She’s Come Undone is Wally Lamb’s bestselling book about Delores Price, a depressed, overweight teen, living in her mother’s rooming house/apartment building. Life is difficult for Delores, and depression and anxiety run as a theme throughout. Readers will be drawn to Delores, while at equal measures surprised and occasionally repulsed by her life. The people who come into her life have significant impact on her mental health, some of them extremely detrimentally. While technically a coming of age novel, there is an argument for the thought that Delores does not come of age, but merely exists through the years of her story. Lamb’s use of imagery and deep understanding of the phases of mental decline are masterful. One of the original books from Oprah’s Book Club, She’s Come Undone is, in my opinion, a modern American Fiction classic. The book is long, at 465 pages, and will definitely be disturbing to some readers, but it is through its disturbing essence that we come to understand the pain and illness that has been stigmatized for too long. #shescomeundone #wallylamb #1992
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
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My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
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