From the critically acclaimed authors of the #1 "Los Angeles Times" bestseller "Literacy and Longing in L.A." comes a novel for anyone who's ever had to risk it all to be the person they've always wanted to be. A thoughtful version of the girl-done-good tale.--"Kirkus Reviews."From the critically acclaimed authors of the #1 "Los Angeles Times" bestseller "Literacy and Longing in L.A." comes a novel for anyone who's ever had to risk it all to be the person they've always wanted to be. A thoughtful version of the girl-done-good tale.--"Kirkus Reviews."Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2008-02-25 Narrator Tanya Eby is immensely engaging and likable in the first-person role of Cassie Shaw, a 30-year-old dyslexic nature lover who, desperate for a job, lies about having a college degree to score an administrative assistant position at a university, where she is immediately intrigued by her professor boss. Eby is perfect at conveying Cassie's quirky, well-meaning, self-deprecating and often insecure personality. Her delivery of amusing one-liners is pitch-perfect, and listeners will laugh out loud while rooting for Cassie. Eby also does a marvelous job with the other characters' voices, particularly Cassie's snobby co-worker Allison, whose dialogue fairly drips with smarmy condescension. This well-paced, entertaining story about finding one's place in the world while marching to a different drummer translates well to audio and is well worth a listen. Simultaneous release with the Delacorte hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 22). (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2007-10-22 Cassie Shaw, the 30-year-old dyslexic high school dropout narrator of Kaufman and Mack's follow-up to Literacy and Longing in L.A., is devoid of self-esteem and, as the winsome novel opens, has just been widowed by a jerk who left her nothing but debt. Desperate for a job, Cassie fudges her education background on a job application and snags an entry-level university office job working under William Conner, a charismatic professor of animal behavior who ignites Cassie's desire for learning-and other things. As Cassie's lust for knowledge swells and she becomes more involved with Conner, the list of her deceptions lengthens, and it's only a matter of time until budding beau Conner finds out. Kaufman and Mack lace the narrative with light humor (the rats in California's Topanga Canyon are like "roaches in NY or liars in LA") and nods to Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Plato and Keats. Delightfully merging humor, philosophy and reflections on nature, this novel is a lot of fun and might give some readers freshman-year flashbacks. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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