Alright readers! Grab your library cards or head over to Amazon to pick up a copy of She's Come Undone, by Wally Lamb. We will be discussing this book in the Education room of the Friends in Healing Chatroom on January 25 at 1 pm CST time. If you have never read a Wally Lamb book, this is a great place to start. A brief synopsis from Amazon:
"Mine is a story of craving; an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered." So begins the story of Dolores Price, the unconventional heroine of Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone. Dolores is a class-A emotional basket case, and why shouldn't she be? She's suffered almost every abuse and familial travesty that exists: Her father is a violent, philandering liar; her mother has the mental and emotional consistency of Jell-O; and the men in her life are probably the gender's most loathsome creatures. But Dolores is no quitter; she battles her woes with a sense of self-indulgence and gluttony rivaled only by Henry VIII. Hers is a dysfunctional Wonder Years, where growing up in the golden era was anything but ideal. While most kids her age were dealing with the monumental importance of the latest Beatles single and how college turned an older sibling into a long-haired hippie, Dolores was grappling with such issues as divorce, rape, and mental illness. Whether you're disgusted by her antics or moved by her pathetic ploys, you'll be drawn into Dolores's warped, hilarious, Mallomar-munching world.
I'm really looking forward to using a literature discussion as a vehicle for healing and hope you are too! And don't forget about your January Movie Club On January 11 at 6 pm CST time as well! By the way, if you buy your book through one of the Amazon links I've provided below, part of the cost of your purchase goes back to Friends in Healing!