If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend

If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend

by Alison Pace

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ISBN-13: 9781440684616
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 277 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
coolmama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Took one day to read.Not as enjoyable as Pug Hill. Very predicable and a little too "chick lit" for me.That said, this is the story of Jane Laine, art gallery assistant who goes on a 5 month Art Fair Project Tour with Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons, a world famous sculpture.Think you can guess the rest?
lalawe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved the premise of the book - going on a 5 month round-the-world art tour - but was disappointed that the author handled large chunks of it with the literary equivalent of "flipping through the calendar pages". Besides that, the plot was predictable and a little boring. There were some truly funny bits - the love calculator and "pass the schnauzer" had me laughing so hard I cried - and I think it just made the rest of the book seem so much more blah.Overall, this was a mediocre chick lit book, with some glimmers of awesomeness.
dianaleez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alison Pace's If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend was a delightful surprise. I assume that it flies under the 'chick lit' banner, but it's so well written that it should appeal to readers of all ages. Twenty-seven year old Jane Laine is the manager of a New York art gallery; she has the boss from hell, a mother with four miniature Schnauzers, a boyfriend who is about to stray, and the man of her dreams right under her nose. Suffice it to say, I laughed aloud today in the dentist's office while reading this book. That should say it all. I wanted to rush to the end to see the characters live happily after and the wicked get their just desserts and I hated to finish it because I loved the characters so much. No one should miss Christmas Dinner with the anorexic schnauzer and the 'pass the schnauzer' game.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend is as close to a perfect example of contemporary romance as it's possible to be: a happily-ever-after fairy tale set in the modern world. Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons is the Prince Charming, hailed as the most important young sculptor of the day. Jane Laine is the Cinderella or Snow White--working for an unappreciative boss, taking second place to her "stepsisters"--her mother's pampered miniature schnauzers.On the heels of discovering her boyfriend of 2 years with another woman, Jane makes a huge gaffe that nearly costs her her job: she orders the wrong size Reese's Cups for the Reese gallery's booth at the fall art fair opening. Instead of being fired, however, she's informed she'll be accompanying the gallery's most important artist, Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons, on a 5-month tour of art fairs and galleries in London, Rome, Chicago, and Miami, which she assumes is meant to get her out of the gallery, as the least useful person there.To make matters worse, she's never liked Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons. Jane prides herself on understanding art, but the meaning behind his sculptures continues to elude her, and she's come to the conclusion that one of them isn't all they're cracked up to be, and she's pretty certain it's not her. In addition, her boss's reactions to Ian convince her that Ian himself is someone to be avoided at all costs.However, the trip is a pleasant surprise. Ian is much... nicer than she'd expected, and the travel helps her get over her ex, and reevaluate her life.Jane is someone it's easy to relate to. She can take care of herself, has a decent career, but worries about the security of her job. She has friends and a quirky family--and whose family isn't a bit quirky in a certain light?--and a huge crush on Owen Wilson, for which who can blame her? Her mother's obsession with her miniature schnauzers reminds me of a few people I know.Ian starts out larger-than-life, but as the book progresses and Jane gets to know him better, he becomes more and more real. There's a very sweet moment when he tells Jane that despite all his current fame and success, in school, he too was the one not chosen, and that suddenly brings his character into vivid focus.All in all, If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend is a warm, feel-good story that you won't want to put down, and that you'll want to savor on a day when you really need a pick-me-up.
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Loved it!
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One of my top three favorite chick lit books I've read!!
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¿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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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