Mark Harris
June 21, 1991 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Move On: Adventures in the Real World

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Linda Ellerbee
genre
Television, Memoir

We gave it a C

In Move On: Adventures in the Real World, the follow-up to her acerbic 1986 memoir, And So It Goes: Adventures in Television, journalist Linda Ellerbee wants to tell us not what she does but who she is. She shouldn’t have. Move On is a rambling, free-form account of her life as ”a woman of my time” and proof that two autobiographies are usually one too many. Ellerbee’s whimsical musings on marriage, divorce, boyfriends, and girlhood roll along without gathering much momentum, and many of the observations in the book are fatuous (”To me, being a feminist means being equal”) or worse (”Being in love is being in the mood for believing in miracles”). Ellerbee is too good a writer not to include some pungent one- liners, but they’re rare roadside attractions on an aimless trip.

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