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Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single

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Publisher Comments:

A wicked comedy about the perils of making your dreams come true

Quirky, clever, cubicle-bound Jennifer Johnson is desperate. Everyone around her is getting married, while she's still single and stuck writing ad copy about men's dress socks.

Her life hits crisis level, launching her into a humiliating and painfully hilarious quest to find Prince Charming at any cost. This includes agonizing online dates, diet-clinic cults, drag-queen fights, and a debilitating addiction to Cinnabon icing. When she meets handsome, wealthy Brad Keller, she wonders if he's the answer to all her dreams, or is he just too good to be true?

Darkly funny and outrageously honest, McElhatton's wit shines in this no-holds-barred cautionary tale about getting what you want—and how it can be the worst thing for you.

Review:

"A heroine with Bridget Jones-like neuroses and klutziness learns the costs of scoring a glamorous life in McElhatton's delightful second novel (after Pretty Little Mistakes). Jennifer Johnson is a financially unstable copywriter toiling in the marketing department of Keller's, a family-run Minnesota department store. Jennifer learns her ex is engaged and is subjected to her younger sister's wedding preparations, horrid dates and a fire in her Hello Kitty — adorned apartment. Enter Brad Keller, the caddish heir to the Keller's department store fortune. Though at first she couldn't imagine that he'd ever be interested in her, soon enough they're dating, and a marriage proposal follows. Things, of course, aren't exactly as they appear, and Jennifer's eventually confronted with the classic dilemma: money or love. Jennifer's a wonderful narrator — honest, witty, self-deprecating and sharply observant — which more than redeems the story's familiar aspects (gay best friend, high maintenance sibling's pending nuptials, lame Internet dates). McElhatton blends just enough cynicism into the whimsical narrative, creating a fun romp through a woman's manifold insecurities." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Approaching 30, single, and still unsatisfied with her career as a copywriter, Jennifer Johnson obsesses about finding a boyfriend, losing weight, and chasing her dream job. In her revealing and raucous story, every thought, flaw, and neurosis is on display.

About the Author

Heather McElhatton is the author of the bestselling novel Pretty Little Mistakes. She lives in Minneapolis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061461361
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Mcelhatton, Heather
Author:
McElhatton, Heather
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chick lit
Subject:
Single women - Minnesota - Minneapolis
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20090505
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.88x5.54x.72 in. .50 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A heroine with Bridget Jones-like neuroses and klutziness learns the costs of scoring a glamorous life in McElhatton's delightful second novel (after Pretty Little Mistakes). Jennifer Johnson is a financially unstable copywriter toiling in the marketing department of Keller's, a family-run Minnesota department store. Jennifer learns her ex is engaged and is subjected to her younger sister's wedding preparations, horrid dates and a fire in her Hello Kitty — adorned apartment. Enter Brad Keller, the caddish heir to the Keller's department store fortune. Though at first she couldn't imagine that he'd ever be interested in her, soon enough they're dating, and a marriage proposal follows. Things, of course, aren't exactly as they appear, and Jennifer's eventually confronted with the classic dilemma: money or love. Jennifer's a wonderful narrator — honest, witty, self-deprecating and sharply observant — which more than redeems the story's familiar aspects (gay best friend, high maintenance sibling's pending nuptials, lame Internet dates). McElhatton blends just enough cynicism into the whimsical narrative, creating a fun romp through a woman's manifold insecurities." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Approaching 30, single, and still unsatisfied with her career as a copywriter, Jennifer Johnson obsesses about finding a boyfriend, losing weight, and chasing her dream job. In her revealing and raucous story, every thought, flaw, and neurosis is on display.
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