Book Review

I've read a lot of books over the years.  Books are an amazing escape or lesson or information for me.  I will tackle almost any genre or topic.  I am a bit picky though about how I spend my book fund (which is minimal) but here are two books I have in my own personal library:

Melanie Crowder

If I could give this ten stars I would.  My sister loaned me this book, told me it was a story of a woman who worked to bring unions to the garment industry in the early 1900s, and it was told in poem form.  I thought are you nuts?  I got the book at work and read the first poem.  I was HOOKED!!!  I started reading just before 7 and finished a little after 10.  I couldn't put it down.  Here are three quotes which I found powerful and meaningful.  Page 158 "I think if a man drives his workers like a slave master what does it matter over which holy books he prays.  Page 236  "You have to fight for what you want you have to take what you need."  Page 282 "Revolution is everyday people working together for the common good."  Powerful, heart wrenching, and incredible.  This is a fictional story about how this woman defied her father, her employers and society to bring about needed and necessary change.  With the unrest in our society, with the difficulties facing workers, it offers a great deal of meaning and inspiration for the workers today.  INCREDIBLE!!  I strongly recommend this book.  Don't be afraid of the poetry format, just read the words.  The words - regardless of the format - tell a powerful story.


  1. Hey--Thanks, Dragonlady! I'm glad you liked it.

  2. I've told many about your book and written a review on Amazon. It is a multi layered and beautiful book. Thank you for writing it... :)


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