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Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
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Jun 07, 12

Read in June, 2012

I don't think this is a great book for someone so very thoroughly "in the mothering trenches" as I am right now. While it was interesting from a historical perspective...oh, that's what my life would have been like in 1950...it all hit just a little too close to home. Why would I want to read about someone else's awkward encounters shopping with children? I live it everyday! It also didn't help that the book feels scattered, almost like she is so busy and distracted with her children that she can't complete a thought. This is a well-written book, but for me personally it felt a little bit like surviving a trip to the dentist. Not horrible, but not my idea of a good time.
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