Friday, March 06, 2009

The Mighty Queens of Freeville - Book Review

I was recently given the opportunity to read The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson.

Here’s what the publisher had to say about the book…

Amy Dickinson is best known for her “Ask Amy” advice column and weekly contribution to NPR. She can now add author to her resume, and her book, The Mighty Queens of Freeville, is one that all women should add to their reading list. The moving book tells the story of Amy’s life as a divorced single mom. As she travels with her daughter across the country, often finding herself back in Freeville, the small town where she grew up and her family still lives, she poetically recounts her tales of love, loss, and life with wit and eloquence. The story, ultimately, is not just about Amy, but about the woman in her life “who have led small lives of great consequence in a tiny place.” This book will honestly have you both laughing and crying, while reminding you that, often, the best place to be is at home.

My take:

I found The Mighty Queens of Freeville an interesting read. It seems that the women in Amy’s family are doomed to be single mothers who overcome despite their circumstances. Amy shares with us the “warts and all” version of putting her life back together after her husband strands her in a foreign country for another woman. I found the strength of these women inspiring and the continual mistakes of the Ex-husbands to be humorous.

My workout rating: 40 minutes. ;)

I would like to thank the Moms at Mother Talk for the opportunity to read this book!

1 comment:

  1. they were too cute to do that, that horible thing!