“Woman”: I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.

I tried.
I really tried to read our next book Woman: An Intimate Geography– but just TRY and read this sentence with a straight face:

“Even during pregnancy, the event that perhaps epitomizes the notion of woman as a subterranean sorceress, the mother is often not in tune with her great endarkened magic.” (xv)

Could you?
Or were you, like me, stifling a laugh and imagining the author as Maggie Gyllenhaal in Away We Go,

speaking as Kristen Wiig does in this “Secret Word” SNL sketch.

While there were many interesting anecdotes and some great little nuggets of information in the book, you had to trudge through the grandiose verbosity that is Natalie Angier’s writing style. And as Prof. Jo Beld would say “It’s tough sledding.”

We will have to wait to see if Kate will be tackling this weighty tome–I’m moving on to Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. If it’s anything like Backlash, this will be a classic no-nonsense work of investigative writing– no flowery phrasing for miles. Just how I like it.

I’m sorry.
I can’t.
Don’t hate me.

Carrie, Sex and the City, Post-it

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6 responses to ““Woman”: I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.

  1. Oh my. That clip – and I say this as someone who is training to become a certified doula – is hilarious. Pitch-perfect parody of overly-crunchy and annoying people.

    • if you like that clip, i highly recommend watching the whole movie! i think it was one of my favorites of the last year.

  2. God that movie is awesome–that scene is probably the best part. Sidenote, when do I get my subterranean sorceress union card?

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