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The Manny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

    Skip It

    I was in the mood for a light, fun story so I listened to the e-book. I found the protagonist annoying and unlikeable along with her love interest. It started out okay but got worse and worse as the story progressed. Don't waste your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2009


    Boring, drawn out, and pointless dialogue between characters; A lot of the story revolved around Jamie's job when I thought the point of the story was the manny; Foul language that was pointless (as in, it wasn't used to convey feelings, just thrown into a sentence as an extra word); I didn't finish it because I became too bored but I could probably predict how it ended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    Shallow and predictable

    This book was predictable and filled with shallow, insipid characters--with the heroine, Jamie Whitfield topping the list. I found it interesting that the author found it necessary to remind her readers over and over again that Jamie is a woman with solid mid-western values. Of course, she had to do this because there was simply nothing in Jamie's behavior or commentary throughout the novel that suggested she was anything but the same shallow type of upper-crust person she denigrates throughout her story. Apparently if you roll your eyes and moan and groan about bad behavior, even if you do the same, it excuses you from actually being guilty. In comparison to her childish spoiled husband, Jamie is a bit more likeable, but not enough to make me want to route for her. Examples? She feels hurt when her socialite friends insult the way she dresses, but then she does the same to her buddy at work. She remains close friends with a couple of extremely self-centered friends who seem to enjoy sniping at each other at every opportunity. Almost from the very start of hiring Peter, she is flirting and showing off to him, eager for something to happen. 'And it is only quite a ways into the book that she informs the reader that she has been considering asking her husband for a divorce that same year--what a coincidence!!!' Additionally, if she wants to set a good example for her children she shouldn't be chasing down a sexually lurid story about an allegedly errant congressman. When it blows up in her face, I can't honestly feel sorry for her. To be fair, however, I should have known better when I picked up this book. I do like to mix up my reading list and after reading a wonderful psychological thriller, this title suggested a light and simple read. I just didn't expect something so trite. If you go in for this type of genre, you'll probably be okay with it, but for anyone else, I'd pass on buying it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2007

    Horrible, just horrible

    My book club were very disappointed in this book. We wanted something light for the summer, but dragging through this book was drudgery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2007

    Not what the hype indicated

    It just was not funny to me at all and I loaned it to a friend who has different taste in reading than I do and she returned after 100 pages and said she didn't care to finish it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2007

    BORING !

    This book was listed under best sellers at my local library so I thought I would try it. Not interesting at all. Don't waste your time with this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2007

    Very Disappointed!!!

    This book was featured in the Style section of the New York Times and it seemed like it would be an entertaining read so I picked it up. Wow, what a disappointment!! The characters are tired and predictable. You know what's going to happen within the first 15 pages. A dull read: don't waste your money!

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