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Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc) - Simon & Schuster book review :
3.71 out of 5 based on 21 reviews.

Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc) by bestselling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron.

In Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc) Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of unforgettable, moving, and provocative essays. The emotional linchpin in this collection is the author’s stirring, eloquent response to the death of Nora Ephron – Delia’s older sister and frequent writing companion. In “Sister,” Ephron deftly captures the love, rivalry, respect, and intimacy that made up her relationship with her sister in a way that is at once deeply personal and comfortingly universal.

Other essays in this collection run the gamut from a hysterical piece about love and the movies – how one romantic comedy completely destroyed her twenties, to the joy of girlfriends and best friendship, the magical madness and miracle of dogs, keen-eyed observations about urban survival, and a serious and affecting memoir of life with her mother – growing up the child of alcoholics. Ephron’s sparkling wit and humanity is present on every emotionally resonant page.

Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc), written by Delia Ephron, is a brand new release from Simon & Schuster.

Available where all good books are sold in paperback for $22.99  Also available as an ebook for $13.99.

Find out more about Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc) here.

 

 


Published 4th November 2013


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    So far so good

    Ok so im only at the start of the book, so far so good, really enjoying it, but don’t want too let out oo much at the moment. If i didn’t have 3 kids i probably would have read it all by now, can’t wait to finish too let you all know how it goes :)

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    I think it a girly book I love to read them

    I am going to give my book to my friend so she can read it she is a big reader and I think she is going to love this book too.
    the author got it going on .
    I like to get more of her books

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    Sister mother husband dog

    The way she writes about her family and the way they have shaped her life. She seems to have become stronger for what life threw at her. Her humour certainly was born out of parents life style and I could almost imagine growing up in that family. Her experiences in life are real ones like the the trouble with buying gifts on the internet. The hassles involved if things go wrong.
    A great read and hard to put down at times, I really enjoyed it. Will be buying my own copy as this one was borrowed.

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    Very realistic and relatable.

    The bond between the characters is unremarkable. It’s an interesting protective on some ones life.

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    sister mother husband ect

    i have just finished the book and cant wait to give it to a friend,it was a great book and really made me like about family and the way we are with them. funny and sad but all over a good book

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    Interesting but slow in parts.

    After seeing the reviews for this book decided to go buy it myself to read it. I found this book was interesting in some parts yet rambled on in others. Like Delia got side tracked on to something else. Love learning different things about her and how she is not that different from most people who have families that are not completely normal. Feel sorry for her dad and her mother did have an interesting life at times, a pity it did not stay that way.
    If Delia has been honest it must had been hard at times to write some of these and what memories that came with it.
    Would tell my friend and family if looking for a book that can be read a bit at a time this is great as you do not have to read it all unless you really want to know what she got up too.

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    A moving but witty read.

    In this memoir Delia Ephron shows us through her unique witty eyes some of her life and the way she has built her relationships. I particularly love the way she talks about her friendships and how they came to be. I think we would all love to have friends like Delia. I love that some of the essays are about inocuous observations that she has made. The chapter about ‘Upgrading’ many of us could relate to with the fast pace of technolgy and the changes we have to keep adapting too.

    For an light and fun look into the mind of a writer I would recommend this book “Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog (etc)” .

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    enjoying the book, can relate to much of it

    Almost through the book now, funny how i can relate to much of , made me think about my own family relationships as well and what we have been through. have really enjoyed the book.

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    I Have Made Up My Mind Now

    I wasn’t that sure about this book to start with. I found it was rambling and hard to keep my concentration. I persisted though. Now I am really starting to like it. If you do start to read this book and just can’t get into it I recommend you keep going because it does get better. Some of the stories are quite amusing, some emotional and some everyone will be able to relate to. Delia has been honest in the telling of her story. It has been wonderful to be given the opportunity to read this book otherwise I might not have bothered.

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    love the short stories

    Just recieved the book yesterday,have only just started the book, loving it so far, love the short stories great when you only have short reading time which with 3 kids is pretty much a given. The book is set out well and i look forward to getting into it more. just wanted to make a post saying im looking forward to reading more.

