Darling summer read. If you are approaching 40 and in love with a man who doesn't want children, is it better to stay and hope someday he will come around or to dump him and go for a sperm donor? Is it braveery or fear of what you will miss? I couldn't put this one down, although I can't say that it expanded my mind in any way!
Funny, touching book about a woman who is hearing her baby clock ticking LOUDLY, but is dating (and in love with) a man who can't commit. Great exploration of her relationship with her sister and niece as well as how the two of them relate to their mother. Not too deep, not too teary- just a great fun read with a little substance set against a fashion industry backdrop.
This was a decent read, nothing eart shattering, but an ok way to pass the time. It will be interesting to see if there is a sequel. Funny how often chick lit is set up to have a followup book...
great book for those trying to make it in the game of dating...especially when the infamous "clock" is winding down
very cute book, easy read
I loved this book for many different reasons but mainly because its about knowing what you want and going for it!
I really liked this book! Funny and enjoyable writing style.
This was a good, light-reading book. I would recommend it for summer or travel reading.
enjoyable. quick and easy.
Cute touching light read. Very fast read as well.
She is an awesome writer who really understands the plight of the single woman in todays age.
Very funny, great read. I highly recommend this book!
Story of a woman who decides she is ready to have a baby and just that desire complicates her world. Started off great, but kind of fizzled out toward the end.
Since I had a baby at 19 and again at 25, both surprises I find it interesting to read about women who struggle with the decision to have children or not. Of course, I was married when I got pregnant, and the heroine of this story hasn't ever even been close to the altar. A great read.
Ellen Franck's biological clock is ticking - and fast! She has a longtime boyfriend, so what's the problem? She describes Malcom to her friends as dating BIG BIRD - A "BIG, LARGE, FUNNY, WEIRD, KIND, STRANGE, GENEROUS, SEXLESS SORT-OF-BOYFRIEND".
Book tells of her agonizing decision to A. Leave Malcom B. Get Malcolm to change his ways C. Have a baby on her own.
Cute, entertaining story. Let's hear it for Big Bird!
In her bestselling first book, Animal Husbandry, Zigman took a wry look at the mating rituals of young urbanites. Here she uses the same ironic tone to address the rituals of reproduction and one woman's anxiety about deciding whether to become a parent. At 35, Ellen Franck is bored with her glamorous job as marketing director for a fashion designer; she wants to have a baby. But her boyfriend, Malcolm, has made it clear that he doesn't want to be the father. An older, once-celebrated author who now teaches more than he writes, Malcolm takes Prozac to combat the depression he's wrestled with since Ben, his son from his first marriage, died of leukemia at age seven. Ellen cares for Malcolm despite his emotional remoteness and diminished sex drive (a side effect of the antidepressants), but her one true love is her three-year-old niece, Nicole, aka the Pickle. With Malcolm unlikely to change his mind, Ellen is forced to examine her insemination options, at one point kicking around the idea of co-parenting a child with Big Bird: "Big Bird would be the ideal parent. He's warm. He's affectionate. He's had a stable job for as long as I can remember." Will Ellen and her new best friend, Amy, who shares her "Pregnancy Fantasy Disorder," opt for artificial insemination and single motherhood? Settle for partners who'd make good fathers but less than satisfying husbands? Kidnap their nieces? Zigman's funny, conversational style draws the reader into Ellen's quest. Although the excessively happy ending is too pat to fit in with the wry tone of the rest of the book, the absorbing train of events and amusing dialogue make this a lark of a read. (Apr.)
actually a very good story line,Ireally enjoyed it.
In her hilarious and heartbreaking new novel, Laura Zigman, bestselling author of Animal Husbandry, explores what happens when the life we've chosen isn't the life we expected it to be.
"A page-turner...this astute novel explores -- hilariously - the mind-set of pregnant women,toddlerettes and the fashion world" - Mademoiselle
O'k worked for my letter z author. Read in about 2 hours
THIS BOOK IS A HARDCOVER...DONT KNOW WHY IT SAYS OTHERWISE =)
Front cover of book is bent slightly and a name is written on inside of book.