Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Girl with Glasses: My Optic History, by Marissa Walsh
For Valentine's Day, Audible offered several free downloads from which subscribers could choose. I picked Girl with Glasses because I am one (though an old girl transitioning after cataract surgery to being a girl with glasses part-time) and because the reviews said the brief memoir was funny. Sorry to say I didn't laugh once while listening to the book. I guess I never felt sufficiently put-upon for having to wear glasses and prefer not to fall prey to stereotypes about us or about our supposed cute-girl rivals. Many of the vignettes that Walsh relates reminded me of pointless stories about my younger days that my children greet with a perplexed look that suggests they're still waiting for the punchline. I certainly don't imagine that those stories are interesting enough to be published!