Such Good Friends

☄ [PDF / Epub] ☃ Such Good Friends By Lois Gould ✓ – We were at least as happily married as anybody else which maybe was't very but it was all anybody could reasonably expect All I ever could anyway But now Julie Messinger age thirty one mother of two i We were at least as happily married as anybody else which maybe was't very but it was all anybody could reasonably expect All I ever could anyway But now Julie Messinger age thirty one mother Such Good PDF or of two is going through the kind of hell that may destroy her marriage if not her life.Such Good Friends


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  • 283 pages
  • Such Good Friends
  • Lois Gould
  • English
  • 09 January 2016
  • 9780394438559

10 thoughts on “Such Good Friends

  1. says:

    HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION It's not the loss of innocence that makes it so lousy to be a grownup; it's having all this goddamn power of retentionSo says our blighted domestic heroine Julie as she engages in a struggle of the psyche during the early days of women's liberationThe come on testimonials on the cover tout this as some kind of '70s feminist porn but the emphasis on the book's sexuality misses the point of what's really going on in this fairly significant and now obscure workI found a nice paperback edition at Half Price Books One reviewer called it the feminist Portnoy The tagline on the cover is The most intimate novel a woman ever wrote It was filmed and apparently toned down in 1971 with Dyan CannonInterestingly one of the reviewers cited on the back cover says the book goes farther in explicitness than Roth's Portnoy's Complaint but this isn't true Most of the time Gould's descriptions of sex aren't graphically spelled out as much as they could be In fact there's less sexual content in here than Portnoy I think it showed a certain bias of reviewers at the time that this book just seemed explicit because these thoughts were coming from the mind of a woman 2016 addendum note the rest of the review is done in the real time manner in which I used to do these things in my early Goodreads days Perhaps later I will go through this and wrench it into proper shape Leaving it alone for nowrandom thoughts and notations as I breezed through the bookStill early on but this is damned good A woman in emotional pain needing but not getting sexual release; despairing over her marriage Very heartfelt and witty so farThe opening pages are like crack A seemingly snarky woman is narrating and her observations about the hospital in which her comatose husband is lingering are hilarious; the humor pitch black The woman Julie on a deathwatch thinking about the stale and crumbling marriage to Richard the man whose toes she can see from a waiting area as he lays unconscious in the hospital bed Seeing a tube sticking out of his penis a lifeless member that reminds her of their barren sex life toward the end She tells us about her inner pain and his anger at her His nights away with others Their fuckless marriage; her attempts to interest him in sex Her feeling of indignity for being rejected in trying to meet her needs There's to this story No spoilers The premise is good We find out about this man as he lays there being contemplated She talks about her sexual fantasies Various vague friends who've come to visit weave into and out of the pictureYou know from the book description that there's a black book diaryONE THIRD IN updateMore about Julie's past particularly her adolescence and family situation Privileged Jewish background The first insertion of her tampon a charming reminiscence Her attempts to mix with gentiles and to impress the dumb WASP hunk athlete and her bigoted Midwestern family She goes to a fat farm to starve HALFWAYRevelations The story is snowballing Not putdownableTHREE UARTERSThe black book's code is cracked Julie has serious issues to consider Who are the real friends and not? And friends to whom? And why? What deceptions are being played out? What does it mean to be a good spouse? How can one forgive? And yet how can she not when she has nowhere else to go? Who is this person I live with? How much of this my fault? ETCCONCLUSIONSWow Wow Wow This book was so REAL for me So heartfelt Julie is so conflicted So human The conclusion is devastating This made me cry Partly for what happens and for how fucking good this book is I felt I inhabited this character What she openly expresses and what she expresses inside simultaneously in parentheses bottled up The present and past blending smoothly in real time to give us a rounded portrait of Julie's life; how she got to be where she is The areas of gray in everything; how one rationalizes and balances the behaviors of those on whom we depend spouses friends others I could go on and on Thoughtful funny heartbreaking Written with real verve Please read this I think you'll be pleasantly surprisedIt occurred to me that it might be hard to write this story today; there would be so many lawyers picking at the carrion of these characters and it would be unavoidable for the sake of realism and it would interrupt the flow Books like this that speak to us about adult issues in contemporary ways languish while readers continue to dust off their canonical classics just because people tell them to do so I'm telling you fuck that Look for books like this krKy amended in 2016 with some trims

  2. says:

    Breathless stream of consciousness meanderings of a depressed wife and mother who inadvertently discovers while her husband is unexpectedly comatose after undergoing minor surgery that he has been thoroughly unfaithful She apparently is one of the few in her social group who doesn't already know about it The cast of characters are uniformly dislikeable andor unbelievable Finally a couple of nitpicks it's not likely that a medical doctor would say that a patient would be given antibiotics for a virus; and finally I guess no one heard of medical malpractice in 1970

  3. says:

    This book shines as the forgotten thoughts and interiority of an era class and gender focused on repression So much to these women than what is shared in movies or even the movie made from this Somewhat helped by Elaine May’s pen it’s a sad masculine missing the point exploration of womanhood

  4. says:

    I saw this movie sometime back and decided to read the book because I like stories from the time period involved Interesting sort of stream of consciousness narrative As expected it goes deeper into a character's personality than a movie can

  5. says:

    Fleetwood Mac has nothing on this group of people

  6. says:

    Funny mordant satirical and enraged 70s 'feminist' novel that was a huge best seller when first published about a widow who discovers her husband had been unfaithful for years many times with her own 'good friends' Priceless

  7. says:

    I got this from the community bookshelf in our cafeteria at work dreadful it will be going back there though maybe i shouldn't do that to someone else

  8. says:

    Easy read bit disturbing and oh so plausible

  9. says:

    I have not read this book since I was about 14 but I still recall how much it haunted me while I was reading it

  10. says:

    Good read about a wife with a critically ill husband who learns of his many indiscretions

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