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Book Review: The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson

Posted on: December 17, 2008

This was a warm and cozy little memoir by syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson (“Ask Amy”). The story of a divorced, single mom raising her daughter with lots of help from her female realtives. When I received this book as an ARC, I honestly wasn’t sure what to make of it at first – the subject matter didn’t seem particularly interesting to me.

But I decided to give it a chance, and I’m glad I did. It’s a very quick read, and interesting – it makes you want to keep reading. It’s almost like a series of essays with small threads connecting each one. Ms. Dickinson’s life isn’t all wine and roses, but there is never a sense of “poor me”, and I think that is what makes this book what it is. It’s not cynical, it’s not negative – it’s funny, refreshing, hopeful, and friendly. The perfect book to curl up with next to a warm fire. Recommended!

Started: 15-Dec-08 / Finished: 17-Dec-08
Advanced Reading Copy courtesy of Hyperion Books

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