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Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood kindle ¹ Paperback read ↠ mbjuk ✓ When Siddalee Walker oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker Ya Ya extraordinaire is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed her mother gets described as a tap dancing child abuser Enraged Vivi disowVi disowns Sidda Devastated Sidda begs forgiveness and postpones her upcoming wedding All looks bleak until the Ya Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos called Divine Sec I'm having a hard time deciding if I liked this book or not On the surface not so much About 30 pages in I wasn't sure if I was going to make it through or if I was going to go insane if I saw the word Ya Ya one timeThere were some things that I liked about it Friendship that endures closer than blood Knowing there's always someone there in your corner and they've been there your whole life Daughters learning that Mom had a life before she became a Mother and has a separate identity apart from MomI think my main problem was that I thought the Ya Yas were all a bunch of spoiled brats that we're supposed to love just because we're told to Oh they're so fabulous it's okay that they desecrate a religious icon that means a lot to Vivi's mother It's okay that they strip down naked and go swimming in the town's water supply So the message seems to be that you can get away with whatever the hell you want as long as you act like it's your birthright to be so obnoxiousMeanwhile Sidda daughter of Vivi one of the Ya Yas pretty much seem to do nothing but page through the old scrapbook the Divine Secrets of the title avoid her fiance and Think Deep Thoughts as she walks around the woods or wherever the hell she is She doesn't really seem to have much identity of her own she just exists so there can be a Happy Ending that we all knew was coming anywayThe main conflict between Sidda and her mother seems to be that Vivi beat the holy hell out of her kids and she's mad that Sidda is now famous enough to be interviewed for the New York Times and she told them about it So Vivi's mad thatthe truth was told So I guess I'm glad I read it I'm also glad I only paid half price for it at the used bookstore
Rebecca Wells È Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood reader
Rets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love and the fact that forgiveness than understanding is often what the heart longs f To borrow an expression from the book this sucker is Trés ya ya no How can a writer so obsessed with small town aristocracy manage to slip in so many references to peeing in one's pants?I never manage to abandon books once I've started them even when they're utter and total tripe Thank goodness this reads fast so I didn't waste any of my life on itI seem to be missing the Chick Lit Gene I just flat out do not understand or identify with this kind of writing I'm not like this My friends aren't like this My mother thank Heaven is not like this Our lovely Louisiana friends are not like this I don't know anyone who is like this I'm beginning to suspect that nobody is like this except in pulpy pseudo literature written by women with juvenile Scarlett O'Hara fantasies I would be ashamed to be this kind of feminineThis is the story of Sidda a dull spineless immature 40 year old with no identity of her own and her malicious self absorbed alcoholic racist mother Vivi who appears to be taking out on everyone around her the frustrations of a lifetime of being a legend only in her own mind One gets the impression that Vivi needed the Ya Yas so she could be notorious somewhere since she doesn't have the class or discipline to accomplish anything of genuine valueIt's badly written the dialogue is clumsy and I think it must hold some kind of world record for wallowing in self pity Wells is also an unbearable reference dropper River Road Recipes interspersed bayou French Cajun fiddle Community Coffee etc Apparently the divine secret is that this bunch of self centered superannuated teenagers chose to flash freeze their high school lives and mentalities at the expense of emotional adulthood their marriages and their children Yeah there's going to be drama and hardship in your life if you react to every little thing as if it's a catastrophe and use it as an excuse to drink and dope yourself into a stupor Complex needs to stop being a literary euphemism for manipulative self serving toxic and narcissistic Ironically Vivi is the least likable and least interesting of the four Ya Yas though she's supposed to be the luminaryI guess it says something that Ms Wells has lived in Washington state for the past 25 years If she loved Louisiana so much why did she leave and then write boring mindless novels about it?
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Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya SisterhoodWhen Siddalee Walker oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker Ya Ya extraordinaire is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed her mother gets described as a tap dancing child abuser Enraged Vi I think Vivi WAS a tap dancing child abuser Any discussion of this fact ends at the being whipped with the belt scene Vivi had no right to be enraged when this fact comes to light she should have been embarrassed yes Her daughter arguably should not have revealed this dirty laundry but should have worked it through with her mother privatelyAccording to this book a scrapbook of silly adventures with Vivi's zany friends makes that behavior forgivablenot an apology or explanation from Vivi Daughter is chastened and forgives dear Vivi after reading the scrapbookAnother thingPLEASE spare me the Southern Women stories I live in the South and have never met anyone remotely like thisThank God