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The Female Persuasion
The Female Persuasion: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood, not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. To be admired by someone we admire - we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.
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bibliostephanie
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I‘ve barely dipped into this, but I feel it‘s going to be a HIT. I‘m making tons of margin notes. There are so many wonderful touches that could be missed on a breezy read. I think there should be a movement of making Derek Tenzler: Unwanted t-shirts. #thefemalepersuasion #megwolitzer

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NikkiKey94
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Pickpick

When I started reading this book I wasn‘t sure I was going to like it. It wasn‘t my typical read, however just a few chapters into it I was hooked! I found myself drawn into the lives of all the characters. I wanted to keep reading because I wanted to know what celebrations or heartaches each character was having. I really enjoyed the book! #bnbookclub

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TheCuriousHousecat
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Pickpick

Certainly pertinent in these interesting times of the undoing of feminist ideals. I‘m giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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EllieDottie
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Airport bookstore browsing!

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TheLibrarian
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#kindledeal on this previous B&N book club read! It was pretty good!

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MelissaSue81
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I really liked this! I didn‘t want to stop listening to it. I thought it might be a five star read but the middle meandered a bit too much to make it perfect. Solid four stars for sure though. I love coming of age stories, and the feminist angle was really good as well.

irre I loved this on audio as well. 3mo
Megabooks Totally agree with you! 3mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve had this on my tbr for a long time. I liked The Interestings. (edited) 3mo
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MelissaSue81
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Does anyone else get really attached to some narrators, or overly associate them with a book/character/author? Rebecca Lowman narrated all of Rainbow Rowells books so now I‘m listening to this I am loving it because it feels like Rainbow Rowell to me, lol.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Oh for sure!! 3mo
Birdsong28 Yes Davina Porter on the Outlander books I hope she does the last 2 🤞📚📖 3mo
mdm139 I love Peter Coyote, he narrated the Hatchet series 3mo
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hes7 Yes! I‘ve had the same experience with that narrator! 3mo
ljuliel Narrators can make or break a book. A bad narrator can turn me off to a good book. I like Grover Gardner and Simon Vance and for author-narrated books, you can‘t beat David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell. 3mo
Susannah Absolutely. Juliet Stevenson is my go-to for 19th Century British literature. @Birdsong28, I love Davina Porter! 3mo
Clwojick I adore Cassandra Campbell. ♥️ (edited) 3mo
mirsophie I like Julia Whelan 3mo
MelissaSue81 @Clwojick - I am not much of a Cassandra Campbell fan. Though I think she did Where the crawdads sing and that was good. 3mo
MelissaSue81 @mirsophie - Julia whelan did Educated, right? What else? 3mo
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emmaturi
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I got this book from the library and started it yesterday. #currentlyreading

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Heideschrampf
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Beachside reading on the northern shores #bookandbeer

julesG 😍 Enjoy! 5mo
Heideschrampf @julesG thank you! I will. Sea, beer, book and all 😘 5mo
Buechersuechtling @Heideschrampf Oh, Welch seltener Anblick. Ein leerer Strand. Hab einen schönen Urlaub mit vielen Genussmomenten und ebenso vielen tollen Büchern. Prost‼️ ? 5mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 5mo
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TheLudicReader
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Can‘t say I loved the central characters of Wolitzer‘s novel about what it means to be a woman. The most interesting character arc in the novel actually belonged to a guy. Go figure. Full review at theludicreader.com

TheCuriousHousecat Yeah I‘d agree. There were a lot of stories within the story. Really liked Cory who I think maybe you‘re referring to❤️ 3mo
TheLudicReader Yep, @TheCuriousHousecat , it was Cory. Really liked him. 3mo
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JGadz11
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I may or may not have overpacked for the summer hols.🤷🏻‍♀️

BarbaraBB You have not 😉 6mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely stack 😊 6mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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6-13-19: My 47th finished book of 2019! #thefemalepersuasion #megwolitzer 👍🏼📖#️⃣4️⃣7️⃣

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JillR
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I really enjoyed this coming of age story of Greer who feels her path is set out ahead of her but then meets powerful feminist Faith Frank at which point her life takes a different route. Spanning several decades the book mainly follows Greer but also her best friend, her boyfriend and Faith Frank herself. I was fully absorbed in each character and the exploration of feminism and power but mainly this was just a very readable, well written story.

