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Shifted inside her after the loss of her own son who died while his bosses looked the other way She is devoted to the little girl she looks after though she knows both their hearts may be brokenMinny Aibileen's best friend is short fat and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi She can cook like nobody's business but she can't mind her tongue so she's lost yet another job Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation But her new boss has secrets of her ownSeemingly as different from one another as can be these women will nonetheless com While it was a well written effort I didn't find it as breathtaking as the rest of the world It or less rubbed me the wrong way It reads like the musings of a white woman attempting to have an uncomfortable conversation without really wanting to be uncomfortable It's incredibly hard to write with integrity about race and be completely honest and vulnerable The author failed to make me believe she was doing anything beyond a show tell And if her intent isn't anything greater then it makes this book all the pandering to the white imagination of what it must have been like to be the help during that era It's passive self reflection at best and utterly uselessThe national fascination with this book makes me sick It makes me think of my grandmother who was the help to many white families for well over 50 years Her stories aren't too different from those told in this book but they are hers to tell If she were alive today I don't believe she would praise Stockett's book In fact I think she we would be horrified at the thought that her years of hard work in some cases for some very horrible people would be reduced to some wannabe feel good story of the past

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The HelpE together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times And sometimes lines are made to be crossedIn pitch perfect voices Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town and the way women mothers daughters caregivers friends view one another A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy humor and hope The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by and the ones we don't jacket flap enthusiasm this book and i almost never met and that would have been tragic the fault is mostly mine i mean the book made no secret of its existence a billion weeks on the best seller list every third customer asking for it at work displays and reviews and people on here praising it to the heavens it practically spread its legs for me but i just kept walking i figured it was something for the ladies like sex and the city which i don't have to have ever seen an episode of to know that it's not something i would enjoy i figured that this book was on the ladder one rung above chick lit so i am to blame for my snobbish dismissiveness but have you seen this cover?? what is with that sickroom color scheme? and i hate those stupid little birds what is chip kidd so busy doing that he can't just pop over here and lend a hand?? it is not my fault for thinking it was a crappy book when that cover wanted me to think it is a crappy bookbut this book is good really really good again i thank you readers' advisory class for fixing me up with this book it has been a long time since i have read such a frankly entertaining book if a book about the emotionally charged early days of the civil rights movement can be called entertaining this is just an effortlessly told story split between three different women whose voices and perspectives never run together the secondary characters are also completely believable and are all different brands of repellent with some token sympathetic characters tossed in for the halibut i don't even know what to say i just feel all aw shucks i loved this book about it there were several times i would catch myself grinning at a turn of phrase or a situation and every time i would start to doubt myself that maybe i would like sex and the city or buffy the vampire slayer or all these things i have formerly judged without having readseeneaten maybe i am like these white women in the book taking their help for granted and assuming they have nothing to say to each other because of their unwillingness to talk to them and know them as human beings maybe buffy and i have so much to learn from one anotherthen i would snap out of it and remember that my gut opinions are 9999% foolproof so for you other people who need to be swayed by hype i give you hype this book's hype is merited it would be a perfect book to read this summer when you are melting from the sun and need a good story this is a very tender and loving book about hope and sisterhood and opportunity but also about beatings and terror and shamestill hate those birds thoughcome to my blog

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The Help Ebook Æ » Kathryn stockett » ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Help By Kathryn Stockett ➲ – Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary stepTwenty two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole M LibLibrarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary stepTwenty two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss She may have a degree but it is 1962 Mississippi and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine the woman who raised her but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has goneAibileen is a black maid a wise regal woman raising her seventeenth white child Something has I was uncomfortable with the tone of the book; I felt that the author played to very stereotypical themes and gave the characters especially the African American ones very inappropriate and obvious voices and structure in terms constructing their mental character I understand that the author wrote much of this as a result of her experiences growing up in the south in the 1960's and that it may seem authentic to her and that she was even trying to be respectful of the people and the time; but ultimately I thought that it was written from a very narrow idealized almost childish perspective of race relations without a true appreciation of the humanity and soul of the characters And the ultimate theme message ie why we're all the same there's no difference between us after all only reinforced my feeling that this is written from someone who has a very undeveloped or underdeveloped concept of race and race relations in the United States The author would benefit from exploring authentic African American voices Richard Wright James Baldwin Zora Neale Hurston Langston Hughes Toni Morrison Alice Walker Maya Angelou and understanding the scope range and most important the foundation of the emotions genuine African American characters express as a result of their journey as a people in the US hope frustration drive passion anger happiness sadness depression joy