REVIEW Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood ↠ E-book or Kindle E-pub

SUMMARY Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood

REVIEW Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ When Siddalee Walker oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker Ya Ya extraordinaire is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed her mother gets described as a tap dancing child abuser Enraged Vivi disowns Sidda DeWhen Siddalee Walker oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker Ya Ya extraordinaire is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed her mother gets described as a tap dancing child abuser Enraged Vi. When I was pregnant with my oldest child a girl I had a dream In my dream I was in the hospital postpartum holding not the one child I knew that I had been pregnant with but two children Both girls One of my baby girls was uiet observant peaceful She had big open eyes that reflected her big open heart The other child was physically larger than the other baby and it's complete opposite Ugly angry needy I sat there holding both babies in their swaddling clothes while the one cried and demanded and writhed and the other lay in my arms uietly observing simply taking it all in I had what has now become the all too familiar feeling of being in over my head lost even before I had begun And then in my dream my own mother walks into the room with the also all too familiar glower she has reserved for me for as far back as I can remember The look that says You don't deserve this I've never forgotten that dream and until recently couldn't figure it out Years later I do in fact have two daughters and a son born not in that order My two daughters are almost a decade apart in age the older bigger one is definately NOT the noisy demanding one No she's definately the open loving one An old soul if ever there was oneWhat does any of this bs about my dream have to do with Divine Secrets Basically everything I have since sorted out this dream my oldest daughter is now 17 A young woman Just three years younger than I was when I carried her in my womb and dreamt of her and my mother and that demanding other child that needed so damn much all the time In the first few pages of Divine Secrets you are plunged into the life of an interesting lively young woman and her relationship with her mother All the bad behavior jealousy rage and hidden wounds When I read this book in 2002 I cried because I got that woman's rage towards her mother I was that woman Now I find as my own daughter enters adulthood I identify with the pain of that mother By the way that demanding baby in my dream was me and frankly that demanding baby in my dream is really a lot of us mothers to some degree or another Raising our own daughters while trying to finish the job of raising ourselves where our mothers might have failed Obviously that analogy doesn't apply to everyone but it's the link between that dream of mine and the thread of understanding that evolves in this book that are the same

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Rets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love and the fact that forgiveness than understanding is often what the heart longs f. EXCERPT Wearing nothing but their father's old seersucker pajama tops over their panties the four girls pushed Genevieve's convertible to the end of the long drive before Vivi climbed behind the wheel and started it There was only a dollop of gas in the tank so they couldn't get far 'I just know we shouldn't be doing this' Necie said as they journeyed into the night 'We should have at least put on pajama bottoms' 'Necie this is not a mortal sin you know' said Teensy 'I do not recall it being listed in the Balti Catechism' Vivi said 'Moses didn't utter one word about pajama bottoms when he came down from the mountain' said Caro'Well' Necie said 'I guess these tops do cover of our bodies than our swimsuits do'As Vivi drove it seemed that not only the Ya Yas' bodies but the earth and sky were sweating The very air they breathed was almost a juice Moonlight spilled down into the convertible onto the four friends' shoulders and knees and on the tops of their heads so that their hair seemed to have little sparks shooting off it 'Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered ' played on the radio Vivi had no idea at all where she was headed but she knew that whatever direction she went her friends would go with her ABOUT THIS BOOK When Siddalee Walker oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker Ya Ya extraordinaire is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed her mother gets described as a tap dancing child abuser Enraged Vivi disowns Sidda Devastated Sidda begs forgiveness and postpones her upcoming wedding All looks bleak until the Ya Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos called Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love and the fact that forgiveness than understanding is often what the heart longs forMY THOUGHTS 'The beauty of imperfect love' That is the essence of the series of books that begins with Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood On the surface this is a story of friendship love and survival But it goes so much deeper than that Wells explores the mother daughter bond with all its misunderstandings and misconceptions hurt feelings and petty feuds and the underlying love that ultimately overshadows everything else This is not a subtle story It is big and loud and blowsy Flamboyant Southern It is full of emotion from full blown histrionics to studied indifference It's characters love and hate with eual abandon they drink and cuss and appear to neglect their children But they have a bond seemingly unbreakable so that when something threatens one of them they circle their wagons and protect one another But what happens when that threat that danger comes from inside Siddalee Walker is about to find out A few careless words to a reporter about her mother may have just exiled her from her family foreverI love this book Adore it It is my favourite of the three in the series Tattered is how I would describe its condition Definitely beyond well worn I read it often and I find it extremely difficult to put into words how much this book makes me feel I laugh a lot and cry not uite so much every time I read it It invokes memories pleasant and not so pleasant of my own childhood Every time I read this I get something different from it Definitely one of my lifetime top ten books ❤❤❤❤❤THE AUTHOR Rebecca Wells was born and raised in Alexandria Louisiana “I grew up” she says “in the fertile world of story telling filled with flamboyance flirting futility and fear” Surrounded by Louisiana raconteurs a large extended family and Our Lady of Prompt Succor’s Parish Rebecca’s imagination was stimulated at every turn Early on she fell in love with thinking up and acting in plays for her siblings—the beginnings of her career as an actress and writer for the stage She recalls her early influences as being the land around her harvest times craw fishing in the bayou practicing piano after school dancing with her mother and brothers and sister and the close relationship to her black “mother” who cleaned for the Wells household She counts black music and culture from Louisiana as something that will stay in her body’s memory foreverIn high school she read Walt Whitman’s “I Sing the Body Electric” which opened her up to the idea that everything in life is a poem and that as she says “We are not born separately from one another” She also read “Howl” Allen Ginsberg’s indictment of the strangling consumer driven American culture he saw around him Acting in school and summer youth theater productions freed Rebecca to step out of the social hierarchies of high school and into the joys of walking inside another character and living in another worldThe day after she graduated from high school Rebecca left for Yellowstone National Park where she worked as a waitress It was an introduction to the natural glories of the park—mountains waterfalls hot springs and geysers—as well as to the art of hitchhikingRebecca graduated from Louisiana State University LSU in Baton Rouge where she studied theater English and psychology She performed in many college plays but also stepped outside the theater department to become awakened to women’s politics During this time she worked as a cocktail waitress once accidentally kicking a man in the shins when he slipped a ten dollar bill down the front of her dress—and began keeping a journal after reading Anais Nin which she has done ever sinceDISCLOSURE I own my own copy of Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells published by Harper Collins And do not ever try to part me from it All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom This review and others are also published on Twitter Instagram and my webpage

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Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya SisterhoodVi disowns Sidda Devastated Sidda begs forgiveness and postpones her upcoming wedding All looks bleak until the Ya Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos called Divine Sec. When the whole Ya Ya craze was going on my book club decided we'd better read it to see what all the fuss was about In the end we had to take a vote ya ya if you liked it; no no if you didn't I fell into the no no group I found it disturbing that hordes of women were flocking to this book that is really about completely dysfunctional families and marriages and a really unhealthy attachment to friends from the past It made me wonder what's going on with women that this kind of co dependent group of friends was something to aspire toI had a similar reaction to Bridges of Madison County although I did go see the movie and Meryl Streep did get me despite my skepticism