Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single: A Novel

Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single: A Novel

by Heather McElhatton
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Overview

Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single: A Novel by Heather McElhatton

A wicked comedy about the perils of making your dreams come true

Quirky, clever, cubicle-bound Jennifer Johnson is desperate. Everyone around her is getting married, while she's still single and stuck writing ad copy about men's dress socks.

Her life hits crisis level, launching her into a humiliating and painfully hilarious quest to find Prince Charming at any cost. This includes agonizing online dates, diet-clinic cults, drag-queen fights, and a debilitating addiction to Cinnabon icing. When she meets handsome, wealthy Brad Keller, she wonders if he's the answer to all her dreams, or is he just too good to be true?

Darkly funny and outrageously honest, McElhatton's wit shines in this no-holds-barred cautionary tale about getting what you want—and how it can be the worst thing for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061874413
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Series: A Jennifer Johnson Novel , #1
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 357,967
File size: 563 KB

About the Author

Heather McElhatton produced the award-winning literary series Talking Volumes. Her commentaries have been heard on This American Life, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money, and The Savvy Traveler. She lives in Key West with her pug, Walter.

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Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, great book but it has a horrible ending that is truly disappointing. It is one of those books that you read and look at afterwards thinking, "what the heck?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not badly written but main character isn't very likable and story is ultimately disappointing. Much better chick lit out there,
Clutz13 More than 1 year ago
I am sorry I finished this book. At times I thought about quitting, but it was a quick read, and I don't like to leave books unfinished. I didn't think it was funny or well-written. There are two redeeming characters I liked, Christoper, the stereotypical gay best friend, and Ted, the co-worker who has a crush on Jennifer. I live in Minnesota, and I also appreciated the local landmarks and references. That might be one reason I finished it. The ending has a tease and if followed-through might have made the rest of the book somewhat worthwhile. Alas, it was only a tease, and the real ending is more than disappointing.
Sharkbait207 More than 1 year ago
I feel immediately in love with this book. Within the first two pages I was literally laughing out loud. McElhatton's writing style is deliciously simple and refreshingly blunt. Full of wit and sarcasm, I was instantly charmed with the protagonist. Jennifer was relateable to any single career oriented woman. The ending, however, was very difficult to digest and manage. I can see where McElhatton was coming from, but for a novel that was completely adorable and "real" the ending was bit of a unhappy twist. I was not prepared for it at all.
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Deborah4 More than 1 year ago
Shockingly Funny! This is not your typical chic lit--not in content or formula, so don't buy it if that's what you're looking for. This is chic lit with electro-shock therapy. If you like unpredictable, wicked wit then strap in and let Heather McElhatton take you for a ride. Jennifer Johnson is irreverent, unapolagetic, and laugh out loud funny. No canned formulas here, so be warned. But if you want pure entertainment, without political correctness and moral certitude, this is the book for you. A great, fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And not just once or twice, but a lot!! Jen is a great protagonist, and by great I mean absurdly awkward, yet totally (well, ALMOST) totally relatable. She's wayyyy more dysfunctional than anyone I know, or am ever likely to meet, but that made her all the more endearing. This nook book (my first ever!) was 99 of the best cents I've ever spent, but I agree whole-heartedly with my fellow reviewers. The ending was terribleterribleterrible. The editor should have demanded an alternative ending. Otherwise, a very enjoyable read!
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A chick lit book that didn't hit all the notes for me. The concept of girl meets boss' son and falls head over heals was great and unique and different, but the character that exudes negativity just didn't do it for me. All of the characters were funny and entertaining - they had qualities that weren't appealing either but it wasn't pure debbie downer.
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megin More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. Couldn't hardly put it down! The ending could have been better, but a great read!
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BL0312 More than 1 year ago
Overall good book, did not like the ending though!
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This was a very funny book. The characters were enticing and lovable. I just hated the ending.
solah29 More than 1 year ago
This book was funny from the start. It's so clever and funny. I actually laughed out loud and didn't care if anyone heard me. This is one of those books that you're jealous you didn't write it. Like most of the other reviews, I was a bit disappointed at the ending but the rest of the story (and the overall humor) more than makes up for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me interested all the way, particularly the last several pages. Did NOT like the ending, oh well.
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