posts on 12/13/2009 5:50:48 AM
In one review someone said that there were holes in description of Korea. I disagree totally. Being Japanese, of almost the same age as the author, I know very well what happened to fatherless Euasians. Some may choose to ignore, but attitudes described in her book were all true. I don't think honour killing occurred in Japan though. I was very touched and moved by her story. The amount of pains physical/emotional the auther might have suffered since her early childhood, absolutely indescribable. I have found her style easy to read. If I were near you, I would run to you and hold you in my arms.
posts on 8/7/2009 10:16:14 PM
I Just finished reading Elizabeth's book.
She has touched me very deeply.
I feel as I had to say goodby to a very special friend. That's the reason I want to express how I feel.
I just feel I want to give you a big hug.
Thank you so very much for the loving-kindness at the end of your book.
With greatest respect,
posts on 5/24/2009 9:05:46 AM
A truely wonderful read, it moved me to tears, there is so much cruely done in this world especially to children who don't have a choice or a voice.
This book should be translated into every language.
Humans really need to be kind to one another first - bfore any religion or culture.
Thank you Elizabeth Kim for sharing your story.
posts on 4/21/2009 7:54:42 PM
I would like to request that you remove my full name (Simon Zonenblick) from posts I have added in the past to this site. I very much respect your site and have enjoyed participating in the discussion relating to Elizabeth;s Kim;s excellent book, but for reasons of privacy I would appreciate if my entries did not carry my surname.
I have added my email address in the box above as proof of authenticity.
posts on 4/10/2009 9:13:46 PM
What an amazing writing is! I've never sat to read books that late at night. I was enthralled every words Elizabeth Kim wrote. I am Korean, grew up in Korea, so English is my second language and I am still struggling to use it correctly. My first impression was the picture on the cover of the book. "Wow! What a pretty girl! I want to kiss on her cheek!" Once I started reading, I shed tears a lot mixed with my experiences with my family, especially my brothers in Korea. I admired her Omma who were so brave, beautiful and spirited which I could see in her daughter, Elizabeth. I could totally make pictures the austere beauty of the mountain, rice paddies, and people's inhumane attitudes toward two wonderful people: mother and daughter. The author described all things together truly well: the Korean nature and the relationship between Omma and daughter. I grew up in the small farm village, Korea and my son and I weren't allowed to visit that small village for 10 years since I married a man my family against. I wish I could have a chance to meet Elizabeth Kim. Or I wonder whether I can write to her through her email address!! I want to translate this book into Korean. Elizabeth, you are so beautiful with great spirit!!!
posts on 3/14/2009 5:07:30 AM
My name is Cho, Ui Jeong. I am an overseas Korean who lives in Taiwan. I¡¦ve read ¡§Ten Thousand Sorrows¡¨ and was very touched. I want to show my respect to Mrs. Kim.
posts on 2/1/2009 8:33:39 PM
I just saw another site and this book is shown as Fiction - Historical Fiction I am puzzled
posts on 11/17/2008 8:46:52 AM
Hmmm yeah, even if only half of the things, that Elizabeth wrote about, has happened to her in real life, she's had a bad life.
I just don't understand why someone would write a phony autobiography, and I hope Elizabeth isn't one of those people, who have done that.
posts on 11/16/2008 6:25:44 AM
I think a book about her buddhist faith, the return to the faith of her mother and how it has helped her continue in life would be really good.
posts on 10/15/2008 8:24:37 PM
Thank you for your book, your courage and honesty, Elizabeth.
I too came from an extremely abusive family and from a background where faith was used to justify abuse, not to prevent it. Reading your book was like coming home and made me laugh and cry and think and pray. I hope you have peace now. I hope your daughter is free from the burdens of your past as well, because although you have obviously tried hard to protect her, there is some evidence of her being affected in her writings in your book. You are an amazing person and I'm grateful you shared your story.