Book Reviews of Girls' Poker Night

Girls' Poker Night
Girls' Poker Night
Author: Jill Davis
ISBN-13: 9780345469670
ISBN-10: 0345469674
Publication Date: 2/3/2004
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
You will laugh. You will cry. You will mostly laugh... OUT LOUD!

If you'd like to read something that's a little bit different, that pokes fun at the girls, you'll love this book. It's a slightly irreverent look at women and their relationships.

A light, fun read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I picked this book up at a library sale and about 100 pages in, realized I had already read it a couple of years ago. I still kept reading. I really liked the writing style - very honest and filled with a sort of wry, almost sad humor, mostly because it seems like the protagonist is a little bit messed up, and she half-knows this and half-deludes herself. Ruby Capote leaves her boyfriend and Boston to work in New York City. Shes afraid of letting her boyfriend down so she takes the chicken route of breaking up. Ruby has abandonment issues from her parents divorce and father's death when she was very young. She always seems to hold her thoughts and herself back until she meets someone who can see right through her and she finally gets the courage to take a chance. That someone is her new editor Michael who she seems to click with right away - over letters she sends him when she tries to get a job with the New York News. There is a very sweet, two people in their own world interaction between them (which scares Ruby).
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Helpful Score: 2
you know, my friends and i rarely agree on a girl book. but we all really enjoyed this one. the writing AND the story really is clever and thoughtful and poignant and, at times, freakin' hysterical. you laugh to yourself, you laugh at yourself, you laugh at omg-that-happened-to-me, you may spit liquid through your nose a few places. but don't read it to laugh - read it bc it is like reading a long letter from a best girlfriend.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved it, loved it, loved it. Brilliant character development in the lead character, I sort of identified with her, which made me sad in parts (proud in others), and made me want to change and grow in myself. Fantastic conversations between characters (funny and smart).
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Helpful Score: 1
having the girls for margarita's and nickel poker--eating, drinking, analyzing and raising stakes. Fun fast chick lit!! Ruby Capote is a charactor that we can all relate to. She is bright and witty and game for anything!!
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Helpful Score: 1
A great quick read. I really enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I actually really liked this book. Simple reading and kept me on my seat.
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Helpful Score: 1
Full of 'silly' thoughts we all have, this book is sweet, light-hearted and funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
I just finished this book and I have to say it's such an easy read. Easy because the story flows so beautifully and you see the life of Ruby Capote and all the struggles and hardships she has to endure in her quest for finding herself.

I found myself laughing out loud, crying and smiling at every turn with this book and let me just say that the last three to four pages of this book made me cry so hard (and also made me identify with Ruby so much!)

A must read and a book that every woman should read.
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Hilarous!
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Loved this book...it is a chick lit must read.
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Cute and witty. At some points I wondered if I had written this book while sleeping? I think she "gets" our inner thoughts quite well!
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Great chick-lit!
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This is a great fun book to read. A girlfriends weekend book.
This particular book has some writing on the inside back page, and a slight moisture curl to some of the pages--but goood overall condition anyway.
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I read this in a day at the cabin. It was a great weekend distraction.
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I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this quick read. Fun!
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Great read had a hard time putting this down.
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I wanted to like it, but i found my self bored by the characters, not caring about them or what they were going to do next, the only character in the book that i found entertaining was Skorka, she was funny. The upside is the chapters are super short quick reads so you can put it down, which i found myself doing a lot. a fast read, but a boring one!
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Although I heard that this book was very well written, It just wasn't my forte...but that's my opion.
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So-so chicklit, enlivened by sassy writing but flawed by the main character, who comes off as a self-centere twit, despite the author's attempts to give her a sympathetic backstory.
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I just loved this book it was hilarious!
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I liked the voice of this book, written in short stream of conscious musings. A woman who is used to playing it safe learns to take risks and live.
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Publisher's Note
Eat, Drink, Gossip...Who said Poker Night was just for the Guys?

Dissatisfied both with writing a Single Girl on the Edge/Ledge/Verge column and with her boyfriend, Ruby Capote sends her best columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of The New York News and lands herself a job in the big city. There, Ruby undertakes the venerable tradition of Poker Nighta way (as men have always known) to eat, drink, smoke, analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and, most of all, raise the stakes.

When Ruby falls for her boss, though, all bets are off. What happens when Mr. Right has his own unresolved past? As smart as it is laugh-out-loud funny, Girls Poker Night is a refreshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love.
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The most comedic chick-lit book I have ever read.
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Ruby Capote, the narrator of Girls' Poker Night, is your quintessential New York cynic. This persona serves her just fine in her job as a humor columnist; she's unafraid to write the most humiliating details about herself or her friends, because she truly doesn't care. But over the course of a year or so of Wednesday night poker parties with her pals, Ruby is forced to face her past--especially her sorrow over her father, who committed suicide after he left Ruby's mother. Meanwhile, Ruby comes to terms with her budding feelings for Michael, the editor of her newspaper, who, in a neat twist, turns out to be estranged from his only child (shades of Ruby's lost father). Davis, a former writer for The Late Show, does a fine job of maintaining Ruby's sharp humor while leading her through a minefield of emotional discovery
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I loved this book very humorous chick lit type.
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Easy read. Offbeat and funny chick lit.
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I expected this to be funnier than I found it, but that didn't end up being a bad thing. There were funny moments, but they were intermingled with some very sad moments as the main character tries to sort through the things that have been keeping her from love without her realizing it.
It reminded me of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, both in style and in the somewhat amusing, somewhat poignant writings of the main character. I really liked it.
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I actually laughed out loud a couple times, something I never do. Or, I can say now, never have before.
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This is NOT a "how to" book as I thought when I purchased it. This is a funny story about a group of women, their lives, and their only common bond, poker.
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Story is about a news columnist who goes through losing a boyfriend and falling in love with her boss with the support of her poker night gals.

Good fluffy beach read.
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Dissatisfied both with writing a "Single Girl on the Edges/Ledges/Verge" column and with her boyfriend, Ruby Capote sends her ebst columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of The New Yok News and lands herself a job in the big city. There, Ruby undertakes the venerable tradition of Poker Night-a way (as men have always known) to eat, drink, smoke and analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and most of all, raise the stakes.
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QUICK read. Humorous! I enjoyed it alot!
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Cute, fun, very REAL chick read!
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A poignant and funny book about loss and how people handle it. Some of the characters, however, are painted with too broad a brush - almost caricatures.
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Very interesting, a good read.
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I really enjoyed this book, it was fast read also.
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cute story!
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Very funny! Light, easy read! Recommended for beach read! :)
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Chick lit. Not my favorite-------
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Only read about 6 pages. Put it down after that.
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The backgrond of this book cover is white, not black like the picture