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A State of Jane

A State of Jane

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by Meredith Schorr

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"I laughed my way through this novel. A must-read from Meredith Schorr." – Chick Lit Plus

It's more about finding yourself than finding a man...Jane Frank is ready to fall in love. It's been a year since her first and only relationship ended and far too long since the last time she was kissed. With the LSAT coming up, she needs to find a boyfriend (or husband


"I laughed my way through this novel. A must-read from Meredith Schorr." – Chick Lit Plus

It's more about finding yourself than finding a man...Jane Frank is ready to fall in love. It's been a year since her first and only relationship ended and far too long since the last time she was kissed. With the LSAT coming up, she needs to find a boyfriend (or husband) before acing law school and becoming a partner at her father's firm. There's just one problem: all the guys in New York City are flakes. Interested one day and gone the next, they seemingly drop off the face of the earth with no warning and no explanation.

In her misguided belief that life doesn't really start until you get married and have kids, Jane jumps from one extreme to the next trying to force a happily ever after until she breaks. Will she ever find her path, and can she do it without alienating her friends and family and risking her career in the process?

A State of Jane is a hilarious, heartwarming, and honest coming-of-age story of what happens when a good girl discovers there is more to finding love than following the rules.

"A witty true-to-life story that will not disappoint you, it is Chick Lit at it's very best!" – Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"I am a huge fan of chick lit, but this book was so much more. It has become one of my favorite reads!" – The Little Black Book Blog

"There's plenty of men on offer and enough funny, cringe-worthy scenes to make Jane's journey into the dating world a thoroughly enjoyable one." – Best Chick Lit

Related subjects include: chick lit, women's fiction, humor, humorous fiction, rom com, romantic comedy, friendship.

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Part of the Henery Press Chick Lit Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

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Meet the Author

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related emails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children’s stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing chick lit and humorous women’s fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hardworking trademark paralegal and her still-single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict. To learn more, visit her at www.meredithschorr.com.