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TheLudicReader
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Currently reading.

melissajayne How is it? It‘s on my TBR list. 6mo
TheLudicReader I am only on about page 100, @melissajayne, and about all I can say at this point is that it‘s an easy read. 6mo
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HKMar
Female Persuasion | Meg Wolitzer
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If you are feminist read this, it is a fiction book but the topics discussed are relatable and definitely a read for millennials. Any generation can appreciate this book.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
HKMar Thank you ♡ :) 7mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Great book. Welcome! 6mo
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Minervasbutler
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Pickpick

The story of Greer who we meet as a college freshman at the beginning of the century and follow up to the present day. The story principally concerns the influence on Greer's life of a famous feminist, Faith Frank. Wolitzer is great at creating believable, flawed characters and making us care about them. The "plot" revolves around one moment of selfish, careless betrayal and a horrific tragedy which hits the reader like a punch to the face.

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻stacked 7mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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Meg Wolitzer is quickly becoming an auto-buy author for me. With the exception of The Uncoupling which I LOATHED, I find so much common cause with her characters‘s lives and fears and dreams, even if my personal circumstances don‘t mirror theirs. I found this utterly compelling and eminently readable. 4🌟.

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MicheleinPhilly
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The ultimate Sunday Funday. 🏖🏝

TrishB Enjoy 😘 9mo
Sarah83 Great Sunday 💕 9mo
AlaMich Nice!! 9mo
Kalalalatja Looks great! 9mo
Reviewsbylola Totally jealous!! 9mo
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Kryssy14
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I liked this one.... I did t have any expectations going into this. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator did a good job changing voices for all the characters. The ending got a bit confusing because it jumped around from character perspectives when the majority of the book was one perspective.

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Cinfhen
Female Persuasion | Meg Wolitzer
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I‘m not sure why but for some reason Meg Wolitzer‘s books just feel insincere. This story meant to be a rallying cry to young activists and feminist felt forced. Ask me next week the characters names and I‘m sure I won‘t be able to recall. A fast read but not one with staying power. #BorrowNotBuy #MoreMehThanYeah Thank you @LibrarianRyan for the blow dryer trick😉That pesky sticker came right off‼️

