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Subject: Curtis Sittenfeld...
Date Posted: 8/17/2009 2:54 PM ET
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I can't decide how I feel about her.  I read Prep and The Man of My Dreams and remember loving them both, felt for both of the main characters, was sad when the books ended, recommended them immediately to others.

But, now, I can't really remember anything about them.  No passages that stand out to me, not even plotline specifics.  This isn't normal for me  (even from the most mundane chick lit, I find myself recalling scenes, dialogue, situations), and I find myself wondering if they were really that good, or if I just read them at the right time in my life.

Anyone else have any thoughts?  And has anyone read An American Wife?  It's on my WL but I can't decide if I really want to read it now.

Date Posted: 8/22/2009 12:06 PM ET
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I have not read her other books, but I really enjoyed American Wife.  For me, it was both substantial and a page-turner, if you know what I mean.  And, it is a book that has stayed with me even though I read it about 6 months ago.  I don't know what else you usually enjoy, but I recommend giving it a try.

Date Posted: 8/23/2009 8:27 PM ET
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I read Prep a few years ago and really enjoyed it at the time.  I've looked at Man of My Dreams a few times in the store and have never gotten it, though.  I heard it was very similar to Prep and not as good, but maybe I'll check it out eventually.  I've heard better things about American Wife, so I might try that one soon. 

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 6:45 PM ET
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American Wife is excellent. Gives you some insights into the lives of the wives of politicians.
Date Posted: 8/26/2009 10:16 PM ET
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I've read all of her books. I didn't care too much for The Man of My Dreams but I liked Prep and I loved American Wife. Definitely worth a read in my opinion. I couldn't put it down; I had to know what was going to happen.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 10:50 PM ET
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I read American Wife in March and had to reread my own review to remember the book. I didn't think it was that good but more average. I remember it had some quite boring points but also some that made me laugh, especially the presidents verbally missteps. :-) Unfortunately the part where it got to the woman being the presidents wife was way too short and filled with unnecessary blurb.
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 10:03 AM ET
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I read Prep but was not overly impressed by it.  It seemed a little shallow, trite, unsubstantial.  Maybe it was the subject matter since I am SO far from college age!  But I do have American Wife on my TBR because I have read good reviews on it.

Date Posted: 9/7/2009 8:22 PM ET
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I read Prep a few years ago and fell in love with it.  I wasn't nearly as impressed by Man of My Dreams, and I have yet to read American Wife, but its sitting on top of my TBR.