Siding With Plato

Siding With Plato

by Michelle Manning


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ISBN-13: 9781484916056
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Eh em... I was born April 24, 1987 and raised in Valencia, California, which has forever forced me to follow up that statement with, "yes, that's where Six Flag Magic Mountain is," and "no, I don't have a season pass." I finally broke free after 18 years of boring suburban life and found myself on a real rollercoaster, called Arizona State University. After 4 (fine...5) years of majoring in journalism and having the time of my life with incomparable friends (who helped inspire Siding with Plato) I grew up, graduated, and entered the working world . . . as an unpaid intern.

From New York to LA, I experienced life in public relations, marketing, social media, and finally landed an amazing job as a writer and red carpet reporter at an entertainment news publication. One minute I'm doing coffee runs and cold calling people just so they could hang up on me, the next I'm conversing with Hollywood's A-listers.

Jumping into the chaotic world fit my personality to a T, since I tend to live a little impulsively - explaining the one bright green wall in my apartment and the fact that I am a dog owner now- but writing a novel was the biggest test I've ever given myself. There is no such thing as instant gratification in this process and as much as I wear my heart on my sleeve it still feels like letting someone read your diary- even if it's a fictional diary. Without my amazingly supportive family and friends, I wouldn't have the bravery to pursue this career path, but I truly hope you enjoy my corky little chic-lit.

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Siding With Plato 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
WiseAnthony More than 1 year ago
I cherish the fundamental character Brooke who is cumbersome, sweet, and kind of wild. It was amusing, fun, and kept me wanting to know what would happen next. I was not expecting the end of this book at all...I truly delighted in reading this, since it was solid and amusing. Just Read this book in case you're searching for an incredible approach to commence your day. The jokes and discussions made me roar with laughter. I needed to share the book with my companions to read too. Awesome work by Michelle Manning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a recent college grad, I smiled all the way through Siding with Plato! Likable characters, relatable life situations, and a swoon worthy romance- this book had everything I was looking for in an entertaining read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is super amazing, i never knew how interesting this book could be! I only gave it a trial and i am so excited i deed. The book “Siding With Plato” is super fun and interesting, i could imagine my college days; all the fun i had and all that happened. I got connected to the fundamental character Brooke; she is very lovely, sweet and kind. I love the writing style of Manning, he made the story vert clear and easy to understand. This book is a must read for everyone, I recommend this amazing peace to you all.
daneil santos More than 1 year ago
Siding With Plato is a fun, easy read for the summer! It was super-fun, super-quirky, and laugh-out-loud hilarious! It brought me back to my college days. The characters are entertaining and witty - and I could easily relate to all of their hilarious interactions. I highly recommend grabbing your towel and heading out to the beach with Siding With Plato!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was more than pleased surprised to find out that “Siding with Plato” it’s not just an ordinary romance book, but one which comes with a fresh, lovely and modern perspective over the classic love aspects, with well-developed and captivating characters which conquered me even from the first pages! The dose of romance mixed with amusement which I found it especially in the lines between Brooke and her girlfriends, made me laugh-out-loud! But, besides that, what I most enjoyed, was the subtle psychological manner in which the author, through the protagonist, made me, as a reader, to have my own self-introspection, thing which left me with a great deal to think of, regarding this topic. I would totally recommend Michelle Manning’s book to the all the ladies who are craving for an easy-read hard to put down once started!
plappen More than 1 year ago
Brooke is a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. A native of small-town California, she quickly makes friends with three other women in her dorm. Along with Stella, Kate and Darci, they form their own version of "Sex and The City." The frat parties start almost immediately. There are a number of occasions where they go to a party, and wake up sometime the next day, maybe in their own bed, and maybe in someone else's bed. They may, or may not, be alone in that bed. They also have no memory of how they got there. Along the way, Brooke meets James. He is kind, very handsome, and treats her the right way. She was not looking for romance, so she tries to hold on to an opinion of him as a rich, conceited jerk. It doesn't last long. She falls for him very hard. He seems to also be falling for her. Life is good. Around the middle of the semester, James express his feelings about being in a relationship, with anyone, at this point in his life. Suffice it to say that it does not coincide with Brooke's feelings on the matter (the word "marriage" has crossed her mind). An atom bomb has just exploded in her heart. She loudly breaks up with him, and goes into an emotional tailspin. Her schoolwork suffers, and her friends have to drag her out of bed. In the second semester, James is in one of Brooke's classes. She is determined to stay broken-up with him, but that, also, does not last long. They are together as often as possible. She is very reluctant to tell Stella, Kate and Darci. Does it break some sort of "rule" to get back together with the person with whom you have broken up?\ Near the end of the school year, Brooke hears from another male student that James has been "playing the field" when he wasn't with Brooke. This sends her into another emotional tailspin. Is she nothing more than a name on his sexual conquest list? Can they clear the air, and maybe even reconcile, before separating for the summer? This one is rather lighthearted and pretty good. Of course, Millennials and "Sex and The City" fans will love it. In any college "relationship," what one person considers just hooking up, the other person might take a lot more seriously. Yes, it is worth reading.
Alexpires More than 1 year ago
It is quite a useful books. This book is a masterpiece of layout. When I first opened the book to a couple of random pages I wasn't sure I would even know how to read it. But at the inception I realized that I had no difficult in following it at all in fact, this book perfectly work for me because I felt like I was back in college. I took my time reading it because it was so good I didn't want it to end! The book is well written from the beginning to the end. I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am very impressed reading this book! Reading Siding with Plato felt like I was back in college, living with my best friends and laughing over the ridiculous things we used to do. I immediately told my friends about it because just like how in Sex in the City everyone of your friends is like one of the characters, this book has the same thing. Plus the love story!!! I think everyone can relate to that first big love and feeling a little crazy. I know I'm gonna be reading this one a few more times. Highly Recommended
ChristieMarchese More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it! Its an unapologetically modern feminist coming of age story of a group of friends in college that's funny, romantic, raunchy, and all too familiar. If you've ever been a freshman woman in college then you will laugh out loud, and feel both nostalgic for those college years and happy their gone and you've learned from them. Its a Rom Com in paperback. Read if you're looking for a great way to kick off your 2016!
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
I love when a new author comes across my desk. Michelle Manning is that new author for January. I always start the book with a little worry about what to expect. Siding with Plato is exactly what I was hoping for and more. I love Brooke and her college friends. They were each unique, yet so fitted to be best friends with each other. My oldest is heading to college next year and I hope that she meets friends like these girls. (Although, a little less drinking and partying and a lot more class time and studying would be great.) While each had their own insecurities they accepted each other without question and had each other’s backs from the very first day they met. Then come the boys… James of course is interesting. I didn’t like him, I thought he was using Brooke and that she would get hurt. Over time I came to like him more, but never really loved him. The boys that lived in the same dorm as the girls were my favorites. The practical jokes and conversations had me laughing out loud. The frat boys were exactly what I expected and made me cringe. If you are looking for a quick and fun story to read Siding with Plato is exactly the right book. I definitely recommend checking it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the read!