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The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
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Oct 18, 2007

it was amazing
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I'm not always a fan of Twain, but I just adore this book for some reason--maybe because it seems so different from his other writings. As the title suggests, it shows the story of Adam and Eve from their separate diary accounts.
Yes, there is much satire as with any of Twain's
writings, and some might say that there is overexaggeration of the differences between men and women; but I also think there is a remarkable
heartfulness shining through. And I think it shows
beautiful balance -- both Adam AND Eve are trying to
understand one another, make theirSelf available to
the other, learn what it is to be in a relationship
with "the other" and find out that they are not so
different at heart; indeed, that the differences are
what brings the balance. I've read this book several times and it always brings a smile, a tear, and a deep thankfulness at all the ways we can see the world, and learn from one another, and fall in love.
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message 1: by Ann (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ann Great review!!

Laurel Oh, I love this book, too! So sweet, funny and touching.

Kathryn Indeed, Chandra!

message 4: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Vegan Kathryn wrote: "Indeed, Chandra! "

Miss her here.

Kathryn, I just heard about this book for the first time today, and added it. You wrote this review in October 2007! Wow! (I joined in May of that year but never noticed your review until now.)

Kathryn Me, too re: Chandra :-(

It's definitely one of Twain's lesser known books. It's wonderful though. And a fast read. Hope you love it!

message 6: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Vegan Thanks, Kathryn. When I get to it I think that I will.

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