I picked this book up at a library sale and about 100 pages in, realized I had already read it a couple of years ago. I still kept reading. I really liked the writing style - very honest and filled with a sort of wry, almost sad humor, mostly because it seems like the protagonist is a little bit messed up, and she half-knows this and half-deludes herself. Ruby Capote leaves her boyfriend and Boston to work in New York City. Shes afraid of letting her boyfriend down so she takes the chicken route of breaking up. Ruby has abandonment issues from her parents divorce and father's death when she was very young. She always seems to hold her thoughts and herself back until she meets someone who can see right through her and she finally gets the courage to take a chance. That someone is her new editor Michael who she seems to click with right away - over letters she sends him when she tries to get a job with the New York News. There is a very sweet, two people in their own world interaction between them (which scares Ruby).
you know, my friends and i rarely agree on a girl book. but we all really enjoyed this one. the writing AND the story really is clever and thoughtful and poignant and, at times, freakin' hysterical. you laugh to yourself, you laugh at yourself, you laugh at omg-that-happened-to-me, you may spit liquid through your nose a few places. but don't read it to laugh - read it bc it is like reading a long letter from a best girlfriend.
I just finished this book and I have to say it's such an easy read. Easy because the story flows so beautifully and you see the life of Ruby Capote and all the struggles and hardships she has to endure in her quest for finding herself.
I found myself laughing out loud, crying and smiling at every turn with this book and let me just say that the last three to four pages of this book made me cry so hard (and also made me identify with Ruby so much!)
A must read and a book that every woman should read.
having the girls for margarita's and nickel poker--eating, drinking, analyzing and raising stakes. Fun fast chick lit!! Ruby Capote is a charactor that we can all relate to. She is bright and witty and game for anything!!
This is a great fun book to read. A girlfriends weekend book.
This particular book has some writing on the inside back page, and a slight moisture curl to some of the pages--but goood overall condition anyway.