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SUMMARY º The Help READ & DOWNLOAD The Help Cting clandestine meetingswith the help to capture their stories for publication It is a daring and foolhardy plan one certain to endanger not only the positions but the lives of the very women whose stories she transcribes as well as her own Stockett is a wonderful novelist and The Help is a charming thoughtful novel about women finding their voices and the truths we see when we have the courage to look unflinchingly into the mirror Spring 2009 Selection. enthusiasm this book and i almost never met and that would have been tragic the fault is mostly mine i mean the book made no secret of its existence a billion weeks on the best seller list every third customer asking for it at work displays and reviews and people on here praising it to the heavens it practically spread its legs for me but i just kept walking i figured it was something for the ladies like sex and the city which i don t have to have ever seen an episode of to know that it s not something i would enjoy i figured that this book was on the ladder one rung above chick lit so i am to blame for my snobbish dismissiveness but have you seen this cover what is with that sickroom color scheme and i hate those stupid little birds what is chip kidd so busy doing that he can t just pop over here and lend a hand it is not my fault for thinking it was a crappy book when that cover wanted me to think it is a crappy bookbut this book is good really really good again i thank you readers advisory class for fixing me up with this book it has been a long time since i have read such a frankly entertaining book if a book about the emotionally charged early days of the civil rights movement can be called entertaining this is just an effortlessly told story split between three different women whose voices and perspectives never run together the secondary characters are also completely believable and are all different brands of repellent with some token sympathetic characters tossed in for the halibut i don t even know what to say i just feel all aw shucks i loved this book about it there were several times i would catch myself grinning at a turn of phrase or a situation and every time i would start to doubt myself that maybe i would like sex and the city or buffy the vampire slayer or all these things i have formerly judged without having readseeneaten maybe i am like these white women in the book taking their help for granted and assuming they have nothing to say to each other because of their unwillingness to talk to them and know them as human beings maybe buffy and i have so much to learn from one anotherthen i would snap out of it and remember that my gut opinions are 9999% foolproof so for you other people who need to be swayed by hype i give you hype this book s hype is merited it would be a perfect book to read this summer when you are melting from the sun and need a good story this is a very tender and loving book about hope and sisterhood and opportunity but also about beatings and terror and shamestill hate those birds thoughcome to my blog

