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Book Reviews of Straight Talking

Straight Talking
Straight Talking
Author: Jane Green
ISBN-13: 9780767915595
ISBN-10: 0767915593
Publication Date: 9/23/2003
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 383 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
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JeffersonsAmbrosia avatar reviewed Straight Talking on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Jane Green is one of the wittiest authors I know of. Maybe it is just because I latch onto British humor more than I do my homelands but what can I say I really do enjoy her writing style. Straight talking follows the life of Tasha a producer in television who is no different than the rest of us. She has had her ups and downs, had a man break her heart, dated and dated again. Waited by the phone that never rings, who hasnt done that a time or two?

This book is as with the others fantastically written and very cheeky. While I admit I could see the writing on the wall with Adam well before the big reveal, I think it was set up so we could see it that way. She wanted us as the reader to see what Tasha couldnt, and still couldnt until she lost what she had. Straight talking attacks the age old adage you dont know what you got till its gone. I wont tell you what happens because that of course would ruin the book, but I recommend this one to read. If you like chic lit you will like this book, if your new to chic lit I still think you will like this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Native Brit Green (Jemima J; Mr. Maybe) had a hit in England with her first novel when it was published there in 1997; it follows the lives of four women (or "ladettes") through lunch dates, new mates and heartbreaks. Career-minded Tasha, who has clawed her way up the ladder of British television to be a producer for a popular a.m. chat-fest, narrates in a brisk, snappy monologue. Although she prides herself on her stylish clothes and glamorous job ("I'm generally thought of as strikingly attractive," she notes), what she really needs is the love of a good man. The problem? She's a sucker for rakes who make her pulse race, treat her horribly and break her heart. Smitten with commitment-phobic Simon, Tasha gets to know his best friend, Adam, to whom she turns for support when Simon calls it quits. Adam and Tasha become great friends-until he announces he loves her. "These are the words I've longed to hear. For years I've dreamed, of being in this situation, of sitting on a terrace, lit by candlelight, facing a man who I love, who tells me he love me too. But this is Adam," Tasha moans. "I love Adam but I don't want his tongue in my mouth, his hand on my breast, his body in my bed." Eventually, Tasha decides to give dating Adam a try, but her desire for passion continues to haunt her until she's forced to choose between warm stability with Adam and scorching hot sex with a handsome stranger. Though this volume has some of the familiar Sex in the City/Bridget Jones's Diary spark, it's neither as charismatic nor humorous as Green's later works.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had read a different title by Jane Green (Jemima J) and really liked it so i bought this book. Truthfully, it wasn't my cup of tea. It was well written enough, it just felt fairly shallow. at least more shallow then i typically like.
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This book was an insult to my intelligence. I find Jane Green's misogynistic, materialistic outlook on life to be nothing short of disturbing. This is the second book I have read by her and both have featured pathetic heroines obsessed with men and dubious of their own worth. If JG thinks her readers will identify with these characters she is insulting her audience.
freeverse071681 avatar reviewed Straight Talking on + 609 more book reviews
Meet Tashasingle and still searching. A producer for Britains most popular morning show working under a nightmare boss, Tash is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of twenty-first century dating. She and her three best friends certainly havent lived the fairy tale they thought they would: theres Andy, whos hooked on passion, but too much of a tomboy to have moved much beyond the beer-drinking contest stage; Mel, stuck in a steady but loveless relationship; and Emma, endlessly waiting for her other half to propose. Their love lives are only complicated by the sort of men who seem to drift in and out: Andrewsuave, good-looking and head over heels in love . . . with himself; Simon, who is allergic to commitment but has a bad-boy nature thats impossible to resist; and Adamperfectly attractive, but too sweet to be sexy.
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I love all her books. If you're looking for a good read this is it. Great characters.
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Love Jane Green's books - A good read!
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another fun read from Jane Green, one of the best in the chick-lit genre
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loved it!
Tata avatar reviewed Straight Talking on + 135 more book reviews
I became a Jane Green fan ever since I read Jemina J. I became hooked on her style of writing. I especially loved this book.

A good book and a great read!!
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Nice chic lit. You won't want to leave this on the plane.
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Any woman who's suffered a relationship trauma or simply lost her way in the confusion of modern lfe, will Die for this book. It's wickedly funny and may not improve your love life, but will make you squeal with laughter
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From the bestselling author of Jemima J and Bookends. This is a quick and easy read. Great chick-lit!
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Fun, quick, funny read!
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Very cute chick lit book. I highly recommend any book by Jane Green.
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Great insight into relationships and how we feel when breaking up etc.
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I love Jane Green, this one is in my top 3 favorite Jane Green books.
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Great book. I couldn't put it down because I had to know what was going to happen next.
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Another great Jane Green read. This book really sucked me in and I had a hard time putting it down. Great chic lit.
KatyUerry avatar reviewed Straight Talking on + 20 more book reviews
I just finished reading this book, and I was pleasantly surprised. I did not LOVE this book, but I didn't hate it either. It was at times hilarious and well written. I did find a few flaws with the book though. For one, the main character Anastasia, "Tasha" as her friends call her, can be at times very egotistical and quite vile. For two, this books ending is as predictable as the latest Disney flick, it almost made me want to skip the last 30 pages or so. A good read for any woman who is wondering where her Mr. Right is and why she can't seem to find him. Don't expect this book to be life changing, or at the top of your favorite book list when you finish it.
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"Straight Talking" gave a truly accurate picture of relationships, not just romantic but the ties between friends. Making characters that normally wouldn't be sympathetic into likable, interesting, truthful characters. Its a good weekend with chocolate and a drink read.
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Loved it. I laughed and cried. I loved how she talked to the reader.
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Light and breezy read. Good for the beach or for a lazy Sunday afternoon!
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Love Jane Green, this one was just as good as all of the rest.
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a fun light read
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My First Jane Green book and now I'm hooked! I loved this story and can't wait to read the rest! Great Story!
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"Irritatingly accurect, Straight Talking is a hilarious and poignant look at love and sex." Elle
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Great read - Jane Green is witty, sharp and funny.
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Good Jane Green story- right up there with Jemima J
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This was a great book and was very well written. It's the first Chick Lit book I've read and it got me hooked on Chick Lit.
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Loved it!
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Chick lit at its best.
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Funny, irreverent story of a single woman in London. Classic chick lit by one of the best. I couldn't put it down!
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i loved it. Her books are such a great escape!
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It's Jane Green...it's great!
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Good beach read. I read this by the pool while in the Bahamas.
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Funny, funny funny in the typical Jane Green style.
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The opening line is "I was never supposed to be single at thirty years old," and it just keeps getting better.
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Nice entertaining beach read.
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Not a Harlequin romance novel but a REAL romance novel. You won't like the protagonist at first but as she grows up she grows on you. It's fast moving, very funny - a poignant and hilarious look at love and sex.
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I really enjoyed reading this book.
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This is a trade size paperback
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LOVE JANE GREEN... cute book
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good book!
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too many books to read...lower down on my list of favorites!
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