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From The CriticsThe ellipsis in the title refers to the long list of Phoebe Fine's boyfriends, few of whom seem to have any redeeming qualities. There's Roger Mancuso, "the stink bomb king of fifth grade;" Jason Barry Gold, the popular boy who pays attention to Phoebe; and Humphrey Fung, the pretentious college boy majoring in women's studies. Any woman who's ever been single has a similar list of romantic mistakes and any woman who's ever been single in the New York tri-state area will be certain that Rosenfeld was eavesdropping on her life. The author does a fine job of capturing middle-class New Jersey in the eighties and there are many laugh-out-loud moments. One sequence, in which Phoebe gets taken in by a con man, stretches credibility. Though she has been making poor romantic choices, she seems smart enough not to invite a stranger off the street into her home. Rosenfeld's writing is otherwise intelligent and her characters are fully developed, including Phoebe's well-meaning but slightly clueless parents and her perfect sister. Yet, all the while, one wishes for a glimpse of what Phoebe wants out of life beyond a decent man.