Reggie Idk, I still think about the guys in here. Cory and the other guy who cheated on his wife she gave permission to only with floozies and not complicated women ONLY to have his wife leave him later for love. Which maybe if it‘s a book about feminism and your favorite characters are the guys maybe it was a fail. I know I gave this book a pick but its lack of intersectionality also bugged me. Maybe I didn‘t like it as much as I thought I did. Lol 10mo
C.Perone I was on the fence with this one, thinking of giving her one more shot; but you and @Reggie helped decide not to waste my time. Thank you for saving me precious reading time 😊 10mo
Zelma I completely agree with you on Meg Wolitzer. I always think I should love her books and never do. After two or three that have felt disappointing, I am done trying. (The again, I said that with Anne Tyler, and the last book i read of hers was my favorite that year. Ugh, I rarely give up on authors completely for that reason.) 10mo
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Cinfhen I feel bad because you might like it @C.Perone it‘s not a dumpfire but I just have a really negative aversion to MW. 10mo
KatieDid927 Yeah this was a lukewarm pick for me. Not her best. 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m not saying I‘ll never read her again @Zelma but I won‘t be shelling out any $$$ 😜 #LibraryRoute 10mo
Cinfhen I liked Corey a lot @reggie but even he felt like a caricature and the Loci exec/ hedge fund guy too. They both felt scripted and I kept wondering if Faith was a stand in for Meg herself!! I don‘t know @KatieDid927 I can‘t put my finger on what was bugging me about the book??!? 10mo
Zelma @Cinfhen well, I definitely agree on that! And I may never read here again. I just keep getting attracted by the synopses on the back of her books. I‘m so weak. 🙄 10mo
C.Perone @Cinfhen Don't feel bad!! Your comments and everyone else's were a tremendous help! There is only so much reading time in a day that appreciate the candor when I'm on the fence about a book. Everything you said was exactly what I was afraid of with her writing, so you're my hero😊😊 10mo
KatieDid927 @Cinfhen I think you‘re right about it being insincere. It‘s like she was trying to be deep with it but didn‘t actually get there? It ultimately wasn‘t that compelling and the characters were flat. 10mo
Bookgirl I do not like this author‘s style. Cannot understand the praise she gets 10mo
Cinfhen Hehehe I‘m loving all this smack talk @Bookgirl @KatieDid927 @C.Perone @Zelma i feel it‘s a little bit like Mean Girls 😜😂😂 10mo
Kalalalatja I have been on the fence with this for so long. On paper, it sounds like my kind of book, but I‘m just not compelled to pick it up. And with all the luke warm reviews, I doubt I ever will be 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
KGlibrarian I‘m always amazed at how different readers‘ tastes are. She is one of my favorite authors and I loved this book. What I connect with is her in-depth characterization and long, thoughtful passages. But I‘ve heard from others that her prose is boring to them. As a librarian I‘ve learned that I can never assume another reader will connect to the same books as me! 10mo
BookNerd9906 Good to know. Thanks. 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks for standing up for Meg Wolitzer @KGlibrarian I know LOADS of people who really like and enjoy her work and she‘s been publishing for decades. So maybe give it a try @Kalalalatja @BookNerd9906 10mo
Reviewsbylola I think I read one of her books and I felt it was mediocre. I love her covers though. 10mo
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Cinfhen
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I was out last night and two women recommend this book to me...since I own it I thought I‘d give it a try. I don‘t have much luck with Meg Wolitzer but I‘m going in with an open mind. That darn B&N sticker won‘t come off 😩

LibrarianRyan Hair dryer. Give it a shot and it should peak right off. 10mo
Cinfhen Trying it now... thanks @LibrarianRyan 😘 10mo
Zelma Also Gu Gone or hand sanitizer for the sticky stuff. 10mo
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Cinfhen Thanks @Zelma but @LibrarianRyan trick worked🥳🥳🥳 10mo
jhod Great tip @LibrarianRyan ! 10mo
BookNerd9906 Let me know what you think. I‘ve had it sitting in my shelf forever. 10mo
irre I really liked it. 10mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ve been wanting to pick this up ever since it was released but every time I go to the bookstore, I forget about it. I‘m easily distracted by bright, shiny new books. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
whatsthEStorey Lovely flowers! 🌸 10mo
TrishB Interested to see what you think 👍🏻 10mo
C.Perone I've never had much luck with Wolitzer either; give updates, please😊 10mo
valeriegeary I need to get to this one soon! 10mo
Reggie This is not my favorite of hers at all. 10mo
Cinfhen So far it‘s an “easy” read but something in the writing feels disingenuous @Reggie @valeriegeary @C.Perone @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @BookNerd9906 I don‘t think Meg & I will ever be meeting for a coffee chat 🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
Reggie I feel like she had a list of feminist issues she had to check off instead of writing something organically. 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks @whatsthEStorey they are over 2 weeks old!!!! They are still so vibrant 💖💖💖 10mo
C.Perone Thanks for the feedback. You hit the nail on the head for me about her books - disingenuous. 10mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! That‘s it @Reggie ~ I can‘t deny her popularity @C.Perone but she‘s just not the right author for me😜 10mo
Reviewsbylola 🤬🤬🤬 why do book stores ruin books like that. So not cool. 10mo
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Gabymulberry1
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Currently reading! Has anybody else read this book? I read Wolitzer‘s book The Interestings last year and I loved it. Hope I feel the same with this one

Kshakal I love the leggings!! 10mo
MellieAntoinette You have a sloth on your pants!!! 😂😂😂 10mo
IndoorDame I read this last year and it totally spoke to me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :-) 10mo
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imabusybee I have those pj bottoms 💖 10mo
irre I liked this one more than The Interestings 10mo
Reggie Ummm I gave this one a pick despite feeling like it was a paint by numbers story of feminism that lacked any intersectionalism. Also what does it say about this book of women when my favorite character in here was a guy. Cory. I loved The Interestings and The Wife by her, though. Lol, apparently 1 year later I still have strong feelings about this one. 10mo
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suzisteffen
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Listening to The Unabridged podcast for the first time! Yay Littens!

