Sanna Sarromaa @superfeministen is a Finnish writer and famous feminist living in Norway. She writes weekly columns which are my favourite as she has a talent and skills to comment reality from the perspective of I wouldn’t say foreigner although she quite often compares Norwegian society to her native’s one but a person who questions this so-called happy reality here in Norway.
I set out to register the heat and sting of female want so that men and other women might easily comprehend before they condemn. Because it’s the quotidian minutes of our lives that will go on forever, that will tell us who we were, who our neighbors and our mothers were, when we were too diligent in thinking they were nothing like us. This is the story of three women.
Lisa Taddeo spent 8 years interviewing, listening and talking to the women from her book trying to understand them in order to give in her book an intense look at the lives of Lisa, Maggie and Sloane.
During pre-holiday fever, I noticed a tendency of increased panic created while packing. How many books do you take with you on vacation and what happens if you read them all? I also read about some husbands who allows to take 5 books due to luggage restrictions and you stuff an extra 5 books in a child’s suitcase. Panic is really big here and it doesn’t help that you take your kindle with you as we know that nothing can replace reading a proper paper book.
Usually, I don’t remember the first sentence of the book despite the common opinion that it is very important for a book but this beginning with an African proverb is will stay with me forever.
Recently I have luck for reading books which despite being set in the XX century and in totally different places, yet I can relate to them that much that I dare to say that not much has changed in our society from the tale written by Betty Smith.