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Sandy Lipovsky has commented on (11) products.

Fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science by Lucia Greenhouse
Fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science

Sandy Lipovsky, September 11, 2011

I just finished the book (which accompanied me everywhere I went so any free moments could be spent reading) and am pensive. Lucia Greenhouse writes like a tractor-beam--pulling the reader into the book as a standby character. I had known little of the practices of Christian Science and nothing of the dilemmas families face when not all members practice Science. I have thought about how I would have acted in a similar situation and, believe me, I have no answer yet. This is a compelling memoir to read and with a LOT to think about when finished.
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Sandy Lipovsky, March 6, 2011

I opened the book at 4PM and spent 5 mesmerizing hours inside the pages. I am tempted to open the book again and be finished in time for bed----the first comment on here is by a Michelle and I want to borrow her words "Oh, delicious" for indeed it is.
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Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt
Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

Sandy Lipovsky, January 25, 2011

Ingrid Betancourt brings us into the jungle with her so vividly that we can feel the ant bites and smell the stench of unwashed humans held captive in close quarters. How she used her wits and courage to survive six years held as a political prisoner and, even more, how she mentally relived the experience over and over so that we might know the truth is beyond belief. The writing is so well-thought out that one feels as if Ingrid is sitting across from you telling you the story personally.
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Mary Ann in Autumn: A Tales of the City Novel by Armistead Maupin
Mary Ann in Autumn: A Tales of the City Novel

Sandy Lipovsky, November 19, 2010

When Michael Tolliver Lives was published I settled into the warmth of a family reunion - for the characters in the Tales of the City series had become my good friends. It was wonderful to catch up with Michael and learn what he has been doing these past years.

And now, Mary Ann has come back to town! I got out a nice bottle of Cabernet for the occasion and put on the fleece PJ's (for it is that time of year here in the Northwest). And then I opened the book and was transported to San Francisco and yet another reunion of my good friends.

And as corny as that might sound, anyone who 'lived' with the Tales of the City will understand perfectly.

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Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt
Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

Sandy Lipovsky, October 31, 2010

I had read Until Death Do Us Part about Ingrid Betancourt's political hopes and aspirations and the hurdles she faced prior to her abduction by the FARC and I knew that I wanted to know more about her. Seeing her on television after her rescue reinforced my thoughts that this was an incredible figure in human and political history.

Even Silence Has an End is the story of her life as a hostage in the Colombian jungle for six and a half years. I am mindful that it also is the story of many other hostages held in the jungle during the same time. How can someone write so beautifully about something so horrifying? The basic thought that she survived is in itself amazing but it is the courage and dignity she maintained that is inspiring.

I am left with a deep respect for Ingrid Betancourt and am inspired by her fierce determination to maintain her dignity, faith, and honor when all else had been taken from her. Her story is incredible and the writing is beautiful.
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