Book Reviews of American Girls About Town

American Girls About Town
American Girls About Town
Author: Adriana Trigiani, Lauren Weisberger, Jennifer Weiner
ISBN-13: 9781416507314
ISBN-10: 1416507310
Publication Date: 7/26/2005
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Downtown Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 11
Uneven, as anthologies tend to be. Some very good short stories, and some clearly dashed off in a spare afternoon to meet the deadline. Best to read the book in one-story increments, because reading several in one sitting reinforces the underlying uniformity of plot. Slip it into briefcase or purse for those 5 to 10 minute dentist office waits or traffic gridlock.
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Helpful Score: 4
CUTE STORIES...all short stories...not what I thought it would be...I like a begining to end book...but thats just me. The nice thing is that you get a taste of all these authors and see if you would like to try something else they wrote.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great book! You get a little preview of what each authors style is like. I enjoyed just about every story! Definitely worth checking out!
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Helpful Score: 3
Fun lighthearted reading!!! I found a few new authors I'd like to look up!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was okay. I only really liked the story by Cindy Chupack.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a great little book or short stories. Great for taking to appointments and short waits.
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Helpful Score: 1
The book wasn't what I expected. When they say short stories, they mean really short stories. This would be good reading at a doctors office or when you have just a quick moment to read. Some of the stories were great, others not so great. It is a good way to get a taste of an authors writing. You should discover 1 or 2 new authors for yourself.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book, but I was a bit disappointed that they still seemed to be about women in the UK. I expected it to be centered around American women, but it wasn't. Oh well, great read anyway. Some of the stories I didn't want to end.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a fun and fast read for every woman. Full of short stories by American authors.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. Reading this turned me onto a bunch of authors I had never read before.
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Helpful Score: 1
As with all short story collections, some are better than other but MOST of these were pretty good!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great collection of short stories by some top authors. Great quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A nice light read between bigger books. Short stories great for when you just have an hour to sit and read. A couple stories made me laugh out loud. Gave it 3.5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
Short stories, easy to read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Some stories were cute!
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Helpful Score: 1
Some great stories. A fun and fast read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Overall this was a fun little book to read. Since it is a collection of different authors there are some stories that will probably be enjoyed more than others. Not a brain teaser sort of book, but fluff reading in the bath or by a fire.
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Very good. I recommend this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a fun book of short stories and a great way to get to know some very good, but lesser known, women authors. If you like Jennifer Weiner's writing, you'll probably enjoy this. Many of the stories are quite funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent collection of short stories by some of the more popular chick lit authors today including Jennifer Weiner,Lauren Weisberger, and Adriana Trigiani.
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Helpful Score: 1
A lot of great authors contributed to this book, give it a try especially if you love chic-lit. I enjoyed it!
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A group of really fun to read short stories by the best chick lit authors
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Some short stories are better than others, still a great book to carry around with you and read while waiting in line, at the doctor's office etc. The stories are quick and very easy to digest.
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Loved some of the stories, thought others were okay. Perfect book to read when you don't have a lot of time, you can read one and another not until the next week. I would recommend reading this if you like Chick Lit!
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Short stories that were ok for reading at the pool, but definitely not any of the authors' better works.
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It's okay, not as good as pure Weiner. Short stories.
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17 chicklit stories. I've never read a chicklit book where the love interest is missing a limb, or even part of one, and this book has two such stories. I really liked Linda Curnyn's "The Uncertainty Principle," which references 9/11 without being exploitative. It was so funny to read Sarah Mlynowki's "The Two-Month Itch," because a friend and I were just talking about "choose-your-own" romance stories, and this is sort of one!
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I enjoy a short story book by many authors since it give me a chance to decide if I want to read anything else by that particular author. The only thing with this, there were some stories that I wanted to go on. Its was disappointing to discover the story has ended and I have to make my own conclusions.
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A great collection of short stories.
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great short stories
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Very good book
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Great, fast read. Seemed like most of the stories were all about working for NY magazines??? Still amusing stories!
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A collection of short stories by popular chicklit authors - I enjoyed it.
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Good book. Read it becuase of J. Weiner stories
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wonderful book..writters include jennifer weiner, laura weisberger and adriana trigiani..wonderful short stories 14 of them in all...
