In this New York Times bestselling extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.
"Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered...."
Meet Dolores Price. She's thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up.
In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.
Only book I've read multiple times
I was introduced to this book in my teens. I absolutely loved it. I am 31 now and have read this book 4 times. This book will not disappoint! Wally Lamb wrote an amazing book with this one.
This is one of the best books I ever read! I read it first during the 90s and thought I would revisit it on audio. Still a great story, and I did not remember all of it so some parts seemed new. I think this book is worth reading and even though I have some negative things to say. Get the audiobook anyway; or read it.
I do not understand why such an old woman would be selected to narrate the story of a child, then teenager, then young woman; especially when the story is told in the first person! It is really distracting. Further, the narrator does not capture the main character's sarcasm and often uses totally inappropriate intonations, ex. sing-songing lines when the character is angry. This is unfortunate and very annoying and would probably ruin a run of the mill book. Fortunately, Lamb's tale can withstand the dim narrator.
Mediocre writing. I really have no idea why all the positive reviews. Very disappointing.