i started and finished Rachel Simon‘s book, ” Riding The Bus With My Sister“, over the long weekend. the debate on this particular story has been settled, in my opinion….the book surpasses the movie by far.
Andie MacDowell and Rosie O’Donnell both do a magnificent job of portraying the real-life characters of Rachel and her sister Beth. however, the inner monologue which is wonderfully hinted at in the movie is brought to the reader with the full-force of a private conversation.
Ms. Simon does not glamourize her character or justify her faults, she embraces them with a desire to understand why she feels the way she does. the unique imagery brought forth for the reader’s benefit truly caught me off guard. Ms. Simon has an imaginative and colorful way of making her point, and her instinct in that regard never missed it’s mark.
while it is an autobiography, it is also a book of life lessons and a roadmap of possible paths for those unclear of their direction in this world. i am certain that i will read this book again very soon….and very often.
for more information on the book, movie or this talented writer, please visit…. www.rachelsimon.com