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As Seen on TV by Lucy Grealy
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it was amazing
bookshelves: topfavorites, philosophy, poetry-shortstory, literature, favorite-author, feminism, star-five, linguistic-marksmanship, non-fiction, have-reviewed, ranking-2012-reads-processing
Recommended for: Reflective Ponderable People

Highly recommended. Lucy Grealy is one of the best writers I've come across this year and her early demise is a loss on many levels. One of these levels is the small amount of work she left for us to read and ponder upon. Because that's the kind of things she writes about; ponderable things, issues, thoughts and images for us to reflect on. One amazing woman.

Addendum: After reading some other reviews of Lucy Grealy's work, other readers reflections and opinions on Lucy's writing, it appears she is one of these authors you either love or hate, you get or not, you'll drop out or take in. She does have a unique way of expressing herself. The language is quite distinct, the wording is point blank, all hers, and yes that makes it nothing but honest, in your face. There are only a few authors I've read who can pull this off without getting an egg thrown in their face. Let's face it, most write words so conventional, let's not rock any boats today. But Lucy Grealy threw convention to the wind with the words that came straight from her gut. What, after all, did she have to lose, after all she had already been through? I would like to read more of her work.

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Reading Progress

June 3, 2012 – Started Reading
June 4, 2012 – Finished Reading
July 29, 2012 – Shelved
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: topfavorites
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: philosophy
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: poetry-shortstory
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: literature
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: favorite-author
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: feminism
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: star-five
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: linguistic-marksmanship
July 29, 2012 – Shelved as: non-fiction
August 21, 2012 – Shelved as: have-reviewed
November 25, 2012 – Shelved as: ranking-2012-reads-processing

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