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Unformatted text preview: Ali Ahmed. Prof. Kadish The Way We Never Were (Chapter 1, 2, and 5): An Op-Ed. I made a mistake. I started reading Stephanie Coontz’s, “The Way We Never Were”, in a swift manner that I have rather become accustomed to when going through any of my assigned school readings. Little did I realize that soon I would be bombarded by statistics and studies right from the start. I said to myself, “Boy, Ms Coontz sure doesn’t waste time getting her point across”. Needless to say I ended up wasting half an hour of my life by trying to approach the book as a novel. I put the book down and after about fifteen minutes tried again. This time, I slowed down, let every sentence and statistic sink in and took a moment to reflect what had been said. I was hooked; I finished the readings in one sitting. What really caught my attention was the subject matter. I had never really divulged myself in anything like it before. Although the author’s subject is one which can be found daily in the news and the media, her approach is...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course EN 102 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery College.
- Fall '10