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Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir
Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir | Ariel Levy
A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for readers of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, based on this award-winning writer s New Yorker article Thanksgiving in Mongolia "
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nvhXesq
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Bailedbailed

All I can say is, I did not enjoy that. I did not enjoy that at all. #readharderchallenge

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RealLifeReading
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Audiobook plus big bar of chocolate = lots of chocolate shavings to top a black forest cake and a slightly sore hand. Also chocolate everywhere

marleed Oooh. It‘s going to be good! 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Black Forest cake?! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen Looks so good ! 1mo
AlaMich Could be worse. Could be glitter everywhere! 1mo
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RealLifeReading
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Happy Friday/Saturday!
I‘m working on a Ravenclaw scarf for the kids (one done already) and listening to The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

The kids‘ school has a festival later today and my 6yo is going as a Ravenclaw student (the 8yo is a ninja) but of course I have to make two scarves to make it fair!
Are you all ready for Halloween?
#audiocrochet

SweetBooks OMG I am a TOTAL LUNA FAN! Anyone else? 1mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

Ariel Levy lost her spouse, son, and house in short order. At least she tells us so in the opening of this memoir. She then gives a lot of back story that felt superficial and empty to me. When she gets to the loss of her son, the story is brutal, harrowing, and graphic, then back to her self-absorbed, self-righteous self all too quickly. This book is a missed opportunity.

britt_brooke Completely agree. 2mo
Zelma Ohh, that‘s disappointing. @britt_brooke I tend to agree with you on books so maybe I will bypass this one. 2mo
britt_brooke @Zelma 😉 I‘ll find my review and tag you so you can read it. 2mo
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Zelma @britt_brooke thanks! 2mo
Hooked_on_books @britt_brooke So, interestingly, she worked with Demi Moore on her memoir, which I saw you quite liked. And I don‘t know what “worked with” means exactly, but it suggests she‘s able to help craft a good book. Maybe she should just steer clear of writing about herself. 2mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Oh, that *is* interesting! Demi‘s book is not quite as overwritten as Levy‘s, if you know what I‘m saying. It was well-written but more straightforward and no artsy melodramatic descriptions. 2mo
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dainarmb
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I'm #currentlyreading this memoir by journalist Ariel Levy. It was gifted to me by a friend last year (!) for my birthday and I'm just now getting around to it 😅. I'm a little more than halfway through so far and I'm not a fan of Levy as a human being... hoping that changes toward the end! 🤞🏽

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TheBee
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Mehso-so

Intense, honest, heartbreaking, tragic, straight forward. Her writing style feels short and clean. Don‘t really know what else to think or say about it... #ariellevy #memoir

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thebookishtype15
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Mehso-so

It was interesting enough to keep me reading it but really it was a lot of unchecked priviledge. Ariel also doesn't show a lot of empathy for others, she tends to be selfish. It was good writing but also awkward and I feel like that's just herself in the writing.

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goodbyefrancie
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I should be sleeping because I work tomorrow, but I don't want to leave my happy place. #onemorechapter

GingerAntics That does look like a very happy place. 13mo
JennyM I wouldn‘t want to leave either 13mo
Stephuhhnieee This will sound odd but, I am in love with your step stool 😂😍 13mo
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Aliiii0685
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I wanted what we all want: everything.

#boutofbooks #book2

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KikiLovesBooks
Mehso-so

Read this with my book group and was slightly underwhelmed. I‘ve heard Ms Levy interviewed several times and was looking forward to this, but it just didn‘t impress me as I had hoped. It was still a powerful memoir of grief and evolution. It just didn‘t leave me with any stunning insights.

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Laru79
Mehso-so

Erm, got to the end of this and have no strong opinions either way. Levy is a great writer and her story is heartbreaking at times, but the book has left me feeling ‘meh.‘ I liked her honest feelings, sharing things we all feel, but maybe aren‘t brave enough to say, but overall I just wasn‘t too interested, which makes me feel awful, but also is true.

goodbyefrancie I've been conflicted about this one. I want to read it because David Sedaris recommended it at a signing we attended, but we have had a similar loss in our family, so I'm hesitant. I added it to my Kindle, so maybe someday. I appreciate the review. 1y
Laru79 I‘m sorry you‘ve had a loss @goodbyefrancie maybe this book might help? It is only a short read but perhaps not the best if you‘re feeling low. A David Sedaris recommendation though, that‘s good going!! 1y
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Bookishaf
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Pickpick

A heart-breaking but thought-provoking memoir! It‘s a quick read and great for book clubs!

