I hope if you have not read this book yet that you will! This is in my library of MUST HAVES. Please share your review. I'd also like to discuss why this book HAS NOT been made into a movie, if it should, and who you would like to see cast.
If you have not read this book yet, I want you to know the subject matter that is covered: betrayal, once incident of rape, divorce, depression, mental illness, emotional eating/obesity, extreme low self-esteem. But there is also hope, funny moments, love, determination, and a very positive ending. It's an extremely powerful coming of age story.
Of course this post is not without photos! haha! Some photos may not be the exact object from our story, but will give you an idea.
The story begins with Dolores watching two men bring in a
brand new 1956 Emerson b & w TV. This model is
a 1956 Motorola color TV.
America's first reality TV show! "Queen for a Day"
Catholic parochial School
1962 White convertible Buick Skylark
The car Dolores's mom buys instead of going to her job interview.
1969 Fashion--around Dolores's 17/18 birthday.
I will add more as the story continues.
GREAT article interviewing Wally Lamb here!!
Possible movie in development here!
Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Completely jumping ahead, but one of the most beautiful
moments in the book, for me. It's not just about the surfacing of the
whale, but the entire beautiful story that
has led to this incredible resolution. Oh Dolores, how I love you!
THE CAST IN MY HEAD:
Toni Collette as Dolores: has an amazing resume of incredible characters.
She is beautiful but can be understated. I imagine her with all the snide, one liner comebacks as
well as the ever loving, and caring Dolores we get
at the end of the book
My version of older Roberta (minus the black wig):
Cloris is/was the only one who comes to mind that I think could
really pull off this character. She could
give those jogging suits a run for their money! hahaha!!!!
Cloris is a broad and could pull off tough/gentle Roberta with ease.
Jessica Lange as Grandma. Loved her in...well pretty
much everything. I think she would do a tremendous job.
Here she is in Gray Gardens. If we were back in the 80s, early 90s, I would love to see her as Dolores's mom, Bernice.
Stanley Tucci as Fabio Pucci. Ok, yes, I realize it may
have occured to me because the
last names rhyme, but I love the man.
Again, I have adored him in everything and I KNOW he would do an excellent job
Still working on the rest.