October 14, 2010

the day i ate whatever I wanted

I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Berg - I think she's a really good writer in the vein of Anne Tyler, whom I used to read a lot. The latest Elizabeth Berg book I read was the day i ate watever i wanted And Other Small Acts of Liberation. It's a book of short stories, fiction, about women break an unhealthy or problematic pattern in their lives with a "small act of liberation." In the title story, the protagonist has been on a wicked diet and has been doing quite well,but she decides she's had it, buys a whole box of doughnuts and tucks into them, and splurges a few more times that day. Her husband's been on the same diet but much more disciplined which really bugs her. The ending is sooo redemptive. I loved almost every story in this book.


  1. I loved this book but then I've loved all her books I think. Gorgeous blog, keep it up!

  2. Thanks! I'll watch for that "guest review!" (No pressure)