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Laru79
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Love this cover! I am super looking forward to reading this but think it might be an emotional read, so am preparing myself for a tear or two. Great writing so far...

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HeatherBookNerd
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings. The writing is really terrific. But I found it so difficult to relate to her, or to find her view of the world at all appealing in any way. Her experiences don‘t seem to lead her to any real growth, and her self absorption is relentless and unchanging. I guess I am looking for something different in a memoir, some sense that there is something transformative that compelled the author to share their story with the world.

TNbookworm Great review👍 2y
Lcsmcat I had the same reaction to this one. 2y
britt_brooke Completely agree. 2y
kspenmoll Well said; I agree- 1y
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sdbruening
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Pickpick

Boy that was heart wrenching. Definitely a winding path in the world of relationships. It made me nervous about fertility and I‘m not even in my 30s yet! The narrative was confusing at times with back and forth in time but very good overall.

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Simona
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Pickpick

Memoirs without any embellishments, with frank brutality of someone who has realized that certain rules in life do apply to all. I wished that she would explained more about her judgments and give them some deeper connotation. It‘s not a perfect story, but I recommend it, because this is a story about all the wrong decisions/losses/wrongness, but Levy doesn‘t seek for any kind of understanding/forgiveness, it is just a story about bad choices.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review—this one is on my TBR shelf! 2y
Cinfhen I need a book for diverse NF maybe I‘ll try this one...great review💗 2y
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Simona @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thank you 😊 It's a story with a weaknesses (especially last chapters are ‘messy‘), and still - worth the reading/listening. 2y
Reviewsbylola I had this one on my TBR for awhile, then I saw some lackluster reviews and took it off. Now I‘m putting it back on. 😂 2y
Simona @Reviewsbylola 😂 I saw in reviews that the main problem in this book are her decisions and her personality ... 2y
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Simona
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Change of the book and venue. It‘s time for audiobook and some exercises ... #readathon

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Insightsintobooks
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Has anyone read this? Is it good?

whatsthEStorey No, but stacked! The description had me at Cheryl Strayed and Joan Didion. 2y
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TheBookWasBetter1983
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Sunshine. Iced Tea. Reading on the deck!!

Aims42 Perfection!! 2y
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Eggs
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Levy accomplished a meaningful, honest memoir here, amid the raw sadness of compound losses in her young life.

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KimHM
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Pickpick

Though not perhaps as seasoned or profound as Joan Didion‘s, this is a very fine grief memoir, wry and honest and even funny at times. 🧡🧡🧡🧡 and a half.

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KimHM
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Lunch reading 📚💜😔. (Yes, you may feel sorry for my students, but this book !💜!💜)

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KimHM
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Omg. I‘m standing here in my classroom waiting ‘til it‘s time to teach again and wiping away tears. I was browsing my Book Bub #temptations and decided to check this out (had to go over to Google Books b/c the Kindle “sample” is just blurbs). The reviews are def mixed, but read the Preface. It‘s devastating. Yes, I clicked “buy.”

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HardcoverHearts
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The ebook is on sale today and I highly recommend it. It‘s a gut punch of a story. I remember being impressed with the levels and depths she revealed in this memoir. I found her complex, at times infuriating, at others funny and tender, and very open throughout the book. There is a very real trigger warning about miscarriage. It‘s not a spoiler, but it needs to be declared. She is a tough lady.

readordierachel I liked this one too! I appreciated her honesty about things that didn't paint her in the best light. And she's a very talented writer. 2y
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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

This one didn‘t do anything for me. A fast read but I felt it was a bit self indulgent.

