American Girls About Town
American gals are taking liberties -- and pursuing happiness on their own terms -- in this star-studded story collection featuring the nation's red-hot women writers.
They've declared their independence!
Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes) learns "The Truth About Nigel" -- and the trouble with falling for an incognito Hollywood actor. Lauren Weisberge ...more
This book is not very exciting. First, I realized I really don't like "anthologies". That's not exactly what this is, but it is a bunch of short stories. Each chapter is a new story by a new author, and each is only about 5-8 pages long. Might be a great book for a doctor's office waiting room, but not my cup of tea at all.
Sadly, the first story in t ...more
As this is the last story in the book, I'll close with my thoughts on the experience. These fourteen short storties are written by authors I've not read before as I'm not much of a reader of either "women's fiction" or "chick lit." There are some stories I enjoyed enough to want to read more by some of the authors. My favorite stories were by Claire LaZebnik, Adriana Trgiana, Judi Hendricks, Sarah Mlynowski and Jill Smolinski. I'm glad I took the time to read through the stories and the book has...more
"The Truth about Nigel" - the best because it is fun and sweet and reminiscing of Bridget Jones .
Also like " Andromeda on the Street of Ducklings" of a woman who mourns her fiance in Paris. "Leaving a Light on" was a clever story turning something seemingly seedy into romantic and sweet. I love it.
The one I am meh about is "Yoga Babe" and "I Know a Woman" . I couldn't see the point.
Weiner, oddly enough, wrote a short story about a girl from England though. Hmmm ...
As with a collection of short stories, each one can be hit or miss. My favorite was by Nancy Sparling. Anyone ever read something else by her? Reminds me a lot of the Shopaholic series.