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American Girls About Town
American Girls About Town
Author: Jennifer Weiner, Lauren Weisberger, Adriana Trigiani
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 Smolinski
  • The Uncertainly Principle by Curnyn
  • Small Worlds by Gretchen Laskas
ISBN-13: 9781416507314
ISBN-10: 1416507310
Publication Date: 7/26/2005
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Downtown Press
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was okay. I only really liked the story by Cindy Chupack.
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Helpful Score: 1
The book wasn't what I expected. When they say short stories, they mean really short stories. This would be good reading at a doctors office or when you have just a quick moment to read. Some of the stories were great, others not so great. It is a good way to get a taste of an authors writing. You should discover 1 or 2 new authors for yourself.
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Helpful Score: 1
Some great stories. A fun and fast read!
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Short stories that were ok for reading at the pool, but definitely not any of the authors' better works.
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Loved some of the stories, thought others were okay. Perfect book to read when you don't have a lot of time, you can read one and another not until the next week. I would recommend reading this if you like Chick Lit!
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Some short stories are better than others, still a great book to carry around with you and read while waiting in line, at the doctor's office etc. The stories are quick and very easy to digest.