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Laurie WinerRosenfeld goes beyond the obvious issues of envy and the perils of vicariousness to examine a fascinating byproduct of feminine empathy: the very skills that make women so good at intimacy, the reassurances and supportive phrases that girlfriends offer reflexively, help them avoid confrontation and form a surface over everyday wounds. Small resentments collect until one day, perhaps because of a trivial crime, they explode in a Wagnerian burst of emotion. Rosenfeld builds a sturdy plot complete with a red herring and a climax that, while convenient to her heroine's redemption, is not resolved in an easy or sentimental way…I'm So Happy for You may not transcend its genre, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable and somewhat rare specimen of chick lit that stays focused on the chicks.
—The New York Times