Saturday, January 26, 2008

Kitchen Privileges

Author: Mary Higgins Clark
Genre: Memoir
Challenge: In Their Shoes
Date Finished: January 21, 2008
Rating: 3.5/5

Mary Higgins Clark has been a favorite author of mine since high school. Since I have read all of her suspense novels I figured it might be enjoyable to read her memoir and learn more about the author herself. I was not disappointed. The memoir focuses mainly on her childhood and adult years before her success as a writer and from those remembrances the reader is able to connect with the person Clark was. It is clear Clark always thought of herself as a writer and was willing to put in an enormous amount of effort to accomplish her goal. From her story the reader can draw hope that he/she too can succeed at becoming a successful writer by knowing their audience, their strengths and weaknesses, and having a lot of determination. The only negative to the book was that I had hoped for a little more about Clark's life after she achieved bestseller status. Other than that the book was an enjoyable read.

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