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The Roxy Letters

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,592 ratings  ·  531 reviews
Meet Roxy. She’s a sometimes vegan, always broke artist with a heart the size of Texas and an ex living in her spare bedroom. Her life is messy, but with the help of a few good friends and by the grace of the goddess Venus she’ll discover that good sex, true love, and her life’s purpose are all closer than she realizes.

Bridget Jones penned a diary; Roxy writes letters. Spe
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 7th 2020 by Simon Schuster
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Miranda Reads
Jan 13, 2020 added it
Recommended to Miranda by: Mimi

Oops, I did it again...aka here's another tierlist video ranking all my January Books. Now that you know where this one stands, check out the video to see the rest!

The Written Review:

Stop complaining. Stop being so wishy-washy. You want power? Take it.
Roxy - a quasi-vegan, dog-loving perpetually broke artist - has hit yet another stumbling block (could it actually be rock bottom??).

She's quickly running out of money and desperately needs someone to rent her spare bed
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Tucker by: Miranda Reads

Many thanks to INSERT for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review
Dear Everett…

If I could describe this book in one word, it would be “sigh”. A very long, relatively annoyed sigh.

When I requested this book, it was because the publishers seemed to be putting so much faith in its potential success. Also, because of the cover and because it was compared to Where’d You Go Bernadette

Unfortunately, this book was very not Where’d You Go Bernadette-y. Mostly, because Where’d You
Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

Uh...this was no Bridget Jones's Diary.

Yes, both Bridget and Roxy are quirky, but where Bridget was quick, precise, and hilarious...Roxy is long, rambling, and sometimes mildly amusing.

Roxy enjoys writing letters to her ex-boyfriend, who, for a short portion of the story, is also living in her guest bedroom.

In those letters, she writes about her veganism; her lack of action between the sheets; her merman vibrator; her tweaker meth-head neighbors; her hatred of big corporatio
Theresa Alan
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t like the first couple chapters of this book because the narrator is writing letters to her ex-boyfriend who has moved in with her, and it took me some getting used to this style. I’m so glad I stuck with it because I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS NOVEL.

The narrator, Roxy, is a vegan who works at the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX. Austin is where she grew up, and she hates the way it’s changing, including the influx of people and corporate (instead of local) businesses that have been takin
Frank Phillips
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars, rounded down. I thoroughly enjoyed this refreshing debut, it was a blast! I found myself laughing out loud more than once while listening to this audio-book, imagining myself in some of the outrageous situations Roxy found herself in. I will say that Roxy came off a bit needy and 'extra,' at times, and i'm not sure if I would actually take to her if she were real, but I grew to tolerate and then really like her by the end of this novel. The formatting is similar to Bridget Jones' Diar ...more
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For Roxy, adulting is the hardest thing she had ever had to do. Her heart is in the right place and I loved reading about her road to self-discovery, and the growing pains in her personal and professional life. Luckily, she is surrounded with supportive friends and bestowed positivity by the goddess Venus, Roxy may overcome this bump in the road in her life. “Oh my goddess”, please help her because Roxy was a complete disaster at 28 years old.

In this book, Roxy writes letters to her ex-boyfrien
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3.5 Stars

Oh Roxy. With all of your “goddess” and “Venus” and “grrrrrl” (and not like the “grrrrrrl lemme tell you” but like every time a female was referenced) talk I should have really wanted to punch you in the face. But dangnabbit you made me laugh so I was able to simply chalk it up to . . . . .

I requested The Roxy Letters because it was compared to Bridget Jones' Diary. In case you aren’t familiar with how I operate . . . .

For Roxy, adulting was the hardest thing she had ever had to do. Her heart was in the right place and I loved reading about her road to self-discovery, and the growing pains in her personal and professional life. Luckily, surrounded by supportive friends and bestowed positivity by the goddess Venus, Roxy may overcome this bump in the road in her life. “Oh my goddess”, please help her because Roxy was a complete disaster at 28 years old.

In this book, Roxy writes letters to her ex-boyfriends and
The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry was a very fun and very refreshing read that I think would make an excellent palate cleanser in between heavier reads.

