Monday, August 9, 2010

Frida's Bed

"You have to do the best you can with the cards you've been dealt, because the point of life is living. It's existing, in spite of everything. Feeling, looking, participating. Being happy. We aren't given a second chance or another life." 
- Frida's Bed

     A month or two back I posted about wanting to read a few books this summer (here), and I finally found Frida's Bed at a library and finished reading it. It's a quick read - only about 160 pages - with no chapters or divided sections. It reads like Frida's journal, and it is so personal that at times you feel like she's letting you in on her darkest secrets and memories. There is something about her story that is so relatable, even though she was a remarkably talented woman who led a tragic life that isn't remotely close to my own. It definitely provides an interesting and unprecedented viewpoint into Frida's painting and personal life; the author switches from third to first person intermittently throughout the book. At times it was so raw - Drakulic portrays her as being so weak yet so strong at the same time. I highly recommend Frida's Bed to anyone who has any interest in Frida's life or work.


  1. I really like that quote. :)
    And I have that book, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet!

  2. Just discovered your blog and just love it! I am now a new follower of yours :) Come visit sometime!

    xo Lynzy

  3. That quote is incredible. Her book sounds really interesting, I will have to check it out!

  4. LOVING that quote...

    i have to check out that book... i've been trying to find something good!

    care to follow me back?