Lucky. [Alice Sebold] — In this memoir, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was With this book, she delivers on that promise with mordant wit and an eye for life’s . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. When Sebold, the author of the current bestseller Add Audible book to your purchase for just $ Deliver to your Kindle or . $ Read with Our Free App; Hardcover $ Used from. Listen to “Lucky” by Alice Sebold available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Alice Get $5 off your first eBook; Get your first audiobook for free. Sign in with.

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It seemed to just lose its momentum toward the end, and I began to lose interest after the first half of the book. At first there was no answer. I told the police not to call my mother. I put them on, almost falling for my lack of balance. View all 13 comments. I am not a huge fan of memoirs. Of course, that tension cannot be maintained.

Lucky by Alice Sebold

He looked at me, did not know who I was. I asked Tree to turn on the water. In any case, as a survivor, and having also read ‘The Lovely Bones’ and enjoying Sebold’s style, this was a great read for me. With Lucky she delivers on that promise with mordant wit and an eye for life’s absurdities, as she describes what she was like both as a young girl before the rape and how that rape changed but did not sink the woman she later became.

Does every one of her books deal with rape?

In Cindy’s room, I sat down on the bed closest to the door. Outside, on the raised platform that surrounded Marion Dorm’s front door, were people who knew me. You’re a good girl.

I was trembling but I thought he’d had enough. The Hum and the Shiver. I stared right into his eyes. I fref, even then, that this doctor needed the Valium he prescribed for me more than I did. View all 14 comments. She was coming down from as much as ten cups of coffee a day, and restaurants weren’t yet in the custom of serving decaf.


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I was im The first line of the book: The “Aftermath” section didn’t work for me at all — too choppy, too “look what a bad girl I turned into. Sebold for her courage in sharing it. I met a plainclothes detective inside.

In the first several years after a rape, everything seems to come back to the rape and what it did to one’s self-esteem and general philosophy. I went through a self-destructive phase as did Alice; I was with men who were degrading in frer so obvious but nonetheless damaging ways, as luxky Alice.

The nurse covered it quickly with paper from the examining table. He plied them and squeezed sebopd, manipulating them right tree to my ribs. Simple because most acts are, because it is simply violent, because it is simply wrong.

He stood up and began dragging me over the grass by my hair. I wanted to read this for her. Sebold’s graphic description of her rape makes the reader at once a unwilling quasi voyager while shattering and subverting all the romance novel fantasies. Without recognizing me at first, only knowing I was writing a book on Alice Sebold’s rape case, she hurried in from another room and told me and those assisting me that “the victim in that case was my best friend. It’s been a while since I read this, but I think she always referred to him as “my rapist” or something similar.

Neither of us had a private phone. My parents were upstairs the whole time. I thought this memoir was well-written and gripping, and despite the distressing content it was worth the effort. It looked and watched and cataloged the details of it all. Enormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Alice Sebold’s compelling memoir of her rape at the age of eighteen is a story that takes hold of you and won’t let go.


She has published three books: I feel so sad that I hated this book so much. Or, worse still, “That’s a nice sweater she’s wearing”? She tells it exactly like it is, and it was interesting to see how she handled herself in and out of the courtroom—especially for someone so yo In LuckyAlice Sebold recounts the night she was raped and how that event and its consequences reverberated throughout her life.

The ambulance men carried me down the stairs. He drew my head back and looked at me.

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Walking home from a party she is attacked this attack takes place not far from the campus. I was staring right into his eyes. I remember biting him, pushing him, Slice don’t know what. A female gynecologist named Dr.

It felt good to do it. I actually got the rest of the book as an audiobook got to Chapter 3 via online excerpts and listened to Sebold herself narrate the story sebild how, when she was an 18 year old virgin coed at Syracuse University, she was brutalized, beaten, and viciously raped and sodomized onlind night on her way home.

He lay down on top of me and started humping. The others were foggy and off to the side. Did I look smart?