Interest in discussing The Woman Upstairs?
August 27, 2019 6:30 AM - Subscribe

Learned about this book via the blue (previously). I'm still reading it but as a spinster there are things that resonate very intensely and I think there's a lot to talk about.

This is the quote that made me borrow the book:

“I’m a good girl, I’m a nice girl, I’m a straight-A, strait-laced, good daughter, good career girl, and I never stole anybody’s boyfriend and I never ran out on a girlfriend, and I put up with my parents’ shit and my brother’s shit, and I’m not a girl anyhow, I’m over forty fucking years old, and I’m good at my job and I’m great with kids and I held my mother’s hand when she died, after four years of holding her hand while she was dying, and I speak to my father every day on the telephone — every day, mind you, and what kind of weather do you have on your side of the river, because here it’s pretty gray and a bit muggy too? It was supposed to say “Great Artist” on my tombstone, but if I died right now it would say “such a good teacher/daughter/friend” instead; and what I really want to shout, and want in big letters on that grave, too, is FUCK YOU ALL.”
posted by bunderful (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I say post it, and let the discussion happen as it will. It sounds like a really interesting book (added to my "to find and read" list), and FanFare talk gets even less eyes than FanFare, plus I'm not sure who would come in to say "no, let's not discuss this book," based on your description.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:08 AM on September 6


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