Essere single, o forse meglio zitelle: una maledizione o una scelta di vita? Possibile che tante donne belle, intelligenti, in carriera, non riescano a trovare un uomo che sappia amarle e proteggerle come meritano, e continuino a collezionare solo rapporti sbagliati? Se lo chiede Julie, brillante scrittrice di Manhattan, dopo una serata disastrosa con le sue quattro migliori amiche, una serata iniziata a ballare scatenate sul bancone di un bar e conclusasi al pronto soccorso. La domanda «Perché non riesco a trovare un uomo?» non se la pongono solo Julie e le sue amiche di New York, ma anche centinaia di donne in ogni parte del mondo, così Julie decide di affrontare il problema da scrittrice. Partirà per un viaggio ai quattro angoli del pianeta, dalla Francia all’Australia, passando per Roma, Rio de Janeiro, Pechino e Nuova Dehli, in un’avventurosa indagine sulla ricerca dell’amore, sul sesso, sulla passione ma anche sull’amicizia, la solidarietà, la complicità femminile. Mentre Julie viaggia e incontra donne diverse con gli stessi problemi, a New York le sue amiche continuano la loro difficile esistenza, fra tradimenti, tragici appuntamenti al buio, ricerca di donatori di sperma e battaglie per l’affidamento dei figli… Esiste una regola dell’amore? O forse il bello dell’amore è proprio non avere regole? Dall’autrice della serie cult Sex and the City, una nuova, esilarante commedia sull’amore e sul sesso, una storia in cui ogni donna, single o no, saprà riconoscersi con una risata liberatoria.
- ISBN: 8869186512
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 432
This was a directionless novel about a group of unapologetically self obsessed 38 year old single women. I was expecting something different - maybe inspiring, about forging your own path and not relying on relationships to bring you joy. It could have been that. Or it could have been funny. It coul Leggi tutto
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I read this several years back during one of the infamous "Winter Reading Challenges" in order to score a free coffee mug, but ended up kind of ripping all of the library's suggestions to shreds (including another by this author) so I nev Leggi tutto
I can't quite figure out whether I want to give the book two stars or three. On one hand, each character - filled with pathos and false bravado, reminded me of well... me. And all my female friends. On the other hand, it felt ridiculous and contrived (which naturally upsets me). And at the end of re Leggi tutto
Only the first 20 pages of this book were smart. The rest was offensive. The international stereotypes were so obvious it was insulting. Really, Liz? The Chinese girl who laughs and laughs? The Indians who "bobble" their heads? The strong nordic women? I was shocked to discover she did ACTUAL resear Leggi tutto
This book was so depressing. It made me feel like "I need to get married" and at the same time, "It will never happen because all men are bastards." It should have been called, "Accept You're Single Now Because Noone Will Ever Want You."
Fair warning: unless you are a single woman in her mid to late 30's, you may find this book trite and possibly annoying. However, should you fall within the target demographic, read on. I did...twice! Tuccillo co-wrote "He's Just not that Into You," which should give you some indication of the combo Leggi tutto
This book is Sex and the City meets Eat, Pray, Love is the best way to describe this book. You have 5 women focused around the central character, Julie. Julie works for a publisher and is off to write a book about being single across the world after a humiliating night out. Her friends that barely k Leggi tutto
Maybe because I have never really been single, I just found this trite. From the perspective of being married, I want to tell these thirty something women to grow up and get over the princess in waiting attitude. I feel like most of the women have completely unrealitic expectations of what love and
Nope this book is not for me. I am single. I found this book is offensive on judging singletons. Nope sorry.
I know this book was intended as chic lit fiction; but the ethnocentrism in the book was derailing for me. The main character Julie epitomizes the ugly American abroad. In Australia she writes: “Like an aborigine with a bottle of Wild Turkey, Georgia spiraled out of control.” and “Her name was Fiona Leggi tutto
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