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Book Review-Blind Acceptance-Sandra Pimentel

Monday, April 2, 2018


This is a memoir-but reads like a novel with plenty of twists and turns. Now why, you are asking yourself did Miki decide to read a memoir? Well--you see I am only 3 years younger then this author and I lived through the same time period she did. It certainly was confusing back then. Females, including me were brought up to always listen to and agree with the males--our main objective back then (as well as our parents) was for us to become nurses, bookkeepers--but more important to get married and have children.

Although I am not Italian I was brought up in a similar manner. I did not know about prejudice or hatred until I hit my early 20's!! Small town living kind of kept you isolated. My Dad, like hers always believed in helping others and was forever joking around! I picked up this trait myself.

It was extremely interesting to me to see how Sandra managed to get through all the craziness--stay married (very few did back then)-and remain true to herself.

I really think you will enjoy this book--if only to see how the world came to be what it is today!


I received a hard covered copy of this book from the author for enjoyment and a possible review.


About the Book: (from Amazon)

The evolution of a marriage of true partners maturing and changing, grappling with personal and family issues, plays out before a backdrop of the social and political upheaval of the latter half of the 20th century, bringing surprises, challenges, and blessings.

In Blind Acceptance, the author experiences a metamorphosis as she confronts the realities of war, racism, and the cultural changes for women of her time. With an innate sense of our inter-connectedness and an unwavering trust in humankind, the author and her steadfastly supportive and delightfully irreverent husband perpetuate a family legacy of caring for others without reservation.

IN PRAISE OF BLIND ACCEPTANCE

Sandy Pimentel's new book, Blind Acceptance, is so well written and packed with twists and turns that it reads more like a novel than a memoir. Throughout the text she weaves the through line of her life - live abundantly, love fully, and be an active participant in life. I believe her story will capture your heart; it did mine.
- Mache Seibel, MD, Author of the best-selling book The Estrogen Window

Sandra Pimentel's searingly honest memoir takes readers on a journey through a fascinating life dedicated to compassion, creativity, and-above all-family.
- John H. Kennedy, Boston University lecturer and former Boston Globe journalist

Sandra Pimentel, a young woman from an Italian working-class family, actively participating in community organizations, becomes ever more aware and angry over racial and social inequalities in American society. Blind Acceptance is a tribute to the enduring human spirit. Ms. Pimentel's unconditional acceptance encompasses the multitudes fortunate enough to venture into her warm and welcoming orbit.
- Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, PhD, Author of Destiny's Child

Blind Acceptance captures the story of Sandy Pimentel, caught between the generation of women expected to toe the line and the next generation who demanded that the feminine voice be heard. Driven by her reliable natural instinct, Sandy blew past all the norms once dictated by family, religion, and the status quo.
- Juliette E. Fay, Executive Director, Martha's Vineyard Community Services


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About the Author: (from Author's Website)


Sandra Pimentel (née Pasquale) was born in 1942 in Boston, earned a nursing degree, and married Paul Pimentel in 1965. She graduated from UMASS Boston with a BA in Management of Human Services. As an advocate for social change, Sandy's award-winning work on local and national levels has helped improve the quality of life for children, teens, and adults. She and her husband worked and raised their children in numerous locations before settling on Martha's Vineyard.


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57 comments :

Gladys Parker said...

I think our father's would have had a lot in common! I would love to read her memoir. The world isn't fair and there are many social injustices (more to come in the next few years I'm afraid.) People like this author helped to change some of those. We need a million of helpers and if everyone helped a little it could happen. We still don't have social acceptance of our mentally disabled and rather they are 5 or 35 they did not ask to be born with disabilities. Yet people dis and down them often, sad and pathetic.

Calvin F. said...

Neat book about acceptance, it's a big part of life

Natalie said...

I love that this book has twists and turns. It sounds like an interesting read!

Sara said...

This sounds like an awesome book with a great story.

Ashley Chassereau Parks said...

This sounds like a good book... definitely something I'd be interested in reading. I love reading memoirs!

tat2gurlzrock said...

This sounds like a really good book. I think I would enjoy it!

Romeo said...

Sounds like my life since childhood, being picked on by peers & adults... I love that this book has twists and turns. It sounds like an interesting read that I hope to do one day!

Edye Nicole said...

Sounds like a good read.

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bn100 said...

sounds interesting

Deb PelletierC said...

The book sounds interesting, thanks.

Casey Garvey said...

