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She's Come Undone (Paperback)

Author:  Wally Lamb
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0671021001
ISBN-13: 9780671021009
Sku: 30352501
Publish Date: 6/1/1998
Pages:  480
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Mine is a story of craving; an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered. (from the first line)
Eating herself into obesity in the wake of her lost childhood and over-anxious mother, Dolores Price finds herself facing adulthood in a cruel world and resolves to rise to the occasion. Reprint. *Author: Lamb, Wally *Series Title: Oprahs Book Club *Publication Date: 1998/06/01 *Number of Pages: 465 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.25
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A selection of Oprah's Book Club! In his extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites readers 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 13-year-old Delores Price. She's left her childhood behind, and spends her adolescence munching in front of the TV. When she orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, she 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. A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year; a "People" Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year; A "Los Angeles Times" Book Award Finalist for Best First Novel of the Year.Eating herself into obesity in the wake of her lost childhood and over-anxious mother, Dolores Price finds herself facing adulthood in a cruel world and resolves to rise to the occasionIn 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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In his first novel, Wally Lamb creates a heroine--Dolores Price--who survives family insanity, rape, abuse, obesity, and the death of loved ones, emerging at the end as a strong, tough woman whose life is moving toward hope and salvation.
Author Bio
Wally Lamb
Both of Wally Lamb's first two novels (SHE'S COME UNDONE, and I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE) were chosen for the Oprah Book Club, and became huge bestsellers, selling millions of copies. Lamb is known for his ability to fuse melodrama, tragedy, and sensational hardships with a defiant sense of humor, and an uplifting message of preference and redemption. In addition to his own writing, Lamb taught writing at a female prison in Connecticut, and edited two anthologies of his students' work (COULDN'T KEEP IT TO MYSELF, and I'LL FLY AWAY).

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"...A tour de force, a magnificent and beautiful first novel whose lyric voice and compelling story couple to make an astonishing debut." - Brett Lott

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"There's so much to love in it...I adore it." - Elinor Lipman

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"As you read [this book] your entire life will flash before your eyes....It's a bit like strolling down with Dick Clark on one arm, Jean-Paul Sartre on the other. It's scary, but Lord it's wonderful!" - Cathie Pelletier

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"...A wonderful, inventive, ambitious, and, it cannot be stressed enough, hilarious first novel." - Kristin McCloy

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Product attributePublisher:   Pocket Books
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