What Men Want
Deborah Blumenthal
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What Men Want

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Q: How does a thirty-five-year-old newspaper reporter with a vanilla-sounding name like Jenny George know so much about men?
A: She doesn't.

When her live-in boyfriend made a relationship trade-in (for the lingerie model starring in the ad campaign Jenny created) she realized she knew nothing about men. But Jenny is about to be clued in. Assigned to the Caribbean to write an...more
Published June 1st 2012 by Red Dress Ink (first published February 1st 2006)
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I’m not sure how I feel exactly about What Men Want. I liked Jenny even though she seemed to dwell constantly upon the possibility that her boyfriend, Chris, was cheating on her. I did think that the ending was hopeful.
So-so. It was a book about a columnist, that was kind of interesting. I really felt disappointed in this book though. There weren't may interesting messages, except for one character that had moved to the wilderness to escape the pace of modern life, even though he was perfectly OK when had to come to the city. There was some commentary on the role of journalism in society, but nothing too earth-shattering.

Honestly, I felt like there were so many characters and stories that a lot got left out......more
J'ai d'abord commencé par trouver l'histoire mollassonne mais gentillette, puis petit à petit ma vision de Jen s'est modifiée, et je me suis mise à réellement l'apprécier au point de me mettre à sa place pour traiter cette ordure de ##### de tous les noms. Le style de Blumenthal aidant, on se laisse facilement porter par son écriture pour finalement passer un agréable moment.
This book took me over a month to finish, which for me means it wasn't all the great. The plot didn't do much for me; there was nothing there that made me have to finish it other than the fact that once I got halfway through I figured it'd be dumb not to. Definitely not something where I'd read something else by the author (unless by accident).
This was better than I thought it might be although I thought the ending was rather predictable. Like a lot of chick lit books, I thought the main character (in this case, Jenny) was a little on the ditzy side, which led to some bad decisions on her part and it goes on from there ... this of course does make it entertaining.
Sent to me by a BookCrosser and I thought I'd give it a read before releasing, despite the mixed reviews it received. Pains me to say that I didn't listen to reviewers. At first, it had the potential to rise above the ordinary, but alas, never made the leap -- at least not for this reader.
Maria (Ri)
Bleh. I found this one predictable and only very mildly entertaining. It seems to be the same old chick lit fodder, just mixed up a little bit. At firt it seems like there will be a bit of a mystery, but sadly, no, just more predictable plot. I found the title to be ill fitting as well.
Because when it's the time of year when I get overwhelmed with school stuff, I need a little time for myself-sort of good-to-read-in-the bathtub novel. This one fit the bill. Surprising? No, but cute...and sometimes that's exactly what one needs.
I love a book that you can devour in one sitting. This is one of those. I thought, perhaps, there could've been a little more closure though. The ending lacked a bit compared to the rest of the book.
Celeste Johnson
Cute book! I really enjoyed this novel..I'm going to have to check out some more books by this lady!
“liked it -- only just at the end, thought it had a weak, not very satisfying ending.”
the only kind of book i can while feverish and sick, some mindless chick lit!
Funny...yet gee..predictable! ;->
Easy and enjoyable read.
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Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who now divides her time between writing children's books and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times (including four years as the Sunday New York Times Magazine beauty columnist), and a home design columnist for Long Island Newsday. Her health, fitness, beauty, travel, and feature stories have appear...more
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