The book club selection for February is The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives by the Women of Jewelia and Cheryl Jarvis.
A few years ago, thirteen California women agreed to pay $15,000 for a diamond necklace and take turns keeping it and wearing it for a month at a time. They explain why they did it-- and what they got out of it--in their collective memoir, The Necklace, a New York Times bestseller.
The necklace has the subtitle Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives. Did the authors of this book convince you that their lives really had been "transformed"? Why or why not?
Some of the women in The Necklace make pointed comments on how Americans see middle-aged women. Roz McGrath ("the feminist") says, "I hate it when people call me young lady." (Page 190) Do you think The Necklace makes a statement about women "of a certain age"? What is it?
At one point, a group of men see the diamonds and debate what they could share: "a boat, an RV, a Porsche?" (page 128) Would a similar experiment have worked with men? Why or why not?
Let us know what you think of The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives.
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