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i really like a lot of the authors in this book. and i enjoyed the stories by the women i had never heard of before i think my least favorite story was the very last one. i didn't really get the point. but the book overall was definitely worth reading!!!
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Was okay for chick lit. Some of the stories were silly, but a nice light read.
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Fun chick-lit beach reading. Collection of short stories good for picking up and putting down.
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Cute colletion of short stories. Perfect when you have just a little bit of time to read!
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I am SO NOT into Chick Lit! Granted, these are short stories, about 5-10 pages long. But NONE of them were interesting. It's like a formula with these stories. Most of them were about married with children women or women who were divorced or women getting divorced. I have FINALLY learned my lesson when it comes to Chick Lit. In the immortal words of Monty Python ... Run away! Run away!
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Perfect Chic flick read
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Lots of new authors I didn't even know about. This book is great for a sample of this and a little of that.
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Great collection of short stories
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Nice collection of short stories.
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Story Collection Featuring stories by Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes), Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada), Adriana Trigiani, Laura Wolf and many more. There are 17 stories. Great, fun read!
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Nice collection of short stories from great authors!
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About 17 short cute and funny stories. Makes for a nice read in between books.
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many short stories by chick lit authors that we love or are about to love. some better than others of course, including one by the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which is better than that book itself.
I think you'll enjoy it.
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From Publishers Weekly: Now that the Scottish girls and the Irish girls have had their chance (Irish Girls About Town; Scottish Girls About Town), a delightfulâif unevenânew collection of 17 stories from American women authors hits the scene. While many stories are simply shorter versions of chick-lit booksâbreezy, light, funâsome play with the rules. The best of the bunch come from a mix of name writers and lesser known talents. Laura Wolf's "Amore" follows a young woman through her lifelong quest to bypass dull American boys and find an interesting foreign manâa quiet-sounding premise that heats up with an unexpected twist. Sarah Mlynowki's lively "The Two-Month Itch" chronicles the possible outcomes of kissingâor not kissingâthe cute boy seated next to you on a plane when you're not at all single. Lynda Curnyn's "The Uncertainty Principle" is a dreamy, atmospheric story of what happens in one apartment when the lights go out in New York City in the summer of '03. And in Claire Lazebnik's charming "Leaving a Light On," a married couple pretends to meet for the first time in a hotel bar, spicing up their marriage with "casual sex." While this anthology has its share of mediocre padding, the gems in it are strong enough to make this a rewarding read for lovers of chick lit.
// Born in the U.S.A....American gals are taking liberties -- and pursuing happiness on their own terms -- in this star-studded story collection featuring the nation's red-hot women writers. // They've declared their independence! Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes) learns "The Truth About Nigel" -- and the trouble with falling for an incognito Hollywood actor. Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada) sends a single New Yorker on a backpacking trip halfway around the world -- where she sees her love life back home with new eyes -- in "The Bamboo Confessions." A harried mom with a hit novel crosses the pond in "My Great Brit Book Tour" by Adriana Trigiani (Lucia, Lucia), and turns a crumbling talk show appearance into a sweet success. Also uniting their talents in this free-spirited anthology are:
JULIANNA BAGGOTT ⢠CINDY CHUPACK ⢠LYNDA CURNYN ⢠QUINN DALTON ⢠LAUREN HENDERSON ⢠JUDI HENDRICKS ⢠GRETCHEN LASKAS ⢠CLAIRE LaZEBNIK ⢠CHRIS MANBY ⢠SARAH MLYNOWSKI ⢠MELISSA SENATE ⢠JILL SMOLINSKI ⢠NANCY SPARLING ⢠LAURA WOLF
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A collection of short stories by 17 authors including Jennifer Weiner.
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A star-studded story collection featuring America's red hot women writers.
Featurs stories by;
Julianna Baggot, Cindy Chupack, Lynda Curnyn, Quinn Dalton, Lauren Henderson, Judi Hendricks, Gretchen Laskas, Claire LaZebnik, Chris Manby, Sarah Mynowski, Melissa Senate, Jill Smolinski, Nancy Sparling and Laura Wolf.
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A variety of short stories
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Wonderful group of 17 stories about fun, witty women.