Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Memoir Monday

I've always said that female friendships are intense & passionate. We are Mothers, Sisters, Best Friends and the Girls Next Door. We are Lovers and Haters, Care takers and Bitches. We are complicated.

Susanna Sonnenberg tackles her "girl" friendships that have made her the woman she is today in her new memoir, She Matters: A Life in Friendships. This book has gotten a lot of positive buzz in the reading community and after reading just a small sample, I can see why. 


The best friend who broke up with you. The older girl at school you worshipped. The beloved college friend who changed. The friend you slept with. The friend who betrayed you. The friend you betrayed. Companions in travel, in discovery, in motherhood, in grief; the mentor, the model, the rescuer, the guide, the little sister. These have been the women in Susanna Sonnenberg’s life, friends tender, dominant, and crucial after her reckless mother gave her early lessons in womanhood. Searing and superbly written, Sonnenberg’s She Matters: A Life in Friendships illuminates the friendships that have influenced, nourished, inspired, and haunted her—and sometimes torn her apart. Each has its own lessons that Sonnenberg seeks to understand.


One thing I can say from reading a handful of pages is that Susanne Sonnenbergs' writing is wonderful. It ebbs and flows beautifully, and her ability to capture the true nature of her friendships is what makes She Matters captivating. She helps us to put into words what our female friendships have meant to us through the years. 

I'm looking forward to cracking the spine on this one! She Matters by Susanna Sonnenberg was published on Jan. 8th by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. P.S. This is Kindle Ready! AND Nook Ready!

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

I'm sure we can all relate to this book.
Ann

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