Sunday, August 17, 2008

(80) The Late Bloomers Revolution by Amy Cohen

I get so excited when I find good books at Goodwill or Salvation Army. Yes, I troll the thrift shops often. But good grief, when you can buy a hardcover book for a buck or 8 paperbacks for a buck, how can a girl refuse?

I had ever intention of keeping a pen and paper nearby when I read this book, just to jot down my favorite quotes. Because by page two, I knew that there would be many, but I got so caught up in Amy Cohen's story, that I forgot to write anything down.

Amy Cohen is a very talented writer. If you ever watched Spin City or Caroline in the City, then you saw her talent first hand. But in reading her book, you won't come across the kind of humor that say, Jen Lancaster writes. It is very subtle, very dry humor, but it cracks me up. CRACKS. ME . UP.

Amy writes about losing her job, losing her mother, & having a horrible facial rash that keeps her inside for over a year. She writes about being in her late 30's and being single in the city. Almost everything she writes about is very identifiable for me. Realizing that you are in a bad relationship, the fear of being alone, seeing all of your friends getting married & settling down. All very identifiable for me.

There would be times where I felt that the book was dragging, then Cohen would spout off a line like "But after a while, an elephant is just an elephant."

A quick google search shows me that the book has been optioned by HBO & Sarah Jessica Parker is being linked to the project (EXACTLY who I imagined in this role.) I tried to find a website for Ms Cohen, but gave up after a few searches. Yeah, I am lazy, so what.

Bottom line. This is a book for all of you single girls, struggling with being single. Cohen proves that being alone is not the end of the world. But the book is also for all you married women who think that being single is so glamorous. Because it's not.

Great book! Check it out.


Lisa Mandina said...

I'll have to read this one too!!

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