Manny

Manny

by Holly Peterson
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Manny 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
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Dr.BF More than 1 year ago
Good mindless reading. Filled with what you would expect, shady characters with outrageous personalities, snobbish socialites, wealthy materialistic amoral women, who wouldn't enjoy this story. Add an attractive manny to the mix and you have a great story. Reads faster than its 400 plus pages.
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I was in the mood for a light, fun story so I listened to the e-book. I found the protagonist annoying and unlikeable along with her love interest. It started out okay but got worse and worse as the story progressed. Don't waste your time.
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Charli More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by the title. I wasn't disapponted.
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Maxdog More than 1 year ago
This was an okay listen for me. I have heard worse and of course better. The book held my attention. Usually, when I read or listen to a book I do not always expect a book to make sense as I see it because it is a book and I expect to be entertained. If I wanted a book to be serious and make great sense then I would go for non-fiction. If a book holds my attention and I can finish it then it is worth the read. I did not like the ending. There were places it could have been developed more and I would have liked to have known more as to how it all panned out in the end - rather than a little nibble.
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This book was an easy read making for a nice sunday afternoon. However, I found the plot divices lacking and did not really sypathise with the characters.
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Boring, drawn out, and pointless dialogue between characters; A lot of the story revolved around Jamie's job when I thought the point of the story was the manny; Foul language that was pointless (as in, it wasn't used to convey feelings, just thrown into a sentence as an extra word); I didn't finish it because I became too bored but I could probably predict how it ended.
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This book was predictable and filled with shallow, insipid characters--with the heroine, Jamie Whitfield topping the list. I found it interesting that the author found it necessary to remind her readers over and over again that Jamie is a woman with solid mid-western values. Of course, she had to do this because there was simply nothing in Jamie's behavior or commentary throughout the novel that suggested she was anything but the same shallow type of upper-crust person she denigrates throughout her story. Apparently if you roll your eyes and moan and groan about bad behavior, even if you do the same, it excuses you from actually being guilty. In comparison to her childish spoiled husband, Jamie is a bit more likeable, but not enough to make me want to route for her. Examples? She feels hurt when her socialite friends insult the way she dresses, but then she does the same to her buddy at work. She remains close friends with a couple of extremely self-centered friends who seem to enjoy sniping at each other at every opportunity. Almost from the very start of hiring Peter, she is flirting and showing off to him, eager for something to happen. 'And it is only quite a ways into the book that she informs the reader that she has been considering asking her husband for a divorce that same year--what a coincidence!!!' Additionally, if she wants to set a good example for her children she shouldn't be chasing down a sexually lurid story about an allegedly errant congressman. When it blows up in her face, I can't honestly feel sorry for her. To be fair, however, I should have known better when I picked up this book. I do like to mix up my reading list and after reading a wonderful psychological thriller, this title suggested a light and simple read. I just didn't expect something so trite. If you go in for this type of genre, you'll probably be okay with it, but for anyone else, I'd pass on buying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Review of The Manny by Holly Peterson: It was only a matter of time. Once The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin came out, and Bridget Jones¿s Diary by Helen Fielding became popular, chick lit was in full swing. It was only natural that The Manny by Holly Peterson would be written. For those who enjoyed the shoes in Beth Harbison¿s Shoe Addicts Anonymous, or designer clothes in Lauren Weisberger¿s The Devil Wears Prada, one might enjoy this VERY light beach read. Although it is a somewhat weaker copycat, it might bring a smile or two to moms who find the summer months their biggest dread as schools close! Jamie Whitfield is a part-time working mother of three children ranging from two to nine years old. Her job as a busy news producer as well as being part of the Manhattan Mom¿s scene, with a successful attorney husband who is absent a great deal and let¿s just say, not a ¿hands-on helper¿, has Jamie at the end of her rope. Jamie, who is a transplanted Midwesterner, finds the adjustment to the New York scene a constant battle. With her eldest, nine-year-old Dylan, showing more and more signs of withdrawal to the point of being motionless at times, Jamie thinks a male role model would do him some good. Husband Phillip, concerned with supporting his family in the style he thinks they need and are accustomed to where his income of more than a million dollars annually just gets them by, CERTAINLY can¿t give up his time to sit with Dylan and see what makes him tick. As a workaholic himself, Phillip can¿t imagine someone, especially his own son, having problems that would result in anything not productive. Phillip does give us a glimpse of the man Jamie fell in love with and who deep down loves his children every once in a while, but the times are too few and far between. It is at this point, as things with Dylan get worse, that Jamie decides that a male role model, rather than a nanny, would be the answer. So she seeks out a ¿manny¿. Being in this class of privileged people where buying something can surely solve anyone¿s problems, Jamie is optimistic that finding the right manny will solve her problems. And so, we meet Peter Bailey. He is 29 years old and looking for funding for his software business. Peter seems to like children and is kind and very intelligent. It also doesn¿t hurt that he is very good looking! The fact that Peter is attentive to Jamie as well as he appreciates and respects her, are all things in Peter¿s favor. So, Jamie hires Peter and the ¿nanny of the male persuasion¿ starts his job! One doesn¿t have to be a genius to anticipate that Jamie and Peter will become attracted to each other. That along with subplots concerning Jamie¿s hot news report she is working on involving an affair of a prominent congressman, and the way the rich are living their superficial lives, moves the story line along as would be expected. Some complications can only help add to the rather predictable plot. The story of course is fictional and rather cliché as it talks about how people in these situations can get into trouble when letting the wrong priorities take over their lives. So will the manny be Jamie¿s answer to not only Dylan, but also her unfulfilling marriage? Will we find that Jamie can find happiness with a real man whether he has money or not? That is something you do have to read to find out about!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I SO enjoyed this book. The dialog was funny yet had a serious undertone. Rich people ARE a bit overboard and the competition is fierce! Peter, the Manny, was very charming...everything a woman, rich or poor would totally want in a man! I love the way he analyses Jamie's life and confronts her with it, showing her how truly rediculous her lifestyle is. I loved the ending and how everyone got what they deserved...it brought a tear to my eye. READ THIS BOOK...you WON'T be disappointed! Heck, the title alone, is what drew me to it! Oh, and if this is ever made into a movie, I picture Ryan Gosling as the part of 'The Manny'...he's about as smooth and charming as they come!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I enjoyed some of the descriptions of wealthy NYC life, I found this book to contain shallow predictable characters and little surprise or charm. Skip it for sure.