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Confessions of an Ex-Girlfriend

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  1,784 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Ex-Girlfriend Emma Carter has a lot on her mind. Her boyfriend got a life--in L.A. Her hairdresser found God. And that extra ten pounds of "relationship flab" she acquired while falling in love with a commitment-phobe has just put her out of the running for new romance--or so she thinks. But before Emma can get on with her life, she's got to face a few startling truths abo ...more
Published August 15th 2012 by Red Dress Ink (first published January 1st 2002)
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Inge (Inge1990)
Although I like chicklits, I didn't really like this one. Maybe it is because of the nagging main character Emma. She is always complaining that she is overweight and that is the reason why nobody wants her. Is it really so difficult to make a main character which may be overweight but is happy with herself??? Like really, 5 kilo, or 10, will not make a guy run away.... Is it really then that every girl starts panicking because is a bit overweight? I'm not, and the last time I checked, I was a g ...more
Apr 02, 2012 Alexis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like all these chick lit books, Emma is the single woman living in the fast-paced city, trying to find love -- but all in the wrong places. Especially when she falls for a guy who has made it clear that he was waiting for his big break, a break that moved him across the country, leaving her behind as the Ex-Girlfriend.

Notes: This book didn't draw me in, so I took a long time reading it (also, a detour when I read Harry Potter once again after watching the third installment in the theaters). Alth
Sherri Hunter
Confessions Of An Ex-Girlfriend is one woman’s journey to find meaning in the end of her two year relationship when the man she loves accepts a job in L.A. and leaves New York and her behind. Emma struggles through most of this book living a very dysfunctional life. She is stuck in a boring job at a bridal magazine writing articles that are intended to sell the institute of marriage and all its glitz and glitter to brides to be. Emma’s mother is preparing to get married for the third time and wa ...more
Lauren RM
I don't even remember where I picked this book up. I think it was in a basement or someone was going to recycle it and I saved it, thinking it would be a good pick me up read between all the philosophy my freshman year of college. I never read it in college. Six years later, I rediscovered it. I was right, it would have been a good pick me up read.

Unfortunately my copy is missing three pages - the three pages that constitute the only sex scene in the book. I can't vouch for that part of it.

Bridget Bailey
Nov 30, 2015 Bridget Bailey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. The last chick lit book I read was so horrible that I was worried going into reading this one; however, I was pleasantly surprised. The author was "real" with her expectations for the main character and her friends. She didn't make any of the 3 women out to be lame or unrealistic. I enjoyed that she made the one girl single and only about sex because as most books they leave that only up to the males in the story. This book was a qui ...more
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We all can relate to the main character. Nearly everyone of us has at one point or another suffered a break-up. I absolutely LOVE chick lit novels but this one was just Mediocre for me. I neither loved it nor hated it.

Chick Lit novels are usually brainless reads so I was expecting that much from it, but this book lacked any additional substance. It was a light, breezy read but left nothing to remember it by. This is a book I would recommend for a break after reading an intense thriller or myste
Jun 05, 2008 Shari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emma is an early 30s bridal magazine writer who has the worst luck and the hardest time recovering from a break-up. In her time of despair she has 2 wonderful best friends on the opposite ends of the love spectrum: Alyssa who's always in love's good graces, and Jade who loves to lust. Meanwhile her mother has fallen in love, and asked Emma to help plan her wedding. These circumstances take Emma through shock, surrealism,heartache, and really ironically funny circumstances.She learns a lot about ...more
This is a random chick lit book, where the main woman spends the most of the book pining after her ex boyfriend. They were together for 2 years and he always said he'd leave her and move to LA if his screenplay sold, and it did, and he did. It's weird, because their whole relationship seems so shallow and like they'd been together a month, not 2 years. Anyway, she's also a writer, but writing for a wedding magazine, and she whines about the career front as well. I did like her 2 friends better t ...more
This book wasn't terrible. But it wasn't great either. It was really very, very neutral. I didn't find myself sympathizing with the main character for her break up, nor did I think that she was whining too much. But I really don't see the point in reading something about someone else's break up. Maybe it's a good book to read when you've just suffered a break up yourself. I admit that I picked this book partly just because of the title and didn't really read on what it was about when I did, but ...more
Jul 14, 2008 Nifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually am finding this book to be way under-educational. Like mind numbing. I'm trying to get through it, but it's hard. The main character, Emma, seems really weak. She keeps basing her life's worth on the opinion of others and her self worth on pointless comparisons of herself to others, and of course, everyone else is in a better place. I'm about half way through it and I really hope she grows some balls soon or else I'm putting it away.
Aug 17, 2007 Emily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The thing that intrigued me the most about this book was that the main character had my name and her ex-boyfriend was the name of my at-the-time boyfriend. The book had potential (I liked the way Curnyn sporatically wove in her "confessions" throughout the text) but for the most part it fell short. Her "confessions" end up being more like random thoughts, than confessions, and in the end I will pass it off as a girly-book.
Jan 01, 2008 Nanci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
At first I wasn't too sure I liked this book. The character is very likable except for the fact that she is a total wreck after a recent breakup with her boyfriend. About 1/3 through I put it down and started to read something else, but then I gave it another shot and I realized I was looking at it all wrong...or rather that was the point of the book. The reader isn't really suppose to like the "wrecked Emma" who can't seem to find her self esteem except through having a man in her life.
Aug 07, 2015 Lesley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, nyc, summer
This was a pleasant enough read, nothing memorable except for the 2002-era gay slurs and otherwise dismissive attitude towards homosexuality (the main character comes home with a guy whose apartment is immaculate and immediately frets that he might be gay and she uses the term "light in the loafers" like a complete grandma). I was only 9 for most of 2002 though - was it excusable even then?
Nov 14, 2011 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Emma's comfortable relationship is over when her boyfriend moves to California for a job. This would be difficult for any person to go through. The beginning of the book focuses on this concept for a great deal of time. It has many of the stereotypical scenarios for a single girl going through this. I kept expecting something much more interesting to occur but it never really got there.
Nov 03, 2008 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was fabulous. Following the break up of a two year relationship, it bares all in learning to cope and overcome. The confessions are fantastically realistic and yet funny. I could not put it down. I laughed a lot and have already passed the book on to a close friend!
Brenda Kelton
This book was a slow read, but an enjoyable read of girl who's dealing with her boyfriend of 2 years. Many times I found myself nodding because I knew exactly how she felt. My only problem with the book is that it was so slow.
Mar 20, 2008 Lesley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alissa hated it......I don't think she could finish it. I liked the fact that I could read it and turn my brain off. It was funny, I laughed outloud a few times. Good weekend read.
May 04, 2010 Ken rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not so bad.Idenya simpel,tapi bisa dijabarkan dengan panjang lebar tanpa membosankan. Khas chicklit.
Oct 01, 2007 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
I remember reading this - but not sure if I remember the plot. I know I finished it, which meant it kept my attention.
May 21, 2011 Liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Starts out crap, ends on a decent tone. The crap beginning lasts for a loooong time the first 3/4 of the book.
More disappointing than I had anticipated. The characters were pretty much archetypes. There aren't a lot of memorable aspects of this book.
May 14, 2008 Stephanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was just sooooooooo riveting that days after I finished it, I couldn't remember if I read it or not...
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Lynda Curnyn is a native New Yorker who hasn't migrated very far from her Brooklyn birthplace. She grew up on Long Island and has since made Manhattan her home.

After getting a liberal arts degree from New College at Hofstra University, she went on to New York University for her master's degree in English Literature, even contemplated a Ph.D until she realized she didn't want to spend her 20s in th
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