UnabridgedPod Thank you for listening!!!! 10mo
suzisteffen @Unabridged thanks for the suggestion, and thanks to Sara for the book pairing of The Radical Element - I‘ll get it for my niblings! 10mo
UnabridgedPod @suzisteffen ❤️❤️❤️ You‘re so welcome!! 10mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Meg Wolitzer was one of my favorite speakers at the 2018 National Book Festival, where she focused on her book The Female Persuasion (which I hadn't yet read). Now, reading this book for the Unabridged Book Club, I'm happy to say that the book lived up to its promise. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod The book, which focuses on the relationship between Greer, a naive college student, and Faith Frank, a pillar of the last wave of feminism, is about the way other people can influence us, can serve (as Wolitzer says in the book) as “pilot lights.” I thoroughly enjoyed Wolitzer‘s sense of character, her humor, and the ideas that lie at the center of her novel. To hear what Ashley and Sara thought, check out our new episode of Unabridged! 10mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Don't really have a #februaryTBR because I'm a mood reader 😅 but I intend to read either of this first. Still haven't decided. The Female Persuasion called out to me from my TBR stack, The Sympathizer was chosen by my 2yo lol

Which would you suggest I read first? I'm undecided. Pls help! 😁🙏

#literarylove @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Naj Going by the blurbs, I'd say The Sympathizer. Also, Female Persuasion has mixed reviews. 10mo
j9brown I'm a mood reader, too! Didn't realize there's a name for it. It's impossible to plan ahead! 😂 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good luck!! I haven‘t read them!! 💕😘 10mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Naj tq for helping! I bought the copy when it still had very good reviews then as time went on, it began to get mixed reviews...I just tried reading the first few lines of both books and alreThe Sympathizer sounds like what I might go for 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @j9brown oh yes! Normally I'll just stare at my TBR to help lol what about you? 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you, Misty! And thanks for such great prompts! ❤️❤️😘 10mo
Naj @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hope it lives up to the expectations. Happy reading 😁 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Naj I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed 😅 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz thank you for participating!! 💕💕💕 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you're so welcome! I love the prompts. I didn't do so well last month though :( hope to do better for Feb! 10mo
j9brown @Jee_HookedOnBookz Staring at the pile, too. I like to read a few first pages before I decide sometimes 😝 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @j9brown yayyyy!! Hi five mood-reader/first-few-pages book buddy!!! 😘😘❤️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz did you get your package? I‘m afraid it‘s lost 😫😫😫 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven't checked my mailbox today... Is the status delivered? Omg pls don't tell me it's lost omg omg...I'll go check it soon and let you know! 10mo
vkois88 Mood readers for the win!!! I'd say go with the 2 yo's pick 😉😉 Also, thank you for the card. It arrived today! I am still working on your package. Should be out soon ❤ 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 the Sympathizer it is then! 😊You're so welcome, Tori! How are you? Hope you're doing well! How's Mari? Don't worry about the package! You already have your hands so full! You must take care of yourself OK xoxo 10mo
vkois88 We are doing well. We both were sick most of January, and she's hitting the stage of teething where they're constantly bothering her... but we're good. We are alive and making it through, day to day. 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 sending you all the strength and love you need! ❤️❤️💪💪💪 10mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 10mo
vkois88 Any good recommendations for soothing teething?? 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 I wish I do but for my girl she loved her paci so her paci did the work... What about Mari? Teething days are hard 😔 10mo
vkois88 She doesn't like a paci 😕 We had so many cute ones but they never took. She was a thumb sucker. But she's mostly even outgrown that. Occasionally I'll catch her sucking on her fingers to dull the ache, but that's it. I need to get more baby orajel, but the only store around here that I've seen carry it has been out. I'll go look again tomorrow. I hate teething bc it makes her ears hurt too, and that's what bothers her most 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 oh dear! I'm so sorry to hear that, Tori 😔sorry I can't be of much help. 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 did her pediatrician give any tips on how to ease it? 10mo
vkois88 We haven't seen her for a while... she just recommended the basic teethers and orajel before 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 hope you'll manage to find some orajel for her soon. I Googled and saw this link. See if any of these can help? https://powellsowls.com/blogs/blog/76354884-34-natural-teething-remedies-that-wo... 10mo
vkois88 Aw, thank you for the link! I'll check them out 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 did you manage to find any orajel for her? 10mo
vkois88 Not yet, I had to work tonight. But we will be going to the store in the morning to look again 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 hope it's available this time! ❤️ 10mo
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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number Three.

