Have you ever been fascinated by different cultures from all over the globe? Do you find the Counterculture of the 1960's and 1970's compelling? Are journal-type memoirs something that you enjoy?
Jen Glantz’s “Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire)” isn’t my normal cup of tea but boy am I happy that I read it!
The moment I saw this book, I was transported back to my Junior year of high school. Perched in that plastic chair in my Social Studies class, I watched a film - one that was disturbing beyond words - for the first time.
Every once in a while, I come across a book that is so gripping that I can’t put it down. For some reason, I find it interesting to read memoirs about those who become disillusioned with a religion (or cult) and leave. Time and time again, these brave individuals leave their safely cloistered communities and adventure into the harsh light of the real world.
When I was in high school, I became fascinated by Betty Mahmoody's autobiographical work Not Without My Daughter. In reading that particular book until it literally fell apart, I found a strength in the author that I admired exceedingly.