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Any Place I Hang My Hat
Any Place I Hang My Hat
Author: Susan Isaacs
A political reporter in her late 20s goes in search of the mother who abandoned her when she was a baby. Amy Lincoln was brought up in the projects by her Grandma Lil, a leg waxer and devoted Falcon Crest viewer; her amiable father, Chicky, spent most of Amy's childhood in prison on a series of minor theft raps. — A boarding school scholarship re...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743272308
ISBN-10: 0743272307
Pages: 400
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
"Redaing Isaacs is like taking a good friend to lunch. You get funny observations on contemporary life with great gossip and a great time."
reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. Although I usually don't like books set in cities,I liked the Manhatten setting. The character had a great view of life. Although she was comfortable with both the upper class and the lower class, she was constantly making sharp observations about both. Great dialogue, great characters and great ending.
reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A compelling, witty read. The Washington Post Book World & the Seattle Times call it a "Best Book of the Year."
Swanee avatar reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Bold, insightful, witty, and exhilarating. This novel about an extraordinary young woman looking for a place to belong is one of the most compelling and beloved voices in contemporary fiction. This could be the story of someone you know. Maybe your own??
dbs avatar reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 329 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another winner by Susan Issacs. Amy is a quirky, smart thirty-something career girl with issues---an ex-con dad, an uncommitted boyfriend and a lost mother---not to mention the story she is working on. Susan Issacs takes all these plots and stirs them up in a sublime work of chick lit.
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onlyonenita avatar reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 14 more book reviews
Heartwarming story of a woman finding her place in the world and a family. Nice summer reading.
reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 54 more book reviews
Unique characters. Great read.
reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 14 more book reviews
Susan Isaacs peppers this work with her off-the-wall humor. I read her for her descriptions if for not anything else. You will find what she says will lift at least one corner of your mouth in a smile if she doesn't make you guffaw.
brittab avatar reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 9 more book reviews
A story that comes along quietly but surprises several times. Have read this twice. Funny and contemplative.
artist-barb avatar reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 8 more book reviews
I stayed up so late last night trying to finish this book that my vision was totally blurred. Had to pick it up this morning for the last few pages.

All-in-all a good book. The search for a parent becomes the theme around which a poignant love story takes place. Without spoiling it for anyone, the slow start is quickly overtaken by the compelling story of a seious writer who almost outthinks every situation.

Susan Isaacs is always a good read!
reviewed Any Place I Hang My Hat on + 11 more book reviews
I hadn't read anything of Susan Isaacs in years, but I ended up liking this -- the main character is flawed (of course) but in a way that you feel for her. The story was engaging and the ending satisfying.


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