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The Fabulous Emily Briggs

2.79 of 5 stars 2.79  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The heroine of the comic strip Emily Briggs draws for "Vogue and has sex and the city at her well-manicured fingertips. If only Emily could say the same. Her overbearing socialite mom scrutinizes Emily's life as closely as she does her Botoxed face. Her best friend has traded in Mojitos for a dull life with two kids. Her cousin Anne--the one who turned husband-hunting into ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Kensington (first published 2004)
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This book was kind of odd. I mean, it was your typical New York chic-lit, but I was reading reviews of it on Amazon and some people mentioned that they didn’t think the author’s first language was English, as the character would “say something in her head” and then repeat it out loud. Seriously, we don’t need to read that every single time! And all the characters seemed the same. I don’t even really remember what happened in this book. Girl wasn’t too annoying, but I remember not really liking t ...more
This book is absolutely TERRIBLE. Plot holes, grammatical errors (seriously- get an editor!), many characters who are shallow in addition to being complete idiots, etc. The author couldn't even be creative with their names!

That being said, I adored it. Talk about a guilty pleasure. I can't even figure out why I loved it so much, except that I was immediately transported to Emily's fabulous world of rolling-in-success self-employment along with trust-fund wealthiness. The book is complete escapis
This book was extremely slow-going. I managed to get through with the hopes it would grow on me or that I would be pleasantly surprised. Neither happened. Throughout the book I was completely disgusted with the main character's (and author's) acceptance and promotion of anorexic behavior; Running miles and miles each day, eating only the bare minimum of actual food and then gorging on low-fat versions of treats. She orders fattening food to smell and then discards it! If that weren't enough, the ...more
Nicole Means
Definitely not a great piece of literature, but a fun read nonetheless. This would be a great book to read on a long flight or a day on the beach. Although the plot was rather predictable and the dialogue was a bit irritating at times, I found the plot to be engaging. I even found myself WANTING to rush home to read the book. It has been awhile since I have found a piece of fiction in which I could escape into for awhile. This book will not be a dinner table conversation or the main discussion o ...more
Stephanie Haefner
I am officially putting this book down as of page 30....the author's apparent disrespect for pregnancy and mothers in general is quite disgusting.

I quote, from page 30:

[Referring to pregnant women that wear maternity clothes] "Showing off their pregnancy in these fitted shirts, trying to make a trend out of Buddha bellies. But, really they have fat stomachs and should just come to terms with an unfashionable silhouette for a few months and spare us all."

"Spare us all"????? Is she serious?????

Jobiska (Cindy)
I thought this book was horrible. I couldn't relate to the character, who was a wasteful (buys food to smell it and throw it away?) spoiled brat (she even refers to herself as "bratty Emily" several times). The most interesting characters, such as her little brother, were hardly developed. And the book was full of mistakes! If I spend that much for a book, I expect it to be proofed by a human, not just by a spell check. I don't remember the examples specifically, but I'm pretty sure one was "gar ...more
I don't really have a lot to say about this book. It was fairly slow and more than a little boring. This is the first of deMontravel's books that I have read and I don't know that I'll be reading a second.
Pretty light and predictable reading. But sometimes that's all you want to read ;)
Fun chic-lit, but I think it could be shorter.
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