©2009 Sarah Dunn; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"Dunn charts several New Yorkers' lives in this snappy novel ... the energetic and witty prose speeds along the narrative. It's smarter than the usual single-in-the-city fare, and funnier, too." (Publishers Weekly)
What's fun about this book at the many sly comments about life in contemporary New York's creative/professional class. It's very frank about sex and has some truly funny and quirky-but-real situations. I found it slow to get going, and even considered not finishing it as I wondered if I cared at all about any of the characters. Ultimately I only ended up caring about the main character, Holly, who developed nicely as the book went along.
Some plot developments were predictable. But I enjoyed the wit and the scenes of New York life. Though Holly seems to think she needs a man and family to be happy, yet she's already a cheery and positive person with a good career and a healthy outlook on life. This ended up being good listen that got me happily through several gym workouts!
Only made it about 1/4 of the way through. It's vapid, shallow and self serving. The narrator is good, and that's the best I can say about it.
This was a much more real take on the usual "chick-lit" type of story. Sure, some details seemed predictable, but it definitely dealt with some issues not usually brought up in these lighter novels. It was really engaging and I loved Julie Dretzin's narration as well!
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