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Chloe Does Yale: A Novel

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So i just finished my first year at college, and this book definitely had me laugh and remember memories from the year. This book is entertaining, realistic, and a good laugh. I'd recommend it to anyone in or out of college.

posted by Anonymous on May 25, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It's like a ditzy girl yelling in your ear and not telling you anything

not a whole lot happens in Chloe Does Yale. there's very little in the way of interesting dirt, and there's no plot to speak of. basically Chloe goes to a sketchy party at the beginning, worries about it for like a hundred pages, goes to the Harvard-Yale game, goes ho...
not a whole lot happens in Chloe Does Yale. there's very little in the way of interesting dirt, and there's no plot to speak of. basically Chloe goes to a sketchy party at the beginning, worries about it for like a hundred pages, goes to the Harvard-Yale game, goes home to New York, and then goes to another sketchy party at the end. then she meets a guy and falls in love in the epilogue. in between those things, her basically pointless columns are reprinted. there's nothing else to it, really--you just got the whole book in my synopsis, minus krinsky's terrible writing.

posted by Anonymous on April 5, 2005

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Sex Lite

    Taking a page from the successful Sex and The City series by Candace Bushnell, Natalie Krinsky takes a stab on a single and something college paper sex columnist and pens Chloe Does Yale.

    In Chloe Does Yale, the lovable Chloe opens her inner sexual kitten and broadcast it in her college paper. Themes transcend the spectrum from is a "blow job in your 20s really is the new hand job from your teens"? "Spit or swallow?", that is the question or the joys of portable hand massagers.

    The first chapter captures the imagination as this quirky sex kitten goes to a hip fraternity "exotic exotic" party and hooks up. Then in the midst of passion she discovers and declares that she can't believe he "shaves down there?" Chloe Does Yale is a silly peek into the college kid angst of a young woman trying to find her identity while living up to her expected good girl front.

    The book starts as an edgy salacious temptation appetizer but ends up as boring as a meat and three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2006

    Save Your Money

    In a society where Carrie Bradshaw is a household name most readers will find Krinsky¿s writing lack luster compared to that of her predecessors. While the plot of the novel (Yale Undergrad pens sex column) is intriguing the character development was lacking to say the least. The main character Chloe seems to be too much of a younger less loveable Bradshaw and to an audience that has already watched Sex and The City, Chloe Does Yale falls short of Sex¿s brilliant writing. If however you live under a rock and have not seen Sex and The City this novel would most likely be enjoyable and perhaps even clever. I would recommend this book to people in high school, or anyone that can not discuss sex without blushing. However if you do not fit into either of these categories do yourself a favor and turn on HBO.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2005

    Borrowed, been-there material

    I was really excited to read this and although it's not horrible, it's not great either. Chloe Carrington (and for that matter Natalie Krinsky) is trying to be Carrie Bradshaw (or for that matter Candace Bushnell). The entire book is like a college version of Sex and the City (the tv show, not the book). There are hints of things that could have worked really well, but every character, every situation, every feeling and reaction is something you've seen before in some form or another. there is nothing original here and it could make a pretty easy beach read but it won't offer anything new and exciting. I'm hoping her second effort is more original. FIND YOUR VOICE!

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