Morgan Bruyneel's Reviews > Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women

Bitch by Elizabeth Wurtzel
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Apr 18, 11

Read from December 10, 2010 to April 18, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: once to many
BCID: 9730239


Written neither fluently nor translucently. I as yet don't wonder why it took me so long to finish it, rather how and where I found the courage to finish it at all. Where the subject of the book is a point of interest for me, the manner in which the author wants to yet fails to make hers repeatedly doesn't attract me, let alone commends her writing efforts. Of the many things that are wrong with the book I object mostly to the use of casus to illustrate and prove her theses. In normal circumstances one would expect nothing less. Here, however, the theories seem not to have been formed after careful thought and defended by logic and rational argument, further illustrated by examples of womanhood/ perception of the female in art/ women in politics etc. Rather the conclusive seem to have been formulated (and badly so) as an excuse for the incoherent opinions on myths and celebrity gossip (often strug for tens of pages) in which women figure prominently.
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