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    Truthful, honest writing that includes the funny bits too

    I am a sucker for a book of personal essays, I enjoy dipping into people’s lives and how they make sense of what happens to them. I related to Delia losing her older sister as I have a bossy older sister too and I am a big fan of Nora Ephron. Her writing is light even though her subject matter isn’t. I also love that she writes about her life when there was no technology invading our lives completely – seems like another era! It’s light and easy to put down and pick up from where you left off before (so great if you are a busy Mum).

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    Worth a go

    This was a very slow read & quite hard to get into. It does however bring emotions to the forefront & get you thinking. I was disappointed by the rambling style & in parts I had no idea what Delia was trying to get across. Worth a read if you are familiar with Delia but you really have to persevere.

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    Interesting but slow in parts.

    After seeing the reviews for this book decided to go buy it myself to read it. I found this book was interesting in some parts yet rambled on in others. Like Delia got side tracked on to something else. Love learning different things about her and how she is not that different from most people who have families that are not completely normal. Feel sorry for her dad and her mother did have an interesting life at times, a pity it did not stay that way.
    If Delia has been honest it must had been hard at times to write some of these and what memories that came with it.
    Would tell my friend and family if looking for a book that can be read a bit at a time this is great as you do not have to read it all unless you really want to know what she got up too.

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    A moving but witty read.

    In this memoir Delia Ephron shows us through her unique witty eyes some of her life and the way she has built her relationships. I particularly love the way she talks about her friendships and how they came to be. I think we would all love to have friends like Delia. I love that some of the essays are about inocuous observations that she has made. The chapter about ‘Upgrading’ many of us could relate to with the fast pace of technolgy and the changes we have to keep adapting too.

    For an light and fun look into the mind of a writer I would recommend this book “Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog (etc)” .

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    Bit slow for me

    I have almost finished the book, I must say it has been a battle to keep reading as it is a bit slow. A lot of rambling on about movies and books I’ve never heard of. I did enjoy moments of the first chapter which did make me think about loved ones and how we don’t express our love enough when we have the chance. I really think the ramblings could have been edited down (and it’s already a short book) however you can see the meaning in it and I’m glad I gave it a go :-)

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    sister mother husband ect

    i have just finished the book and cant wait to give it to a friend,it was a great book and really made me like about family and the way we are with them. funny and sad but all over a good book

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    enjoying the book, can relate to much of it

    Almost through the book now, funny how i can relate to much of , made me think about my own family relationships as well and what we have been through. have really enjoyed the book.

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    I Have Made Up My Mind Now

    I wasn’t that sure about this book to start with. I found it was rambling and hard to keep my concentration. I persisted though. Now I am really starting to like it. If you do start to read this book and just can’t get into it I recommend you keep going because it does get better. Some of the stories are quite amusing, some emotional and some everyone will be able to relate to. Delia has been honest in the telling of her story. It has been wonderful to be given the opportunity to read this book otherwise I might not have bothered.

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    FINAL REVIEW OF SISTER, MOTHER, HUSBAND, DOG ETC.

    Wow this book has been a good read. It is something completely different to the types of books I usually read. It was like a collection of memoures from Delia. Some were very heart felt others were fanatical and some were easily relatable.At the end of the day this book really does get you thinking about your own life. I can see that this book will either be very much liked or not liked at all by the way it is written. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends. I believe there is nothing wrong with different. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this wonderful book. :)

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    Very realistic and relatable.

    The bond between the characters is unremarkable. It’s an interesting protective on some ones life.

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    sister mother husband ect

    just started reading it only a few pages in but so far so good

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    Sister mother husband dog

    I’ve tried to get into this book but it has been quite slow not some thing I’d recommend to my friends sorry

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    Haven't made up my mind yet.

    I have really tried to like this book and I will keep reading it but it just seems to go on and on without getting anywhere. I can relate with the story but I find it rambling a bit. I might need to read more during the day instead of late at night to fully comprehend the story. I will keep reading it I have a feeling as I get into it more I will come to enjoy it more.

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    A real chicks book

    Not finished yet but find this book very close to personal things that have happened in my own life so feels quite strange reading it but will pass it on to my girl friend for sure. Has touched my heart in so many ways so thanks for the chance on reviewing this book!!

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    I think it a girly book I love to read them

    I am going to give my book to my friend so she can read it she is a big reader and I think she is going to love this book too.
    the author got it going on .
    I like to get more of her books

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