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Still I Rise must mean something different to the author than it does to me
October 27, 2018
I am very disappointed in this book. I was looking for a book on strong women but the third chapter describes the wife of the man who started AA. The author seems to credit her with much his success and look upon her admiringly. However, she adds details that make me shake my head. This woman put up with his horrible behaviors, multiple addictions, including sex, saying he had a fifteen year affair and left 10% of his estate to his mistress. He threw a sewing machine at her and just seems to be a selfish, immoral human being. I would have put her in the category of being a strong woman had she chosen to take care of herself and leave rather than suffer in an unhappy marriage. There are 22 chapters left but I doubt I will be able to finish it after this chapter.