The Help

The HelpThe HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett is one of those books that I couldn’t put down until I finished it and also, it forced me to introspect. I live in Mississippi and so, this book gave me further insight about the background of this State. I am sure that if Hollywood makes a move of this book, it will be a hit.

Also, it forced me to think about the maid servants in India. I suspect that the treatment of maid servants in many of the households in India is no better even though it isn’t because of the skin color but just because they are poor. It will be very interesting if an author in India can duplicate the idea of Ms. Skeeter, i.e., collection of interviews of maid servants of the upper middle class and rich of India. I will definitely read that book especially because I grew up in a household where we do have maid-servants and I will be interested to find out their perspective. I wonder how I treated them.

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  1. here in hong kong every family has a maid especially from philippines or anywhere in south asia. i see them all the time, they are always smiling and happy, well dressed up and looked after. it is because Hk is a money oriented city and most of the people look like they dont miss anything. but deep downinto the heart there are all sort of conditionings to the family and the country they come from. this is also very evident thru their attitude. all in all i think maids struggle a lot on heart level …

    this website looks so cool and refreshed with the new tones, i am always tempted to buy the book you suggest and hope to havmore time for reading them ~:)

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