KryssyB I just finished the audiobook; I wasn't impressed. 2y
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KryssyB
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Currently listening to #TheRulesDoNotApply

Chelleo Welcome to to the #LitsyFamily! We‘re so glad you‘re here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. #litsywelcomewagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊😊 2y
KryssyB @Eggs thank you 😊 2y
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reikof
Pickpick

A little similar to The Argonauts. Also kind of a travelogue? Very good!

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cariashley
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Pickpick

I really liked parts of this memoir, especially the naive central tenet that we go through life thinking the rules do not apply to us - we won‘t get sick, we won‘t be infertile, we won‘t be stopped from achieving our goals. (Much easier to think this way when you are born with privilege, of course). Some of this felt disjointed and unrealized though, especially the end. Overall a pick - the audiobook is good and a really quick read.

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Expandingbookshelf
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Pickpick

When reporter Ariel Levy went to Mongolia to write a story she was married, pregnant, and financially secure. A month later, none of that was true. “The Rules Do Not Apply” is a brilliant memoir thinking you have it all-and then losing everything. Highly recommend.

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PixieDust
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Pickpick

I loved this book it‘s heartbreaking and so honest. Levy really bares her soul here. The way she talks about love, sex, and grief is unlike anything I‘ve read recently!! I wish it was longer!!!!

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UrsulaMonarch
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Pickpick

I was afraid to read this because of the excellent essay "thanksgiving in Mongolia," but I'm glad I did. Levy is a superlative writer.

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UrsulaMonarch
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It's funny to read this & think "oh yeah, I know about that lesbian separatist... because I read an article about her in the New Yorker... which must have been written by Levy!" I only knew I'd read one article by her going into this book.

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Lindy
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Pickpick

“Grief is another world. Like the carnal world, it is one where reason doesn‘t work.” Levy was lucky in life… until she wasn‘t. She lost her pregnancy, her home and her wife in a short time, and so was forced to reach inside herself and search her soul. #Audiobook narrated by the author. Compelling, sometimes melodramatic, raw and strong writing that captures a time and place in queer white America. #LGBTQ #bisexual

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Lindy
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Lots of love for this memoir at book club tonight. Also, we laughed at a bunch of Goodreads reviews. ie: “Who is this Ariel Levy anyway? It‘s always a risk to read a memoir by someone you‘ve never heard of or who isn‘t a blogger with lots of creds.” & “Did not enjoy, only finished because I like to hear about women‘s travel adventures but she did not have many.” & “Ms Levy blames her lack of control, and her inability to have it all, on feminism.”

AceOnRoam The food looks good, the girls are thinking what shall I eat next? 2y
AceOnRoam Also, I want to come and tidy up a couple of those shelves LOL. It's an ocd thing. It's not you, it's me. 2y
Tanisha_A Looks fun! 2y
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Lindy @AceOnRoam Ha! Out of the four book clubs that I‘m in, this is the one that has the most elaborate spreads of food. Amanda‘s bookshelves won‘t be looking like that soon because she is moving to another city. I‘m sure they will look tidy (at first) in her new place, which will be bigger. 2y
Lindy @Tanisha_A Yes, they are a fun bunch. 😁 2y
UrsulaMonarch Before starting this book, I knew I'd read Levy's article on Mongolia, but I didn't realize how many other articles of hers I'd read! Not that I was also asking "who is Ariel levy" ? 2y
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ArielF
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Starting a new book this lazy Saturday morning!

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olyvianne
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Pickpick

The sentence-level writing in this is EXTREMELY GOOD. It‘s a heart breaking and hopeful read.

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Lindy
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I had tried to slide casually in a dykeward direction without attracting too much attention from my skeptical friends.

(Internet photo)

WanderingBookaneer I had never read what this book was about. Now I have another book in my TBR! #BlameItOnLindy 2y
Lindy @WanderingBookaneer I am finding what Lena Dunham said about this book is true, that it gives me insight into my own life. 2y
WanderingBookaneer High praise indeed! 2y
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Lindy
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She said, “Every time someone calls her my wife I am furious.”
They had been together for more than 40 years.
“You can say she‘s my spouse or you can say she‘s my butch, but you cannot say she‘s my wife. It‘s a fucking insult.”
I felt the same way.

