But the night becomes a wake-up call for Julie because none of her friends seem to be having much fun: Alice, a former legal aid attorney has recently quit her job to start dating for a living; Serena, who is so busy becoming a fully realized person that she can't find time to look for a mate; and Ruby, a curvy and compassionate woman, has been mourning the death of her cat for months.
Fed up being single in Manhattan, Julie sets off to find out how women around the world deal with this dreaded phenomenon. From Paris to Rio to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Reykjavik, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. Written in Liz Tuccillo's pitch-perfect, hilarious, and relatable voice, How to Be Single is the ultimate novel for the adventurer in us all.
©2008 Liz Tuccillo; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
"A fun read that reminds single girls everywhere that it's fabulous to be single." (Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes)
A funny, sexy, uplifting and yet sometimes bleak look at one woman's quest to learn more about the plight of being a single woman over the age of 35-ish from New York City to various cities around the world. Narrated with engaging quirkiness by actor Judy Greer, I couldn't wait to hear more.
I got this book, because I heard that Dakota Johnson was in the movie coming out in 2016. This book had me laughing even though I'm not single any more I felt like I coukd relate. it's a great story and it has a lot of truth to it. I suggest listening to it.
This book is a desperate attempt at SATC, but less fun and relatable.
All in all awful
The main character, totally unrelatable
I really liked all the places/settings. It kept the book interesting.
Eat Pray Love--I haven't read it, but it's similar in the sense that this girl is traveling around the world to really find herself. It's a nice concept and didn't feel too played out.
I can't think of any particular ones off the top of my head, but there was some really quick and sharp humor (like off handed remarks) that were just really funny. This narrator did an awesome job capturing all of the accents from around the world and grasping the true personality of each character.
Yes, I probably could've. I just wish it wasn't abridged.
I wish the unabridged version was on Audible. This version seemed rushed and not every sequence of events added up. I would probably want to read the book version of this to get the spots I feel are missing.
You can watch the movie and read this book and they are two entirely separate experiences.
This book was cute, but certainly not the best of its genre. Being an abridged version didn't help it's cause either. It was hard to care about the characters because as soon as it got to the peak drama, it started to wrap up.
Book is completely different from the movie! And much more sophisticated.
I wonder why author did not visit Russia - we had equal civil rights and women independence much earlier and had to face with consequences in 70th and find a way to how to overcome it.
I can't say this had any redeeming qualities. Predictable, cliched characters and an implausible plot seemed to doom it from the start. I am all for a dose of heady unreality in chick lot, but this was just a waste of time.
No, absolutely not.
With all the accents the poor reader had to do, I feel whatever fee received for reading this tripe was well deserved.
Ugh....must I finish this?
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