At twenty-eight (thirty-one), Clarissa Alpert is blessed with a designer wardrobe, a daddy-subsidized apartment, and an A-list speed-dial. Gorgeous and wildly uninhibited, she has amassed a list of exes that amounts to a Who's Who of Hollywood power players. But with her twenty-ninth (thirty-second) birthday looming, she starts to panic. Who o...more
This is the story of the scheming, conniving, LA girl Clarissa as she sets out to bag herself a husband. The book's 10 years old - and it shows - and is written in a fast flowing, manic style which is VERY hard to settle in to. That, and the fact that the main character is a total unsympathetic bitch, made this pretty hard work to begin with.
But once you settle in, it's kinda fun. It' ...more
I can't quite decide what to think about this book. The main character was a little (okay a lot) selfish and silly but also funny. Parts of this were a little gross, for example hearing about the main character's mother and her bowel movements, "If she ate corn she shit a cob" Um, great! Does a reader really ...more
Maybe if you can make it past pg 75 you'll like it.
She marries this guy who's not the guy that she thought he was then she ends up pregnant b/c she on purpose uses a turkey baster to take out the sperm out of the condom. Yeah like that would work, w ...more
In the beginning of the book Clarissa annoyed me a little beca ...more
Even with those expectations I read hoping that this book would be so bad that it was actually good.
But it wasn't as bad as a lot of those reviews led me to believe. Once you get past the first hundred pages, (really how often are the first hundred ever that good?) it get's pretty good.
I don't remember not being able to finish a book since I was like 10 years old. I felt like I was reading the life of Barbie. So gl ...more
Clarissa is a pampered young woman intent on marrying a rich, famous, gorgeous guy in Hollywood. She sets her sights on an up and coming producer and pulls out all the stops to seduce and marry him and become pregnant with his child (financial insurance in case the marriage doesn't stick). But is the man she married re ...more
As much as I would like to admit, I enjoyed it. Clarissa and Pseudo Aaron (James) are the perfect fit for each other...both of them suffering from each other's lies and manipulation, falling in a trap they've made themselves. I liked how each other transformed the other, the character development all throughout the book especially Clarissa's. Also, it's really hilarious, funny, and just the perfect chill-out chic lit complet ...more
I really don't like stories of girls whose main purpose in life is to find a husband.
This writer is no Sophie Kinsella who can make me laugh and think at the same time.
The tone of her writing also varies. It's like the main character doesn't really have a "voice" of her own.
There were also times when we hear the man's side but I don't think that is necessary in this book.
I finished reading this book from cover to cover but I admit, I only finished it becau ...more
The language didn't bother me, but between the author's strange writing style and the moronic main character, I just couldn't go on.
Maybe the miniseries is cute, but I only read 50 pages of the book before I gave up.
She is a coauthor of the screenplay for Stepmom and has written for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and other publications. Levangie lives in Los Angeles with her two children and one miniature dachsund.
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Now, Clarissa was hurt. "This is really last minute."
"I know, I'm sorry. I just got the tickets."
"As I see it," Clarissa said, recovering, "you have two problems: One, I have plans, and two, I hate baseball."
"Basketball," Aaron said.”