years with a central focus on Vivi.
The characters are mos...more
I leafed through the pages and digested the words… I found they weren’t good. They were, in my opinion, “exceptionally good” because, as a daughter, I felt the pain and desperation of Siddalee Walker as she tries to re...more
I am sad to report... I liked the movie better than the novel.
The characters were essentially the same ones I fell in love with in...more
Here's a quote from(Vivi) "Well, I'm not a goddamn frog…. You can’t figure me out…...I can’t figure ME out. It’s life Sidda, you don’t have to figure it out, just get on the beast and RIDE! (Why overanalize life, just live it!)
The women in this book are great characters, sure some are dysfunctional, but absorbing to say...more
I picked this up because my mum was raving about the film, which I have not seen. I quite like books with the same themes/setting as this, and still, I felt reluctant to start reading it, I don't know why.
Anyway, there were parts that I enjoyed, the parts where the Ya-Yas were younger were my favourites. I enjoyed the little stor...more
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