Jenn's Reviews > Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
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Jan 04, 2011

did not like it
Read in January, 2011

This book may as well be a shout out to all of Shauna's friends and family. Most of the pages are filled with cliches about food and cooking clubs and her son... blah blah blah. She talks about churches and the Christian community but very little about God and faith. True, there are brief moments of spiritualness if you can sift through the lines upon lines of her "dear diary" whining and attempt to mention every person she's ever met by name. I don't mean to be insensitive, this woman clearly had a rough run for a while, but so has everyone. It seems to me that she had a deadline and strung together a bunch of blog entries in order to meet it. As a result, the intended audience for this book is extremely narrow.
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Jackie couldn't agree more

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Jasmine Mansfield While I am enjoying the book, I do agree with some of your points.

Leslie Totally agree. Didn't even finish the book.

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