The Ladies' Man

The Ladies' Man

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The Ladies' Man by Elinor Lipman, Beth Fowler

The Dobbin sisters, attractive redheaded Adele, Lois and Kathleen, live together in Boston in relative harmony. They have established routines and small pleasures that seem to satisfy their needs. But when Adele's ex-fiancée, Nash Harvey, appears on their doorstep thirty years after his desertion on the evening of their engagement party, the Dobbins' lives are thrown into disarray.

Adele considers herself a well-adjusted professional. But Nash's appearance upsets and confuses her - and she's not the only one. Lois, the only sister who was ever married (to a man whom she swiftly divorced after finding out his penchant for wearing women's clothes), has always held a candle for Nash. And could it be coincidence that the youngest sister, Kathleen, finds herself propelled after all these single years into the arms of Lorenz, the doorman of the building where she runs a lingerie store?

Nash Harvey is incorrigible ladies' man, debonair and pathologically unreliable. His spontaneous arrival in Boston causes havoc not only for the Dobbins but also for Cynthia, wealthy investment consultant he meets on the plane. But Nash will soon find out that scorned women do not make gracious hostesses.

A straight-talking novel with a silver-tongued anti-hero, full of wit and mischief, not to mention the hilarious awfulness of Nash Harvey himself, The Ladies Man is a superb romantic comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792723325
Publisher: AudioGO
Publication date: 12/28/1999
Series: Chivers Sound Library American Collections
Edition description: 6 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 6.62(w) x 8.95(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Elinor Lipman is the author of seven books: the novels The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, The Dearly Departed, The Ladies' Man, The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel's BedThe Way Men Act, Then She Found Me, and a collection of stories, Into Love and Out Again. She has been called "the diva of dialogue" (People) and  "the last urbane romantic" (Chicago Tribune). Book Magazine said of The Pursuit of Alice Thrift,  "Like Jane Austen,  the past master of the genre, Lipman isn't only out for laughs. She serves up social satire, too, that's all the more  trenchant for being deftly drawn."
Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Gourmet, Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times’ Writers on Writing series.  She received the New England Booksellers' 2001 fiction award for a body of work.


Northampton, Massachusetts, and New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 16, 1950

Place of Birth:

Lowell, Massachusetts


A.B., Simmons College, 1972; Honorary Doctor of Letters, Simmons College, 2000

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The Ladies' Man 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a light read but a funny and clever sexual farce nonetheless. The 'ladies man' is a terrible clod but delightfully conceited and rude. Its easy for the readers to forget that he and the Dobbin sisters are in their fifties. This could easily be a teen story, which is half the fun. Its no literary masterpiece but well-written, funny and an interesting concept for a story.