I'm with Stupid

I'm with Stupid

by Elaine Szewczyk
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I'm with Stupid by Elaine Szewczyk

A hilarious tale of girl meets boy, girl falls in lust, girl discovers boy is not playing with a full deck...

When Kas meets William while on safari in South Africa he seems perfect-a gorgeous park ranger, both kind and brave (he saved the tour from certain death by water buffalo). Her two best friends, Max, an endlessly scheming personal trainer, and Libby, a jobless bombshell, would like to get their hands on William...but he's only interested in Kas, an editorial assistant at a struggling New York literary agency who thinks William is out of her league. The two have a fling, and Kas returns home to New York wondering if she'll hear from William again. So when he finally sends an email, she's delighted.

Until she opens it.

The email is not quite the love missive Kas expected. Did she misjudge William? A miscommunication ensues, triggering a rapid-fire series of comic developments that, within days, bring William to New York, now under the impression that Kas has offered him a place to live. As he unveils his big plan to take Manhattan by storm and make his fortune, Kas finally recognizes how limited William's intellectual capabilities are: He makes Kevin Federline look like Albert Einstein.

Readers are along for the outrageous ride as Kas copes with her new roommate's eccentricities, including a preoccupation with the Psychic Friends Network and a passion for collecting Big Apple-themed souvenirs, and the realization that her dream man is a comic nightmare.

"Elaine Szewczyk is smart and funny, and knows that New York bars and African safaris have something important in common: When it comes to dating, it's a jungle out there. If you savor Sophie Kinsella or Lauren Weisberger, you'll want to add her to your reading list."—-Chris Bohjalian, author of MIDWIVES, THE DOUBLE BIND, and SKELETONS AT THE FEAST

"Spirited, irreverent, bilious, and above all funny, Elaine Szewczyk's bitter cocktail provides a much-needed antidote for the chick-lit genre..."—-Adam Langer, author of Ellington Boulevard, Crossing California, and The Washington Story

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446582476
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication date: 07/24/2008
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Elaine Szewczyk was born in Krakow, Poland. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her work has appeared in The Financial Times, Playboy and The Chicago Tribune, among other publications. Currently she is the Editor at Kirkus Reviews. She lives in New York City.

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I'm with Stupid 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and immediately gave it to my best friend to read. I'm With Stupid is very funny and fun to read. It seems like it falls into the Chick Lit genre but at the same time it pokes fun at the genre and maintains the smarts and dignity that so many chick books lack. I'm With Stupid is ultimately about the depth of relationships and how easily our understanding of those relationships go off kilter. This is great book for any otherwise smart girl who has ever said 'I would totally do him!' about some hot stranger or celebrity. What if you did? What if he turned out to be the most hilariously stupid person you'd ever met? Start reading.
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
I'm with Stupid is a mediocre tale of love, lust and friendship. There was not much depth to the story and very little plot. Three friends go on a safari to South Africa where one of them, Kas, has a one night stand with a hot safari guide who seems to be so perfect it's scary. They exchange emails and that's that....or so Kas thinks. Soon after the three get back to New York, Kas gets an email from hot safari guide, William, and it looks like it was written by a five year old. Turns out William has the body but was shortchanged in the brains department. He's just informed Kas that he's moving to New York to write a book (EEK!) and he will be staying with her. Lots of craziness ensues with William being in New York with no brains. The thing this book has going for it are it's wonderful wit and humor. It's really funny. I really wish it had some depth to it though. I'm with Stupid got off to a nice start but about halfway through my interest really started to dwindle. This is the first novel by this author, and I hope for her sake she is just getting warmed up.
McCreamy More than 1 year ago
I agree with what a previous reviewer posted. It's like Chick Lit, but it makes fun of it at the same time. I read it in 2 days, so it's a fast read. You can't take it seriously. It's a funny book.
cotakid17 More than 1 year ago
This book had me laughing out loud! I wish I could find other books by this author!! If you're looking for an easy read I HIGHLY recommend this!
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This the most unreadable book I've come across. The title should be "This is Stupid."