I listened to almost all of The Roxy Letters on audio and I absolutely loved the narrator, Jayme Mattler. She made the perfect Roxy and I enjoyed the book even more because of that! There's a little bit of romance, but this book is mostly about being a woman and kicking ass while trying to find your place in life and love. I really enjoyed t
Thank you, Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for sending me a digital ARC, in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely loved "The Roxy Letters" by Mary Pauline Lowry. Roxy is like an American version of Bridget Jones. At first, I wasn't sure about the writing structure, (the story is told in unsent letters she writes to her ex-boyfriend and current roommate, Everett.) but it quickly became a favorite after 30 pages or so. The writing and dialogue are hilarious. There wasn't a chapter (or page for
Larry H
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
The Roxy Letters is a cute, quirky, epistolary novel.

Roxy’s life has hit a rough patch. Her financial situation is bleak, her love life is nonexistent, her job as a “deli maid” at Whole Foods (the original) is dissatisfying and often in jeopardy, and as an artist, she has no motivation to create. It’s gotten so bad that she’s allowed her ex-boyfriend Everett to move in with her, so she can get some extra income she needs to get out of debt.

The thing is, Everett isn’t that good with paying re
da AL
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who among us is all that immediately likable? Not Roxy -- but like so many of us, it's getting to know us that makes us loveable! Roxy starts off superficially but by the end, I was so glad I gave this book a chance! Audiobook reader Jayme Mattler offers a spot-on performance.
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Roxy Letters is a comedic escape from COVID-19! The entire story is based on letters from Roxy, written for her ex-boyfriend, Everett. What starts with a more mundane, just superficial type of narrative, Roxy soon ventures into sex cults, Lululemon protests, and weddings. This book is a hilarious reprieve from whatever drama you have going on in your life and I fell in love (in a platonic, friends kinda way) with Roxy. I highly recommend this book, but expect a light-hearted, sexually ex ...more
sXe Punk Girl
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviews, favorites
4.5 stars

Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, audiobooks
Did you ever feel like maybe you shouldn’t read a book, because you wouldn’t relate to the main character?⁣⁣
I kinda thought - oh, this chick, she doesn’t sound like someone I can identify with. I’ve been there: young, trying to find my way in life and love, and definitely don’t want to go back to that place. ⁣⁣
But then I met Roxy.⁣⁣❤️
I started reading the physical book first and then I switched to audio cause I needed to hear Roxy tell her story, in her own voice. I cringed, I covered my e
Chelsey (a_novel_idea11)
Roxy is a 28 year-old, struggling artist in Austin, Texas working at the deli counter of a the flagship Whole Foods. She is passionate and vocal about her feminist and animal rights beliefs and the preservation of local Austin culture.

Written in the form of letters to her ex boyfriend, we travel with Roxy on a wild and fairly strange mission for self-growth and -discovery.

Overall, I didn’t really enjoy this one. The drama and immature characters felt very YA-esque and I really didn’t like Roxy
Laura • lauralovestoread
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Roxy Letters was everything I hoped it would be! It was such a fun, quirky read, and I adored main character Roxy so much. From her hilarious antics of working as the Deli Maid at Whole Foods to her burgeoning friendship with eccentric Artemis.

There were so many laugh out loud moments.. including Princess and her Pea.. the sushi..and the pink python panties.

Loved it and it definitely made me escape the past few days!

*thank you to Simon & Schuster and author for the gifted copy. All opinions
Simon & Schuster Goodreads
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect novel to take your mind off stressful things! You'll laugh, you'll blush, you'll wish you had a Roxy in your life (and, perhaps, that you lived in Austin with her!)
✨ A ✨
Thank you to for providing me with this ALC in exchange for an honest review ...more
Suzanne thebookblondie
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry (#17 in 2020)

Thank you to @librofm and @simonandschuster for my advanced copy! PUB DATE: April 7th, 2020
Roxy, a 28 year old, under-employed artist from Austin, Texas, is caught up in the everyday nonsense of her job at Wholefoods and the pining over her "one that got away." Roxy begins to grow sick of the corporatization of her city as she notices a new Lululemon storefront in place of the old Waterloo Video store, and she pours her energy into a plan to ta
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded up!

