Chloe Does Yale: A Novel

Chloe Does Yale: A Novel

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by Natalie Krinsky
     
 

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Go back to college with Natalie Krinsky in this frothy, first novel from the sex columnist for the Yale Daily News, now in paperback

Chloe Carrington is a typical Yale student, except that along with toiling through the usual grind of coursework, she pens a notorious and much dished-over sex column for the campus newspaper. This touch of

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Go back to college with Natalie Krinsky in this frothy, first novel from the sex columnist for the Yale Daily News, now in paperback

Chloe Carrington is a typical Yale student, except that along with toiling through the usual grind of coursework, she pens a notorious and much dished-over sex column for the campus newspaper. This touch of scandal has wrought havoc on her social and love life, turning it into an open book. Chloe doesnt help matters much; she likes to share, and cant resist divulging the gory details of her most recent date (or lack thereof) in her column, baring her soul, and sometimes the souls of others, for all to see. And that's where the trouble begins.

As Chloe probes the campus hot spots, we get a peek at what goes on behind the Ivy League's dormitory doors -- from drinking at Toad's, to Exotic Erotic, Yale's answer to a Playboy mansion bash, complete with coeds in skimpy bikinis and a lacrosse team clad only in socks. Of course there's perhaps the most favorite extracurricular activity -- lots and lots of sex.

Teeming with exuberance and late-night shenanigans, Chloe Does Yale is filled with humor and candor about typical college situations, both inside and outside the dorm rooms.

Editorial Reviews

Cosmopolitan
A dynamite debut novel.
Publishers Weekly
It's Girls of the Ivy League by a girl of the Ivy League-or at least that's what readers might think at first glance. The reality is a bit more tongue-in-cheek, though not quite a step up in class. Krinsky, student author of a biweekly sex column for the Yale Daily News, writes what she knows with this tale of the adventures of the author of a biweekly sex column for the Yale Daily News. Her fictional stand-in, Chloe Carrington, is a native New Yorker and acts the part-even when she's forced to leave a party clad only in a garbage bag, she manages to accessorize with "two-hundred-dollar lime green heels and large gold earrings." It's adventures like this that she reflects on in her column, entertaining many (Krinsky's real-life column gets 350,000 Web hits a week) and disgusting others. Among her critics is anonymous YaleMale05, with whom she embarks on a flirtatious e-mail relationship. It's hard to blame her for fixating on a cybercrush when she has such a hard time finding a good man. Sure, she hooks up with guys all the time (to her Israeli-American mother's horror: "Oy vavoy"), but finding the right one is a different story. A small crisis of conscience after an especially scandalous blow-job column adds a (tiny) bit of moral drama, but this is mostly a series of tired college party anecdotes, punctuated by Krinsky's real-life columns. Agents, Joni Evans and Andy McNicol. (Mar. 2) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Yale University sex columnist pens first novel about a Yale University sex columnist. Krinsky is a celebrity of sorts, having written a column in the Yale Daily News called "Sex and the Elm City" that's renowned in some quarters for its supposed sauciness. For fiction, she didn't look terribly far for inspiration but comes up with the story of one Chloe Carrington, who writes a column for the Yale Daily News called "Sex and the Elm City." At least some of those columns appear to be original Krinsky ones, strung together with the faintest of fictional bridges that drearily follow the less than madcap misadventures of Chloe as she negotiates the pitfalls of being a student at Yale. It's not so much a novel as a collection of unimaginative collegiate anecdotes that strive to marry a wannabe naughty attitude with stock chick-lit embarrassments and misunderstandings. Chloe goes to a party in a bikini and has a bad hookup with a guy afterward! Chloe really, really tries to read her homework, but Faulkner is hard! Chloe and her friends take an RV down to Harvard and drink lots of beer! Chloe obsesses over calories and gets jealous of her super-skinny and super-smart best friend! And who's that guy leaving cryptic missives for Chloe on the paper's message board?! Lurching tipsily from one unfunny episode to the next, Krinsky's narrative strives to make her Chloe into a Carrie Bradshaw for the privileged college elite, dispensing sarcasm and hard-earned wisdom in equal amounts to her doting coterie of buddies-and the readers of her column-but it scarcely musters up a chuckle. It's, well, like being back in college again, the year you had a roommate you hated and most of your friends were annoyingtwits. Agent: Joni Evans/William Morris Agency

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401307509
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
03/15/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Natalie Krinsky is a recent graduate of Yale University, where she authored the Yale Daily News column "Sex and the Elm City." She now lives and works in New York City.

