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Me Vs. Me

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  1,622 Ratings  ·  126 Reviews
Gabby Wolf has pretty much, almost definitely (this close!) come to a decision: She's trading in Phoenix (nice but uneventful life with boyfriend) for Manhattan (dream job as producer for highly successful news show). Then Cam swoops in and gives her a sparkling engagement ring, making her decision even more impossible. Husband vs. career. Vera Wang wedding dress vs. sexy ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published July 18th 2006 by Red Dress Ink
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Jun 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Gabby Wolf is leaving Arizona for New York City, to pursue a career as a producer at the Number 1 News channel in New York. Two nights before she's supposed to leave, her wonderful boyfriend, Cam, takes her out to the desert to watch a meteor shower...and proposes. Suddenly, Gabby has an ultimatum: settle down and have the American dream with a wonderful guy or pursue a chic career and be sexy and single in the city that never sleeps. That night, in the bed of Cam's truck she wishes upon a shoot ...more
Oct 18, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: canadian
A cute entry in the "chick lit" genre -- a young woman, about to move across the country to start her dream job, is surprised by a marriage proposal from her boyfriend who has refused to move with her. She wishes on a star that she wouldn't have to choose, and suddenly finds herself living each day twice -- once as if she'd turned him down and taken the job in New York, and once as if she'd accepted and stayed in Arizona, jobless, to plan her wedding and deal with her unbelievably controlling fu ...more
En voilà une chouette surprise que cette comédie dynamique et enjouée ! 3.5 stars

Gabby doit choisir entre New York pour le job de ses rêves ou rester à Phoenix avec son fiancé qui refuse une relation longue distance (le goujat). Au lieu de quoi, elle se réveille chaque matin dans l'une ou l'autre de ses vies - bonjour le cafouillage.

Mais Sarah Mlynowski s'en sort à merveille et impose du rythme et de la fantaisie à son récit, avec aussi quelques séquences comiques (la soirée avec Brad ou le Noë
Feb 14, 2007 rated it it was ok
This was not good. I despised the main character. Apparently it was typical "chick lit" and now that I am aware of the genre, I will attempt to avoid it. I wanted to puch Gabby in the face. Clearly, the only way to be happy is to be married. She almost redeemed herself at the end, but no. Shut up Sarah Mlynowski.
Feb 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, 5-star
I'm giving this one a five because it surprised me in a lot of good ways. Yes, it's chick-lit, but what's wrong with that? Some of my favorite people are chicks and if they write a good book, well then, so be it.
There is a lot more depth to this story than what one might expect if you merely label it as chick-lit. The characters are well-drawn and believable and I could truly feel for Gabby in her dilemma of which life to choose.
One of the things that I liked best is that neither life was perfec
Feb 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clients

Mlynowski's latest novel is a clever look at what happens to one woman when her wish comes true and she's able to choose both paths that open in front of her. Gabby Wolf isn't sure what she wants most: to marry her devoted boyfriend, Cam, and stay in Arizona or move to New York for her dream job, producing a popular news show. She wishes she could have it both ways and the next thing she knows, she's living two lives, going back and forth between planning her wedding to Cam in Arizona an
Oct 06, 2007 rated it liked it
I'm a big fan of chick lit, but the biggest drawback to the genre is how it mistakenly empowers women. Sometimes the victories aren't the victories I want to see these women make. Often times they end with the woman sacrificing her own life/career to be with her man. The whole idea behind Me vs. Me is that the main character doesn't have to choose between man and career - through some strange time-vortex/wish-come-true scenario, she's able to live both lives at the same time, on different sides ...more
Apr 13, 2008 rated it liked it
Good researchin'. Seriously, this is a book where the viewpoints swap and are done really well. If I ever try swapping viewpoints in my chick lit noveling adventures, I will use this book as a guide.
Heather Bokon
Mar 24, 2008 rated it liked it
It was an entertaining story. Arizona Gabby got a little annoying at times, being as wishy-washy and mousy as she was, but the story was entertaining. I would read more by this author, although I would put her on my keeper shelf.
Clemence D
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Livre en demie teinte pour moi. Je n'irais pas jusqu'à dire que j'ai été déçu mais

J'ai bien aimé le fait que l'auteur insinue que même si on a la chance de pouvoir vivre deux vies en parallèles, ses actes on des conséquences et qu'on ne puisse pas faire tout et n'importe quoi. L'histoire reste dans le domaine du possible et ne par pas dans des élucubrations innommables.

