In Her Shoes
Unfortunately for the sisters, Maggie is forced to move in with R...more
But glimmers of situational humor aren't enough to overcome the bigger problems with this novel. It's formulaic, even for chick lit. Two sisters don't get along - one's chubby and bookish, the other a wild party girl....more
I read Weiner hoping to find a new stronger "Good In Bed" but never do. This book was entertaining but not good. I refused to watch the movie because the main character should be at lest a tad fat. Instead, in typical Hollywood fashiong, they just made a thin girl homely.
It's the story of three women. Rose Feller is a plain, conservative, bright thirty-year-old lawyer in Philadelphia. Her younger sister Maggie is a learning-disabled, shallow, irresponsible young woman who loses one job after another and keeps a string of boyfriends. Ella Hirsh is an old widow in Florida w...more
Yes, I saw the movie first, and it is one of my favorite movies. But I still expected to love the book. The movie is true to the first half of the book, but from there they diverge, the movie being the winner.
The second half of the book takes on a lot of fluff. A lot of "oh, isn't th...more
The aspects I liked about this book were, in the beginning you thought it would be just about how messed up one of th...more
Proprio quando Rose sembra aver trovato un ragazzo molto inter...more
I decided to give the book 1 more chance after I read a few reviews on it proclaiming that it was all going to get resolved... among other things ~ yes there were a few spoilers out there, but they helped me to come back to the book, so I was grateful.
After starting th...more
The beginning was ok, but the main characters were written to be too opposite to each other. I guess that was supposed to be the leading idea of the book but it never really worked. I just disliked Maggie from page one whereas for Rose I only felt mild sympathy. And the ending - OMG what lovey-dovey crap: They all turn their lives around and forgive everything and understand each...more
Like GOOD IN BED Weiner has a plump protagonist, which I approve of. This, perhaps, is why her work is denigrated as "women's fiction." Rose is a lawyer who has the misfortune of falling in love with one of her firm's partners. Her messed-up sister Maggie comes to visit and basically throws a hand-grenade into Rose's life. Maggie moves out,...more
Sick of taking care of her little sister, Rose throws Maggie out, quits her job at the law firm and unexpectedly starts a dog care business. Maggie, with nowhere to go runs to the one place she never thought she’d fit i...more
well, honestly there several book that have similar types like this book. about 2 sister that have different character. english book and indonesian. english book is named One Available Man, that the sisters seek the same man, but they married with different guy at the end. and its almost the same with this, the different just the lil sis finally have talent at gardening and interior but in this book about fashion. and the indonesian book laso the same, but the lil...more
Maggie Feller is an irresponsible party girl who dreams of becoming a star. She's thin and beautiful, but secretly unhappy. Anytime Maggie is in trouble, her sister Rose is always there to rescue her.
Ella is the long lost grandmother, consumed with guilt and grief over her daughter's death. She follows the mundane r...more
The book centers around dealing with family, relationship, and career choices - the good, the bad, the ugly.
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Two things shocked me in this book.
Maggie - After spending time at Harvard and then moving in with Ella, I was flabergasted when she said she wanted to take money from Ella. I was totally convinced she was a changed pers...more
After that I found Maggie's stay at Princeton funny and ingenious. Rose went through her dark times, but came to the realization tha...more
after knowing Maggie slept with her boyfriend, Rose k...more
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I'm gonna be honest, I was a little skeptical of it. I am not one to really get into girly books: books about shopping, and dating, and partying. I usually like the more dramatic fiction, but I fell in love with this one!
The story is ultimately about two sisters: the free spirit, partying, beautiful sister, and the uptight, chunky, plain sister. The only thing these sisters have in common is the death of their mother and shoes. So begins the st...more
Rose and Maggie Feller are two sisters, who share very little aside from an undesirable childhood and shoe size. Ever since they lost their mother at a young age, Rose felt responsible to take care of Maggie. However, at age 30, Ro...more
As the title clearly indicates, it's about stepping into another person's shoes and sort of trying to see what their life is like and why life works for them a certain way. The book features two sisters that are completely opposit...more