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Jane Heller
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Female Intelligence

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  740 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
If you haven't been following the meteoric rise in the career of author Jane Heller, take note: Heller is the only author to boast three consecutive "Page Turner/Beach Book of the Week" accolades from People magazine, and has garnered five such notices overall. Her bestselling novel Sis Boom Bah has been optioned to Shoelace Productions as a starring vehicle for Julia Robe ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 512 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Thorndike Press (first published April 14th 2001)
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Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Honestly this book was far from relied on telling the reader everything rather than showing, and it was extremely predictable. I would say it's the book equivalent of a marshmallow...very light, not much substance to it, no real "nutritional value," yet oddly sweet and enjoyable. 352 pages.
Jan 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This was the first book I read by Jane Heller and I really liked it. It's about the rise and fall of a woman who teaches sensitivity training to men and how she recovers. It's humorous, romantic, and entertaining.

Again, not the most thought provoking novel but perfect for a vacation read.
Nicole Ristine
Feb 16, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
the characters weren't memorable and the ending lacked imagination. She did a poor job developing the chemistry between the characters so I wasn't compelled to root for them. For me, the Worst part was that villain's motives were also underdeveloped and just plain stupid.
Maybe it's just me... I didn't find this book amusing in the least. I didn't feel any compassion for the main character, I didn't identify with any of her problems, and I didn't get past page 66. I have liked other books I've read by Jane Heller but this one just wasn't for me.
Arielle Reads
Jun 27, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's a no from me.
Peggy Parsons
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Humorous without being slapstick. Witty and unpredictable. I liked the two main characters and the side characters were well rounded out. Very, very enjoyable.
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, chicklit, humor
Heller's novel takes its cues from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (1992). Her heroine, Dr. Lynn Wyman, has developed a unique approach to repairing damaged male-female relationships. Unfortunately, her celebrated and lucrative program dive-bombs when news of her husband's infidelity is leaked to the tabloids. After months of scraping by and existing on iceberg lettuce, she devises a plan to snag America's Toughest Boss, Brandon Brock, as a client and restore her former reputatio
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lynn Wyman is a self-help guru who has successfully used the "Wyman Method" to train men in the correct way to communicate with the women in their lives. But her whole practice falls apart when the media prints the story about her husband's affair and her credibility goes down the drain. After reading an article in Fortune magazine called "America's Toughest Bosses", Lynn decides to salvage her career by teaching CEO Brandon Brock how to talk to the women who work for him. The plan is perfect, b ...more
May 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't as impressed with this book as I hoped to be. The premise was beyond promising, but the delivery was a total fail. I actually like books that address the reader and make them feel involved with the storyteller, but the author relied on this tactic too much with this story. In fact, it almost felt like that was a secondary editing measure to salvage the holes in the plot, "I'll just address the audience with some references to my ditziness as a character and that will explain everything ...more
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book at the library and I checked it out because I thought it sounded like it would be funny. Lynn Wyman is linguist who trains men to properly communicate with women. But her career goes up in smoke when the media finds out her marriage to her philandering husband is on the rocks. After thumbing through a magazine she finds a story about the CEO of a major corporation named Brandon Brock who is in hot water with his board of directors due to his inability to effectively communicate ...more
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Jane Heller, a New York native who recently moved from Santa Barbara, CA to New Preston, CT, is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 13 novels of romantic comedy, including "Name Dropping," "Lucky Stars," and "Best Enemies." Nine of Heller's novels have been optioned for film or television, and all of them have been translated in countries around the world. Her first book of nonf ...more
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