Department of Lost and Found
It didn't start out as the worst day of Natalie Miller's life...
As the top aide to New York's powerful woman senator, Natalie's moving rapidly up the political ladder. She works hard, stays late, and enjoys every bit of it. Then her neglected boyfriend announces he's leaving. But that's only the beginning. Her doctor tells her she has breast cancer—and raw ambition and...more
What upset me was the attitude of 'entitlement' that permeates the entire book. The idea that someone who has an almost perfect life for 30 years, but who then has it a little bit tough for a short period of time is hard done by... just left me really shocked.
It made me wonder if the author has any idea that for a huge percentage of the world's population...well, they would give anyth ...more
When I first began this book I found it very hard to read. I'm a breast cancer survivor myself and although it's been a little over twenty years it still hit very close to home. In fact I had to remind myself that it wasn't happening to me all over again, it was happening to Natalie.
I also didn't really like Natalie all that much in the beginning but I suspect I wasn't supposed to. Cancer is a life changing journey and I found Natalie's evolution to be realistic. It wasn't long be ...more
Not only does Ned pick the time immediately post ...more
I can say that reading this book came at a perfect time for me. It really helped me put my friend's life and death into perspective. The story was wonderfully written. I loved every word of this book!!
What makes this chick lit, you ask? Well, Natalie is battling with cancer, so we've already got a major page-turning plot here. But then, Scotch throws more elements into the mix! Which is great! But not when she throws in too many elements such as - Natalie's st ...more
I'm learning to appreciate more and more as a reader, especially the perspective it provides. For awhile you get to be an observer of another life - you can sometimes anticipate things they cannot. This is what I found during this story. I could see where there the story ...more
As Nata ...more
Also, I found it hard to like the ...more
The structure of this book is a bit disjointed. I actually didn't like having the diary parts interwoven with the text. I wasn't very interested in Natalie's past relationships because I didn't know those characters as well.
What I found entrancing was Winn Scotch's segmenting of life ...more
I was worried at the beginning that she was just going to go find her old boyfriends and it would be really awkward. Fortunately that is not what happened and instead she learned a lot about herself and the person she wants to be.
I felt like I had a lot in common with Natalie throughout the book and not because I am self centered or feel as though I am entitled to a perfect life as some reviews state below. More because she is at a crossroads in life where she can either continue in ...more
When Natalie is given her diagnosis, her current boyfriend dumps her. She sets her sights on contacting the five true loves from her past, to find out why their relationships didn't last. I thought that t ...more
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