She's Come Undone

She's Come Undone

Book - 1997
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Overweight and sensitive Dolores Price grows from painful childhood, through excruciating adolescence, to lonely adulthood, experiencing the heartache of being a misfit in a confusing world.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1997.
ISBN: 9780671014735
0671014730
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: viii, 465 p. ; 22 cm.

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singasong70
Jul 29, 2016

Reread as I read it when it came out, couldn't remember what it was about: too long in parts, session with therapist for example, shows self-absortion of the times, abrupt as to how it ended, one wonders if she'll stay with husband for a lifetime that is.

irinamthom Nov 29, 2015

Absolutely loved this book. A very well- written story of one woman's metamorphosis. Dolores was very much alive with each turn of the page. It's a story of failure and triumph, joy and sadness, abandonment and acceptance, love and hate-all things that make us human. I recommend it.

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Stella Chan
Jun 24, 2015

This book was chosen for my book club and I just couldn't get through it. I finally had to stop at Chapter 7 and I couldn't bring myself to keep going. It was like pulling teeth. One of the girls in my book club said it starts getting better by Chapter 17 but I could not bring myself to read the book any longer.

The character (Delores) was so annoying. She was so negative and depressing. I was getting to the point where I wanted to go in the book and strangle her myself. I saved myself the torture and called it quits. Kudos to all the people who made it all the way through. It certainly wasn't for me.

kellnerm Jan 01, 2014

recommended by Wilma & Mona in Key West

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eddymerckx
Aug 29, 2013

My dad liked the book but found it very sad too.

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JuniperAvenue
Aug 13, 2013

For Dolores Price, happiness comes in small doses. And she's not particularly likeable, although you understand why she is the way she is. But like someone who keeps getting knocked down in the ring, you root for her like crazy, and, despite everything, this book has one of the most satisfying endings I've ever read.

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kindrabirss
Feb 15, 2013

I liked this book. It's hard to read at times because of difficult content, but I found myself continuing to read to see what would happen to Dolores. She's not a particularly loveable character (sarcastic, self-pitying, rude, etc) yet you still care for her and want to see her happy.

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dera444
Jul 22, 2012

Loved Dolores's sarcasm as a young girl.

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pridi_o
Jul 21, 2012

It is a page turner (at least half way through the book). At the end the book drags on and on.
After 'raving reviews' I expected "a modern classic". Yet it is an ordinary best-seller with lots of sex scenes, violence, deaths, etc. It is more about the sex life rather than emotional/ intellectual life of a girl. The language is good. The character is interesting (obese, messed up, angry) but rather shallow. Interesting thoughts and comments about life in general are very sparce.The theme or the lack of it is disappointing.

jofazio77 May 29, 2012

Overall, a good book I would recommend that brought about a whole spectrum of emotions from funny to sad to pity to anger. I agree with Princeton13's review that it was tedious and boring in parts, but I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen to Dolores next.

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SHolmes_Lover
Mar 19, 2011

Violence: Dolore's can be a disturbed being.

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SHolmes_Lover
Mar 12, 2011

Coarse Language: Language was probably used on at least every third page.

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SHolmes_Lover
Mar 12, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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SHolmes_Lover
Mar 12, 2011

SHolmes_Lover thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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dera444
Jul 28, 2012

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.
Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.

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JuniperAvenue
Aug 13, 2013

"Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love." -- Mr. Pucci

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