Recently, I watched An Education on DVD and enjoyed it so much, I decided to read the memoir by Lynn Barber upon which it is based. Surprisingly, the first chapter of the book pretty much covers the entire movie script. However, the rest of the book is wonderful; chronicling Ms. Barber’s continuing education, career, marriage, and motherhood.
I enjoyed her writing style and, as a child of the 60’s, can relate to the mores of the times spoken of in the memoir. Another thing I enjoyed about the book was that it contained background history on Ms. Barber’s parents and relatives and provided a clearer understanding of her life and choices made. I think Ms. Barber has had an interesting life worth reading about.
This is a quick read which provided good food for thought on a rainy spring day!