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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
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Mar 22, 2011

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This was an amusing book; Janzen has a very dry wit, and a way with words that made me laugh. She was a little cruder than I normally enjoy, but this seemed to lessen about halfway through the book. Overall I enjoyed reading about her life growing up in a Mennonite household; both her parents were colorful people, which kept the book entertaining. I had a little trouble following the timeline (this seems to be a theme for me lately); I don't think everything she told about going back home could have happened in one visit, but she never said otherwise. Anyway, I disagreed with some of her conclusions, and chafed a little when she mocked herself too much, but it was an easy read and entertaining.

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