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What the community says about Confessions
- "A much older book then you are probably used to, but really cool read if you are an avid reader. Even if you do not know who Jean-Jacques Rousseau is, you can still really get into this book. Autobiographies are a little different then normal books, as you get a direct source of the writers mind, recommend!"
- "Rousseau's "Confessions" is often considered a must-read. If you don't read it in high school, you probably will in college, if you're at all interested in philosophy or even classic literature. Rousseau's story is interesting and inspiring, and I recommend it for anyone who hasn't read it yet."
- "While I was actually reading this book, I blogged quite a bit about the reading experience. Rousseau is hands-down the most irritating narrator that I have read since A la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Rousseau is so self-absorbed that he moves past pathetic into loathesome and back again. He starts his career as an exhibitionist, moves into petty theft, buys an 11 year old girl for unpleasant purposes, forces his mistress to abandon their children at a foundling's home, alienates everyone who tries to help him, and generally seems lost in paranoia and self-aggrandizement. "