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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
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Aug 29, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: bookclub, fiction

When the whole Ya-Ya craze was going on, my book club decided we'd better read it to see what all the fuss was about. In the end, we had to take a vote ("ya-ya" if you liked it; "no-no" if you didn't). I fell into the "no-no" group.
I found it disturbing that hordes of women were flocking to this book that is really about completely dysfunctional families and marriages and a really unhealthy attachment to friends from the past. It made me wonder what's going on with women that this kind of co-dependent group of friends was something to aspire to.
I had a similar reaction to Bridges of Madison County, although I did go see the movie, and Meryl Streep did get me, despite my skepticism.
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Finished Reading
August 29, 2007 – Shelved
September 15, 2007 – Shelved as: bookclub
December 29, 2013 – Shelved as: fiction

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message 1: by Julie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:45PM) (new)

Julie I was a no-no on this book, too. And the movie was even worse.

message 2: by Camille (new)

Camille I certainly don't want to copy these relationships but I enjoyed the story.

Bridges of Madison County was horrible.

I refuse to watch movies of either of these.

Daniela Some of relate to this kind of dysfunctional families more than aspiring to.

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