Book Reviews of Playing House

Playing House
Playing House
Author: Patricia Pearson
ISBN-13: 9780060534370
ISBN-10: 0060534370
Publication Date: 11/1/2003
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
I laughed till I cried reading this one and for me to give a Chick-Lit book a 10, well that says something! I like some chick-lit but just never rate them 10s. I can't wait to read the sequel to this one.
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Too funny. Frannie is adorable in a loud, brash kind of way. :) Loved the interaction of Frannie & Calvin.
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Very cute, funny read. A wonderf change of pace from usual "I'm pregnant, now what" stories!
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(From Amazon.com) Having a baby gets the chick-lit treatment in this first novel about first-time motherhood. No glowing madonnas here. Frannie confirms her unexpected condition at the Gap when she throws up on a sweater display. Not trusting any of the doctors in her adopted city of New York, she flies home to Toronto. While trying to re-enter the U.S. she is informed that her visa has expired. Left jobless and homeless, Frannie camps out at her brother's posh mansion and contemplates how to tell Calvin, an experimental jazz musician on tour in Europe, about his impending fatherhood. During her major life crises, Frannie experiences all the minor travails associated with pregnancy--shopping for nursing bras, learning to operate a breast pump, and unhappily comparing herself with her fellow Lamaze classmates, all "paragons of Sears catalog motherhood." This clever and humorous look at pregnancy and motherhood will elicit laughs from readers with or without children.
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Did not enjoy this book. Too slow.
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Great book. Lots of fun but besides that it touches a sore spot for many women...when to leave behind the steriotypes of Mr.Right and embrace the man that loves us and is standing right in front of our nose, defects and all. I really enjoyed reading it and it got me thinking at the same time.
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Nice, little, quick romance read!
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I wasn't sure if I'd like this as it is written in first person, but it is an excellent book. This is a writer of not only romance but life. Highly recommended, easy to read.
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Having a baby gets the chick-lit treatment in this first novel about first-time motherhood. No glowing madonnas here. Frannie confirms her unexpected condition at the Gap when she throws up on a sweater display. Not trusting any of the doctors in her adopted city of New York, she flies home to Toronto. While trying to re-enter the U.S. she is informed that her visa has expired. Left jobless and homeless, Frannie camps out at her brother's posh mansion and contemplates how to tell Calvin, an experimental jazz musician on tour in Europe, about his impending fatherhood. During her major life crises, Frannie experiences all the minor travails associated with pregnancy--shopping for nursing bras, learning to operate a breast pump, and unhappily comparing herself with her fellow Lamaze classmates, all "paragons of Sears catalog motherhood." This clever and humorous look at pregnancy and motherhood will elicit laughs from readers with or without children.
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"Even in a tiny apartment, there were enough rooms for Frannie to get into trouble..."

Great book--it had me laughing out loud!
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This was a very light read...good for reading by the pool, spa or at the beach. A story about a woman in her late 20s who unexpectedly becomes pregnant. She is very cynical, but yet likable. Many funny stories about being pregnant and unwed, birthing, and the new status of motherhood. My favorite part of this book is the dialog between her and her new boyfriend (they are in the beginning of their relationship when she gets pregnant)...I wish there were more dialog between the two, instead of Frannie doing a lot of whining. Overall, a sweet, light read.
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I found it dull and boring.. i didn't even bother finishing it.
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This was not one of my favorites. Seemed like the writer tried too hard with her choice of words.