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    Hmm The writing on a sentence level is exuisite Levy's vocabulary is just superb This is an interesting book Levy demonstrates self awareness and is willing to put herself on the page in uncomfortable but compelling ways The end of the book is a mess The last few chapters are just baffling given the strength of what prec

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    I'm just going to talk openly about what happens in the memoir because it seems as though it's mostly all out there as is and so I don't want people yelling at me about spoilers The literal summary provided makes even the miscarriag

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    Who is this Ariel Levy anyway It’s always a risk to read a memoir by someone you’ve never heard of or who isn’t a blogger with lots of creds I’ve been burnt before But this is definitely a keeper Levy at 38 had it all and was dazed with happiness as she looked forward into the future And then Poof It’s gone In a nanosecond her life turned to hell Levy is an excellent writer When I read that she work

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    The literary memoir The Rules Do Not Apply is all about a privileged white woman who has led a charmed life The author has been raised to assume she has control over all aspects of her life because nothing traumatic has ever happened to her or anyone in her family and she has had a successful writing career according to plan She has grown up believing she should have it all in life and she actively pursues that

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    I didn’t know anything about Ariel Levy – who is a writer with The New Yorker but the description of her memoir sounded interesting Well it turns out that I would probably be happy to read anything by Levy and I need to look for some of her other writings Her memoir deals with terrible personal losses she suf

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    This memoir got a lot of hype some of which is justifiedAriel Levy has some strong passages in the book but parts of it felt padded and unfocused The Rules Do Not Apply is an extension of an article Levy wrote in The New Yorker on a horrible miscarriage she suffered while reporting in Mongolia The story of the

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    To talk about this book I have to also talk about memoirs and my relationship with them in general This book challenged me and my ideas of mem

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    Ariel Levy always believed she could be a writer Her mother told her it was a good idea a normal thing for a pre teen to aspire to something for a teen to aim for She was in her late teens when she wrote for New York magazine about a bar in ueens where enormously heavy women danced for men and presumably women The women wore brightly colored clothes high heels and seuins for anyone who lusted for heavy It made the women

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    It's tough to rate a grief memoir without feeling like you're making a personal comment about the author or her experiences so I feel a need to ualify my choice of three stars I'm very impressed with the author's writing skills and empathize with the grief she felt over her miscarriage and her spouse's alcoholism But based on the Goodreads

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    I rarely sit down with a book only to look up hours later and realize I've consumed it in its entirety Such was the case with The Rules Do Not Apply It was recommended on a Podcast and I knew nothing else going into it besides the fact that it was a memoir Though achingly depressing and self deprecating it's a beautifully written b

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A gorgeous darkly humorous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention for readers of Cheryl Strayed and Joan Didion When thirty eight year old New Yorker writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012 she was pregnant married financially secure and successful on her own terms A month later none of that was true Levy picks you up and hurls you through the Hmm The writing on a sentence level is exuisite Levy s vocabulary is just superb This is an interesting book Levy demonstrates self awareness and is willing to put herself on the page in uncomfortable but compelling ways The end of the book is a mess The last few chapters are just baffling given the strength of what precedes them There is also this awkward strain of unexamined white girl privilege throughout Now is such examination mandatory Of course not But whew The lack of it is pronounced Still enjoyed this The writing is just that good Engendering Song up and hurls you through the Hmm The writing on a sentence level is exuisite Levy s vocabulary is just superb This is an interesting book Levy demonstrates self awareness and is willing to put herself on the page in Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide uncomfortable but compelling ways The end of the book is a mess The last few chapters are just baffling given the strength of what precedes them There is also this awkward strain of The White Nights of Ramadan unexamined white girl privilege throughout Now is such examination mandatory Of course not But whew The lack of it is pronounced Still enjoyed this The writing is just that good

