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The Autobiography of Vivian

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  215 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Meet Vivian . . .

A small-town girl who conquers the Big City on her own terms . . . a sucker for happy endings with an attraction to all things fattening—and a personality that oddly gets her in (and out of) trouble at lightning speed. This is her story . . . and perhaps a little of yours, too.

True, Vivian Livingston has the gig of a lifetime, starring 24/7 as the heroin
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 25th 2002 by Ballantine Books (first published 2002)
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Sunni Crum-Thompson
Jul 12, 2012 Sunni Crum-Thompson rated it liked it

Super "chick lit" and not deep at all. But ExACtLY what I needed to have a fun escape story from my life at the moment.
Jennifer Landrigan
Jul 07, 2015 Jennifer Landrigan rated it liked it
At first I was annoyed by Vivian but by the middle of the book I must admit I was invested. She grew on me.
Dec 06, 2015 Chelsea rated it really liked it
Took a bit to get my attention but once it did, I couldn't finish it fast enough. Easy read, great chick-lit
Jun 09, 2009 Heidi rated it did not like it
Shelves: book-club-books
I read this book for my bookclub this month. Nothing really to say about this book. I would not read it again, or recommend it for anyone else to read. It seems like a coming of age book where the author doesn't ever come of age. Just my opinion...I am sure there are people who will love this book...I was just not one of them. For me, with my schedule, it was a complete waste of time.
Oct 01, 2007 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit, favorites
this book is almost like the autobiography of ashley but i'm sure we can all insert our names there. i related to viv in so many ways it was a little disturbing. she was so real and for a moment i really thought it was a real autobiography. such a cool book i'm going to never get tired of. she's definitely a best friend every girl wants.
Jan 24, 2009 Moira rated it did not like it
I was a little more into this book at the beginning, but I actually only scanned the last 10 pages or so only because I wanted to see if anything big happened at the end... I just couldn't get behind the author's sort of valley-girl stream-of-consciousness first person narration.
Apr 24, 2008 Allison rated it really liked it
Really funny! This character...or I guess woman since she is so adorable. She's quirky and clumsy and yet you just find yourself rooting for her. I laughed so much during this book and was embarrassed for her at the same time.
Oct 13, 2013 Eli rated it did not like it
Couldn't figure out how this book ever got published, or worse, how I came to be reading it. Just awful.
Oct 09, 2012 Robyn rated it really liked it
I totally enjoyed this chick-lit "autobiography" style novel. It was a fun, light read.
Jan 23, 2010 Giselle rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every New Yorker
I've read this book at least 5 times. Personally it's extremely inspiring.
Mar 05, 2009 Amber rated it it was ok
Some vulgar language. Overall witty witting and a quick read.
Renee Suto
Mar 24, 2013 Renee Suto rated it really liked it
funny easy read... had lots of flash backs to my twenties... Fun!
April Richardson
Jul 06, 2009 April Richardson rated it did not like it
Oooooh, this was soooooooo awful!
check out her website!
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is this my life
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Bronx born, Sherrie Krantz grew up in New York and attended the University of Buffalo. She spent the first leg of her career as a public relations executive, first at Calvin Klein Inc. and then at Donna Karan International. From there, Sherrie founded Forever After Inc., parent company to and co-wrote The Autobiography of Vivian: A Novel and Vivian Lives. She continues to devel ...more
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