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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home

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Starred Review. At first, the worst week of Janzen's life—she gets into a debilitating car wreck right after her husband leaves her for a guy he met on the Internet and saddles her with a mortgage she can't afford—seems to come out … see full wiki

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Author: Rhoda Janzen
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
5 reviews about Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir...
review by . December 31, 2009
After seeing People Magazine's write-up on this little memoir I thought it would be right up my alley.  When, a few days later, I was offered an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) for review I jumped at the chance.       I love quirky writing. I am also intrigued by a simpler life. Not simple as easy, but simple as less complicated. I also thought I was a fan of memoirs written by quirky and interesting women. But I've read a handful of memoirs this year and I've been disappointed …
review by . December 30, 2009
After seeing People Magazine's write-up on this little memoir I thought it would be right up my alley. When, a few days later, I was offered an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) for review I jumped at the chance.    I love quirky writing. I am also intrigued by a simpler life. Not simple as easy, but simple as less complicated. I also thought I was a fan of memoirs written by quirky and interesting women. But I've read a handful of memoirs this year and I've been disappointed more than …
review by . November 11, 2009
I've been on a memoir kick lately. I don't really read them that much because I'm really picky about my memoirs. It all comes down to the style of writing of the author. I have tended to notice that I like reading memoirs of non famous people more so than well known folks. I also tend to like the ones that write in a chick lit-ish style which is much more entertaining to me and keeps me hooked to the pages.    I really enjoyed reading this book. As you know, I'm a fan of Amish …
review by . October 28, 2009
Janzen's laugh-out-loud memoir gets its impetus from a botched major surgery, a debilitating car accident and a crushing divorce.    Incapacitation itself - never mind the catheter bag - was a shock to her self-image as the embodiment of robust Mennonite genes. But after a yearlong convalescence during which her handsome, brilliant, if not entirely reliable husband, Nick, was a peach, Janzen expects to be healthy for decades to come.    And maybe she would …
review by . September 27, 2009
I laughed out loud throughout this book. The author's characterization of her quirky mother and staid strong father is perfect. Though she has her differences with them in belief and culture, she loves them and respects them, and though she pokes fun at their quirks, she's not poking fun at their religion.    When the author ends up back home after her divorce, she takes the time to look back over her life -- examining her upbringing and religious culture. This isn't so much …
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