Off the Record

Off the Record

by Jennifer O'Connell

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ISBN-13: 9780451216458
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer O'Connell received her B.A. from Smith College and her MBA from the University of Chicago. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two children.

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Off the Record 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Darla on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Strait-laced attorney Jane, on the fast track to partner, discovers that she was Janey, the inspiration for a mega-hit song about a party girl 15 years ago. Now the one-hit wonder rock star is making a comeback, and being reunited with Janey is part of the promotion. Jane tries to connect with her inner Janey to figure out what he'd seen in her all those years ago, and ends up learning about herself. With a couple of small threads left hanging, and a couple others that weren't developed quite as well as they could have been, this could have been an excellent book if it had about 100 extra pages.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Even if you weren't a huge Bon Jovi fan or ever dreamed of having some guy on stage pick you out of a crowd, you will love this book. Jane is an unlikely heroine who can be an uptight lawer one minute and then an insecure 16 year old the next. But this book isn't all about rock stars or fame, because Jane has other more serious things going on in her life that keep this from being a one-note story, mainly the fact that she's still coming to terms with her father's death and her upcoming promotion to partner in her law firm. This book has you laughing one minute and thoughtful the next. What a great mix for a wonderful read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, I loved this book! Watching Jane's life get completely disrupted makes for some funny reading, and Teddy Rock is perfect as the washed up rock star looking for a way to make it back on top. Anybody who was a kid in the 80's can't help but identify with all the stories of Jane's childhood. A super read that I highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had it all - the fallen rock star trying to make a comeback, the good girl who's always done what was expected of her, and the collision that causes these two people to come together. It was funny, fast, nostaligic and even thoughtful at times. A great, fun read for anyone who ever wished they were 'that girl.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic book! The characters and story line kept me hooked from page one, the writing was funny, and the dialog true to life. There is no way you can't love Jane or get caught up in her struggle to figure out who she is. This is more than just a story about a woman who finds out she inspired a song, it's about a woman coming to terms with the death of her father, her changed family and the choices she's made. Don't miss this terrific book!