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Publisher's Summary

"I don't love you anymore."

For Charlotte Crawford, the worst part about being dumped after 20 years of marriage is that her husband, Jack, doesn't want another woman; he just doesn't want her.

Forty-two and clueless, Charlotte is a fish out of water in a dating pool teeming with losers. Just when she thinks she's finally put her failed marriage behind her, it comes back to bite her in the ass...hard. Without warning, Charlotte finds herself staring down the barrel of a future she wouldn't (she would totally) wish on her worst enemy.

Engaging, fearless, and relentlessly funny, Pretty Much Screwed is a story of love, loss, friendship, forgiveness, turtledoves, taxidermy, and one hilariously ill-placed tick.

©2015 Jenna McCarthy (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A brilliant blend of smart storytelling and sidesplitting humor." (Janet Evanovich, author of One for the Money)

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The mispronunciations drove me crazy!

I had so many issues with this book, from the unlikeable main character, to the sudden choppy time jumps to the narration. The mispronunciation of fidelity and divorcée among others were unacceptable at this level.

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Meh

Nothing exceptional. I figured out a main plot point in the first few chapters but hoped I was wrong. Wasn't. Characters aren't really exceptional

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  • cindy
  • st. paul, MN, United States
  • 09-19-16

Charlotte makes you want to pull your hair out

There were conversations in the book that I found myself relating to and moments that I did enjoy the story line but Charlotte made so many bad decisions that I found myself not wanting to finish the book because I was afraid of what she would do next.

If there is a guy like Jesse in real-life, please send him my way.

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remember 'Gag me with a spoon'?

Requisite mentions of 'gender equality' aside, this meshuga book is a throwback to the days of 'Never tell a man the truth, if you want to keep him!'
In 2016? Shameful. Outdated. Disgusting.

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it was just ok

I felt that the book at times was rushed. Some parts of the book were day to day then all of the sudden a few weeks went by. The storyline and characters didn't develop the way that I felt they should. I ended up not really caring about the main character. Not very likable.

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Totally relatable plot line!

I feel most women could relate to this plot line. I laughed out loud several times! Used the "f" word a few times throughout so not a good one to listen to at the office :(

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My husband and I listen together!!!

My husband never ever listens to my audiobooks. Sometimes he hears a minute or two of something and moves on with his day. But this one... we were looking forward to listening every night.

We laughed so much and found different friends to compare them with the characters of the story.
This book could totally be a sitcom!

Love it!

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  • Lara
  • Kirkland, WA
  • 04-13-18

Stupidest plot and heroine ever

First, great performance by Tanya Eby. However, it did not make up for the incredibly stupid main character. I kept waiting for her to have to pay for her mistakes and stupidity, but it had the happiest ending ever. Maybe if your life is as shallow as these characters, that is how it works out. But dang. Get a grip on reality.

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Horrible main character

The main character was awful. Full of self pity and the inability to take responsibility for anything. The one day she had an break through and still lies and her life turns out perfect. Honestly a waste of money and time.

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I would have slapped her if I could!!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This could only be saved by a better plot.

What was most disappointing about Jenna McCarthy’s story?

The main character was unsympathetic and so whiny that I found it nauseating.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No.