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If You Tame Me by Kathie Giorgio
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"Frank remembered all the weird and constantly changing rules from both of his marriages. How sometimes it was okay to touch, sometimes not. Sometimes it was okay to tease, sometimes not. Sometimes it was okay to pressure on past “I’m too tired,” sometimes not. Apparently, the lack of clarity between men and women continued through all eternity."

What a sweet, lovely story. This is about the 55-year old Audrey who decides to buy an iguana on her birthday. She's tired of "nice" and wants to buy something that's not cute. So iguana it is. Her story from there unfolds as she makes new friends at the mall where she works and reconnects with an old college friend and gets to know her next door neighbor, Frank, who has a multitude of parakeets.

This story is about aging, life, love, loneliness, friendship, coming to one's own, politics and feminism. It's about Audrey's experience of life and her bravery at taking chances again and again with friendships, with pets, with love.

But she didn’t want to hide. Audrey hugged the surprise of that. And she hugged the exuberance of wanting to fling the blanket off, open her arms and her legs to Frank, and shout,"I'm here! You're here! Let's do that again!"

with gratitude to edelweiss and Black Rose Writing for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.


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Reading Progress

October 12, 2019 – Started Reading
October 12, 2019 – Shelved
October 17, 2019 – Finished Reading

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