Mais ce qui m'a gênée dans cette histoire ce sont les personnages que j'ai trouvée (beaucoup) trop stéréotypés. Je passe sur l
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
multiple/parallel universes is something I will also be intrigued and fascinated by. This books take was cute and superficial but a quick entertaining read.
Qui n'a pas rêvé de vivre deux vies et ainsi de pouvoir décider laquelle nous préférons? Gaby Wolf a un grand souci, elle ne sait pas prendre LA décision importante de sa vie car lorsque son fiancé lui propose le mariage alors qu'elle a obtenu une promotion à NY , c'est le dilemme . Doit elle privilégier sa vie sentimentale ou sa vie professionnelle? Elle fait le souhait de pouvoir vivre les deux et ainsi ne pas devoir se décider. Et quand son souhait se réalise, ses journées durent 48h et elle ...more
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
In ‘Me vs. Me’, Gabby is torn between her career and her boyfriend. She has always wanted to be a producer for a highly successful news show and her dream can come true but only if she moves to New York. However, that would mean leaving her beloved boyfriend Cam behind in Arizona and bidding farewell to their relationship and engagement. Frustrated, she makes a wish only to have it unexpectedly granted. Now she’s living two lives and has to make up her mind.

I found the storyline to be quite refr
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J'ai lu ce roman cet été. Je ne suis totalement adepte de la chick-lit, mais une de temps en temps m'apporte généralement un agréable moment de lecture. Cela a été le cas avec Moi & moi vice versa, mais je l'ai trouvé assez léger.

Gabby se retrouve confrontée à un cruel dilemme: alors qu'elle vient d'obtenir la mutation à New York qu'elle attendait tant, son petit ami Cameron la demande en mariage. Seul hic: ils vivent en Arizona, il sera impossible de concilier les deux. Elle en v
Aug 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: chick lit fans,people who like alternate universe stories
If YOU Had a Chance to live TWO Lives, Would You?

Gabby is a charming young woman who receives a marriage proposal from her boyfriend the night before she's about to move to NYC for a new job and a new life. She loves the guy and wants to marry him but she's also really excited about her new city life so she wishes "upon a star" and asks for a way to be able to do both and live both lives and she gets her wish!

The book alternates between her life at home with her new fiancé' and her life in NY.
What a nail-biter of a story (pun intended)! Ms. Mlynowski gives a convincing rendition of a woman determined to have it all—only to find that getting everything you ever wanted isn’t always such a great idea. We’re taken along on a wild journey as one woman tries to keep her would-be fiancé on the west coast and a fabulous career on the east. Her writing is assured as we try to keep up with the frenetic and exhausting pace of a woman who finds herself literally living two lives that switch back ...more
Gabby Wolf has always wanted to hit the big time in news production and she knows the field is limited in Phoenix and that New York City is the place to be. Her bags are packed, airline tickets purchased, New York apartment roommate ready and waiting, and then Gabby's boyfriend, Cam, decides it's the right time to propose. He has said all along that he is unwilling to move or have a long-distance relationship - basically the proposal is an ultimatum. Gabby loves Cam but she loves the future she ...more
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Gabby is thrilled when she lands her dream job as a TV news producer for one of the Nation's top anchors. The only glitch is that the job is New York, the city that she always dreamed of living in, however, she didn't plan on meeting the love of her life in her Arizona home town. Now on the eve of her move to NYC her boyfriend Cam decided to pop the question and ask Gabby to marry him! This is problem No.1, Cam is not willing to move to New York and give up his law practice or leave his overbear ...more
Apr 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for a deep read, this is not it. However, this chick lit book has more going on than meets the eye.

Gabby has been offered her dream job in New York, but the night before she leaves Arizona her boyfriend Cam proposes. He has already made it clear he won't leave Arizona, so Gabby has a choice: her dream job or Cam. She wishes on a shooting star that she won't have to choose, and that's what happens.

She ends up living a day in New York, then waking up the next morning and living t
Kathryn Schrumpf
Mar 16, 2015 rated it liked it
I'd honestly give it a 3.5 if given the option. I more than liked it, but I don't think I would ever read it again, which is my requirement for a 4-star book.

This is your typical chick lit title (which is a genre I really enjoy), a quick read with a nice cast of characters, and an interesting - if predictable - plot. Great if you're looking for something light and entertaining.

Basically, the protagonist (Gabby) is facing a crossroads in life, brought on by an ultimatum in the form of a proposal
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jul 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed, adult
I like the story, it was different among the chic-lit books I've read but there are annoying parts of this book.

