If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend [NOOK Book]

Overview

Initially, gallery manager Jane Laine isn't very impressed with ?it? artist Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons. Which could be kind of a problem, since she's the one who has to accompany him on a five-month international art fair tour. To get through it all, Jane figures she'll be a good sport and keep her critiques to herself. She's preoccupied enough with mending her own broken heart, re-thinking her career path, and dealing with her Schnauzer-obsessed family. But now, traveling with this alleged genius from London to Rome ...
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If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend

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Overview

Initially, gallery manager Jane Laine isn't very impressed with ?it? artist Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons. Which could be kind of a problem, since she's the one who has to accompany him on a five-month international art fair tour. To get through it all, Jane figures she'll be a good sport and keep her critiques to herself. She's preoccupied enough with mending her own broken heart, re-thinking her career path, and dealing with her Schnauzer-obsessed family. But now, traveling with this alleged genius from London to Rome and beyond, she starts to understand the connection between art and love, and the fact that in both, perspective is everything.


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Editorial Reviews

Kristen Buckley
A laugh-out-loud look at art fairs, true love, and over- indulged miniature schnauzers. (Kristen Buckley, author of Pug Hill)
Washington Post
Poignant and very funny.
Pam Houston
Will bring hope to the most relationship-weary heart. (Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness)
Joseph Weisberg
Pure, guilt-free pleasure...remarkably honest and heartfelt. (Joseph Weisberg, author of 10th Grade)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440684616
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 767,456
  • File size: 271 KB

Meet the Author

Alison Pace is the author of the novels If Andy Warhol Had A Girlfriend, Pug Hill, Through Thick And Thin, and City Dog. Her essays have been included in several anthologies including Howl: A Collection Of The Best Contemporary Dog Wit. She lives in New York City where she is at work on another book.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Loved it

    One of my top three favorite chick lit books I've read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2007

    'Plane' Jane Discovers Life and Art

    ¿If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend¿ is a fun, lighthearted story of a young woman finding her own identity with the help of her friends and strength that she finds within herself. ¿Plane Jane¿, as she calls herself, is easily identifiable in most every young woman. She is single, has relationship issues, resents her boss, dislikes a co-worker, is bored with her mundane life and is having difficulty finding meaning in her chosen carrier. These real life issues are so very common among young women that the character of Jane is easy to identify with, even if the reader has moved passed this phase of their life it can bring back so many individual memories from the readers past. This novel is centered on the theme of art. However, the reader does not need to know anything about art to enjoy this heartwarming story. This Novel is not a true romance story it is more in the category of ¿chick-lit.¿ However, I would imagine many men would also enjoy Jane¿s quirky nature and her experiences in the art world. I found that this was a very quickly paced novel as Jane and the famous artist Ian traveled around the globe promoting Ian¿s artwork. I was eager to read of their adventures together and the mishaps along the way. I was very please by Jane¿s character development throughout this story. She began as a very week and uncertain individual who needed to rely on others. In the end, she was transformed into a strong woman who knew exactly what she wanted out of life and carrier and was able to vocalize her feelings and solve her own problems. One major theme presented in this novel is to always think positive of situations that may seem negative or not fit into our plans. You may find unexpected growth in yourself by remaining positive and finding the ¿good¿ in all situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    A rare treat!

    This is one of the best chick-lit novels I've read in a long, long time. I was scared that they were all becoming too similar and that I was getting burned out on the books. But Pace has created a wonderful world that you just can't get enough of. If she's reading this, I hope she does a sequel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2005

    If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend

    I've been looking for many years now since The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, hoping to come across some chick lit fiction that was fun without being silly and light without being shallow and also WELL written. This is the kind of chick lit that stands out and shines in the crowd. Gorgeously written! If you've been waiting a long time for some lit in your chick lit, DONT MISS THIS ONE!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2005

    Couldn't put it down! Such fun!

    This book was such a great read! Once you pick it up, you will not be able to put it down! Jane Laine is a character you can really relate to - she is looking for love, she has a boss she hates and she has an ex from hell - I found myself cheering her on and smiling at every turn. You will love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2005

    Witty

    This book was adorable, smart, witty and downright hilarious! It kept me up late at night and I couldn't wait to start reading it again the next day. The story is such a page turner. Alison Pace has a wonderful voice and an outstanding sense of comic timing. I'm eagerly awaiting her next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend

    I just adored this heartwarming, hysterically funny and also quite insightful look at one woman's search for happiness and understanding. The characters of Jane, Dick, Ian and the Schnauzers are so much fun to travel around the world with. Only problem is I don't know if I can wait for the sequel to find out what happens next!! All in all, a fantastic read!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific chick lit tale

    After two years together as the perfect couple, Texan Jack Davis dumps Manhattanite Jane Laine. Before she can rebound from the shock, she makes a horrendous error at work. She ordered the wrong size Reese¿s Peanut Butter Cups for her boss Dick Reese, owner of Reese¿s Art Gallery. To punish her for her transgression, the odious Dick exiles Jane by sending her on a barnstorming Art Tour of four cities in under five months. She is to accompany artist Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons as he has shows in London, Rome, Chicago and Miami.--- Jane does not think highly of her companion as they set off to London feeling his fifteen minutes of fame is way too long. However, she is shocked by his consideration starting at Newark Airport and continuing in Europe. Ian knows he loves Jane, but she clings to the belief that he is a con artist shamming the public. As they become acquainted during the whirlwind trek, Jane sees Ian is nothing like the pampered brats who make up the art world. She concludes he and his work are no shams and fears how much she will miss him once their quest ends.--- IF ANDY WARHOL HAD A GIRLFRIEND is a terrific chick lit tale because of the pace applied to the blossoming of Jane into a woman in love. The story line is character driven mostly by Jane as she starts out detesting Ian, begins to appreciate his kindness and understanding, and finally falls in love with him, but believes he desires someone else. This novel is a fun to read contemporary romance.--- Harriet Klausner

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