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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number Two.

SoniaC Originally feminism during Faith‘s time was focused an heterosexual white women. If you didn‘t fit that you weren‘t really given space to be part. Today feminist are much more inclusive of women of color and non heterosexual women. 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“I think there are two kinds of feminists. The famous ones, and everyone else.”

Not read, but it sounds fitting for #carryingthebanner
#musicalnewyear

Image from npr.org

Cinfhen Sitting on my shelf!!! Great quote!! 10mo
vivastory I agree with @Cinfhen Great quote 10mo
Cathythoughts Not even on the shelf yet ! Must get it there ♥️👍🏻 10mo
Reviewsbylola I love the cover! 10mo
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Question Number One.

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Bookworm83
Female Persuasion | Meg Wolitzer
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Meh. I struggled getting through this one, especially at the beginning. I‘m still looking forward to discussing it today with @litsybookclub and hearing everyone‘s thoughts. #24in48

Daisey I felt similarly. I had a hard time getting into the beginning, and although it got better, I never felt it was great. 10mo
Bookworm83 @Daisey If it wasn‘t for book club, I would have bailed 😬 10mo
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Bookworm83
Female Persuasion | Meg Wolitzer
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Good morning! 📚☕️📚☕️ Up early and excited to start the second day of #24in48. Finishing this one for @litsybookclub discussion at 2pm ET.

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litsybookclub
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Please join us for our live discussion of The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer today at 2pm ET on Zoom. The link to join : https://zoom.us/j/619254798

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RebL
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Didn‘t get off to a strong #24in48 start because I had to go to a work meeting. BUT I‘m the boss, so we made bookmarks and ate stuff while checking off agenda items.

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theshrinkette
Mehso-so

I think I would have been really into this book back when I didn't know a lot about feminism, but it was hard for me to be enamored by the whole white-woman-college-student-looks-upto-second-wave-feminist-mentor-and-is-grossly-misguided-in-her-idealism thing. I was actually more riveted by the arcs of a couple of the secondary characters. Also, the writing meandered a bit. Just wasn't for me.

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Pulled this quote for the Hour 6 challenge. #24in48

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theshrinkette
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Aaaaaaand we‘re off, happy @24in48 everybody! Kicking it off with the last 150 pages of this book. #24in48

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theshrinkette
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Aaaaaaand we‘re off, happy @24in48 everybody! Kicking it off with the last 150 pages of this book. #24in48

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RebL
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Planned to mow the mustard while audiobooking, but I got the side eye of this guy and figured his work was more pressing. Also, he‘s got a couple hundred buddies with him. I‘ll catch up with you later, Meg, et al.

Lauram 😳 That‘s HUGE 11mo
RebL @Lauram These are the cutest little bees. We get Africanized bee swarms and those are terrifying. Kids are taught in grade school how to avoid/outrun them. It‘s not killer bee season though. 11mo
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theshrinkette
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Sooo, I'm about 50 pages in and the writing is kinda throwing me off. I'll keep reading because I'd like to see where it's going. If you've read this one, thoughts?

