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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 2. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 19, Michele rated it it was ok. A little too plotless, a little too smutty, and a little too repetitive. It really reads more like a collection of short stories because there isn't much progression by the main character A little too plotless, a little too smutty, and a little too repetitive.
It really reads more like a collection of short stories because there isn't much progression by the main character. It then ends spoiler alert with her buying a puppy in her mid's and deciding the dog is what she needed to make her feel loved.
A little too cliche for me. Maybe I'm just not a dog person. Jan 25, Jessica rated it did not like it. It's hard for me to not enjoy a book that I read. Even ones that don't stand out to me end up getting 3 stars. This book was terrible. It starts out in "present time" on the protagonist's 45th birthday. She's single and at a wedding shower. The next chapter goes into flashback mode.
Each chapter chronicles her experience with a date or boyfriend. Initially, the stories are somewhat entertaining. After awhile, it gets in to pathetic. I'm one that didn't date a lot because I had ridiculous standar It's hard for me to not enjoy a book that I read. I'm one that didn't date a lot because I had ridiculous standards.
I used to regret not being more open, but this book proves to me that I was smart. Halfway through you just start wondering how desperate the protagonist must be and how low her self esteem must be to actually give some of these guys a chance - or even a second chance!
By the time I realized this book wasn't going to turn around, I felt that I already invested so much time that I had to finish it. Three quarters of the way through, I happen to flip to the back cover and read the author's profile.
She's so similar to the protagonist that I have to conclude that most of these stories are based on her own experiences. Once the book transitions back to the present, I almost missed it.
Then when the books seems like it'll end on a good note, she keeps going into the realm of pathetic. Jun 10, Lisa Mandina rated it liked it. This was my latest book to keep by the big bathtub for reading while taking a bubble bath. It had some really hilarious moments. I also at first was unsure as I started reading whether it was supposed to be a memoir or was just fiction. I'm guessing from reading the "about author" part that it is based on some real stories from her life.
The guys that she dates, well, some of them are just unbelievable in the way they act. The main character is Jewish, and so I enjoyed reading about the types of This was my latest book to keep by the big bathtub for reading while taking a bubble bath. The main character is Jewish, and so I enjoyed reading about the types of issues that Jewish women have when dating.
In fact, the end of the book really touches on this with something called the Shiksa complex. This is where Jewish men want to find non-Jewish women to date and take home, and then when they get married, these women convert to being Jewish.
There is one part where the main character even pretends to not be Jewish just to get a Jewish guy. Only at a Jewish holiday, she finally can't hold it in anymore and lets out her secret. The guy gets all upset and even says he had been going to ask her to marry him that night, but now he can't.
And what's weird is that he doesn't say it's because he can't trust her for lying, it's because he doesn't want to marry a Jewish girl! It's crazy. Then she dates a guy who can't make up his mind. So annoying. But what's kind of worse is that she keeps getting in and out of a relationship with him!
I could see keeping him around as a friend with benefits, but I could never let someone that annoying keep getting in and messing with my head like she seemed to do. Karrie Kline is her name, and as an actress she moves out to LA at one point in the book. Here we get to see what dating is like out there. Again, there are some crazy men. We do get a little bit of information about her family. Like she never knew her real father because he supposedly ran away to be a clown, literally.
And we do meet him in LA. At the end she gets a dog, and I loved that part. It is true that they give you unconditional love. But I disagree with her in that she is okay waiting for someone because she now has this love.
I've had my dog for over 12 years now, and I still want to find a boyfriend. It's a different type of love. So the ending was a bit disappointing.
Dec 27, Beth Blume rated it it was amazing. This book is an outstanding read. I did not want to finish the book as I felt that every chapter was incredibly realistic and I felt that I knew the main character, Karrie Klein. Graff writes what most of us think but rarely say. I found it to be very poignant and at the same time humorous. Her description of the dating scene should be read by both men and women. I highly recommend the book. Jan 27, Carolina rated it it was ok.
This book had potential that it never quite lived up to. What was most disconcerting for me was the jump in tone from chapter to chapter. I couldn't figure out if the author was bitter and cynical or optimistic. Therefore, I didn't trust the author and couldn't totally get on board with her dating adventures. View 1 comment. Apr 17, Tricia rated it it was amazing. I am almost done with this but I have to say that I absolutely love this book.
It makes me laugh at my own situation in dating a little more. Aug 20, Amanda Diaz rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: all women.
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