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SUMMARY º The Help READ & DOWNLOAD The Help Barnes Noble Discover Great New WritersIf you've enjoyed the southern charm of Fannie Flagg or The Secret Life of Bees you'll find The Help a delight Miss Eugenia Phelan Skeeter to her friends is a young woman of privilege who enjoys her fellow Junior Leaguers but sometimes finds their ways at odds with her own principles She plays the part of her station in 1960s Mississippi but can't help feeling dissatisfied with keeping house and acting as recording s. I have this terrible dreary feeling in my diaphragm area this morning and I m not positive what it s about but I blame some of it on this book which I am not going to finish I have a friend who is mad at me right now for liking stupid stuff but the thing is that I do like stupid stuff sometimes and I think it would be really boring to only like smart things What I don t like is when smart or even middle brained writers take an important topic and make it petty through guessing about what they don t know I can list you any number of these writers who would be fine if they weren t reaching into topics about which they have no personal experience incidentally all writers I m pretty sure my angry friend loves For example The Lovely Bones The Kite Runner Water for Elephants Memoirs of a Geisha etc These are the books for which I have no patience topics that maybe someone with imagination or self awareness could have written about compassionately without exploiting the victimization of the characters They re books that hide lazy writing behind a topic you can t criticize The Help is one of theseYou ve got this narrative telephone game in this book The telephone game is pretty fun sometimes and it is really beautiful in monster stories like Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights because what they are telling me is not intended as trustworthy or earnest All of the seriousness in monster stories is an impression or an emotion reflected back through the layers of narrative I don t feel that way about the topic of The Help though In this book a white woman writes from the point of view of a black woman during the Civil Rights movement who overhears the conversations of white women It s an important topic and I don t want to hear it through untrustworthy narratorsSo I can basically get on board with the dialect of the black maids but what throws me off as a reader is when the black maid is uoting the white women and they re all speaking perfect English without a trace of an accent It becomes particularly weird when one of the black maids starts to comment on the extreme accent of one of the white women Celia Foote whose written dialogue continues to be impeccable Who is this narrator Why does she choose not to speak proper English if she can speak it Why does she choose to give proper English to someone else who she has told me doesn t speak it Also usually the layers of narration in a telephone game book are only within the book In this case it s the author s voice stabbing through the story I am convinced it is her whose brain hears the white woman speaking TV English and the black women speaking in dialect It gives away the game Even the uotes from the movie have an example of this A conversation between her and Minnie goes like thisCelia Foote They don t like me because of what they think I didMinny Jackson They don t like you cause they think you white trash Celia speaks in a proper sentence but Minny misses the are in the second part of the sentence Celia says because but Minny says cause If the reader were supposed to understand that Celia does not speak in dialect that would make sense but since it specifically states that she does it doesn t make senseTo attempt to be clear I didn t have a problem that the book was in dialect I had a problem that the book said This white woman speaks in an extreme dialect and then wrote the woman s dialog not in dialect Aerin points out in message 111 that I am talking about eye dialect which is about spelling not pronunciation as in the example above Everyone in real life speaks in some form of non standard English Though I have seen some really beautiful uses of eye dialect as Aerin points out writers typically use it to show subservience of characters or that they are uneducated which often has racist overtones If it troubles you that I m saying this and you would like to comment on this thread you may want to read other comments because it is likely someone has already said what you are going to sayI m not finishing this one and it s not because I think people shouldn t like it but rather because I m almost 100 pages in and I can see the end and it s failed to engage me When a few IRL friends have asked what I thought of the book and I said I didn t care for it they have told me that I am taking it too seriously that it is just a silly fluff book not a serious study of Civil Rights Again I don t have a problem with stupid books but when it s a stupid book disguised as an Important Work of Cultural History all I want to do the whole time is tear its mask off And a book about Civil Rights is always important cultural history to me Anyway the book becomes unpleasant I become unpleasant it s bad news If you loved this book though or really even if you hated it I would recommend Coming of Age in Mississippi I think that book is one of the important records of American history Plus it s beautifully written inspirational and shocking It s been years since I read it so I might be giving it an undeserved halo but I can t say enough good things about itINDEX OF PROBLEMS WITH THIS REVIEWYou should finish the book before you talk about it comment 150 second paragraph comments 198 and 199 Stockett did experience the Civil Rights Era comment 154 comment 343 The author of The Lovely Bones was raped comment 190 The author of The Kite Runner is from Afghanistan comment 560 Memoirs of a Geisha is accurate and not comparable to The Help comment 574 Don t be so critical comment 475 Have you written a bestseller comment 515 Fiction doesn t have to be a history lesson comments 157 through 162 Having grown up in the South during this era and having had a maid I could relate to the emotional nuances of this book comments 222 and 223Minny and Aibileen are relatable comment 626 You are trying to silence authors comment 317 and comments 306 through 316 Why do you want to read a Civil Rights book about racism and hatred I would prefer one about friendship and working together comment 464 Why are there so many votes for such a half assed review comment 534 Authors can write outside of their personal experiences comments 569 through 587

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SUMMARY º The Help READ & DOWNLOAD The Help Ecretary at league meetings and yearns for something Minny Miss Celia Aibileen and Yule May are maids employed by Skeeter's friends Each woman cooks cleans and cares for her boss's children suffering slights and insults silently and sharing householdsecrets only among themselves In the wake of the Junior League push to create separate bathrooms for the domestic help within private homes Skeeter contacts a New York book editor with an idea Soon she's condu. While it was a well written effort I didn t find it as breathtaking as the rest of the world It or less rubbed me the wrong way It reads like the musings of a white woman attempting to have an uncomfortable conversation without really wanting to be uncomfortable It s incredibly hard to write with integrity about race and be completely honest and vulnerable The author failed to make me believe she was doing anything beyond a show tell And if her intent isn t anything greater then it makes this book all the pandering to the white imagination of what it must have been like to be the help during that era It s passive self reflection at best and utterly uselessThe national fascination with this book makes me sick It makes me think of my grandmother who was the help to many white families for well over 50 years Her stories aren t too different from those told in this book but they are hers to tell If she were alive today I don t believe she would praise Stockett s book In fact I think she we would be horrified at the thought that her years of hard work in some cases for some very horrible people would be reduced to some wannabe feel good story of the past


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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Help Kathryn Stockett ↠ 9 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kathryn Stockett I was uncomfortable with the tone of the book; I felt that the author played to very stereotypical themes and gave the characters especially the African American ones very inappropriate and obvious voices and structure in terms constructing their mental character I understand that the author wrote much of this as a result of her experiences growing up in the south in the 1960's and that it may seem authentic to

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    Kathryn Stockett ↠ 9 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kathryn Stockett [The Help] EBOOK FREE I know what a froat is and how to fix it Aibileen Clark knows how to cure childhood illnesses and how to help a young aspiring writer write a regular household hints column for the local paper But she's struggling mightily to deal with grief over the death of her 20 something son and she SURE doesn't think conditions will ever improve for African American domestic engineering servants in early 1960s Jackson Mississippi or anywhere else i

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