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4/23/2013

True Believers

                                                                                     

I have just started reading True Believers by Kurt Anderson, so I'm not very far into it. The novelty, of sorts, is that the male author is writing in first person female voice. Here's the first paragraph in the first chapter:
My publishers signed me up a year ago to write a book, but not this book. 'A candid and inspirational memoir by one of the most accomplished leaders and thinkers of our times,' their press release promised. They think they're getting a slightly irreverent fleshing out of my curriculum vitae, a plainspoken, self-congratulatory chronicle of A Worthy Life in the Law and Modern Triumph of Women, which they're publishing, ho-hum premise not withstanding, because I've written a couple of best sellers and appear on TV a lot.
Would you continue reading?  

4 comments:

Peggy said...

Not really impressed with the first paragraph but I did read a fiction book about a woman who was battered by her alcoholic husband, written in the first person and written by a man. You would believe it was a woman writing it! 'The Woman Who Walked Into Doors' by Roddy Doyle.

Margot said...

This opening paragraph appeals to me. I don't know if its the self-deprecating humor or what but, I like it. I'd keep going. Thanks for visiting my blog. It's great to meet a fellow Louise Penny fan.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I need to read a bit more to decided, but think it sounds promising. Thanks so much for joining in.

booksaremyfavouriteandbest said...

This one would be a 'maybe' for me. I like the concept of a male writing from a female pov but that said, I'm not mad about the opening para.