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Slow Motion by Dani Shapiro
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Sep 05, 2011

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Shapiro is a terrific writer and it's a tribute to her skill that she managed to hook me into a memoir about her not-so-likable younger self. I was blown away, actually, by how different she seems here than she does in her second memoir, Devotion. Do all of us undergo a transformation as radical as hers? Or does it take the depressing chain of events she recounts in Slow Motion to shift one's trajectory so dramatically?

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message 1: by Liz (new)

Liz Did you like this more or less than Devotion? I was disappointed in Devotion.

Kristen I really liked Devotion and found more to relate to in it than I did in Slow Motion. I guess I have more in common with a writer mama interested in questions of faith than with a 20-something wild child reeling from her parents' tragic car accident. Go figure. :)

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Liz :)

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