Emily's Reasons Why Not: A Novel

Emily's Reasons Why Not: A Novel

by Carrie Gerlach
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 65-year-old retired physicist and a friend of mine recommended this book. I don't think I have ever laughed as much. It is really funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh out loud. I loved it!! It all boils down to learning to love yourself first. I am going to send this to my daughter in hopes that she will learn something from it. If you want a good laugh, read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I am making all of my friends read it!!!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Los Angeles, nearing thirty with her bio clock ticking and gravity pulling at her body, Hollywood publicity guru Emily Sanders wonders why all her friends seem to have spouses, children, and the suburbs while she has not had a decent date lately. She analyzes with her psychologist ¿coach¿ Dr. D. how come she has failed to find Mr. Right, but has a lifetime of Mr. Wrongs. Dr. D suggests she draw up a top ten reasons of why these are Mr. Wrongs. --- Emily begins evaluating the attributes of the hunks she dated to see what trait made them terrible spousal material. She begins to see a pattern of hooking up with womanizing rats starting with her boss and continuing with others including the baseball player. As she begins to realize she exists in the ooze beneath the lowest rung of the Hollywood food chain, with the help of her loving canine Sam and a couple of true friends, Emily begins to look inside to learn why she punishes herself with these losers because she now knows that to find the man who will love her she must first learn to love herself. --- EMILY¿S REASONS WHY NOT is at times an amusing chick lit tale though the heroine is no Letterman or for that matter even a Jones and her whine can turn into a headache. The story line focuses on Emily¿s analysis of her failed relationships and what she really expected from them. Die-hard genre readers will appreciate her lament as Emily provides solid reasons why fans should read her bemoaning bio on the men in her life; others take a pass.--- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
1. Novice prose 2. Incredibly one-dimensional characters and plot 3. Superficial but not in a 'juicy' way, just plain shallow 4. A shameless (an inferior) knock-off of Bridget Jones' Diary; could you be any less original? 5. Proof that being a good PR person doesn't necessarily translate to being a good fiction-writer (nice try though) 6. Contrived; full of cliches worthy of a 22-year old creative writing student not a 35+ year-old professional 7. Male stereotyping of the simplest variety (the jock, the surfer, the yuppie, etc.) Yawn... 8. A shameless plug for her PR clients (hey, why not milk it in every way I can?) 9. Emily is just as vapid on the last page of the book as on the first page. I'd dump her too. 10. Her 'Acknowledgements' section at the end are painful to read. Overtly self-promotional and self-congratulatory, with sentences like '...is testament to the woman I am...'. Wow, you'd think Ms. Gerlach had won a Pulitzer. Can you say self-important?
Guest More than 1 year ago
With a half a dozen years of marriage under my belt, I still wonder why I had to kiss so many frogs to get to my Prince Charming. Ms. Gerlach's book brought it all back to me in a laugh-out-loud walk down the dating memory lane, while reminding me that happy endings await us all. Persevere, Emily ... and anyone else who may still be searching -- he's out there somewhere!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a 20 something single woman myself I think this book is right on. I honestly felt like I could have written this book as it is very close to real life relationships. I felt I really related to Emily and understood the other character behaviors. One of the best relationship books I've read.