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If You Were Here

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great as usual

I love Jen and all her books. This was a great read. Easy, quick and fun. Footnotes are great and i got used to tapping on the footnote that brought me to the back of the book then i just hit it again and i was back to reading. Really no big deal. I Can't wait for the n...
I love Jen and all her books. This was a great read. Easy, quick and fun. Footnotes are great and i got used to tapping on the footnote that brought me to the back of the book then i just hit it again and i was back to reading. Really no big deal. I Can't wait for the next book and in the meantime I enjoy her website and facebook posts.

posted by Anonymous on May 18, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Nook Format for this book stinks!

If you read Jen Lancaster's books, then you will know that her footnotes are one of the funnest parts. But in the noon format? Yeah, they aren't at the bottom of each page. So unless you want to constantly scroll to the very back of the book every couple of sentences...
If you read Jen Lancaster's books, then you will know that her footnotes are one of the funnest parts. But in the noon format? Yeah, they aren't at the bottom of each page. So unless you want to constantly scroll to the very back of the book every couple of sentences, you are going to miss out on her extra little funny insights.

The book itself is a fun read. Not her best, but still entertaining.

posted by 5637211 on May 11, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    If you were here

    John Hughes - excellent memories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    At first I didn't think I would like this book. After forcing my

    At first I didn't think I would like this book. After forcing myself to get into it, (even became a fan of the hysterical foot notes) it was very funny and an easy read. I finished it in two days and would recommend it.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Meh.

    Love Jen, she hilarious with sticky, sharp wit. Unfortunately, this book just couldn't hold my attention, so I didn't finish it. I relished every other book she's written and will buy her next book, but was disappointed by this one. I couldn't sink my teeth into the plot and prefer her memoir style over the thinly veiled characters in this fiction piece. I loved reading her blog of her actual home-buying experience, and would rather have read more of that than read this attempt to make the real thing more interesting. Still love ya, Jen. Can't win 'em all.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    Ehhhhhhh

    I am a huge fan of Jen Lancaster, and have loved all of her previous books. "Bitter is the new black" and "My fair Lazy" are my two favorites. I was not wild about "If you were here", largely because I was distracted by the fact that I knew her "characters", her and her husband, and they just did not fit in the over the top story of the house from hell. I also thought that the book missed some of her trademark flow, and was a little to choppy. I appreciate the book for a quick read, although I am looking forward to more of her witty essays.

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