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Look at Me Now

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"I stand holding the Macy’s bag half full of the few last dear things I dare take with me. I avoid his big green eyes made twice as large by the thick glasses he’s worn since adolescence. I’d see too much in them, too much of myself, of us. I’d see twenty-three years and not all of them bad. I remind myself I’m not leaving because I don’t love him anymore but because I do, ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published December 28th 2008 by Savvy Press
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Nov 30, 2011 rated it did not like it
Look at me now tells us the story of Deirdre Davis as she leaves her husband and tries to manage on her own. There are three aspects of this book I'd like to discuss: the character, her relationship with her husband and the execution of the novel. This review may contain spoilers.


"Look at my now" is, essentially, a study of Deirdre as a character. The first thing I would say is that you shouldn’t expect to like Deirdre. Maybe this is just me but she wasn't a character I found myself
At 40 years of age and after 20 years of marriage, Dierdre Davis has just left her husband, and is trying to create a new life for herself. This is the overall premise of Thomas J Hubschman’s Look at Me Now, and Hubschman sets up the suspense well, drawing the reader’s into Dierdre’s mingled fear and bravado, as she removes herself, shopping bag by shopping bag, from a life that revolves around a man who is portrayed as violent, overbearing, philandering, and egomaniacal. It’s a difficult extrac ...more
Jan 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, fiction, marriage, nyc
Note: The review is based on a pre-publication review copy, provided by the publisher as part of the Librarything Early Reviewers program.

Look At Me Now tells the story of a woman in the act of leaving her husband of nearly 25 years, how she finds the strength to go, and what led her to leave in the first place. The narrative is diary-style, as Deirdre finds herself writing down her thoughts and reminiscences, and describing her actions in this most fraught time of her life. This is an effective
Apr 29, 2010 rated it did not like it
A thoroughly unpleasant character decides to leave her domineering husband, and spends most of the (thankfully short) book blaming everyone else for her problems. (The narrator reminded me somewhat of a family member, which didn't help - just made me more uncomfortable.) A terrible ending, to boot. Not recommended.
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