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Fierce Attachments by Vivian Gornick
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Feb 17, 09

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Vivian Gornick's memoir takes us thru her experience with not only her mom but the other women who have crossed her life and how these women have impacted her life. It is Vivian's story but we see ourselves mirrored thru her experience because as women we have all been effected by our collective consciousness. As she struggles with the issues of her mom we cannot help but recollect our own personal struggles with our own mom. As we watch her struggle there is recognition of the struggle within us to figure out who and why we are the way we are. It was an amazing journey she took us on and we cannot help be more empathetic towards the difficulties that women have in reconciling their intellectual and emotional lives. Even though we sometimes don't want to see the painful side of human relationships - it can often be a guide that might enable us to escape the same pitfalls and consequently, I highly recommend this book.

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