This is the type of book that you read when you want to distract yourself from the craziness in the rest of the world as well as tell yourself that living really isn’t all that bad because Roxy is a hot mess. She’s a 28 year old vegan, dog-lover, and struggling artist who works at the local Whole Foods as a deli worker. When she needs extra cash for rent, she rents out her spare bedroom to her ex-boyfriend Everett and starts a series of letters to him, which is this book.

Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed The Roxy Letters and I both listened to it and read it, all in the space of two days; thanks to the kindness of Simon & Schuster and Libro FM. At the beginning, I found Roxy to be a tad annoying and a bit self-absorbed but as the story moves on, Roxy develops insight; it’s refreshing to see how her letters begin to change from the beginning to the end. I’m happy I was able to listen to this along with reading because it was an all-together different experience. The cadence and i ...more
Susan Kennedy
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really wasn’t sure about this one most of the way through. It was very different from anything I have read as far as how it was written. It is a series of letters written to the main protagonists ex-boyfriend. I found it a really odd format, but the further I read, the better it seemed to get. I still think it was odd, but it wasn’t bad.

I loved the characters from the Venus loving protagonist to the bi-polar friend. It was entertaining and there were definitely spots that made me laugh out lo
Lisa Leone-campbell
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a book which is funny and sweet and a feel good read, look no further. The Roxy Letters is all those things and more. Roxy is somewhat like a Bridget Jones, comical, confused and looking for Mr. Right, but she is much more. She's a vegan who works at a deli department at a Whole Foods store trying to get over a boyfriend she thought was the love of her life, who can't seem to make a grown-up decision to save her life and she is always broke.

Roxy's escapades are all told to
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
If you're looking for something lighter to lift your spirits and give you some belly laughs, this book will deliver! I actually quite liked the format of everything being letters. Weirdly to her ex-boyfriend, but hey, who am I to judge? And... I almost kinda want to do something like this... but probably won't. 😉

Roxy is quite an interesting character. Though I grew to love her, she grated on my nerves quite a bit. Her constant mentioning of Everett paying rent and saying "Oh my Goddess" and "Oh
Sharon :)
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This an adventurous chit-lit title!!! Loved it 🙌🏽🙌🏽
Laura Peden
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Roxy Letters is like R rated Chick Lit. It’s feministic & humorous without the cliches & fluff, tackling subjects like mental illness & addiction. Audiobook is 🔥too. ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Dear Everett,
I encourage anyone that gets their hands on this “diary” upon its April 7th release, to refrain from consuming food/drink or placing themselves in a quiet setting while reading.

While this is not a suggested read for those easily offended by colorful language, it IS a total laugh fest for those that don’t mind it at all.

Humor aside, one will find that within these pages is a story of finding one’s place in the world, friendships, the many facets of love, mental health awareness, a
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
DNF at 45%

Twenty-something Roxy is a sometimes vegan living in Austin, Texas with a messy love life and a job behind the Whole Foods deli counter that barely covers her mortgage.
Struggling financially, she makes the decision to allow her ex-boyfriend Everett to move in and pay rent.

Through a series of letters that Roxy writes to the mostly absent Everett to whine about his late rent and (for reasons unknown) keep him updated on her daily life, readers learn of Roxy's cringe-worthy attempts at ro
Renee (itsbooktalk)
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
The audio narration kept me going on this one but in the end, I couldn't wait to finish. It's not too often I say I think I may be too old for certain books but this one fits that perfectly. I thought Roxy was self-centered and pretty shallow although she had some witty one-liners occasionally. The author did a good job of creating various supporting characters who were also funny on occasion, but overall this was a miss for me.
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Mary Pauline Lowry is a native of Austin, Texas. Her novel "The Roxy Letters" is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on April 7, 2020. She's the author of the novel "Wildfire," and is a regular contributor to O, the Oprah Magazine. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Millions, and other publications.

She recently received her MFA from Boise State Uni

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