Leah's Reviews > Hope Will Find You: My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living

Hope Will Find You by Naomi Levy
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Mar 28, 11


i usually have a problem with memoirs - just don't believe it all happened like this - but this one had some good points. i thought the old yiddish quotes were the best part of many of the chapters. and i could have used less reminding of how this woman had been a "rising star" in her field. but that said, she seemed like a great mom, and a great rabbi and the book was a nice journey. plus if she can lose hope, i don't feel so bad that i have too.
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message 1: by Dina (last edited Aug 25, 2012 03:59PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dina Depending upon the book, I don't necessarily look on the point of a memoir as being 100% objective, historical fact. It is their own life and experience and how they remember it, and even more how they remember feeling. Any of us can identify with that, sometimes it is difficult to remember minute details of our lives, but we certainly can remember exactly how we felt, and can usually remember what our opinions/interpretations, thoughts were at the time. The very word 'memoir' suggests the subjectivity of the raconteur. Otherwise it would be called a report, a history, a "histoire" if you will.


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