Saturday, March 9, 2013

Book Review: How to Be Single

Name of Book:  How to Be Single

Author:  Liz Tuccillo


Summary:  From  Julie Jenson is a single thirty-seven-year-old book publicist in New York. When her friend Georgia’s husband leaves her for a samba teacher, she forces Julie to organize a single girls’ night out to remind her why it’s so much fun not to be tied down. But the night ends up having the opposite effect on Julie. Fed up with the dysfunction and disappointments of singledom, Julie quits her job and sets off to find out how women around the world are dealing with this dreaded phenomenon. From Paris to Brazil to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Reyjavik, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. All the while her friends at home are grappling with their own issues—bad blind dates, loveless engagements, custody battles, single motherhood, and the death of a loved one. Written in Liz Tuccillo’s pitch-perfect, hilarious, and relatable voice, How to Be Single is “a summer read that, for once, accurately depicts the hopes, fears, and bad dates of a single woman looking for love” (Parade). 

What I Liked:  I liked the stories of the friends back home more than that of the main character.  I like how each character deals with being single in their own unique way.

What I Didn’t Like:  This wasn’t really relatable.  Seriously, how many women have the opportunity to quit their job and travel the world to interview other women?  I didn’t like the encounter with the Frenchman.  I thought that was a very bad decision on Julie’s part.

Overall Thoughts:  My overall thought on this book is that it was just alright.  If you are looking for something different to read by the pool, try it.  If not, don’t bother. 

Final Rating:  Blue Star


Recommended?  Not really

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