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Curtis Sittenfeld

Autor/a de Prep

26+ obres 15,825 Membres 827 Ressenyes 38 preferits

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Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld was born August 23, 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an American writer. Her titles include: Prep, the tale of a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My Dreams, a coming-of-age novel and an examination of romantic love; and American Wife, a fictional story loosely based mostra'n més on the life of First Lady Laura Bush. Sittenfeld attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, before transferring to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. At Stanford, she studied Creative Writing. At the time, she was also chosen as one of Glamour magazine's College Women of the Year. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. In 2018 she made the bestseller list with her title, You Think It, I'll Say It. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Curtis Sittenfeld

Prep (2005) 5,205 exemplars
American Wife (2008) 3,370 exemplars
Eligible (2016) 1,897 exemplars
Sisterland (2013) 1,297 exemplars
The Man of My Dreams (2006) 1,264 exemplars
Romantic Comedy (2023) 972 exemplars
You Think It, I'll Say It (2018) 805 exemplars
Rodham (2020) 694 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Editor — 148 exemplars
Atomic Marriage (2019) 57 exemplars
Help Yourself (2020) 22 exemplars
Giraffe & Flamingo (2020) 21 exemplars
The Tomorrow Box (2021) 18 exemplars
A Regular Couple (2009) 15 exemplars
Romantic Comedy (2024) 10 exemplars

Obres associades

Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation (1995) — Col·laborador — 587 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 263 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars

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I loved this book so much. It fits nicely in my reading niche: emotionally astute, witty, feminist undertones, a writer’s inner monologue—including all the usual neuroses. Reading this felt both familiar and fresh, felt like I was both in a place I’ve been and a place I want to be.

The structure is organized into three different acts, and I equally enjoyed all three sections: The first third takes place almost entirely in The Night Owls building in NYC where it felt like Sally, the narrator and later-night TV sketch writer, was a Liz Lemon facsimile in her own 30 Rock, working a regular week of preparing for the week’s late-night show. The second part of the book was all email correspondences between Sally and Noah, the famous musician and former guest host of TNO (the SNL-type show). I always love the inclusion of letters or emails; it eliminates all fillers, leaving you with just the relationship development. The last third takes place between LA and KC at the beginning of the COVID-shutdown—a surreal moment in recent history that allows for a surreal moment in Sally’s life.

If you like stories of writers who overthink things like the unexplainable rules of attraction, this may be the book for you. I personally couldn’t put it down (which is hard when there aren’t really chapters but more like 3 acts and you just want to get to the next chapter before stopping). This was a five-star read for me, meaning there’s nothing I’d change about it.
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lizallenknapp | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Apr 20, 2024 |
A terrific collection of longish short stories, all challenging common stereotypes on gender, status. Romantic, erotic, professional encounters are all refreshed by unexpected twists, unexpected revelations that reveal that we, the reader, are guilty of making unwarranted assumptions. Each of these stories left me wanting to know at least one of the characters better.
 
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 78 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
Well, I read it. I finished it. And I'm not as entirely entranced by it as the many reviewers quoted on the book's cover. The cover is part of the problem. It reveals that our heroine, a bookish only child born into a completely ordinary family, becomes in due course, America's First Lady. Laura Bush in fact, though this account is in no way an attempt at a bigraphy. I really wish I hadn't known, as it hugely spoilt my enjoyment of the first sections of this 4 part book. Each section deals with a different decade or so of Alice's life. A horrible accident defines her later teenage years; a successful professional career, though a less successful personal life her late twenties, and so on. She goes on to describe her unlikely marriage to a man that it's quite astonishing to realise eventually becomes the president of the US.

The characters are believable, the depiction of day -to-day family and working life too. 500 pages in, I'm getting slightly bored at the unremitting detail (who cares about pizza toppings?)but at the same time, it fills out our understanding of Alice and her world. We can sympathise in the end with her compromises, her moral dilemmas..... and above all be glad that finally, after 630 pages, the book finally comes to an end.
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Margaret09 | Hi ha 225 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
One of these stories struck me as hopeful, even vaguely happy. The rest seemed more interested in ignoring joy and anything that might life more meaningful.
 
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pianistpalm91 | Hi ha 78 ressenyes més | Apr 7, 2024 |

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Obres
26
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7
Membres
15,825
Popularitat
#1,435
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½ 3.6
Ressenyes
827
ISBN
223
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15
Preferit
38

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