Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lisa See: How Book Clubs Have Changed

"The single biggest change I've seen and the one I love most --- and maybe this will sound funny coming from a writer --- is that the book is usually secondary to the experience of women talking to each other. Often women tell me that they spend about twenty minutes talking about the book and the rest of the meeting talking about life. I understand that. We're all so busy, yet we all desire companionship and a place to let down our hair. When and where else do we get to be with other women to boast, complain, commiserate, and laugh at silly stuff?"

~ Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love.

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