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No Previous Experience: A Memoir Of Love And Change

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Viking Books
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Lcbogota
Mar 19, 2009 Lcbogota rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This autobiographical book tells how academic Elspeth Cameron, a woman who describes herself as "the thinking man's Barbie Doll," who unexpectedly falls in love with another woman. It gets off to an awkward start in the first few pages. I didn't think I would be able to handle a book of oblique references to female sexually couched in terms like "the lush damp valley you never suspected was there" or "a double rainbow arches in front of you, so close you can see the iridescent droplets suspended ...more
Lara
Apr 20, 2014 Lara rated it liked it
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Saw this at a client's place and read the dust jacket description. Since it sounded very much like what Meredith Baxter had experienced, I was intrigued. I picked it up from the library yesterday and simply tore through it in one go.

I had a bit of a problem with the pacing. At the beginning it seems that Elspeth develops feelings for Janice quite quickly; a few paragraphs covers a flurry of email exchanges without really describing the depth of the emails. About halfway through she slows down an
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Ainsley
Jun 12, 2016 Ainsley rated it liked it
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Cameron writes well, not surprisingly, but it is painful to witness how such a smart woman could make such poor decisions (I'm referring to her bizarre determination to save her disastrous marriage to a grade-A creep) and how so many people who ought to have known better (in addition to having the worst kind of husband, she somehow managed to saddle herself with the worst kind of therapist) kept the scales from falling from her eyes.
Lynn
Apr 25, 2012 Lynn rated it it was amazing
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This book is an absolute favourite. The story spoke to me at a time when I very much needed its voice. The sharing of it led to one of the best periods in my life. The example of bravery to make a profound change in your life is something that I value to today.
Erika Nerdypants
Two married women meet, become friends, fall in love and eventually become a couple. Achingly beautiful, sensual, honest. Loved, loved this book.
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