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A State of Jane 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
eBook_Addict More than 1 year ago
The book begins with Jane, the main character, talking to her sister on the phone about wanting to get back to dating. It's been a year since she broke up with her boyfriend, Bob, and she feels as if she's ready to move on. Later on in the novel, Jane experiences horrible dates, she begins to alienate her family and friends, and she begins dating like a man, "date em and leave em". At times, Jane could come off as a little selfish, but it made me like her even more. She seemed so realistic, and I really enjoyed going through her journey with her. Overall, this was a great book, I was kind of hoping for a different ending for Jane, but I understand why she had the ending that she did, which makes me admire Jane even more and love the book also.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
A year to the date after she broke up with her long-time boyfriend Bob, twenty-six year old Jane Frank is ready to start dating again. Jane is on a mission, she wants to be settled in a committed relationship by the time she starts law school the following year, because she'll be too busy studying to meet anyone. From online dating to the local New York bars and everything in between, Jane finds out that finding Mr. Right isn't exactly as easy as she had thought it would be. So if you can't beat em, join em ... Jane decides to date like a man ... love em and leave em! But this way of finding the right guy isn't working out either ... so come along for the ride as Jane weaves her way through the variety of New York's eligible bachelors in search of Mr. Right. Every now then I crave a story that will tickle my funny bone from cover to cover, and in A State of Jane, author Meredith Schorr has created a fun, laugh-out-loud, hilarious story that left me completely satisfied. Written in the first person narrative, Jane Frank takes the reader along for the ride on her journey into the crazy dating scene and the trial and tribulations that she encounters in her search for Mr. Right. Author Meredith Schorr weaves a realistic tale of the frustrations of being single and looking for love. Jane is a hot mess but she is real with flaws and ideals, and the variety of guys she dates will leave you laughing and shaking your head in amusement. We can all relate to what it is like to be in the dating scene, and the variety of people we meet and have to weed out in order to find that special someone. Jane's adventure is thoroughly entertaining, as I followed along on her search there were times where I was cheering her on, but there were also times when I simply wanted to smack her upside the head and say "what were you thinking?"! Throughout her search, Jane lives and learns until she finally comes full circle and listens to her heart. With a quirky cast of characters; witty dialogue and interactions; richly detailed description of the sights and sounds of NY and Hoboken, NJ; and a storyline that is written in a humorous and sassy style, A State of Jane is a witty true-to-life story that will not disappoint you, it is Chick Lit at it's very best!
MarissaA More than 1 year ago
A State Of Jane was a very good Chick Lit Novel; I enjoyed it! The main character, Jane of course, and whose POV we read from, to me, seemed like a relatable character, and I liked that. The Author wrote some great character development, including other characters in the story. Jane just seemed believable and goes through situations that some of has may have gone through. Jane just has so much on her plate, from not studying for her upcoming LSATs, to being miserable as a single woman, and when seeing guys casually doesn't work, what is she to do? Well, I believe Jane's journey of self-realization was so unpredictable, and I liked that; turning the page without a clue of what's going to happen next, for me, I liked not knowing what's going to happen, and you might see that same type of attitude in the story, just saying :) All in all, this was a well written story with enough conflict, some happy moments, kisses and... more, a lot of alcohol and just more to keep you turning that page! My Rating: 4.4/5I say a Strong PG-13 Rating (Some Mature Language & Mild Sexual Content) 
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a fairly quick chick lit read that I read every free chance I had. I finished this book in just over a day. The main character, Jane, reminded me of most twenty-something women who are still single. They want to find "the one" and will look at every date as the potential "one". We have all done that, we have all waited for "the one" to appear. That made her very relatable for this reader...and probably for most readers. Sometimes, I found Jane to be naive, childish, and rather self-absorbed but I also found her to be funny and just trying to find her path. There were times where she just rubbed me the wrong way and I wanted to yell at her to stop being so UGH! Then, there were times where I was rooting for her and wanting her to get things right. Her career path was another obstacle she had to overcome to help her find peace and happiness for herself. The remaining cast of characters were all great and really added to the overall story. The reader can relate to these characters as well as with Jane. Lainie was a great roommate and new friend for Jane. She was the "pot" to Jane's "kettle" in some ways. Marissa, the long time BFF, was like most best friends...even when she gets left behind, she is there for her friend when it matters the most. Their friendship is one that survives even the rockiest of patches. Andrew, Jane's officemate, was funny. Jane and Andrew were funny together and good friends. He gave her some good, and some not-so-good, advice. All-in-all, a good story with a good ending. Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It was a good chick lit read. Will I read it again: Probably not. But Ms. Schorr is on my "must read author" list!
Deb-Krenzer 13 days ago
I thought this was a pretty fun book. I didn't get any laugh out loud moments, but I did get a few chuckles. This poor girl was without any clue about the dating world having been in a relationship for 9 years with a guy since before college. And the advice she was getting, totally out of left field. Not only that, but she wasn't even hearing it right. Definitely an entertaining, enjoyable read. Which I am terribly glad of since I have another book by this author on my TBR pile (wiping sweat off brow!). So far, I'm thinking I have another new author to add to my list! Thanks to Henery Press for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
1morepage More than 1 year ago
Continuing my love for Meredith Schorr, I started on A State of Jane immediately after finishing Blogger Girl. I'd heard many grumblings, and heard about some not-so-nice reviews and I had to read this book - because I loved Blogger Girl and because I just had to see what all the fuss was about. I was not disappointed and I have to say that A State of Jane is one of my favorite books! I love that Jane is so much fun. That she is willing - no matter how many times she was trampled on - to get up, brush herself off and try again. That she had so much to learn and you could see her growth throughout the book, in very tangible ways. When Jane decided to take back her life, to study for the LSAT, to relax on the dating scene and to heal the rifts in her relationships with her family and friends, I was thrilled. I knew then that nothing would stop Jane and that she could and would achieve whatever she set her mind to.  The characters were very well done and so well developed that I knew what they were going to say and do before they did it. I love that. I love reading a book and getting to know the characters so well that it's like you have a new set of friends. And they were so realistic! Their actions, emotions, thoughts - you knew that it could happen that way. That old friends could have enough and walk away. That new friends could give you advice, but disagree with how you put their advice into practice. That family can be disappointed in your choices, but still love you. The ending? Well, you have to read it for yourself. But I will say that it was unequivocally the best ending I've read in a long time! Ms. Schorr did a fabulous job staying true to the character and knowing exactly what Jane needed. Well done, so very well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable book, a perfect beach read. I think most women will find that they can really relate to this book. Can't wait to read Meredith's next book!
Chesca1 More than 1 year ago
I feel like I know Jane Frank! I also feel I could have been her once in my life! She's a likable character who, after a year long hiatus from dating, decides to get back in the game. I think we can all relate to trying too hard for a guy who isn't worth it and we see the mistakes Jane is about to make before she makes them. We cringe and hope for the best! A State of Jane is a great chick lit read and I look forward to Meredith Schorr's 3rd book!
cjp0 More than 1 year ago
If you want to spend your time reading about how bad Jane's dating life is spend your money. I deleted this book half way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved loved loved this book! Could not put it down - chick lit at its finest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow. Way too many details that were not needed
Nikki825 More than 1 year ago
Right off the bat, this book started out good.  I liked Jane, the main character and her quirkiness.  After a one year hiatus from dating, she decided to have a go at it again. Unfortunately, she immediately finds all the available men in New York City to be far too eager for one thing.  And it was not the one thing Jane was seeking...love.  She traverses a series of bad dates and a few one night stands, but never actually accomplishes finding a long term boyfriend. As the book goes on Jane begins to lose her upbeat, quirky personality and becomes bitter and cynical in regards to dating and men in general. I really wanted to love this book, but it fell short for me.  The multiple men Jane dated throughout the book were hard to keep track of and were continually referred to in different parts of the story.  I also felt that Jane's bitter and cynical turn made her far less endearing as a main character. In saying that, I enjoyed the dialogue between Jane and her colleague, Andrew.  It was funny and at points I laughed out loud. I would consider this a good book and if you're looking for a funny, chick lit book then give this a try.  I'd read another book by Meredith Schorr.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
long and predicrable. Has potential but not quite there.