Book Review: Sleeping with Patty Hearst by Mary Lambeth Moore


A slightly different take on one of my favorite books . . .


A good reviewer should always disclose any biases up front. Get ready for a deluge of biases.

Because I had the good fortune to be born into a situation where free lodging in France was always available and because I hooked up with a global company that loves to piss away money on international conferences that accomplish absolutely nothing, I’ve done a lot of traveling in my nearly thirty-two years of existence. I’ve been to twenty-seven countries and five continents, and while I might like to visit Australia someday, I have no intention of literally freezing my tits off in Antarctica.

I’ve interacted with a variety of cultures, from Algerian to Argentinian, from Moroccan to Mexican. There were certain places where I felt comfortable and other places where I was quite aware that I was a hopelessly out-of-place American chick. But of all the cultures I have encountered, I have…

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Sleeping with Patty Hearst by Mary Lambeth Moore

  1. Mary

    I love the way you both look for diamonds in the rough — nay, in the wilderness — where no one else is looking. Now that I have a thumbs up from you and altrockchick, I can legitimately call SwPH a “cult favorite,” right?

  2. Robert, um, you pretty much made my night here. I respect your opinion and altrockchick’s immensely. Love the way you both look for hidden gems, and will always be honored that you found a bit of sparkle in SwPH. Thank you, thank you.

    • And I didn’t even have to ask her to write the review! She’s pretty passionate on the topic of women in society, so I thought it was a good bet she’d get into it. She gave me a heads up via email saying, “I have a surprise for you!” and there it was on her blog. BTW, I tend to stumble across my gems—she’s relentless about it, especially when it comes to music.

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