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The Pajama Game

2.68  ·  Rating details ·  118 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
When Moxie Brecker chose her kicky nickname back in college, it suited her perfectly. But now she feels it's one big misnomer. After graduation, she set out to command her own seventh-grade science class and was stunned to find the job too challenging. She didn't have the energy necessary to get a roomful of pre-teens excited about atoms, and she never felt like herself, s ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 2005)
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Solace Winter
Feb 26, 2012 rated it liked it
When I picked up this novel I expected it to be some light, chick lit reading. It was light, it was quick, but there was an underlying plot that the author did not want to giveaway and therefore the mystery of what the point of the novel was remained a mystery until about 80% through, though the reader (me) knew there was something going on.

Plot: Former teacher Moxie leaves because she’s depressed and starts peddling panties, hence the title of the book. She really could have worked anywhere, bu
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Arra Abella
Feb 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star, do-not-read
This book is a snooze-fest. The first ever book that took me so long to finish.

It was really, really boring (no offense to the author). INCREDIBLY BOOOOORING! It is the kind of book that will make you sleep and when you wake up, you will not be able to remember what's it about. Although the cover and the chapter names are cute but it doesn't make up for the dull story. It is pointless. There is not even a climactic part. It is not even a comedy or a humorous book. I don't really get the point of
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Michiyo 'jia' Fujiwara
Rebecca Brecker alias Becky alias Bex memang suka gonta-ganti nama. Tapi saat melihat iklan minuman Moxie, ia tahu itulah nama yang tepat. "Moxie" mengesankan sosok yang energik dan percaya diri persis seperti yang Moxie butuhkan. Hidup pun berjalan lancar, atau setidaknya begitu untuk sementara. Lalu segalanya berantakan.

Tanpa alasan, Moxie tiba-tiba merasa cepat lelah dan mudah sedih. Ia pun memutuskan berganti pekerjaan, menjadi pramuniaga toko lingerie. Di antara tugas menyortir dan melipat
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Angelic Zaizai
Moxie Brecker semula seorang guru, tapi ngerasa ga mampu membimbing muridnya, karena dy jadi sering capek, ngerasa tertekan, lemah lesu dll.
Akhirnya memutuskan bekerja di tempat yang ga butuh "otak", sebagai asisten manajer di toko lingerie.
Meskipun begitu, tetep aja dy ga merasa bahagia, dan konsultasi ke psikiater tetep ga membantu.
Makin lama kondisi Moxie tambah parah, sendinya sering sakit, jari2 bengkak, sering demam. Psikiaternya nganggap Moxie depresi berat dan meminta meminum obat2an yan
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Rhonda
Jul 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
There are very few books that I can't finish....I usually trudge through with optimistic hope. I am eight chapters in and so incredibly bored with the plot, dialogue and characters, I choose not to read anymore. The author is trying to be witty and funny but the characters come off as washed up, dated and sad. The author attempts to set it up as the main character is battling a mental breakdown or depression but you can tell there will be a twist where she is not depressed at all. I am not intri ...more
Christina Rau
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels
This is not chick lit. This is almost chick lit, but not a tale about a woman working in the publishing world or a woman in New York trying to find love. Instead, this book takes a piece of the retail industry and a piece of medical malady and combines it for a fun and sometimes serious story, woven together skillfully and interestingly.
Luisa
Dec 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
The story was entertaining, but the writing style was difficult for me to appreciate at times. Particularly at the beginning, it seemed like the author was going overboard describing everything with tons of adjectives and other qualifiers, but I think it got better by the end. Either that, or I just got used to it.
Fawn
Jun 04, 2008 rated it did not like it
Very slow read, and not that entertaining.
Santy
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is about disease and how to survive through it.
Chiny
Sep 09, 2007 rated it liked it
i really didn't like this book. the pacing was too slow and the romance part was what i was waiting for, and it didn't come until the last chapters of the book.
Jami
Jul 11, 2007 rated it liked it
Cute and girly read a friend picked up on a discount shelf. Definitely not the best book I ever read but easy to get through.
Jennifer
Apr 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
A litle different than normal chick lit - I liked the fact that the heroine's issues were a bit uncommon and not all guy related. Plus it is always interesting to see Boston captured in fiction.
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Eugénie Seifer Olson is an American-born author of three books. Raised in Verona, New Jersey, Eugénie has lived in several locations on the Eastern Seaboard including Princeton, Philadelphia and Boston. She currently lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband David, their two cats, Kiddun and Loki, and their fish, Lulu.

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