I read this all in one sitting. I thought it was a wonderful book that describes baby lust so perfectly, as well as the pain of loving someone who just does not love you the same way...
Book was a good short read liked it better than a couple of hers that I have read. Cute and funy in spots!
This was a quick read. This family has so much love for each other. You will like the characters. At the end of each undemanding day, Patty goes home to an empty apartment and listens to her biological clock ticking. Patty wants a husband and a baby, and not necessarily in that order....But Patty has a problem. Try as she might, there is only one man she can love...her best friend, Ethan---and try as Ethan might, he is quite firmly and intractably gay. With rueful good humor, this book shows how Patty and Ethan come to terms with the impossibility of having it all.
If you are homophobic, narrow-minded, or in any way offended by women who choose to have babies "out-of-wedlock", then this book is not for you. If you are, however, open-minded, and feel that you "are who you are", and you "love who you love", then I will tell you that this book is one of the best books I have ever read. It is heartwrenchingly beautiful and painfully honest in it's descriptions of a woman who feels her time to be a mother is passing her by. It also tells how this same woman is deeply in love with her best friend, who happens to be gay. An absolutely wonderful story that made me laugh and cry throughout.
Patty wants a husband and a baby, she has a problem. The only man she can love is gay. Funny and hearwarming.
Wonderful Book! I loved it.
"Berg again manages to make me laugh out loud and be touched. She capsulizes little things about life in these hilarious little bundles that I want to copy down straight away and read often." amazon
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was a quick read and I finished it in two days. I'm sure a lot of people are in the same situation and I was happy with the outcome of the book.
The best book I have read in a long time! Her characters are so real, you feel like they are sitting there with you, telling you the story. This was a great weekend read. The characters develop quickly and you get so involved! I cannot wait to read another book by Berg!
great book i read it in one sitting..i love the way elizabeth berg writes, reels you in right away
Berg cant write fast enough for me each book is a masterpiece
I couldn't get into this book because it conflicted with my values so much. If the heroine does things I would never do, I can't get lost in it the way I want to get lost in a book. It's the curse of being idealistic, I suppose. I don't think it is ok to have a baby on purpose without a husband. Children deserve a mother and father AND a loving home. Wasn't this a Madonna movie theme?
I'm glad others have enjoyed it and will post my copy soon so that someone else can have it. Just wanted to mention my opinion, though, in case someone else is like me.
I was expecting a lot from Elizabeth Berg on this book. I've read others from her and this one disappointed me. The main character was weak and pathetic. In the end, she finally realizes what life is about but it was a bit boring and really very low key once you got there. The book is not dynamic or very interesting. Very unlike some of Berg's other books like the Handmaid and the Carpenter and Dream When You're Feeling Blue.
A quick read. Interesting concept and handled pretty well. Nothing earth shattering, but a good read if you want something that flows well and may make you think, a little, about life.
Very good as all her books are. I was sad at some parts, but the story was a touching and good one, you will like it
Great book! Sad and funny moments.
A very serene, funny, yet poignant story about a woman who's biological clock is ticking, she wants a child, but she is in love with a gay man. The story unfolds gently and cleverly with a nice ending.
Just as always with this author........great read!
Quirky, funny, heartwrenching tale of a woman longing to be a mother but still desperately in love with her childhood sweetheart - who is gay.
A novel about "having it all."
When I first started this I was unimpressed, but as I read on, the book took on substance. Having spent a number of years entangled in a relationship similar to the protagonist's (straight woman in love with a gay man), I had a lot of empathy. Quick read--recommend it.
This is a story about a young woman who has always wanted a home & baby and who feels she's running out of time. She is unfortunately in love with a gay man, who finally agrees to have a baby with her but is unable to become "straight". The book seems to me to be lacking in the development of how her parents & siblings feel about this.. Humorous at times; seemed to need more info about her mother's developing dementia - that seemed to be just an afterthought tacked on.
This is the second Elizabeth Berg book I've read & I feel a little disappointed in both.
This one was really different. It touched on issues of single parenthood, gayness, alzheimer's, friend envy, selfishness - wow! I really enjoy most of Elizabeth Berg's stuff, but this one was just not an enjoyable read. I did finish it to see how it turned out, but almost gave up several times during the 4 cassettes.
I really enjoyed this book and I like this author. I was, however, a little disappointed in the ending. It was rather abrupt and I felt like the story could have gone on a bit longer to wrap things up. But, I still enjoyed it!!
At the end of each undemanding day, Patty goes home to an empty apartment and listens to her biological clock ticking...
Patty and her gay friend, Ethan, end up having a baby together.
(Cover is different than the one shown, but it's the same book!) Very touching. I love Elizabeth Berg. This was the first book I read by her and it got me hooked on her writing style.
My book has a different picture on the cover!
My copy, same ISBN, but different cover art.
My copy has cute little baby feet on the front cover and is in excellent condition! This is a great quick read!