?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

The End of My CareerThe End of My Career by Martha Grover

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


In this collection of personal essays, Grover is incredibly open and honest about the troubles she faces - being female in a sexist world, being physically ill and largely unable to do the physical labor she needs to do for money in a popular, expensive city, having a conscience that precludes her from doing the job she takes investigating insurance claims. There is something intimate and rare in these essays as she doesn't shirk from any uncomfortable detail. Smart writing that transcends the personal to make strong statements about the world we live in.



View all my reviews

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • (no subject)

    Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rice Moore takes a job at a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia, where he…

  • (no subject)

    Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker My rating: 3 of 5 stars The novel tells the story of Jakabok Botch, demon spawn from the Ninth Circle of Hell,…

  • (no subject)

    Summer by Karl Ove Knausgård My rating: 4 of 5 stars A collection of essays that reflect on various experiences and memories of summer from…

Profile

polar bear
thndrstd
Thunderstud

Latest Month

October 2018
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow