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A Woman of Uncertain Character: The Amorous and Radical Adventures of My Mother Jennie (Who Always Wanted to Be a Respectable Jewish Mom) by Her Bastard Son

3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A poignant and raucous memoir of a mother — feminist, fighter against injustice, and unbridled lover — and her madcap son.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 28th 2007 by Da Capo Press (first published 2006)
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Daniel
Aug 26, 2014 Daniel rated it it was ok
For a time, WXLT aired reruns of the TV series Gentle Ben in place of this novel.
Erin
Jun 08, 2007 Erin rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
Normally I love stories about strong-willed women w/ red hair. In fact I feel a deep bond w/ women of this nature. Usually I give a book three chapters, and if it doesn't grab me by that point I won't read it. I could NOT finish this book. Maybe it was just bad timing for me, but it was a book that I had to 'make' myself read.
Hilary
Sep 06, 2009 Hilary rated it liked it
liked the story of his mother and her radical ways, wasn't so keen on the references to his son who it seemed he must of produced in his late 60s-otherwise a fun but not brilliant read
Micahlibris
Apr 25, 2013 Micahlibris rated it liked it
This book will appeal to a limited audience--primarily those of Jewish decent and 1960s radicals. Sigal is a good writer, but this felt like it was not intended for everyone.
Kimber Burnam
Intermittently lost my attention.
Jessica
Oct 18, 2008 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sarah Funke (though she will dispute my star rating)
Five Stars!
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