Book Reviews of The Thing About Jane Spring

The Thing About Jane Spring
The Thing About Jane Spring
Author: Sharon Krum
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ISBN-13: 9780452287457
ISBN-10: 0452287456
Publication Date: 5/30/2006
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. It is a quick read that is fun and light. Jane Spring is anything but a run of the mill character. She is a woman who is attractive, focused, and unfailingly honest to everyone around her, including the men she dates. This turns out to be more than any of the men can handle, and she continually finds herself alone. Jane tries to change this by basing her behavior on an unusual role model and the book takes flight from there.

Definitely worth the time to read. WWDD!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was actually a pretty interesting read. To see how the main character started to understand how others viewed her and the steps she took to change those views.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was one of the cutest books I have read in a long time. I love Doris Day movies and when Jane decided to transform herself, she did it to the tee. Super easy read, but loads of fun! Enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 1
I heart this book! Hardcore lawyer Jane, raised by a military father and brother, She's tired of being on crappy dates. After going on a Doris Day movie marathon, she decides Doris had the right idea. Jane goes so overboard on the Doris gig. She dumps her modern futuristic furniture for something more 50s. Even swapping her king-sized bed for a single! A trip to the thrift store for a wardrobe makeover shows everyone that, yes, she does have legs! And the reactions she gets when she bats her eyes and gets all Doris with the jury on new high profile case. Kind of reminded me of that movie with Rene and Ian. Book of Love, I think? More than that, it reminded me of all of those hilarious Tony Randall movies. Ditto on this book.
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A very cute fast funny read about a woman who transforms herself into Doris Day to get her man.
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So wonderful to have another character to laugh about!!!
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This is a great girlie/funny book, very fun.
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A fun book, if only life was so simple
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Jane Spring is an assistant district attorney who was raised by her military father. She was taught that people (she calls them civilians) must not be trusted and that she must live by the qualities a good general would. This means always telling the truth (whether it be a man's performance in bed, or if someone is wearing an inappropriate outfit to work) always being disciplined, and always saying what's on her mind. Needless to say this has not won her any friends in life save one and every relationship she's ever been in has ended after the second date. Completely clueless to her off-putting attitude she continues about her daily life alienating people one by one and causing her secretaries to quit after a week.

She then decides that she's not getting any younger and needs to find a husband sooner rather than later. Once again she goes about this with military-like precision, scaring every male in her wake and not getting any closer to her goal. Then viola! Jane figures that she needs to find a mentor to teach her the ways of men because clearly her father's ideas on the subject (that men valued loyalty and honesty above looks and charm)were wrong. Remembering her Grandmother's love of Doris Day movies she sets out to become Doris Day; wearing her Grandmother's clothes, cutting her hair, painting her apartment yellow, and assuming the demeanor of Doris. People in her life don't know what to make of this new Jane Spring, they think its a scam to get her ahead in court. Men flock to her and people actually start to like the new Jane.

This book was terrible. From the beginning to the end I had to force myself to read it. Jane acts like a robot with no thoughts of her own. When she becomes Doris Day the plot gets even lousier because Jane's transformation seems like the workings of a crazy person. As someone as intelligent as they make Jane seem her actions reminded me of someone who has been living in a cave their whole lives. I refuse to believe her military upbringing brainwashed her to the extent that is written in this book.
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Krum has written an original, witty story. I laughed out loud at the writing. Her character transforms from militaristic to sex-kitten while staying true to her beliefs, life-philosophy. Some reviewers say the woman gave up her identity for a man. That is not true. She realizes that there is room for improvement in her personality and makes those changes. We all have room to improve; this character does it with grit and determination.
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From Booklist
Jane Spring is on a horrible first date. Food is gobbled, conversation is littered with thinly disguised insults, and sexual performance is questioned. And it's all Jane's fault. The beautiful, brainy, successful attorney is militaristic in her approach to all life's situations, including her social life. When she is dumped at the end of yet another in a string of endless first dates, Jane finally understands--it's not them, it's her. Trapped in her apartment by a blizzard with two bottles of wine and a Doris Day movie marathon, Jane hits on a plan for a total makeover. She will channel Doris and get her man, whoever he is. Her transformation into the '50s icon astonishes her coworkers, charms the jurors in her latest trial, and befuddles the opposing counsel, a former law-school buddy. A charming modern fairy tale with all the essential chick-lit elements: witty banter, quirky secondary characters, dueling love interests, and personal makeovers. This frothy summer confection will please fans of single-in-the-city comic romance. Kaite Mediatore
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