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  1. Tereneh Tereneh says:

    Please read this book I feel as if Ms Lee has been reading my travel journals Her insight into the experience of Brown and Black women traveling the world is a reflection of her experience I am sure but also her writer s ability to extend to universal themes and ideas I love this book I finished it on the plane and immediately gave it to the interesting woman I met sitting next to me She was in her 70 80s so stylish I actually complimented her as we were boarding the plane The fact that Please read this book I feel as if Ms Lee has been reading my travel journals Her insight into the experience of Brown and Black women traveling the world is a reflection of her experience I am sure but also her writer s ability to extend to universal themes and ideas I love this book I finished it on the plane and immediately gave it to the interesting woman I met sitting next to me She was in her 70 80s so stylish I actually complimented her as we were boarding the plane The fact that she ended up sitting next to me cracked us up, I think we could have been a chapter in this book Love it


  2. Rose Be Rose Be says:

    This book should be called Interesting Sex Lives of Women, or, better, Interesting One Time Sexual Choices Made By Rather Unrelatable Women I read the first story and, I admit, just skimmed the rest In the first story, a woman hires two call girls for her husband, and nothing This book really doesn t explore much of what happened after that, although it does try to explain why she might have made the decision Then, while she s arranged to have the house to herself kids gone, hus This book should be called Interesting Sex Lives of Women, or, better, Interesting One Time Sexual Choices Made By Rather Unrelatable Women I read the first story and, I admit, just skimmed the rest In the first story, a woman hires two call girls for her husband, and nothing This book really doesn t explore much of what happened after that, although it does try to explain why she might have made the decision Then, while she s arranged to have the house to herself kids gone, husband sleeping with beautiful strangers she does nothing She goes to bed early, and lies there And that, my friends, is about as much insight into this choice as we get from the narrator or the author Maybe this would besatisfying to someone with a voyageur type mindset, but for those wanting either plot or character development, I didn t find either Maybe if I d paidattention to the rest of the stories, I wouldn t have been so disappointed


  3. Nick Nick says:

    Until I read a review online somewhere that referred to this book as Sex in the City set in Italy, I quite liked it The author brings us to some truly exotic situations The lead off story is about a woman who buys two Brazilian prostitutes for her husband on his birthday There s another about an American in a showdown of social s with poor Africans However, as you churn through all ten or so stories, you ll be wearied by the sameness Every protagonist is black, Harvard educated, proud a Until I read a review online somewhere that referred to this book as Sex in the City set in Italy, I quite liked it The author brings us to some truly exotic situations The lead off story is about a woman who buys two Brazilian prostitutes for her husband on his birthday There s another about an American in a showdown of social s with poor Africans However, as you churn through all ten or so stories, you ll be wearied by the sameness Every protagonist is black, Harvard educated, proud and dismissive of men The women start out interesting, but end up quite dull


  4. Dolly Dolly says:

    This is a book that is full of engaging stories, all in a similar vein with common themes, but quite different from one another in the scope and emotions of the story I liked it overall, but I was frustrated at the sheer number of 50 cent words that I had to look up There were at least 20 words that I d never even heard of before and I consider myself well read I hate to use the word pretentious, but there are many times that afamiliar word would have worked just fine No need to show This is a book that is full of engaging stories, all in a similar vein with common themes, but quite different from one another in the scope and emotions of the story I liked it overall, but I was frustrated at the sheer number of 50 cent words that I had to look up There were at least 20 words that I d never even heard of before and I consider myself well read I hate to use the word pretentious, but there are many times that afamiliar word would have worked just fine No need to show off Quondam, matutinal, seigneurial and callipygian are just a few


  5. Laurel Laurel says:

    Very thinly veiled stories from the author s life, but Lee has the advantage of those stories being about living in Milan married to a rich Italian and having rich American men try to seduce her with flights to New York City and rejecting them by saying, I write for the New Yorker, I can fly there whenever I want Suckas.The title story has added the term interesting woman to my lexicon, which I only now realize I d been needing forever.


  6. Ivana Ivana says:

    What a little pleasure Discovered this book via New Yorker s fiction podcast it was Gary Shteynghart s pick Brothers and Sisters of the World is positively one of the best stories I have ever read.


  7. Whitney Teal Whitney Teal says:

    Andrea Lee s intelligence, style and sheer genius at crafting fluid and insightful prose guarantees that this book is a great read It doesn t stop the collection from being a bit repetitive at times what others have said about all the characters being beautiful American women dealing with rich Italian men is true and seeming to lack depth at other times The women aren t so much interesting as they are snobbish, bored and introspective, seeming to live entirely in their heads, completely remo Andrea Lee s intelligence, style and sheer genius at crafting fluid and insightful prose guarantees that this book is a great read It doesn t stop the collection from being a bit repetitive at times what others have said about all the characters being beautiful American women dealing with rich Italian men is true and seeming to lack depth at other times The women aren t so much interesting as they are snobbish, bored and introspective, seeming to live entirely in their heads, completely removed from the actual action of the stories While all of the stories feature Lee s signature literary grace I can t say enough how much I enjoy how she writes, even when I don t always love the people situations she s writing about , there are some that really standout If you find yourself a little unmotivated to finish midway through, be sure to read Un Petit d un Petit and The Golden Chariot The Pulpit and The Visit are also great


  8. Martinxo Martinxo says:

    Race, sex, class, Lee is a fine writer and this is a very enjoyable collection of short stories, almost all of them great Looking forward to readingof her work.


  9. Liz Liz says:

    The stories in this book all fall in the same general category interesting duh upper middle class women, usually African American, living abroad, often in Italy It s a category I like, but since they re all so topically similar, a few of the stories that would probably be good on their own sink a little lower when you read them all at once But this is always the problem with short story collections, and when I sat down to look at the story list I picked about half as my favorites To wit The stories in this book all fall in the same general category interesting duh upper middle class women, usually African American, living abroad, often in Italy It s a category I like, but since they re all so topically similar, a few of the stories that would probably be good on their own sink a little lower when you read them all at once But this is always the problem with short story collections, and when I sat down to look at the story list I picked about half as my favorites To wit Brothers and Sisters Around the World from the New Yorker podcast that turned me on to Andrea Lee , Interesting Women , The Birthday Present , The Prior s Room , Un Petit d un Petit , The Pulpit , Sicily


  10. Arthur Rosenfeld Arthur Rosenfeld says:

    I love Lee s work I only wish there wereof it I first heard the eponymous story on the New Yorker fiction podcast, and was drawn in I don t believe the rest of the stories in the book are quite as strong, but it doesn t matter as the that one carries the day.


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Interesting Women: Stories ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☁ Interesting Women: Stories Author Andrea Lee – Thomashillier.co.uk American brio confronts European sophistication in these critically acclaimed stories of seduction and self discovery by New Yorker writer Andrea Lee In vivid prose shot through with mordant irony, Le American brio confronts European sophistication in these critically acclaimed stories of seduction and self discovery by New Yorker writer Andrea Lee In vivid prose shot through with mordant irony, Lee offers the reader a rare combination sensual evocation of the moment and profound insight into the underlying struggles of gender, race, and class that shape relationships worldwide.