JANE SMILEY and HARRIET BROWN
February 1, 2007
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
$24.95 U.S./$30.00 Canada
Social Science - Women's Studies; Social Science
Rating: 4 Cups
The personal essays and stories that abound in this fanciful book will make one remember days in ones lives with their own adventures and moments. Face it, everyone has had a story that involved the certain man, or the, ‘I wish I could kiss the frog and he would turn into a handsome prince,’ number. Life is filled with many men and many frogs, some good and some bad. The women that have chosen ones to share in Mr. Wrong bring out the best in all of us.
Prince Charming is that certain someone the female eagerly waits to cross her path or come into her life to stay. Some potential princes leave an impact, while others are quick to get the door slammed in their face. Finding the good-will boy that will bring a smile to the mother’s face and allow the father to greet with a warm handshake is hard. Finding the right man to leave that lasting impression, or touch the heart, in the most sincere of ways, can often be a hard task.
From the thirty-year-old woman who had to deal with heartache and sorry after losing her forty-year-old husband to cancer, learns to cope with a new life, this book carries the reader on many adventures of women who have lost, loved and learned to go on living, in an effort to survive. The grandmother who had lived in the great Depression who wanted her daughter to find a rich man sought only happiness for her daughter, where she would perhaps not have a hard life. The woman, who cannot understand why her husband left her for another man, learns to change her life into something much better through understanding. Thus are the stirring stories that come to life in Mr. Wrong.
Once I started reading Mr. Wrong, I found this page-turner hard to put down. There are so many different stories and tales that really lend great creativity and leaves the mind open to thought. All the great essays reflect on many facets in life that leaves some stirring sensations within the reader. Jane Smiley, along with Harriet Brown, takes some spicy compositions that are often witty, moving and educational. The captivating stories will have the reader snuggling in a huge cozy chair, sipping hot cocoa and just reminiscing over words that reflect a part of their life. Mr. Wrong is one sincere read that really gratifies.
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