“Boring, don't remember why.”janisw1111 wrote this review Saturday, September 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought that this was far more of a "foodie" book than it turned out to be. She talks about food pretty often, and has included some recipes in the book, but this is really just a memoir of her childhood into early adulthood. And oh, boy, did she have one heck of a childhood. Her mother was something of an intellectual hippie who later became a psychotherapist , her father was a player pretty much, with a very violent streak and not much interest in his three daughters. There was a precession of stepfathers that really didn't work out. The family drifted from home to home, trying to be a regular family, but always ending up together in a very bonded family walking a tightrope day after day. Yet many amazing, and some rather crazy, opportunities came to them, and they got through the years. Christensen lays it all out, and doesn't hide anything it seems. She throws open all the doors and windows and walks you through it all. She has lived a very unique and full life so far, and her stories are amazing, though sometimes uncomfortable. This is a very unique "autobiography", and I would recommend this to anyone enjoys learning about different family styles and choices.
“Two stars is purely a taste rating. I didn't personally care for this at all. I'm not a big memoir reader, and this isn't quite what I was expecting. At the same time, the writing is evocative and the style is quite good. It reads like a novel.”Marie wrote this review Tuesday, August 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No