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Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Carly - Goodreads

This was a tough book to rate, because it so wildly vacillated between excellent and poor quality writing. The essays about Knapp's experiences with addiction, the letter to her father and her self ... Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Chrystal Lamb - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book tremendously. Her writing is very emotional and easy to read. It really makes you think about the problems in your life and realize that some people really do have more on ... Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Steve2467 - Goodreads

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Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Kristine Mckenna - Goodreads

I just really love Caroline Knapp's work. She tackles serious subjects, but she is rye, witty, amusing and smart. I laughed reading this and am moved by her books. Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Kimberly - Goodreads

Pick and choose as you will. I enjoyed The Merry Recluse for a select number of essays that spoke to the very essence of the 30 something American woman. I will venture to say that some of the ... Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

This book is a collection of essays Knapp wrote for various publications (the majority for the Boston Phoenix). Fantastic writing, as always, so it definitely deserves 5 stars. However the ... Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Although most of these essays are older, I can still relate to Caroline Knapp's viewpoint on many, many subjects. I wish she were still able to provide some colorful commentary on almost any subject. I wish I hadn't waited so long to ready these wonderful essays. Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Carleen - Goodreads

I wish I would have known of Caroline Knapp while she was still alive. Known best for her intimate "confessional" books Appetites and Drinking: A Love Story, Merry Recluse is more light hearted, full ... Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

A collection of Knapp's columns. It took me a while to read this one because the columns are good, but it's not as compelling as the books she wrote--Drinking: A Love Story_ and _Appetites: Why Women ... Read full review

Review: The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

User Review  - Ingrid - Goodreads

I enjoyed this collection of essays as much as the two previous books by Caroline Knapp that I read: Drinking and Pack of Two I always appreciated how honest the author was even when it reflected ... Read full review


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