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I'm Glad About You de Theresa Rebeck
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I'm Glad About You (edició 2016)

de Theresa Rebeck (Autor)

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"The pathos of Beautiful Ruins meets the hilarity of Crazy Rich Asians in this comedic and tender novel. Their meeting in a parking lot outside a high school football game was both completely forgettable and utterly life-changing. Because no matter how you look at it, it is piss-poor luck to meet the love of your life before your life has even started. Fierce and ambitious, Alison is determined to shed her midwestern roots and emerge an actress. Kyle, all heart and spiritual yearning, believes medicine can heal the world. What could these mismatched souls have to do with each other? Everything and nothing. Even as their fates rocket them forward and apart, neither can fully let go of the past. When Alison gets her lucky break in New York City, she ends up on the fast track to stardom and a world far more different from Cincinnati than she could have ever imagined. Back home in Ohio, Kyle has a shotgun wedding and starts a pediatric practice in suburban hell. While Kyle's dreams begin to molder, Alison learns that the spotlight is always circled by shadows. As their lives inevitably intersect, Alison and Kyle must face each other in the revealing light of their decisions. I'm Glad About You is a glittering study of how far the compromises two people make will take them from the lives they were meant to live. "-- "The pathos of Beautiful Ruins meets the hilarity of Crazy Rich Asians in this comedic and tender novel"--… (més)
Membre:SimplyKelina
Títol:I'm Glad About You
Autors:Theresa Rebeck (Autor)
Informació:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2016), 375 pages
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When I first started this book, I have to admit that I didn't like it. I found myself not liking the two main characters: Alison and Kyle. High school sweethearts, they had an on-again, off-again relationship until they finally broke up. The next time they see each other, Kyle is married and Alison is pursuing her dream of acting. As the years go by, their lives are filled with ups and downs, heartache, and the pull towards each other. This book in a way is about timing and what happens when you let moments pass you by. But it's also about the choices we make and the things we choose to give up to make our dreams happen. Alison was determined to be an actress, a profession that was at odds with the doctors without borders-esque doctor that Kyle wanted to be. And so she left, choosing her dreams over love. And as their lives continue, the author does a great job of showing just how much those dreams may cost. At times funny and also tragic, I'm Glad About You is a poignant look at love and life and the choices we make. ( )
  Bookseiffel | Feb 23, 2018 |
An unconventional love story (of sorts) about a strict Catholic man (Kyle) and his love interest (Alison) as it changes over the decades. They start out in Cincinnati, Ohio (which was fun for me as I live nearby in Kettering) but eventually Alison becomes an actress and moves to New York City. Kyle eventually marries and settles down and as Alison's acting career blossoms and she has relationships with several men. Always in the background is the shadow of their initial attraction. I was engaged with the characters which many times I am not. Well written contemporary novel. ( )
  muddyboy | Aug 20, 2016 |
Be careful what you wish for or you just might get it. We've all heard the saying before, but what might happen if that really was the way things worked? Theresa Rebeck's newest hit, 'I'm Glad About You,' takes a look at just that. Alison longs to be an actress, always wanting to be bigger and better than she is. After moving to New York from nowhere-ville MidWest, she finds that being a success isn't as easy as just wanting it. Kyle on the other hand, Alison's ex boyfriend whom she never quite has moved on from, wants to be a good pediatrician and an even better catholic. Both of their lives seem to be living up to what they had dreamed, with one exception - they can't seem to get over one another. And while Kyle finds himself married to someone else, Alison is free to discover just the sort of person she wants to be with.



This book is more than just about high school sweethearts, it's about learned that what you wish for isn't always what you really want. It's about figuring out who you are as you change and develop. Bad choices will be made, but they will be made up for. Good choices will be made as well, and sometimes they'll pay off and other times you'll be left disappointed.

That's life, and perhaps the best thing about the book is how humanly these things are portrayed.



I truly enjoyed this book. It was a very "easy read" which I found refreshing, but it wasn't so elementary that I found it at all boring. In fact, I had a hard time putting it down! Theresa Rebeck is well known as the creator of the hit show 'SMASH,' and this book is just as fast-paced and fun! My biggest complaint is truly that I wanted it to keep going. I felt like I had really grown to know and love these characters so much that I simply wasn't ready to let them go.

All in all, that's a clear sign of a fantastic book!

I happily give this book 5 stars not just because I loved it myself, but also because I think there's something in there for everyone. Even if you're neither a movie star nor a doctor, these characters are so relatable that you'll feel as though you could invite them over for dinner this weekend with no issue. The cover is also brilliant - on a shelf, it will be one that will always draw your eye and I actually enjoyed the idea of people seeing me reading it while out in public (I know, I'm weird like that.)



If you're someone looking for the PERFECT beach read, or you long for characters that you feel are your friends, give this one a shot. It's one that I will personally be sharing with friends as a book I highly recommend.


I was provided with a free copy of this book in order to conduct this review.



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  tipsy_writer | May 19, 2016 |
I'm not too glad about this book. The two main characters, Alice the actress and Kyle the neurotic, big-Catholic-guilt pediatrician, are not particularly riveting in their careers or in their First World problems. Their families, Alice's seven siblings and parents, and Kyle's high maintenance wife Van, are a bit more meaty. Then there are the side dish people, Dennis the alcoholic and Seth the self-loathing gossip reporter, who don't ever seem to find their places. It just wasn't worth the time. ( )
  froxgirl | May 5, 2016 |
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"The pathos of Beautiful Ruins meets the hilarity of Crazy Rich Asians in this comedic and tender novel. Their meeting in a parking lot outside a high school football game was both completely forgettable and utterly life-changing. Because no matter how you look at it, it is piss-poor luck to meet the love of your life before your life has even started. Fierce and ambitious, Alison is determined to shed her midwestern roots and emerge an actress. Kyle, all heart and spiritual yearning, believes medicine can heal the world. What could these mismatched souls have to do with each other? Everything and nothing. Even as their fates rocket them forward and apart, neither can fully let go of the past. When Alison gets her lucky break in New York City, she ends up on the fast track to stardom and a world far more different from Cincinnati than she could have ever imagined. Back home in Ohio, Kyle has a shotgun wedding and starts a pediatric practice in suburban hell. While Kyle's dreams begin to molder, Alison learns that the spotlight is always circled by shadows. As their lives inevitably intersect, Alison and Kyle must face each other in the revealing light of their decisions. I'm Glad About You is a glittering study of how far the compromises two people make will take them from the lives they were meant to live. "-- "The pathos of Beautiful Ruins meets the hilarity of Crazy Rich Asians in this comedic and tender novel"--

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