An Education

I've just finished reading "An Education" by Lynn Barber.

Some of you may have seen the movie, which was based on this book. 

I did see the movie and enjoyed it so when I found out there was a book I went ahead and got it. 

I'm glad I did.

This is a quick read and is set up more like a series of magazine articles than a heavy autobiography.  I have to say that I skimmed through a couple of the chapters dealing with her career as a journalist but I very much enjoyed the chapters dealing with her life at Oxford (after the movie ended), her first job with Penthouse Magazine (what a way to start!) and I cried during the last chapter, which deals with her beloved husband's sickness. 

If you're looking for something funny and moving and true, check this out. 


  1. I LOVED that movie. Will check this book out, for sure.

  2. Thanks for pointing this book out. I keep forgetting that I want to read it. Adding it to my list now.


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