Owlizabeth I really enjoyed it and it was my first Wolitzer. 11mo
irre I really liked the audio. 11mo
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a.bookish.byrd
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#LitsyWalkers
I love my walking crew! Never a dull moment.

julesG 👏👏👏 11mo
Kaye Great. I need some of those. They could pull me when I get tired. 😁 11mo
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

I had a tough time getting started with this book, and although it got better there were still things throughout that kept it from being a pick. For example, I was frustrated by some of the abrupt transitions in time & felt these purposely left out details. At times I felt this was to keep it realistic since we never get all the answers in life, but other times I felt it was to keep a feminist focus that detracted from narrative flow.
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Daisey In the end, I appreciated the story and many of the points it brought forward, but I felt it could have done a bit better in some areas. #audiobook #LitsyBookClub 11mo
Daisey Example: Although the main point of this story is not Cory & Greer‘s romance, it is an integral part of the storyline, and I felt the details of how they worked things out to come back together deserved to be a part of the story. Instead it was just glossed over as we jumped a few years into the future. 11mo
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Kathrin
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this month‘s pick for the @litsybookclub and am looking forward to our discussion (if I can join it).

The author managed to drive the story forward with multiple points of view spanning a 25ish year timespan. After reading a lot of feminist nonfiction, I appreciated to see a lot of these talking points made into a narrative.

#audiobook

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Daisey
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I‘m listening to some more of this book while working around the house on this snowy Saturday. It‘s ok, but I‘m not wowed, so I‘m alternating between it and a nonfiction listen.

#LitsyBookClub #audiobook

Melissa_J So pretty! It‘s a beautiful sunny day here, but in January that just means it‘s also frigidly cold 🥶 11mo
Zelma Love the view. We have yet more rain and gloomy skies. 11mo
Amiable Beautiful 11mo
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SoniaC I‘m listening to it as well. So far I‘m liking it ok. 11mo
Daisey @Melissa_J It is beautiful but it‘s also just barely below freezing here, it‘s a wet snow and is probably going to make for a real mess later this week. Stay warm and enjoy the sunshine! 11mo
Daisey @Zelma @Amiable Thank you! 11mo
Daisey @SoniaC I‘m just over half way through. How far in are you? I‘ll be curious to hear what you think. 11mo
SoniaC @Daisey I‘m at about the 1/3 point. I‘m curious about how things are going to go with this job 11mo
Kathrin I just finished it 5 minutes ago and I quite enjoyed it. I have read so much non-fiction feminism and I think it‘s interesting to have this topic weaved into a narrative. 11mo
Daisey @Kathrin Good to hear! I agree it's interesting to see the feminism woven into a narrative. 11mo
tpixie Lovely snow!! But love the green of Spring now!! 7mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Eminently quotable (just scroll through its Litsy feed), ultimately satisfying, asks all the right questions & pushes all the right buttons for me. Kaleidoscopic mashup of The Nix, The Marriage Plot, Home Fire, & anything by Tom Perrotta. A story about how life — particularly careers & human connections — tempers our ideals to make them workable. But of course it‘s also very much about navigating & fighting enduring sexist structures.

LauraBeth Wow - this is a fantastic review! That kaleidoscope mashup makes me want to read it 😀 11mo
8little_paws Ditto to what @LauraBeth said! I wasn't wild about the interestings, in fact the more time away from it the less I liked it, but now i'm considering this 11mo
mdhughes72 @LauraBeth and @8little_paws It starts off feeling a little scattered but then once it gets going it weaves the various characters‘ story lines together in a satisfying way. Highly recommended! It was on all 3 of my lists — NPR, NY Times, and Washington Post. 11mo
Suet624 Your review finally sealed the deal. Stacked. 10mo
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“There are some people who have such a strong effect on you, even if you‘ve spent very little time with them, that they become embossed inside you, and any hint of them, any casual mention, creates a sudden stir in you.”

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mdhughes72
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‘People‘s marriages were like two-person religious cults — impossible to understand.‘

readordierachel 😂 11mo
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‘I saw you sitting there at the Korean foot spa, I saw you sitting there with all your chutzpah.‘ 😂 Hip-hop lyrics. Random throwaway line. 👍

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Definitely readable but a little loose, some pivotal moments are described in 2 sentences. Also disappointed that the Civil Rights Movement was barely mentioned when discussing social unrest in the 60's.