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His Insignificant Other

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Casey Beck's first love shows up again - on Casey's doorstep, no less - it's the beginning of a search for the truth about love, trust, sex, friendship and jealousy.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Dafina (first published May 28th 2002)
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Sep 10, 2008 Amber rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
read this over the weekend while camping. Held my interest, but might have a hit a little too close to home in some areas. Not quite in the right mood for it when I read it. Story about a woman dealing with jealousy issues with her boyfriend and his ex, and how she deals with him cheating on her.
Sep 09, 2009 Titilayo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book gave me the feeling that some one had watched all my relationships and my friends' relationship & then transcribed our insecurities into the main character's thoughts. It was eerie. I have definitely been there and done that when it comes to trying to balance myself, my career, my friends, and my man against outside forces. In this case the outside forces was another woman, but sometimes in life you find yourself competing against sports, family, friends, drugs, alcohol, an ...more
Aug 20, 2011 Mia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I agree with prior reviews that this book did hit a little too close to home. I'm a little angry right now at the way it ended because I feel it was just a little bit too easy for her to run to LA. All the pieces just happened to come together - I don't buy it. It also bothers me to read/see women like her. Women who are so weak and stay in a friendship/relationship because that's all they know.

Like I said, I'm a little angry! But overall, quick and fun read.
Nov 27, 2011 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too unrealistic. The story begins with the ex coming into the current girlfriend's apartment asking about the boyfriend and for a glass of water and a place to stay.
C.C. Solomon
Sep 13, 2008 C.C. Solomon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this writer. She writes outside the box of what is typical for african american and tells a good cross cultural story.
Chicklit. Professor of film studies agonizes over boyfriend and his ex.
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Jun 27, 2008 Shonell Bacon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My FAVE book of Siplin's, and I love them all!
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KAREN SIPLIN was born in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York and raised in Coney Island. She attended John Dewey High School in Bensonhurst, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production from CUNY's Hunter College.

Her first novel, His Insignificant Other (Simon & Schuster 2002), was a Borders Original Voices selection and named one of Cosmopolitan Maga
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