review by Alex Lis The book I hold in my hands is made with so much love and I can also see that so much hard work and time was put into it. It is not just a simple array of sweet and romantic poetry put together. Every page has been thought through and it perhaps took months for the authors to put this masterpiece together. The book look to me more like a PhD work of the literature department of the prestige University rather than a simply book of poetry as many might think. All the parts of this book are thoroughly thought through: foreword, major parts and after-word - are all intelligibly remarkable. There are famous names of the women who were moved by certain poetry: Yoko Ono and Ursula K. Le Guin are some of them. There are many other famous names of well known women. You would never thought those women would be interested , forget about moved by poetry. There are writers, politicians, artists and filmmakers. It also interesting to mention that the poetry that these women selected are the ones written by men (well, the majority of them picked up men's writing). It makes me curious what Men from the Book :Poems That Make Grown Men Cry have chosen. The book is simply decorated but t is done with good taste. It reminds me a good old wine or a good old cinematography: solid and mature. This is the book that you can pick up as your bedside table book for the everyday reading as it has so many stories to tell that are not to be read at once but the pleasure to be prolonged for many warm evenings. There is a whole new world to be opened up with each woman who talks about her experience with poetry. II would also mention that the stories are quite detailed and intimate, they reveal family secrets too. There is one last remark that I can not hold to tell, the fact that shocked me deeply. Do you know that muslim women who wrote and some who still write poetry get killed by their husbands. the authors got some women who rejected the query about the poems that moved them as they were afraid their family will actually find out that they READ. Overall the book is the must to read. I also think it will be a great present for the upcoming Mother's Day.