UrsulaMonarch 👏👏👏 2y
Lindy @UrsulaMonarch My sweetie and I feel the same way too. The gay lawyer who drew up our joint wills was baffled by our insistence on using spouse rather than wife in the documents. 2y
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Lindy
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One of their vows is to make life a party. It‘s not hard to guess that Levy‘s lesbian relationship is not going to last.

(The cake topper in the photo is available from Amazon, if you are looking for one.) #LGBTQ #Bisexual #Alcoholics

saresmoore That cake topper! 2y
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Bexicans
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Pickpick

Is she gonna fuck the doctor or not I need to know!!! lol

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tholmz
Pickpick

I listened to this one, slowly over a couple of weeks. What a heartbreaking memoir. I had some issues with sensitivity but ultimately, it‘s Levy‘s life and I believe people should be able to tell their story true to how they felt throughout it.

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LauraBeth
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Mehso-so

Ariel Levy has the material to go into the deep end of the pool, but she never leaves the shallow waters. Levy reminds me a lot of Andrea from All Grown Up. I think if you loved All Grown Up you would enjoy this but if you loathed it, then this isn‘t for you. It‘s the same kind of re-shaping of the narrative to make it fit your story. The ends always justify the means.

You can knock this out in a day - so that‘s a plus.

LeahBergen Did Bitsy polish off the rest of the crappy doughnuts? 😄 2y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen she ate the entire box 🤫 2y
Lindy Hmmm. My Feminist Book Club has chosen this title for next month. Sounds like there‘ll be much to discuss. 2y
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BarbaraBB Your comparison to All Grown Up did it for me: I am not going to read it! (edited) 2y
LauraBeth @lindy I think that the parts that she didn‘t distill would make for some lively discussions. I actually hovered between so-so and pick. If her writing had been stronger, I‘d have said pick, but it wasn‘t the spectacular prose I was expecting from a New Yorker writer. 2y
LauraBeth @BarbaraBB I actually liked All Grown Up but I also understand why people were so turned off by it. Levy lacks the empathy connection to others that I found Andrea lacked. 2y
BookMaven407 🐶💕 2y
DGRachel Yay for Bitsy! 2y
Ddzmini Yum 🍩 2y
Suet624 I felt the same way about this book. I was surprised by all the fuss. A so-so for me. (edited) 2y
Redwritinghood Once again, we are on the same page with this one. I liked All Grown Up, but I didn‘t like this as much. I totally agree that she tried to fit a square peg into a round hole to make this book work. And it didn‘t. 2y
minkyb I enjoyed All Grown Up very much but this one did not interest me enough to add to my TBR and now I will definitely pass. My TBR says thank you! 2y
LauraBeth @Suet624 and @Redwritinghood it made me contemplate how much of the popularity of dual narrative novels has ruined me in the sense that I really wanted to hear the other side of the story. What were Lucy‘s actual feelings about everything (as told by her and not from Ariel‘s perspective)? 2y
LauraBeth @minkyb you‘re not missing much 2y
LauraBeth @BookMaven407 and @DGRachel Bitsy says hi 👋 2y
LauraBeth @Ddzmini 🍩❤️🍩❤️ 2y
Suet624 @LauraBeth that‘s a great point. It might have made for a more compelling read, for sure. I know too many of these folks who believe it‘s all about them. 2y
DebinHawaii I came by for a very long overdue #bitsyfix 🐶❤️ And to say hi & thank you for your comments and care. 💜 2y
LauraBeth Love ya chica ❤️ @DebinHawaii Bitsy says 😘 2y
britt_brooke I didn‘t care for this one either. For me to truly enjoy a memoir I need to like the person, and I just really didn‘t like her that much. Isn‘t that terrible? And I didn‘t care for her writing, either. 2y
LauraBeth No @britt_brooke - that‘s definitely not terrible! She failed to connect with me as well. 2y
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LauraBeth
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Looks like she‘s setting up her wife to blame her for everything and avoid taking responsibility for her own crap. Honestly, if you ignored red flags, that‘s on you. Says the Queen Of Ignoring Red Flags Land. 👸🙋‍♀️

