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Posted May 21, 2006
Self Indulgence + Materiality + Posturing Lifestyle = Loneliness
I started this book with high expectations of finding a new plateau, a place of more meaning. What I found instead were shallow, self-indulgent NYC lifestyles that are very unappealling, and quite frankly, give many undeserving women a bad name. Although the writing style is enjoyable and witty, the unfulfilling lifestyles of Mary and her friends overwhelmed the reading experience. As a former NYC resident I know the lifestyle all too well: materialistic meanderings, habitual martinis with girlfriends, constant complaints about the lack of decent men, while all-the-time treating the good men around them horribly. Simplification is not the key to happiness. Try having a good relationship or at least giving one a chance, be giving, maybe get married, maybe have a baby. With those things you will be more likely to find happiness. Regret is one thing you eventually may not be able to 'give up'. Chocolate and shoes will only get you so far.
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Posted December 27, 2009
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