A smart, deeply satisfying romantic comedy about a woman's obsession with the return of her fiancé's ex. Incredibly, they fall in love, get engaged, and start discussing wedding invitations. Read Her and see who winsif you're curious. Laura is the author of several books, including , on which the movie Someone Like You was based, and her latest novel titled. Adrienne is Elise's worst nightmare incarnateand before too long her all-consuming obsession. Giving up a reasonably successful career in publishing, she has recently moved from New York to Washington, D. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Such is the power of romantic formula, however, that when it all comes right for Donald and Elise, we close the book with a satisfied feeling. Too ugly to be funny, too thick with failed wisecracks to take seriously, the story fails to deliver on any level. About Her Elise meets Donald on a flight to Washington, D. Thirty-six-year-old Julia Einstein, a former publicist for A-list celebrities, happily left her career behind to raise her young son, Leo. Now Ellen must deal with the very real flaws in her relationship with Malcolm, and finally examine her doubts and fears about the only option that seems to be available--single motherhood. Shes left the world of women's magazines in Manhattan for graduate school in D. While Julia must shake off the years of rust at the office, Peter proves surprisingly adept at managing the household, forming a strong bond with Leo and displaying exceptional culinary skills.
Do you go to this great conference? This might have made an entertaining or even enlightening subplot in a novel with a larger vision, but the limited scope and shallow characterizations will leave readers feeling unsatisfied, and maybe cheated. Please send returns by the most economical method, and you will be refunded upon receipt. Every man comes with baggage. Q: Your books are very funny. If you are not satisfied with your order, please contact us and we will be happy to work with you. Notification of return within 10 days of receipt is appreciated.
Convinced that Adrienne is out to win Donald back, Elise begins stalking both of them obsessively. Her devotion to Lucy, the dog to which Donald won custody, brings the former lovers together. People have far worse problems than not liking every single thing about the movie adaptation of their novel, right? All items are guaranteed to be as described this includes condition, edition, authenticity of signatures, etc. You make a living as a writer, something so many moms seem to dream about. It is as much of a dream as it appears? Time, January 26, 1998, Jill Smolowe, review of Animal Husbandry, p. But did it have to be her? Q: What was it like to see your first novel, Animal Husbandry, made into a film? Adrienne is Elise's worst nightmare incarnate--and before too long her all-consuming obsession. Every man comes with baggage.
Editing From Fat to Fit makes for some amusing copy and also lends this slight narrative some metafictional layering. . Q: Tell us a little about your days in book publishing. Adrienne is newly single and planning a move to D. What did you do before you became a freelance and book author? A: You can blame it on that nebulous enemy — the mass media — but the truth is people are naturally obsessed with beauty, sex, comparative attractiveness. The fun here is in the details.
Donald has some serious baggage: an ex-fiancée named Adrienne. Donald has some serious baggage: an ex-fiancée named Adrienne. Or are you still stealing away to New York for emergencies? Elise meets Donald on a flight to Washington, D. She really should still be here. How did you get the idea for the new novel? After I found an agent things happened very fast. How difficult is it, writing comedy? Synopsis: A smart, deeply satisfying romantic comedy about a woman's obsession with the return of her fiancé's ex.
Entertainment Weekly, February 13, 1998, Lisa Schwarzbaum, review of Animal Husbandry, p. I worked in the publicity department at Random House for 10 years. He is dreamy: 6'6' with unflinching green eyes and a proclivity for speaking frankly. The amusement lies in the lengths to which this obsession drives her, literally, as she takes to circling Adrienne's block several times a day to see if Donald's car is out in front and calling on her ditzy friends Gayle and Fran the saleswoman from hell as advisors and allies. In order to make ends meet, she continues to editfree-lance and at homefor her former boss.
Gayle wants to eat again! Elise meets Donald on a flight to Washington, D. So I know I am very lucky to not have to commute to work or stay at work until late-night hours. It's one of the hardest impulses to stifle. As scary as it is funny. Faced with a mate unwilling to impregnate her, the heroine eventually considers from a host of individuals, including a Muppet character from public television.
Donald has some serious baggage: an ex-fiancée named Adrienne. When Julia's husband, Peter, loses his high-powered job and cannot find another, she is forced to take a position at John Glom Public Relations, a firm which represents the has-beens of the entertainment industry. And so begins nine months of reading, Internet-surfing, and non-stop Zigmanesque observations about morning sickness, stretch marks, accelerated hair growth, digestion, amniocentesis and that's just the beginning. A: It takes a long time to trust your voice, to talk yourself into the idea that you know what you are doing. What am I doing here? Q: Her is being made into a movie as well, right? Is she really that mean? Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2006, review of Piece of Work, p. I had been working on a book when I was still in New York —. And then Elise meets her - Adrienne - Donald's stunning, leggy ex-fiancée.
Cleavage-baring, half-French, and with a degree from Yale, she seduces men with one flick of her hair. Can you talk about how you got here? Some days it feels like she is. Q: Do you think women are more susceptible than men to feeling jealous? I had the agent from hell for a year — he wasted a year of my life doing nothing, and I needed a lawyer to not only sever the contract but get me a definitive response that he had not sent the novel to any editors so that I know what I can tell the next agent. One year later theyre headed for an April wedding. When Adrienne relocates from New York to D. She spent ten years working slaving away in New York in book publishing where she was a much-abused under-appreciated publicist for Times Books, Vintage Books, Turtle Bay Books, Atlantic Monthly Press, and Alfred A.