September 8, 2011

Slow Love by Dominique Browning: Blogher Book Club

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Slow Love.... take it easy...

Dominique Browning is a woman in her fifties whose career ends when the magazine she's working for folds. After a lifetime of go-go-going, she’s lost. With nothing to occupy her mind, she finds herself obsessing over, not only her lost career, but past relationships. One in particular pops up over and over: her bizarre affair with Stroller (because he strolls in and out of her life, getit?).

Honestly, I wanted to pull my hair out over this. It made me crazy! She would bring up some ‘adorable’ thing he’d done and all I could think of was how loony it sounded. As a thirty-something woman, I wanted some wisdom from this more experienced lady. It was a frustrating endeavour to read the first 50% of the book. Why do smart women make bad choices? After a long time in her pjs and baking muffins, she finds her way out. Although there were moments where she continued to irk me, I ended up enjoying some of what she had to say. There was much that made me scratch my head too. Less of Stroller would have been nice.

I’d recommend Slow Love to those who liked the non-travelling parts of Eat, Pray, Love.

Since this is a Blogher Book Club selection and there’s going to be a month long discussion, I get the feeling there is going to be a la-hawt more things to say about Slow Love.

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*This is a Blogher sponsored review.

6 comments :

  1. It would be nice to think that smart women always made the right choices, wouldn't it? But we don't. Sometimes we make very bad ones.

    And I certainly hope the discussions will be hot! ;-)

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  2. I was excited about this book when I saw it's a memoir. I'm disappointed to see it's not that good.

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  3. This doesn't sound like something that would interest me, but one never knows...

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  4. I SO loved her first two books, and was sure I'd love this one. But it has remained on my shelf, half-read. Just as you said, I couldn't stand her weakness toward this man. On and on and on. Yuck. I don't know if I'll ever go back to it. Sad. (oh, and I couldn't get past the beginning of EPL.)

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  6. This does not sound good at all. Stroller??? Really? When you mentioned the muffin baking it reminded me of a Jessica Lange movie called Men Don't Leave. A fabulous movie with Joan Cusack, Chris O'Donnel and Kathy Bates. If you haven't seen it, do so! I know it has nothing to do with this book but there is muffin baking and strong women!

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