Though her memoir is written with the classy precision of a veteran editor and author, Abigail Thomas reads to listeners with the unrehearsed emotion of a chance meeting with an old friend. This latest of her superb books is mostly about friends—boyfriends, new friends, husbands, friends who are dogs, and a particular man-friend whose relationship with the author has spanned almost her entire life. But what lingers in the heart, even more than the ring of truth in her speaking voice, is her artist’s sensibilities as she shares with beautifully textured language her observations about life’s pleasures and tragedies. Hearing her talk about joy, loss, love, and the unavoidable pain of human frailty is an experience that will make listeners feel less afraid to engage with life as it really is. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2015]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2015
DD ISBN 9781442377141 $11.99
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