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American Girls About Town
American Girls About Town
Author: Adriana Trigiani, Lauren Weisberger, Jennifer Weiner
Born in the U.S.A....
— American gals are taking liberties -- and pursuing happiness on their own terms -- in this star-studded story collection featuring the nation's red-hot women writers. —
They've declared their independence!
— Jennifer Weiner (...  more ») learns "The Truth About Nigel" -- and the trouble with falling for an incognito Hollywood actor. Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada) sends a single New Yorker on a backpacking trip halfway around the world -- where she sees her love life back home with new eyes -- in "The Bamboo Confessions." A harried mom with a hit novel crosses the pond in "My Great Brit Book Tour" by Adriana Trigiani (Lucia, Lucia), and turns a crumbling talk show appearance into a sweet success.

Stories included are:

  • A Day in the Life of My Great Brit Book Tour by Adriana Trigiani
  • Five by Julianna Baggott
  • Leaving a Light On by Claire LaZebnik
  • Moving Day by Cindy Chupack
  • Yoga Babe by Lauren Henderson
  • The Truth About Nigel by Jennifer Weiner
  • Voodoo Dolls, C-Cups, and Eminem by Melissa Senate
  • The Bamboo Confessions by Lauren Weisberger
  • Amore by Laura Wolf
  • Andromeda on the Street of Ducklings by Judi Hendricks
  • Bad Manners by Chris Manby
  • The Two-Month Itch by Sarah Mlynowski
  • I Know a Woman by Quinn Dalton
  • Just Visiting by Nancy Sparling
  • Forty Days by Jill Smolinski
  • The Uncertainty Principle by Lynda Curnyn
  • Small Worlds by Gretchen Laskas
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ISBN-13: 9780743496957
ISBN-10: 0743496957
Publication Date: 10/5/2004
Pages: 369
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 142 ratings
Publisher: Downtown Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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ThreeCats avatar reviewed American Girls About Town on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
Uneven, as anthologies tend to be. Some very good short stories, and some clearly dashed off in a spare afternoon to meet the deadline. Best to read the book in one-story increments, because reading several in one sitting reinforces the underlying uniformity of plot. Slip it into briefcase or purse for those 5 to 10 minute dentist office waits or traffic gridlock.
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Helpful Score: 4
CUTE STORIES...all short stories...not what I thought it would be...I like a begining to end book...but thats just me. The nice thing is that you get a taste of all these authors and see if you would like to try something else they wrote.
jenniferh avatar reviewed American Girls About Town on
Helpful Score: 3
Great book! You get a little preview of what each authors style is like. I enjoyed just about every story! Definitely worth checking out!
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Helpful Score: 3
Fun lighthearted reading!!! I found a few new authors I'd like to look up!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was okay. I only really liked the story by Cindy Chupack.
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anothertag avatar reviewed American Girls About Town on + 85 more book reviews
I enjoy a short story book by many authors since it give me a chance to decide if I want to read anything else by that particular author. The only thing with this, there were some stories that I wanted to go on. Its was disappointing to discover the story has ended and I have to make my own conclusions.
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Very good book
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Good book. Read it becuase of J. Weiner stories


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