Straight Up And Dirty
Marriage fit Stephanie Klein like a glove . . . but unfortunately it fit her husband like a noose. She thought she had the perfect marriage, but just like that, Klein found herself "divorced when you're firm, fashionable, and let's face it—fetching."
Celebrated bloggist, photographer, and freelance writer Stephanie Klein lets it all hang out in this juicy tell-all traci...more
I wanted to close it after the first few pages, because Stephanie was so unclassy, and arrogant. Always cynical and bitter. I really didn't like it.
But then it got better, way better...
Stephanie just got divorced, and she talks about how she went through it and how she tried to get up on her feet after that.
The beginning of the book is about her multiple dates, just following the divorce.
This wasn't my favourite part- even though there were some fun mo ...more
I enjoyed this book. Yes, it was a little slow - but her exploration of life as a divorcee at 28 was well thought out. I hear some reviews say she referred to her ex-husband too much - but I liked that. I got a stronger sense of her, and definitely what she was overcoming by her stories of her marriage. Also, I always find myself interested by divorce, in that, what drives y ...more
Hä??? Wer hat denn dieses Zitat verbrochen?! Ja, es gab zwei Szenen eine wo sie einem Kerl in den Schritt greift und eine Masturbationsszene, aber dass war dann aber auch schon alles was ich als frech bezeichnen würde.
Heulen hilft nicht, also stürzt sich Stephanie kopfüber in Manhattens Männerwelt - und hält ihre Erfahrungen in einem Blog mit Biss fest, der in Sachen Witz, Sex und gnadenloser Offenheit seines ...more
It was a little weird knowing what her kids look like and knowing her husband's real name (he comes in at the end of this book, albeit with a pseudonym, like everyone in the book). It did make reading it a little less suspenseful, knowing that she gets her happy ending (and is stil ...more
Stephanie (Yay! I remembered a name!) is newly divorced and she talks about her ex and the relationship they had. When she talks about all the shit that happened before they even got married, I keep thinking to myself, couldn't she see this is going to end up a disaster? But she never once mentioned that she ...more
I would re-label this book as a self help piece. I think it speaks to women who are in verbally and even phys ...more
There's something to be said for this particular sub-genre of memoir--let's call it Furious Jottings of a Woman Scorned (or FJWS)--and Klein is hardly alone in her need to spew such venom (See 'The Five Men Who Broke My Heart' by Susan Shapiro). I marvel at the way memorists are able to recklessly burn bridges (name changes notwithstanding), expose ugly truths, then venture back into their social galaxy. What are the effects?
This book comes off as a series ...more
All kidding around aside, this book is in your fa ...more
Most of my issue was that I just did not like the writer as a person. The storyline is totally one dimensional- remembering her failed marriage, and her quest for true love that would last forever. I suppose this was intentional, I ...more