Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York

Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York

by Gail Parent


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Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York by Gail Parent

Three decades after its original bestselling publication, Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York is still completely on target as the most achingly funny book-length suicide note ever written by an agonizingly single 30-year-old trying unsuccessfull
Meet Sheila Levine, she’s smart and funny, and her mother tells her she’s beautiful. . . . But her skirt’s always a bit wrinkled, she’s trying to lose 15—make that 25—pounds, she just turned 30 . . . and she’s still single. She tries to date and mate, she really does, but disappointment turns to desperation, and after a flash of insight, Sheila calmly decides to kill herself. So she starts to get her affairs in order and writes a suicide note to her loving parents to explain it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585674718
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 01/27/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 223
Sales rank: 218,151
Product dimensions: 5.35(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gail Parent received her degree from New York University and then moved to Los Angeles with her husband and became one of Hollywood's most successful writers. Her screenwriting credits include the Carol Burnett Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, and The Golden Girls.

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Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Jeel More than 1 year ago
I bought this book 10 years ago and have been waiting for it to become available on the nook. Funny, smart, touching and a little mean at times, probably one of the truest books I've read in a very long while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read this book over and over since the '70's and love it every time! So glad it's on the Nook - thank you!
Victrarigg More than 1 year ago
I read this book many years ago when I was in my early 20's. I remember my hysterical laughter on public transportation which was and still is, I'm sure, embarrassing. Since I can't decide what to read at present, I've decided to find it so I can read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all time favorite book! I found it on my mom's bookshelf in the '80s, thought the title was interesting and was soon engrossed in this funny, poignant story. I reread it every year. There is a little Sheila Levine in all of us, but you discover new Sheila traits in yourself as you get older - it's like reading your own bio. Highly recommend!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a little hesitant to pick up a read of a single girl in her 30's from the 1970's. Boy was I glad I did! It is such a fast read, and everything that she was going through then, I can relate to now. Go Shiela for telling it how it is!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book! Its a good account of an average girl with an eccentric edge. Its a suicide note about everything that erks Sheila Levine, there are allot of things that do this!!! I think everyone can relate to this book and it is a good read. The auther has an excellent writting style. What do you expect she also wrote the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in the early 70's when I was in my early 20's. Oh boy, did I identify. In certain ethnic groups in those years girls were encouraged to get married right out of school. Marrying someone with money was considered marrying well. I laughed and cried right along with Sheila. Sheila is every woman.