Episode #80 – “Lucky” by Alice Sebold

In episode eighty of the Life Writers Vlog, we discuss Alice Sebold’s well-written and brutally frank memoir, Lucky

Lucky is Sebold’s harrowing account of being raped, beaten, and robbed while a student at Syracuse University in 1981.

The subsequent wrongful conviction of Anthony Broadwater and the seventeen years he spent in prison shroud Sebold’s story in controversy.

Have you read Lucky? If so, what did you think of it? If not, is it a memoir you’d like to read?

Remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all!

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Nancy Archibald
2 months ago

I read Lovely Bones, but I didn’t enjoy it. I have ordered Lucky from the local library and I plan to read it.

2 months ago

I saw the Lovely Bones movie. I would not read the book.

Norma Beasley
2 months ago

Sounds too gruesome for me. I barely made it through the druggie book we recently read. I think I could manage a well written summary.

2 months ago

Haven’ t read it. Must be intense.
To be told one is Lucky in comparison tends to invalidate our own expérience.
I’ m writing from my preop. surgery bed at the moment. See you soon. Thierry

David Godin
2 months ago

I will read this story. As a First Sergeant I dealt with a sexual assault incident and watched the aftermath unfold as an observer, how the individual was twice victimized; first by the assault and then again during the investigation in the court of public opinion.

David Godin
2 months ago
Reply to  David Godin

I also watched the Lovely Bones movie, which was excellent, with its unique approach.

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