Some men are already angry about it. Angry because this character dates men and throws them away. Women are supposed to long for comfort, to weep, to wish, to pine, to wait by the phone. Our girl sallies off to the next date. She washes her hair and starts all over again. She will survive. She’s energetic. She’s sassy. She’s on to the next one. She dates Jonathan Franzen, Michael Stipes, Lou Reed. She’s unstoppable, somewhat unstable, but dishy and cool. Lots of men don’t like smart; they like sweet. They don’t like a witty roil and tumble as much as fumble with their trousers in the dark. And speaking of the dark, this girl comes across as both brilliant and wounded and that might scare men too. Women will love this book; it’s already a buzz. Women like other women with power in their fingertips. In the author photo, Louise Wareham wears boots. And boots as we know, are made for walking.
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