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"Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered...."

Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up.

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mr. Lamb gives his vociferous heroine truly heroic proportions, in both the physical and the psychical sense…John Updike once observed that J. D. Salinger loves some of his characters ‘more than God loves them,’ which might be said about Wally Lamb…Those characters are equally endearing to the reader, as Dolores Price is, even in her most self-deprecatory moments: this reader kept rooting for her to overcome all adversity and find peace and happiness.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “There are at least two surprises in store for readers of Lamb’s memorable debut novel. One is the author’s sex. This male writes so convincingly in the voice of a female, tracing her life from 4 to 40, that you have to keep looking back at the jacket picture just to make sure. The second surprise is how such a string of trials and tribulations can add up to such a touchingly funny book.”

    People

  • “A heroine to cheer for…This supremely touching journey to adulthood may remind you of The World According to Garp and other sagas of emotional liberation.”

    Glamour

  • “A tremendously likable first novel…And in spite of hard, hard times and crazy coincidences, Dolores’ career is a pleasure to follow, as she barrels through—with a killer mouth and the guts of a sea lion. A warmblooded, enveloping tale of survival, done up loose and cheering.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 1996 Oprah’s Book Club Selection
  • Finalist for the 1992 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction
  • A 1992 New York Times Notable Book
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 5/23/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books. I have read it numerous times. Very hard to believe that it was written by a man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adrian | 5/21/2011

    " this was deffinately the BEST book i have ever read.. since reading this 3 years ago, i have yet to find one even remotely close to being as great as this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jennifer | 5/19/2011

    " I don't like whiny, bitchy, bitter "boo hoo my childhood sucked and I never let it go" self proclamed victims. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 5/17/2011

    " A little on the dark side...a bit bizarre, and even a bit perverse at times, this book is not for those easily offended. It has been years since I have actually read the book, but I keep a copy of it in my collection. "

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