Hand-Me-Down

Hand-Me-Down

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by Lee Nichols
     
 

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For Anne Olsen, new and improved is the only way to live. So how'd she fall for a secondhand man?

Charlotte had the Malibu Barbie with a full wardrobe, Emily inherited a slightly used Barbie with two outfits and Anne was left with a one-armed, bald Barbie who enjoyed nudist colonies. It's little wonder that at twenty-nine, Anne drives a new

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For Anne Olsen, new and improved is the only way to live. So how'd she fall for a secondhand man?

Charlotte had the Malibu Barbie with a full wardrobe, Emily inherited a slightly used Barbie with two outfits and Anne was left with a one-armed, bald Barbie who enjoyed nudist colonies. It's little wonder that at twenty-nine, Anne drives a new car, eats only from freshly opened packages and thinks antique is a euphemism for moldy.

After growing up in the shadows of her older sisters—one a swimsuit model, the other a pop-feminist—Anne's personality is one part sibling rivalry and two parts VD (stands for Vague Dissatisfaction, and yes, it itches). Now she's the self-professed underachiever in the family, determined to find happiness on her own terms. But when her sister's ex-boyfriend—seemingly perfect, potentially interested—reenters her life, Anne's got to ask: Could she possibly fall in love with a hand-me-down man?

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Publishers Weekly
After growing up in the shadow of sisters Charlotte, a stunning swimsuit model, and Emily, a brilliant feminist scholar, 29-year-old Anne Olsen has a natural aversion to anything secondhand-and that especially includes her sister Charlotte's ex-boyfriend Ian, who's a cute, available antiques dealer. But despite her deep fear of ancient rugs and her lasting case of VD ("Vague Dissatisfaction"), this namesake to the least remarkable of the Bronte sisters proves an irresistible heroine in Nichols's second novel (after Tales of a Drama Queen). Anne's zany enthusiasm for life, evidenced in her ill-fated attempt at window design during her brief employ at Banana Republic, or her efforts to preserve a tract of pristine Santa Barbara property while working at her boyfriend Rip's real estate office, will warm readers' hearts, as will her genuine love for her superstar sisters. No bitter edge spoils the sweetness of Nichols's delectable tale, which heats up when Anne announces her love for Rip but can't shake the feeling that Ian might just be a better fit. Nichols is one of chick lit's brightest lights, and here she delivers a funny, utterly winning story of family, love and self-discovery. Agent, Nancy Coffey. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459246393
Publisher:
Red Dress Ink
Publication date:
06/15/2012
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
920,281
File size:
908 KB

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Hand-Me-Down 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. One of my favorites
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously laugh out loud funny. I've read it at least three times and haven't gotten bored yet!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I rarely laugh out loud when reading novels, but I did often with this one. I think this book would make an amazing chick flick! I'd go see it in a heart beat! This book was a blast!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book i am still reading it and i cant put it down finally a book about a woman that doesnt want to settle down and she is not all about marriage and kids i can so relate to the character i cant wait to read the authors next book
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow. this book was great! its a light hearted book, great for summer reading and in the end.. left me awwing and glad that i picked this book instead of the others. Lee Nichols knows how to write! this book and me laughing the whole way through.. never a dull moment in Anne's life and i LOVED every moment of this! if you only read one book your whole life? READ THIS ONE! i cant wait to see what other books Lee comes out with!