Notafraidofwords My friend read this book and she said she was surprised that this woman got both a man and a woman to date her because she was so insufferable but I was sort of taken by the complete honest and ignorance and privilege that she displayed in these pages as the author of this book 2y
LauraBeth @Notafraidofwords I didn‘t find her to be insufferable - more like a selfish narcissist. I think that enabled her to be honest and yet somewhat emotionally detached 2y
Suet624 @LauraBeth You‘re exactly right. She was honest but so distant that i never really felt much from her. 2y
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Hollie I‘ve definitely spent my fair share of time in Ignoring Red Flags Land! 2y
LauraBeth That‘s one of the many reasons I adore you @Hollie 😀 2y
LauraBeth @Suet624 I tried really hard to see some contrition in her heart but I just failed to see it. It seemed that the spare sentences that she threw out about feeling guilty about cheating felt empty and devoid of remorse. Like someone had said to her, “You‘re at least going to have to SAY a few times that you felt guilty, even though you really weren‘t.” 2y
LauraBeth @Suet624 and it‘s like she couldn‘t be bothered to deal with Lucy‘s alcoholism. Love isn‘t always convenient. 2y
Suet624 @LauraBeth you‘re absolutely right. 2y
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LauraBeth
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Not gonna lie - I may have dated someone while in my 20s solely because he lugged an air conditioner through NYC and back to my fifth floor walk up. Do y‘all know how difficult it is lugging a window air conditioner through NYC, up and down subway stairs, only to have to confront a staircase to Heaven at your apartment?

This why I shouldn‘t judge the person writing the memoir. I‘ve been just as shitty a person.

Cinfhen Who hasn't dated the "nice guy" for that very same reason?!? #justasguilty 2y
AmyG I didn‘t appreciate the “nice” guy until I was older. #justasguilty too. 2y
MiyakoBunny 😂😂😂Yup 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
minkyb I do indeed know about lugging heavy crap all over NYC. No judgement here! 2y
LauraBeth Summer in NYC is no joke! 😈🔥 @Cinfhen, @amyg, @MiyakoBunny, @LeahBergen, @minkyb 2y
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LauraBeth
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This is how brilliant White Tears is - I‘m pretty positive that Levy is an excellent writer - but every sentence I read just falls flat. It‘s like I got to visit the Good Place for a while and then they realized the clerical error and booted me straight to hell.

mspixieears her ‘Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture‘ was average…I kept expecting it to get better/tighter but it was just ok? 2y
Reecaspieces Since Bitsy is not upside down...I would lay that book aside. She doesn‘t like it either 2y
LauraBeth @Reecaspieces 😂 It‘s a small book with a large font size, so in reality, this 200 pager is only 100 pages. I‘m going to go ahead and finish it. It‘s not that it‘s bad per se - I think I still have a book hangover. 2y
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LauraBeth @mspixieears her writing is definitely coming across as just average 2y
Reecaspieces @LauraBeth yes..hangovers are rough 2y
TheBookHippie @LauraBeth I bailed on this book 😳 maybe I'll try it again another day 🤦🏽‍♀️ 2y
LauraBeth @TheBookHippie I‘m intrigued enough to keep reading - mainly because I‘m only three years older than her and worked in the same industry as her during the same time in NYC. There are some things she describes that are spot-on. 2y
TheBookHippie @LauraBeth Ah. Good reasoning ! I'm a bit older than that 🤣. 2y
Andrea4 😂😂😂Love the Good Place reference! 2y
LauraBeth @Andrea4 🙌🙌😇 2y
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LauraBeth
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I‘ve enjoyed this past year with my mom‘s dog. He has spent practically every waking hour at my feet. Unfortunately, his health has really been in decline lately and today was the first day that he was unable to stand on his own. He is 17 and he is ready to cross over. But in many ways it‘s like saying goodbye to my mom all over again - so this is going to be tough. 😢

