WE WOMEN WONDER: Dreams, Desires, Struggles & Triumphs
The tagline of this book says Dreams, Desires, Struggles, & Triumphs and that is what the book is all about. It talks about the dreams, desires struggles and triumphs of women.
The book started out as an A to Z challenge and it is pretty impressive the way the author has managed to link every letter of the alphabet to things that matter to women.
What I liked is that the quotes that she used to end her chapters were to a large extent perfectly matched. It takes effort to get that right.
Another thing that I liked is the way she uses questions to get you to think about stuff. “Do you think that everything would fall apart if you stopped to relax for an hour? When was the last time you sat back and did absolutely nothing — without feeling guilty about it?”
“Why do women not stand up and ask for better sex? Why don’t they ask their husbands/partners to please them before they are over and done in five minutes?”
Another thing that I related with is the fact and I am quoting her again, “You also tend to let go of your friends from when you were single . . . now your husband’s friends and their spouses are your friends. As you get involved deeper into your family and marriage all your friends; the ones you shared your silly, funny and serious secrets have almost moved away from you.”
This is something I personally experienced and then when my husband died and I was no longer part of the couples group, I had no friends at all. It took me years to get my present group of besties, and feel I belong again.
Though for the most part, what she has written is insightful and meaningful, there are a few chapters where you feel the writing is forced; like when you have to post something and there is a deadline but you are not in your element.
But on the whole, this is a book worth reading; a book that you will want to talk to your other women friends about; a book you will want to discuss with them.
I can’t end this review without one last quote:
“She is the Queen of my Heart! She is the Queen of our House! The Queen is not allowed to ask Questions!”