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Open House by Elizabeth Berg
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Dec 30, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: audio-books, throw-away, 2011
Recommended for: No One
Read in June, 1966

If I could give this book zero stars I most definitely would. I don't know WHAT I was thinking delving into another book on Oprah's book list. I have found very few books on her list that don't make me want to poke myself in the eye with a dull pencil. I listened to this as an audio book and couldn't make it past the 2nd CD (out of 6). The narrator was good, but the story....AAAAGGGGHHHHH!!!

A woman's husband leaves her, she mopes around, cries all the time, begs, pleads and whines to try to get him back. When it reached a point that he came for dinner to discuss "what happened to them" when she ends up on her knees in front of him, grasping him around the waist, sobbing in his lap and starting to kiss his groin and play with his zipper...that I called it quits. There is nothing I hate more the blubbering weak women who have a "whoa is me" attitude. I know Oprah is admired on a lot of fronts, selecting books is NOT one of them. I can't think of any reason someone would suffer through this book....
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