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The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
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Aug 25, 2008

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Ok this one is going to be hard to review. A year or so aga I heard some spoilers from an interview with the author of this book. I thought it sounded really psychotic. For some reason I picked it up this year. There are some elements that really bothered me. For example why does one have to have an affair to "find" yourself. On the other hand I really related to some of the emotions that the main charecter experienced. She created some art work that was her awakening and for some odd reason I really connected with that. Maybe I should start painting (j/k). There are some really strange elements, yet it was not as psychotic as I thought it would be once I read it. I would not highly reccomend this book. There are many other books out there that teach the same self-discovery themes with out the psycho stuff and affairs. This affair to "find" ones self seems to be a common theme. This lady even had a really good husband (not that it makes it ok when the spouse is horrible, well maybe j/k). Maybe I should write her (except for the small little detail that she isn't real)and tell her what it is like to not have a spouse in your life who loves you. I also gained a realization that we all have such differing trials, for some the trial is to have someone who loves you.
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