How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly ~Blog Tour~Review

13 April 2010

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Apr 2, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-446-54068-1
288 pages

About the book:
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through
startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and
life-altering decision.

About the author:
Connie May Fowler is the author of five novels, most recently The Problem with Murmur Lee, and a memoir, When Katie Wakes. In 1996, she published Before Women Had Wings, which became a paperback bestseller and was made into a successful Oprah Winfrey Presents movie. She founded the Connie May Fowler Women With Wings Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding women and children in need

My thoughts:

At first I was a little miffed that there weren't any "real" chapters, but once I noticed how well the flow went with Clarissa's day I relaxed and enjoyed the book. 
I felt myself grow just a little right along with Clarissa. I disliked "Iggy" from the get go, and was fantasizing his death right along with Clarissa. 

I laughed and cried throughout most of the book and my heart stopped a few times. Overall I will have to keep this one on the shelf to come back to time and again.

~I was provided a copy of this book from Hachette Books for my review.~


  1. Connie May Fowler said...:

    Thank you, Melissa! I greatly appreciate you sharing my book--and your thoughts about my book--with your readers. I look forward to their comments! Connie (

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