emilyhaldi So tough 😥 sorry for your loss. He was lucky to have such a loving home to spend the end of his life! ❤️ (edited) 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @emilyhaldi. He has been a sweet boy 🐶 We‘re taking him to the vet tomorrow and we know he won‘t be coming home 💔 2y
daena You did a great thing giving him a home and love. It‘s never easy to let go. Hugs to you 💚 2y
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LeahBergen Oh, my heart is breaking for you all over again. Big hugs. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ephemeralwaltz Lots of love❤ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @daena 💕 We loved having him with us 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @LeahBergen 😘 I‘m thankful that Bitsy was a gracious host. Gray cat - not so much! 2y
TaylorMay I'm so so very sorry to hear about this. But I'm happy that you were able to be there for eachother during one of the hardest times in your life. Hugs to you both ❤💙❤ Sending you strength and love 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @TaylorMay ❤️ You‘re right - we were very lucky to have each other! 2y
KarenUK This just breaks my heart.... I‘m so sorry.... I‘ll be thinking of you @LauraBeth .... sending a huge hug 😘💕... 2y
Redwritinghood That‘s tough. Sending 💕💕. 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @KarenUK 😘 2y
readordierachel 💙💙💙 2y
Kmmsellers I‘m so sorry. Sending lots of good thoughts and ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Kmmsellers ❤️ 2y
sammisho Love to you. ❤ 2y
Melissa_J Sending you (((hugs))) 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @sammisho ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Melissa_J 🤗 2y
TNbookworm So sorry❤ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @TNbookworm ❤️ 2y
Owlizabeth Oh, I‘m so sorry. Sending hugs 💞💞💞 2y
goodbyefrancie So sorry. 😢❤ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Owlizabeth ❤️ 2y
PenguinInFlight It‘s always hard to lose a furry loved one, but even harder when they are linked to someone that you already miss dearly. Sending big hugs. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Bookladylinda I‘m so sorry @LauraBeth !!! 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @PenguinInFlight. ❤️It definitely is! 2y
AmyG I‘m so sorry. 😪 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Bookladylinda ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Amyg ❤️ 2y
Karkar All the hugs! We lost my dads dog one year to the day he passed . I can totally feel your pain. More hugs! (edited) 2y
Lea That‘s horribly sad. Sending good thoughts. 2y
LauraBeth @Karkar 💔💔 It‘s tough - thanks for the hugs 🤗 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @lea ❤️ 2y
Readerann 😢❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Readerann ❤️ 2y
JessClark78 So sorry. 😢❤️ 2y
britt_brooke Hugs to you and pup. 💔 2y
CoverToCoverGirl So sorry 😐.. sending hugs.. 2y
BookMaven407 So sorry 😢 hugs to you both. 🐶❤️ 2y
MaureenMc So sorry. 💔💗💗 2y
cobwebmoth *hugs* 2y
Nerdfins I‘m so sorry. 💔 2y
Jas16 I am so sorry 2y
xicanti I'm sorry. 2y
batsy I am sorry... Sending love ❤️ 2y
BooksAtNight I am so sorry to hear that 😢 2y
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry, @LauraBeth . He was lucky to be loved by you and your mom. It‘s good that he was there to comfort you during such a hard time. I‘m sure Bitsy (maybe even Gray Cat) will give you even more love to help you through and we are here too. 💗💗💗 2y
mrp27 So sorry, sending hugs. ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @JessClark78 ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @britt_brooke ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @BookMaven407 ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @MaureenMc ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @cobwebmoth ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Nerdfins ❤️ 2y
LauraBeth Thanks @Jas16 ❤️ 2y
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WhatDeeReads A little? 2y
theshrinkette @WhatDeeReads THERE WAS A SALE OKAY 2y
BarbaraBB 😂😂 2y
sparklemotion I bought “The Rules Do Not Apply” as well! 2y
Leftcoastzen Turner House was a book I loved , and it kinda stuck with me after , if you know what I mean. 2y
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Until recently, I lived in a world where lost things could be replaced. But it has been made overwhelmingly clear to me now that anything you think is yours by right can vanish, and what you can do about it is nothing at all 💔

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