Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner

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Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner

Steiner, Leslie Morgan. Crazy Love. St. Martin’s Press, 2009. ISBN pp. $

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This autobiography reveals how a young woman was courted and wed to a man who was abusive to her on many levels. It is pretty straightforward in narrative and language; nothing outstanding. It was a frustrating book for me to read, not because the writing was bad or cliche or the topic was uncomfortable, but because she didn’t make me understand WHY she would stay with an abuser. I didn’t get enough
motivation or even introspection. I can understand how this is a very sensitive topic, and probably a difficult book to write, but there is a depth that is lacking here; I get the sense that Steiner is only scratching the surface, which is a shame, because this is an important topic.

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