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Acy and autonomy safety and stimulation reassurance and novelty coziness and thrills But we can’t have it all” In this profound and beautiful memoir Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture of what has changed and of what is etern To talk about this book I have to also talk about memoirs and my relationship with them in general This book challenged me and my ideas of memoirs especially those written by women I have talked about my enjoyment of memoirs elsewhere so it is safe to say that it is a type of book I gravitate to and read a lot ofAriel Levy s memoir is a memoir about loss the loss of her child her spouse and her house She talks in absolute honesty of that loss and of the person she was beforehand a person who thought that the rules do not apply Living an unconventional life mostly governed by what she wants rather than her surroundings she stands before a massive pile of broken pieces having to rebuild not only her life but also her understanding of it So far there are plenty o similarities to any number of brilliant memoirs I have read in the last few years but there is a crucial difference I think Ariel Levy does not apologize for the person she is with all her flaws and edges This is not a memoir about growth through loss because why should it be I adore this somehow I adore how unapologetically herself she is even if that person is probably not somebody I would be friends with And why should that be a criteria to judge a literary work on to begin with I think and a brief look through reviews seems to agree with me that often female narrators in fiction and female authors in non fiction are somehow judged on likability As if that has any influence whatsoever on the literay merit As if the way she deals with her horrific loss is in any shape or form up for debate This is her life and her book and her way of framing the story This is something I also find to be the case in Lidia Yuknavitch s writing as well as in Maggie Nelson s writing both authors I enjoy immensely and who are also criticized occationally for making things all about themI found this memoir intensely readable very gripping and super thought provoking Ariel Levy s writing is impeccable her structure both within a sentence as well as in the complete book works absolutely wonderful and her voice is perfect The made me realize that I need to stop thinking about the likability of an author it made me uestion my assumptions about the genre I am so very glad to have read thisFirst sentences Do you ever talk to yourself I do it all the time You can find this review and other thoughts on books and relevantly memoirs on my blog Beyond the Pale unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture of what has changed and of what is etern To talk about this book I have to also talk about memoirs and my relationship with them in general This book challenged me and my ideas of memoirs especially those written by women I have talked about my enjoyment of memoirs elsewhere so it is safe to say that it is a type of book I gravitate to and read a lot ofAriel Levy s memoir is a memoir about loss the loss of her child her spouse and her house She talks in absolute honesty of that loss and of the person she was beforehand a person who thought that the rules do not apply Living an The Black Ice Score (Parker, unconventional life mostly governed by what she wants rather than her surroundings she stands before a massive pile of broken pieces having to rebuild not only her life but also her The Black Painting understanding of it So far there are plenty o similarities to any number of brilliant memoirs I have read in the last few years but there is a crucial difference I think Ariel Levy does not apologize for the person she is with all her flaws and edges This is not a memoir about growth through loss because why should it be I adore this somehow I adore how Fire and Desire unapologetically herself she is even if that person is probably not somebody I would be friends with And why should that be a criteria to judge a literary work on to begin with I think and a brief look through reviews seems to agree with me that often female narrators in fiction and female authors in non fiction are somehow judged on likability As if that has any influence whatsoever on the literay merit As if the way she deals with her horrific loss is in any shape or form The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox up for debate This is her life and her book and her way of framing the story This is something I also find to be the case in Lidia Yuknavitch s writing as well as in Maggie Nelson s writing both authors I enjoy immensely and who are also criticized occationally for making things all about themI found this memoir intensely readable very gripping and super thought provoking Ariel Levy s writing is impeccable her structure both within a sentence as well as in the complete book works absolutely wonderful and her voice is perfect The made me realize that I need to stop thinking about the likability of an author it made me The Illusionists uestion my assumptions about the genre I am so very glad to have read thisFirst sentences Do you ever talk to yourself I do it all the time You can find this review and other thoughts on books and relevantly memoirs on my blog

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Story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed Like much of her generation she was raised to resist traditional rules about work about love and about womanhood “I wanted what we all want everything We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic surprising We want to be youthful adventurers and middle aged mothers We want intim This memoir got a lot of hype some of which is justifiedAriel Levy has some strong passages in the book but parts of it felt padded and unfocused The Rules Do Not Apply is an extension of an article Levy wrote in The New Yorker on a horrible miscarriage she suffered while reporting in Mongolia The story of the miscarriage is heartbreaking along with her grief when she later lost her spouse LucyFor the first time I can remember I cannot locate my competent self one missing person In the last few months I have lost my son my spouse and my house Every morning I wake up and for a few seconds I m disoriented confused as to why I feel grief seeping into my body and then I remember what has become of my life I am thunderstruck by feeling at odd times and then I find myself gripping the kitchen counter a subway pole a friend s body so I won t fall over I don t mean that figuratively My sorrow is so intense it often feels like it will flatten meThe first part of this book is the strongest and I enjoyed reading how Levy became a writer and reporter However this memoir is also frustrating in that she makes several bad relationship decisions and it made me want to put the book down and give her a tough love lecture And Levy comes across as cold toward Lucy who was dealing with an alcohol addiction The last section of the book is especially unfocused everything after the details of her miscarriage were kind of a rambling mess And about that miscarriage scene it was so gory that it was brutal to read I ve noticed a terrible trend in the media world of pushing everything to extremes especially scenes of violence and trauma I see this in the movies we watch in TV shows and on the news and also in the shocking personal essays that are posted online and spare no bloody detail I ve wondered if this is all a result of internet algorithms with the most horrific stories getting the most clicks so publishing companies assume everyone wants to see horror But I don t I ll be fine if I never again read another awful miscarriage sceneI generally enjoy memoirs and in the end I m glad I read this and I will remember Levy s story for a while I would recommend The Rules Do Not Apply to readers who like emotional memoirs Just be braced for some painful scenesFavorite uotesUntil recently I lived in a world where lost things could always be replaced But it has been made overwhelmingly clear to me now that anything you think is yours by right can vanish and what you can do about that is nothing at all The future I thought I was meticulously crafting for years has disappeared and with it have gone my ideas about the kind of life I d imagined I was due People have been telling me since I was a little girl that I was too fervent too forceful too much I thought I had harnessed the power of my own strength and greed and love in a life that could contain it But it has explodedDaring to think that the rules do not apply is the mark of a visionary It s also a symptom of narcissismThe fear of ending up like my grandma cutting coupons in a one room efficiency surrounded by strangers made me vigilant like my parents anxious that the poverty of our ancestors was always just one wrong move awayI wanted what we all want everything We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic surprising We want to be youthful adventurers and middle aged mothers We want intimacy and autonomy safety and stimulation reassurance and novelty coziness and thrills But we can t have it allIn a strange way I am comforted by the truth Death comes for us You may get ten minutes on this earth or you may get eighty years but nobody gets out alive Accepting this rule gives me a funny flicker of peace