Aimee Bender

  • Love Story (1970) by Erich Segal

    A chip-on-his shoulder, silver-spooned jock falls for a self-aware, straight-shooting Italiana. I’d never read Love Story or seen the movie, so my reading was firmly stationed in 2011, and I can’t speak about the pleasure first-timers felt when they made the book 1970’s big hit.

    I thought I’d find Love Story a little sappy, but I can get behind good sappy; what I didn’t expect was that it would make me mad. What a raw deal for Jenny! She gives up a music scholarship in Paris to get married, supports Oliver through law school, works hard, and, just a couple years after he settles into his job,