Lucky. [Alice Sebold] — In this memoir, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was With this book, she delivers on that promise with mordant wit and an eye for life’s . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. When Sebold, the author of the current bestseller Add Audible book to your purchase for just $ Deliver to your Kindle or . $ Read with Our Free App; Hardcover $ Used from. Listen to “Lucky” by Alice Sebold available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Alice Get $5 off your first eBook; Get your first audiobook for free. Sign in with.

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He reached over to help unbutton my shirt. I hope that to say this hurt isn’t necessary here. The Demerol worked hard to relax me but, still dirty, I fought back.

He looked at it a moment longer until he was convinced. The first chapter of this book made me feel ill, so major warning to readers that there is intense detail about rape and assault right from the very start.

Lucky | Book by Alice Sebold | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

The review must be at least 50 characters long. I had to tell my mother. Nov 18, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: The police arrived first, but I have no memory of what I said to them there. I tried to stay awake. The reactions of the people surrounding her I found fascinating. Other people came out of Cindy’s open doorway. It was like reading my own story. I told the officers in the station that I would return in a few hours and could be counted on to give an affidavit and look through mug shots.


It spares the finite alcie a person’s body, while destroying the infinite of the soul. But in that passage above, you see all of Sebold’s gifts on display. Sebold writes nakedly about an intensely private violation in cringing detail.

LUCKY by Alice Sebold

Did I say I had free will? The graphic, painful and disturbing details may be hard to read, but I feel it’s a remarkable story of someone who finds the strength to survive such a horrific ordeal and continues to thrive and love again. It is an important story that needs to be told, because as someone put it, a lot of people seem to still think that rape is just a form of bad sex.

The most fascinating thing about the book, however, is reading what happened to Sebold as she got further and further from this defining event in her life. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.

Does anyone knows about Sebold’s decision to leave out the name of her attacker. I love the recognition and legitimacy of hatred in the author’s recovery.

Make that call to my mother. Price may vary by retailer. Thus, for me, the sbeold lesson of college: As with any pop cultural phenomenon, however, there was an inevitable backlash. This is the first line in LuckyAlice Sebold’s memoir of her rape and its aftermath.

His face, his purpose, how best I could help him. I wanted to know everything. Inside, the room was dark. She looked at a chart on the end of the gurney, which I hadn’t known was there.

My body stretched out, disassembled, gagged, dead. It follows the life of the author after she suffers the brutality of a terrible rape. So, no…not reading any further. So, there was a peak and then a valley and then a peak and then lycky valley and so on. You’ve successfully reported this review. Here’s a shining example.


The people in her life from her family to her friends, insist on treating Sebold as a victim and she obviously didn’t want that role. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold’s indomitable spirit – as she struggles for understanding “After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to aljce, I have changed in their eyes” ; as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker’s arrest and conviction.

Linda was kneeling on her bed and holding the door open. I sucked in hard. At the end we are left standing in the wake of devastating violence, and, like the writer, we have come to know what it means to survive. She tells it exactly like it is, and it sebolx interesting to see how she handled herself in and out of the courtroom—especially for someone so young. Please,” I said, “no one can know about this.

And women everywhere are LUCKY to have people like you to stand up for those who, like Lila, can’t find the strength to do so.