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In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.


"Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered. . ."

Meet Dolores Price. She’s thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood good-bye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up.

At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She’s Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.

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    remarkable

    I first read this book in high school, not much for reading but this I can read again & again. Blows my mind that a man was able to write from a woman's point of view, able to write her pain, anger, sorrow and happiness. Good job Mr. Lamb

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    She's Come Undone

    Love the writing, a really engaging story.

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    Interesting read

    The book dragged at times but I still wouldn't put it down... I enjoyed it enough that I plan on reading more from this author.

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    One of my all time favorites

    3rd time I've read this wonderful book and in a few years I'll probably read it again. It is one of those books where the characters become friends and I am so sad when the story ends. The 1st time I read it I thought Wally Lamb must be a woman writting under a man's name he understands women so well.

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    I have read this book twice and am thinking of reading it again. It made me laugh, cry and think. Delores Price is someone you won't ever forget. HIGHLY recommend!

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