It all began when my job offered me a buy-out package. That's when the realization hit: I'm young, I'm rich (thanks to a hefty inheritance), and I'm boring. Not "needs a little zip" boring, either. More like "mustard stain on a Sears tweed couch" drab. French's in a squeeze bottle, that's me. But suddenly I have Grey Poupon aspirations! T...more
There were a few aspects I didn't think were delved into enough too, but for a fast, light read, it was okay. ...more
In this one we follow Mona and she's not happy ...more
I did find it hard to believe that this woman who had no life just went out and got one in a matter of weeks. She should have been more lost ...more
But it all turned around somehow. I have no idea how. Well, maybe I do. Mike. One word....
He walked in like a ray of sunshine on Mona's overcast and pathetic life. He made the story fun. He was flirty, sarcastic, edgy and yes arrogant. Not to mention A-typical male 'dog' asshole. But he's forgiven. He made me smile and laugh and forget that Mona had dragged me unto her 'Sappy, no hope for Mona' train wreck...I mean, ...more
The heroine was obnoxious most of the time and the hero was a douche rocket up until the last 10% of the book when he magically becomes interested and in love with the heroine. Really???
No. Just no. ...more
The main character, Mona, certainly lives up to her name. She moans - a lot. This is dressed up as being in touch with her inner self or her fe ...more
Right away, Mona strikes me as very naïve and neurotic. I mean, I wouldn’t have quit my job for trying to become the woman of some guy’s dreams and to transform her life into the “wonderful life.” I mean, it be interesting to see how ...more
Mona has spent her entire life invisible, not really on purpose, but when circumstances allow her the opportunity to do anything she wants to, she sets her sights on the man Adam, that had been her grandmothers’ accountant and had all the right ingredients to be the ideal man for her. To achieve this monumental task, Mona hires Mike, the author of a ridiculously male advice column to teach her how men think. She pays him for months of “no holds barred” ...more
This new life includes marrying the man of her dreams, her accountant, who barely knows she exisits. She is clueless about winning him over so she decides to call in an expert. Sh ...more
Mona decides to quit her job and enjoy life. She is determined to win over the man she loves. So, she hires the man behind the column in the magazine. She needs to know how men think and what they want. This story was interesting as Mona and Dog team up. He is such a jerk and some of the words out of his mouth are shocking and hilarious. I can just picture Mona looking at him just blinking, not knowing how to begin to process what he said.
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I can’t figure out if I loved the book or not. It was just so crazy at every turn that I couldn’t stop reading it. Read most of it in one day! Mona has got to be the most complicated character I’ve ever come across. Very endearing. Clever girl, yet she had no idea just how wonderful she really was. How many of us can relate to that feeling of confusion, of doubting our own special brand of awesomeness? I know I can. And eventually she sees herself through others’ eyes. Comin ...more
Don't bother getting this book. Even if it's free. It's a total bore. There nothing about this book that actually makes me want to finish it. I skipped around trying to actually find the point to the story and I couldn't. Mona was absolutely the worst character I've ever read. It was like reading the story of a sixteen year old. And mike. Ok goodness I have no words. Just horrible ...more
First I would like to say this but definitely surprised me with how good it was, it has a lot of heart and meaning behind the story. It’s really great to see all the characters of all of and grow throughout the story. However, there are flaws and somethings are a bit ridiculous, it is the most horrifying some of the antics and behaviors in the story. But like I said it has a lot of heart and when you can look past some of the quirks it is extremely enjoyable.
as you will choke. Absolutely laugh out loud funny. Page after page it was a pleasure to read about Mona's transformation. This book is chock full of laughter, joy, sadness, personal growth and my favourite - sarcasm. I loved the characters, so varied and we'll developed. The ending was fabulous and rather surprising. ;-) Treat yourself to a few darn good belly laughs! ...more
I found this book funny in places and poignant in others. I saw myself in Mona. I was shy and lonely growing up and really didn’t have many friends. I felt like I had to make up stories to get people to like me. I had to have a positive personality-even if i was an introvert so I know where Mona was coming from. I wanted to give this book 31/2 stars because there were parts of the story that were not to my liking but all in all it was a fun read.
She is the author of a travel memoir, six contemporary novel, and contributor to five literary anthologies. Jennifer has written for U-T San Diego, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Mothering magazine, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, and numerou ...more