Emily and Einstein
Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted f...more
I LOVED, LOVED LOVED this book. What took so long to read it is beyond me. Once I started reading I couldn't hardly wait until the next day to read it.
Now on to the book. The book was WONDERFUL. The dog was humorous and I laughed out loud a lot. Before Sandy became a dog he had made a lot of mistakes in his marriage to Emily. That was the sad part of the story.
The book is highly recommended to those that want humor in their life.
Sandy does learn a l...more
Sandy is a really slow learner. Even as a dog, he is selfish and manipulative, and cares fo...more
Actual Rating 4.5
What I Loved: To put it simply and really there is no other way to describe this book. This was a well-written, well-told, and well-delivered story from start to finish. It is different from what I normally read, yet it had all those elements I crave in a story. I haven't read Linda Francis Lee before but after this book I will be checking her out. This wasn't simply a story about a woman (Emily) getting over the loss of her husband. This was more of a sto...more
I loved Linda Francis Lee’s Devil in the Junior League and found it hilarious! This...more
I've found some of the plot synopses online to be lacking and deceptively vague...more
The other night I was discussing with my boyfriend, a Buddhist, about how being reincarnated as a dog really wouldn’t be so bad. Endless pats, walks, and cheese snuck under the table? Okay, so you’d have to become accustomed to lumpy dog food and bottom sniffing, but those issues are fairly small in the wider schemes of things.
For Sandy Portman, though, a wealthy executive who likes to strut his stuff and splash his wealth before any...more
Linda Francis Lee
St. Martin’s Press
Emily Barlow lived in the shadow of her feminist mother and against her mother’s beliefs gave love a try. She met and fell in love with handsome Sandy Portman who came complete with wealth and pedigree, then a tragic accident makes her life spiral toward devastation and pretty soon she’s questioning the choices she’s made.
Sandy Portman had it all, a wife who adored him a posh Central Park apartment, a job with his family’s firm, a fam...more
Normally I wouldn't have picked this book to read. After seeing a few posts about it, decided to give it a try. I loved every minute of reading this book.
Emily is at a loss. Her husband had just died in an accident, her in-laws are trying to evict her, her happy marriage was a lie, and her job is in jeopardy if she doesn't get her act together. After getting a call from the shelter she volunteers at saying Einstein was scheduled to be put down since he wasn't adopted,...more
“A week past before I understood the enormity of my situation, a week before I realized I was dead.”
That is the first line of the book Emily and Einstein, spoken by Alexander “Sandy” Portman. He is a man who is wealthy, spoiled, arrogant, and selfish; married to Emily, a woman who loves him and is devoted to him.
Sandy wants a divorce because he is…bored. On his way to tell Emily, he is killed in a car accident.
After Sandy’s funeral Emily learns that their...more
Suddenly Emily i...more
Emily Barlow is a book editor in New York City with high hopes for her latest project and a plan to save her shaky marriage. Then her husband is killed in an accident and everything starts to fall apart. Partially as a reaction to losing her husband, Emily adopts an injured dog she names Einstein, who proves to be more than a just a dog. He seems to know her and the Dakota apartment she lives in intimately, and she finds it easy to interpret his barks...more
So, what makes this novel different from any other chick lit book where the main character is struggling with an issue? I think it is how the author advances the story. It is not just the alternating chapters of his story and her story. They are more subtly interconnected in a way that I ca...more
Sandy, who is killed in an accident while on the way to tell his wife that he wants a divorce, is given the chance to make things right. The catch is, he is allowed to do so in the form of an ugly dog named Einstein. I liked that he was an unlikeable character - Lee didn't have him und...more
The story is told in alternating chapters between Emily and her dog, Einstein (who is really her dead husband, Sandy). The author does a great job of creating memorable characters. Sandy, who is killed in the first chapter comes back as Einstein, the dog. It is his job to help his wife Emily. But Sandy was not always a nice man in life and therefore is not always nice as a dog. I thought he would automa...more
I felt the main character was very believable and endearing. I had a love/hate relationship with the snooty little Einstein. In the end I came to like him. I admired Emily's strength and vulnerability. I thought the other characters were well presented and developed and added a...more
As the story starts, Sandy and Emily are an apparently happy couple living in the Dakota in NYC. Sandy is killed in a traffic accident on the way to meeting Emily where he plans to ask her for a divorce. He is given a chance to redeem himself from his shallow ways by helping Emily. The problem is that he has become a scruffy dog named Einstein. Emily is bli...more
It's about a very sweet [sometimes too sweet] woman who is madly in love with her husband, a multi-millionaire, [I'm trying to find the word here] PIG. Sorry, have to resort to gutter words.Her life is spiraling out of control after his sudden death. She revives...more