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I had a lotfun writing mean things about this book in my blog than I did reading it But I finished it so that I could write mean things Whatever This wasn t a total loss, because I like it when I read something and have lots to say about it That doesn t always happen So, two stars instead of one.Now go read the mean things I wrote I had a lotfun writing mean things about this book in my blog than I did reading it But I finished it so that I could write mean things Whatever This wasn t a total loss, because I like it when I read something and have lots to say about it That doesn t always happen So, two stars instead of one.Now go read the mean things I wrote I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Erica Jong Her most famous work, Fear of Flying, is without a doubt a one of my all time favorite books is it time to re read it yet It first came out in 1973 when I was in high school Lots of good information file under sex I was blown away by the fact that a nice Jewish girl could be BAD and get away with it What a concept Inventing Memory is a charming read with lots of interesting characters especially Sally Sky Not as over the top I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Erica Jong Her most famous work, Fear of Flying, is without a doubt a one of my all time favorite books is it time to re read it yet It first came out in 1973 when I was in high school Lots of good information file under sex I was blown away by the fact that a nice Jewish girl could be BAD and get away with it What a concept Inventing Memory is a charming read with lots of interesting characters especially Sally Sky Not as over the top mind blowing as Fear of Flying, but lots of honest insights into the way things are and probably always will be Although I couldn t see myself in any of the generations of women in this book, they were realistic and I could believe everything Very interesting It reminds me of why I love Erica Jong. I m a healthy chunk through the book actually I am listening to it read by Melissa Manchester and I am enjoying every minute Ms Manchester is an excellent mimic of accents and that wonderful, rich voice of hers colors and adds so much dimension to the characters I read in a review where the reviewer felt that each story became less with each Levitsky woman s retelling of her life and that the richness of her character diminishes with the compromises she makes When I finish this novel, I I m a healthy chunk through the book actually I am listening to it read by Melissa Manchester and I am enjoying every minute Ms Manchester is an excellent mimic of accents and that wonderful, rich voice of hers colors and adds so much dimension to the characters I read in a review where the reviewer felt that each story became less with each Levitsky woman s retelling of her life and that the richness of her character diminishes with the compromises she makes When I finish this novel, I will write , but for now, having listened to Sarah s life and now on to Salome s life story, I am drinking in their experiences I remind myself that the first settlers in a new land seem so muchexciting than the subsequent generations only for the fact that the initial risk and challenges were so different from their previous life and where shared with family memories As the ante is upped, so to speak, the sparkle of adventure and danger may be dimmed by an established family carving a place for themselves even if they manage to go as did Salome to Europe Socioeconomic strides have been made which alters what is ground breaking or even remarkable andthan likely they leave out of small details that are considered to be everyday occurrences so that doesn t get relayed to family members A story of a Jewish family or rather the women in NY It was good It made me think about the different generations and how a woman s heart holds many secrets to paraphrase the Titanic quote I said it was good in this review, but I had totally forgotten that I had read it. Normally I find Erica Jong to be an interesting writer, but this book was not one of her better ones The first part of the book starts off okay, but then nosedives through each successive generation The plot also seems to be rushed after the halfway point, when it feels like Jong just got bored with her characters and hurried them to their conclusions And while smut is a hallmark of Jong s work, it usually has a purpose in her plots Here it felt like it was just thrown in to make the book re Normally I find Erica Jong to be an interesting writer, but this book was not one of her better ones The first part of the book starts off okay, but then nosedives through each successive generation The plot also seems to be rushed after the halfway point, when it feels like Jong just got bored with her characters and hurried them to their conclusions And while smut is a hallmark of Jong s work, it usually has a purpose in her plots Here it felt like it was just thrown in to make the book reach a set amount of pages I love Erica Jong s writing and, although this is not her best writing, it s a good story and provides her trademark insights She is candid, literate, and has a unique perspective. A fictional Jewish family memoir subtitled A Novel of Mothers and Daughters begins with a gripping description of an infant s death as he is pressed against his mother s breast while she and others hide from Cossacks, and continues through the wrenching differences between mothers and daughters over the decades in America So many quotables, I may purchase it just to pass along to Dana at some point , but I guess she s too young right now One favorite Mothers and daughters it s a comed A fictional Jewish family memoir subtitled A Novel of Mothers and Daughters begins with a gripping description of an infant s death as he is pressed against his mother s breast while she and others hide from Cossacks, and continues through the wrenching differences between mothers and daughters over the decades in America So many quotables, I may purchase it just to pass along to Dana at some point , but I guess she s too young right now One favorite Mothers and daughters it s a comedy, but also a tragedy We fill our daughters with all the chutzpah we wish for ourselves We want them to be free as we were not And then we resent them for being so free We resent them for being what we have made With granddaughters, it s so much easier And great granddaughters (FREE PDF) ⚡ Inventing Memory ⛈ A sexy tale celebrating the strength and creativity we inherit from our mothers Glamour , Inventing Memory is Erica Jong s mesmerizing, beautifully written saga of modern womanhood and the struggle for freedom, vividly brought to life through four generations of remarkable mothers and daughtersWith thanmillion copies of her blockbuster books sold worldwide, novelist, poet, and essayist Erica Jong has been stirring the passions of readers foryears, giving voice to contemporary women and the issues that define their lives From her controversial classic Fear of Flying to her acclaimed Fear of Fifty, legions of fans trust her for witty, innovative, gutsy writing Now comes her most ambitious and satisfying novel yetSpanning a hundred years, Inventing Memory captures the whole of the twentieth century through four unforgettable women whose stories come alive through Sara, the youngest A single mother working on an extraordinary research project, Sara carefully excavates the lives of her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to understand the roots of her own identity Drawn to these women, she discovers the power and passion that is her matriarchal birthright, and learns the meaning and substance of her exceptional family and the legacy she will pass to her daughterRich brimming with trenchant observations about the eternal man woman thing New York Times Book Review Another book about the complicated Mother Daughter relationship This book delves into a strange phenomena that I have experienced with my mothereach generation wants their daughter to havefreedom,opportunity, andchoices, yet in the end the mother often grows resentful of her daughter who has had those choices, opportunities and freedoms that she did not have Instead of being proud, the mother cannot identify with her daughter and a rift forms.