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Chloe Does Yale 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
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.
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
This was a funny look at college life and since I am finishing my first year in college, I have seen alot of the same sorts of things going on. I think the whole idea of a sex life column in the campus newspaper would be a great thing to have, but no way would it ever fly here. The stories were all really funny and if you want something to take your mind off things, this is the book to get. Do not expect to read this and learn some gobsmacking new thing about the opposite sex though.
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I picked this book up at my University's bookstore out of sheer curiosity. Midterms were coming up and I wanted to read something written by someone other than a historian or a philosopher. So, I sat down and read the first chapter, and my interest was piqued. I'm a Women's Studies Major and sexuality and dating are one of my particular areas of interest. I waited until after the semester was over to purchase the book so that I could read it without interruption and I enjoyed it immensely. The characters were wonderful, realistic with just a touch of extreme, and the complications associated with sexual interaction on a college campus ranged from serious to mildly hilarious. This story is definitely one to keep on the bookshelf for a rainy day or day at the beach. Pick it up!
DisneyAngel55 More than 1 year ago
Very funny, very clever, keeps you wanting more. I was laughing throughout the entire book at all the crazy stories! It makes you want to back to college and do it all again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like a good deal, so when I found this book on the clearance table it had promise. I would not call this book bad; however, I would not call it good either. I thought over all it was cute and a good mindless read. The first half of the book dragged on and I could not get over how poorly written it was. It did take a turn for the better and had some really funny parts that made me reminisce back to how foolish I was 21. I would expect this kind of writing from a high school AP English student. If you are looking for something that is well written this is not the book for you. I think there was a lack of character development. The book felt jumpy and just didn't flow well. It did have some funny parts but over all I would not recommend it to a friend. I may give this book a slightly better review on Amazon when I try to sell it because it is not worth keeping on my bookshelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read that is pretty good. Some of the things that happen to her and her friends are pretty close to real life which make it even funnier.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved this book...a great poolside read for the summer! Took me back to my college memories. Left me wanting more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book. Great Reminder of my own college days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book many times. I just love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book to just relax with and remember the good days of college. For those who question the validity of this book, rest assured, this a tame version of the real college experience for TONS of people. This book isn't Tolstoy but it's the type of book that grabs your attentions and makes you laugh. Read it with a sense of humor not as an articulate thesis. Perfect for Summer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book, it made me think about my college years, and how every college has 'that girl' or 'that bar'. It's a great beach read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me entertained for hours during the summer break. I giggled outloud all the time, much to my boyfriend's disapproval, and really loved it. But this review comes with a warning: Read with caution. I loved this book because I'm not looking for award winning writing or perfectly planned plots and the stories of college life are really relatable. I could totally imagine some of the situations happening to myself or a friend. If you are a tough sell though, don't bother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great... very relatable if your a college student... definitely reccomend
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a book that you will learn from, this is not for you. Although it is a great book to make you laugh, and kill some time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. As a college student myself, I felt like I was attending Yale right along with Chloe and listening to her tell about her escapades. I only gave it 4 stars because some parts were a bit predictable and the ending came about too suddenly, but overall, Krinsky gives a highly entertaining and realistic look at dating in college.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chloe is a great charecter with an interesting life! This book was so hilarious and close to home for me and most college girls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book. I could not put it down. Having read many books about college and being a college student myself, I find this to be the truest representation of college life. I have experienced many of the things the character Chloe does in the book. It is a great summer read!!!