It's about Gabby Wolf having two worlds, One in Arizona, where she accepted her engagement with her long time boyfriend Cam Winston. Her dream to marry a man that will love her for the rest of her life. The other one is her New York-life where she got her dream job as a producer, but she decline her engagement which made her sad and so is her boyfriend because Cam doesn't want to lea
Lisa W.
Oct 21, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-books
Chick lit. Doesn't make sense, don't think about it too much :) Fun enough for what it is.

PW Annex Reviews
Gabby Wolf, 24, is all set to move to from Arizona to New York for the job of her dreams when her boyfriend, Cam, proposes to her 36 hours before her flight. Forced to choose between a $125K cable news production job and being a Southwestern wife with a less flashy career, Gabby makes an ambivalent gesture that Cam interprets as a yes. Distracted during their celebratory snog, Gabby makes
Jul 30, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, reviewed
The plot is about Gabby, who the night before she is suppose to leave for a great new job in New York her boyfriend proposes. During that evening Gabby wishes she didn't have to choose between the job and the boy, Cam. The next morning she wakes up and chooses NY, but that night she goes to bed and wakes up being able to choose Cam. From that point on she lives each day twice in NY succeeding at her career and in Arizona with her fiance and Mother in Law planning a wedding. The book follows Gabb ...more
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a GREAT read. I have been reading Sarah Mlynowski's books since her first novel, Milkrun was published. She never disappoints! Me vs. Me explores what happens when the book's protagonist, Gabby, ultimately has to decide between a once in a lifetime career move to NYC or to get married to her current boyfriend and live with him in Arizona. Luckily, Gabby makes a wish before going to sleep one night that she wouldn't have to make a choice between her two options. When Gabby wakes up the ne ...more
Gabby has had the job offer of a lifetime, and is going to move to New York City from Arizona, but her boyfriend of a few years doesn't want her to go, but doesn't want to move with her, either. He proposes. Suddenly, Gabby appears to be living two lives in two different universes - one where she split up with Cam and moved for her dream job, and another where she said yes and stayed in Arizona. She passes through each day twice - once in NYC and once in Arizona, while still remembering what hap ...more
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-library, 2017
Gabby Wolf has pretty much, almost definitely (this close!) come to a decision: She's trading in Phoenix (nice but uneventful life with boyfriend) for Manhattan (dream job as producer for highly successful news show). Then Cam swoops in and gives her a sparkling engagement ring, making her decision even more impossible. Husband vs. career. Vera Wang wedding dress vs. sexy first-date outfits. Planting roots in Phoenix vs. playing the field in Manhattan… She wishes she didn't have to decide, that ...more
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I've read several of Sarah Mlynowski's teen books, and they are fun and light and clean.

I didn't realize this was an adult book. So that means there's language and sleeping around and innuendos. Not cool, but that's not why this gets two stars.

This book ticked me off. I like the premise. But, her Arizona self is just such a WIMP. Her mother in law is a HORRIFIC know it all, and controlling and belittling. And she can't stand up for herself for ANYTHING. And then her "perfect" fiance just starts
Apr 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
In this book, Gabrielle is about to move across the country for her dream job in New York. Then her boyfriend proposes. She can't decide if she should stay in Arizona and get married or move to New York for her career. She wishes on a shooting star that she didn't have to choose--that she could have both. Her wish comes true, and she lives each day twice, once in Arizona and once in New York. It's an interesting idea and I enjoyed reading about her two different lives. Arizona Gabby got really a ...more
Aug 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
Have you ever wished you could have something both ways? Gabby Wolf’s loyal boyfriend Cam has just proposed, and she just received the job offer of a lifetime producing the news in Manhattan. After Cam refuses to follow her to New York, Gabby gets her dream come true after wishing on a star in the Arizona desert. She gets to work at her new dream job and she gets to plan her wedding and her life with Cam in Arizona. Every time she falls asleep, Gabby switches between her two lives. Eventually Ga ...more
Nov 29, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
When Gabby Wolf wishes she could keep her fiance AND move to New York, she gets what she asked for in the way of living two seperate lives. Each night, she goes to sleep in one life and then wakes up in the other.

The double-life aspect of this was interesting. Like other reviewers have mentioned, I found myself loathing one Gabby and wishing she would grow a backbone. While one version of her grew, the other became more shrew-like and timid.

When the two "universes" collide, which of the Gabbys
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Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises. While she never met Fabio, she used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel Milkrun.

Since then, Sarah has written four additional novels for adults: Fishbowl, As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, and
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