Saturday, September 4, 2010

Superwoman Revisited

So, I finally finished Chasing Superwoman (see original blog entry below).  Have I mentioned that I'm stubborn?  If not for my own stubborness, I would have dropped this book after the first 50 pages.

I feel guilty for not liking it, but yet, I didn't like it. Not sure how much of my dislike is that it wasn't what I expected. I thought the book would offer some kind of insight on work/life balance as a mother, but it was more of a collection of stories about the author's life with a few spiritual thoughts thrown in at the end almost as an afterthought.  Not even great stories about her life.  Better outlet for her ramblings would be a blog or something (which I think the author also has, actually); then she can do what I do and get it off her chest and it may never been seen by human eyes, but you feel better because you've rationalized whatever you're doing at the time that is leaving you guilt-ridden.  Surprised this manuscript got her a book deal.  Surprised and jealous - I could so do what she just did.

I wasn't even going to finish this book, but stuck to it expecting something to pop out anytime and it just never did. Fortunately it was a very quick read, so not as frustrated about spending time on it as I might have been.
Well, so now you know...

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