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Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Looking for Mr Goodbar
Author: Judith Rossner
Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a haunting and completely compelling novel that takes the reader into the life and world of a young woman living alone in New York City. promiscuous--yet oddly naive--she tries to come to terms with a new sexual freedom, and her search for liberation ends up in one of the most frightening confrontations in all of lite...  more »
ISBN: 51102
Pages: 280
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: pocket books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Looking for Mr. Goodbar on + 242 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a much talked about book during the 1970's. It's a cautionary tale of promiscuity, mainly involving strangers, especially those met in bars. The books still holds its storytelling powers even today. Shocking ending. A must read!
Paul-RLT avatar reviewed Looking for Mr. Goodbar on + 169 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The story of a single female living in the city, who teaches children by day and cruises the bars at night. She meets a "good guy" eventually, but can't seem to leave her old life behind. Ultimately, she pays the price.
The cast of characters is small but well developed, and each is very believable. The story is straight-forward and well written.
toni avatar reviewed Looking for Mr. Goodbar on + 351 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The 1976 edition. - A fantastic book! Nothing like the movie!

From the Publisher
Theresa was a quietly satisfied young teacher by day. But when the sun went down, her life was an endless, faceless whirl of bars and beds and men she'd never seen before and wouldn't see again. If she couldn't find love, she took chances on men who were better than no men at all. And learned, with each new night and each new nightmare, that finding her man was only the beginning.
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Farmerswife avatar reviewed Looking for Mr. Goodbar on + 52 more book reviews
This book was an easy read. The main character was interesting and likable. A good "summer day at the beach" read.


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