Minette Lauren


City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls: A Novel

City of Girls, is a wonderful story about a woman’s life and her explanation of who she is and how she got there. The glamorous story is told through a letter to someone, named Angela. I won’t say who Angela is, because that is part of the story! This book had me from the fun feathered cover to the last page of the book. I decided to download the audible so my mother and I could listen to it in the car. My mother loved it too! It was awkward in a few spots, listening to the sordid details of Vivian’s sex life with my mother sitting next to me, but we both laughed and nodded through most of the narration. I love the voice of the reader, but especially the voice of the author! I never would have guessed this is the author of Eat, Pray, Love! It’s totally different. My sister in-law was reading this same book at the same time, and I had no idea, but I liked the story so much, I sent her a link. She texted me, saying how like-minded we were, because she was already reading it. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this story. I listened to the end twice for the message the author gives and because my mom passed away before she could hear the last thirty minutes of the book. She asked me to tell her the end my last visit to the hospital and I did, not knowing it was her last day. But, I played it out loud again after she passed, so her spirit could hear the message. This book will always mean a lot to me for several reasons, but it’s a great story, spun with love, hope, reality and acceptance for whoever you are or have become. Don’t miss this lively, sexy, realistic story.

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