My favorite book genre is always the memoir category! I love to read and learn at the same time!

Judy Thomas said...

It sounds like an amazing read about a remarkable woman!

rochelle said...

Sounds like a nice book

clc408 said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy. I could relate to it in many ways.

lyndseyluvsjj said...

Marriage is very difficult at times. I'm betting this is a great read!

Wendy Hutton said...

this sounds like an amazing book

Anonymous said...

Your review intrigued me. I grew up during the same time and under the same circumstances and like to go back in time and hear the way others lived it. Rosanne

Calvin F. said...

A capturing book

Judith Watson said...

I picked up a couple of sample chapters for my phone. I'm not much into memoirs, but you made it sound interesting.

Pam Halligan said...

I don't usually read memoirs, but this sounds interesting.

Donna Jacoby said...

This sounds like a book I can relate to. I will be adding this to my to-read list. Thank you for sharing!

Tiffany t said...

Sounds interesting

Sandy Klocinski said...

My dad and hers were a lot alike. Sounds like an awesome read. I love memoirs

Elizabeth Livengood said...

This sounds like a very nostalgic book for us! My mom was 42 when she had me, 16 years after she had the last of her sons, so I was raised pretty much how they were in the 40s and '50s! It would be fun to read this and bring back some memories now that I am the only one left.

Amber said...

This looks like a really poignant book and I look forward to reading it.

Shannon said...

This sounds like a book I’d enjoy! I can’t wait to read it.

Linda Linneman said...

I will really enjoy reading this. It sounds great. Thank you so much for sharing

tat2gurlzrock said...

I think I would really love this book!

Reviewz by Jewelz said...

Sounds very interesting, especially for those who lived through that era!

Wanda Tracey said...

This sounds very intriguing and I would love this kind of book as I enjoy history and memoirs.Thanks for the great review which has enticed me to read this.

slehan said...

I'm just 6 years younger than the author. I would be interested in reading this book.

Linda Madden said...

I'm an avid reader. I enjoy all different genres.I've never read memoirs before but this sounds interesting.I think I would enjoy reading it.

Nancy said...

This sounds like an interesting book to read.

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Edye Nicole said...

sounds really interesting!

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Sue Emery said...

I am not a soap opera kind of reader, but the vipes I am picking up are the author’s way of sharing with her readers are just not telling what she went through, but also what she felt! That’s important if you want to take her seriously and to listen to what she has to offer! I read some of her book on Amazon. I found it to be interesting.? Thank you for sharing!

krisha44 said...

This isn't usually a book i would go for but sounds like a good read

Nikolina Vukelic said...

This is a new author for me so thank you for your honest review!

Judy said...

This does sound like it would be very interesting. I grew up, probably just after this time. I was taught to listen to the male, but also I had to stand up for myself when I had to. I knew alot of people in this time era and now I am glad I was not raised then.

Holly Thomas said...

This sounds like a book I would really enjoy.

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I enjoy reading a fascinating memoir like this one seems to be.

karley moore said...

This looks like a fabulous read. I can't wait to check it out!

Angela Saver said...

This book sounds like a good read about acceptance and life!

Diana Corlett said...

Times certainly have changed. And yet, in some ways, they've stayed the same for some of us. It is always nice to hear about those who have reached for the sky and succeeded though.

Fan R. said...

It is a prove that so many things have changed for, it is always difficult to be true to yourself even though more opportunities around!

Jayne said...

I admire you getting through a memoir. Everyone I've tried to read I put down because they seem so self-serving and self-indulgent.

Sherry Fowler said...

cant wait to read this!

binabug said...

THAT would have been a really hard time to live in....and I bet a lot of mixed feelings

Lauryn Rescoe said...

What a tragic time to live in! I can definitely see why this would be interesting to read. Although I have never read a memoir before.

Renee Rousseau said...

Self, Soul, Faith and Family have and will continue to conquer.

Buddy Garrett said...

It sounds very interesting. I want to read it.

Terri. said...

This sounds like a great read. I think I would really enjoy it.

Zoey said...

Very interesting to hear about this woman's life perspective. I do enjoy mixing it up between fiction and non-fiction every so often.

andie said...

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This sounds really interesting - thanks for the recommendation.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Sounds like a great book! I have not heard of the author before.

Amy Deeter said...

I am always checking out new books to read. Looks like a wonderful book

Glenn Stenquist said...

Sounds like a interesting book

Shakeia Rieux said...

This sounds like a great book! I would definitely read this one.

 
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