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American Girls About Town Paperback – October 5, 2004
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About the Author
Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s four previous novels, Everyone Worth Knowing, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, Chasing Harry Winston, and Revenge Wears Prada were all top-ten New York Times bestsellers. Her latest novel is The Singles Game. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. Visit LaurenWeisberger.com.
Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. In addition to being the author of Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon and Lucia, Lucia, Adriana is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Lucia, Lucia was nominated for Richard and Judy's 'Best Read', 2004. She has written the screen adaptation of her novel Big Stone Gap, which she will also direct.
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Top Customer Reviews
There are 17 stories about 17 different women in this collection, and a picture of each aurthor on the back page (in case you don't recognize the names.) Even though I only know about half of them, I think I might have to check out some of their books, because they really know how to tell a story!!
Since I enjoyed (most) of the stories, I will just go over the few that I liked the most.
Leaving a light on--- This is about a woman who embarks on an affair that is nothing like it seems. The ending surprised me!
The Truth about Nigel---A woman stars working with a very good looking English guy, starts to become interested in him, and they start a friendship. But, something happens that only she didn't see coming!
The Bamboo Confessions---This was probably my favorite story by the author of "The Devil Wears Prada." A Woman goes to Vietnam for a backpacking trip. She is one who is never alone. She leaves her boyfriend, her family, and her life to do this---Even though this was a trip that she was skeptical about, she found the best time and greatest adventure in this trip!
Bad Manners--She is dating someone who may seem like a prince, but he doesn't treat her right. So, when they break up, she is off to find a quick fling, and she finds it with someone the exact opposite of her ex.
Forty Days---she has forty days until she turns 40. She is going to do things that she has never done or been afraid to do. I lived vicariously through her story.
This book will not disappoint!
1. A Day in the Life of My Great Brit Book Tour--3 stars--ok. There is a pretty good looking cake recipe, although I haven't tried it yet to say if it is good! The story however is just so-so. Nothing notable to remember and kind of glad it was over.
2. Five--3.5 stars--I don't think this was the best story for a short story. Might have been ok as an intro for a longer book, but as a short story not that great.
3. Leaving a Light On--5 stars--This made a great short story, but I am not going to tell you more, b/c the ending as a suprise makes it wonderful!
4. Moving Day--3.75 stars--Pretty good, but not as good as #3 which it followed.
5. Yoga Babe--0 stars--Hated it! Makes all the other stories great. Why do I want to read about some egocedntric yoga chic! Skip it!
6. The Truth About Nigel--4.25 stars--I am slightly biased on this one, since Jennifer Weiner is one of my favorite authors and the reason I bought the book. But this one of my favorites in the book.
7. Voodoo Dolls, C-cups and Eminem---5 Stars---I loved this story. Probably my most favorite in the book along with 10. I would recommend the book for this, #3, #6 and #10 alone.
8. The Bamboo Confessions--3.75 stars--Pretty good. It's about finding yourself and realizing who you are away from the people that seem to know you.
9. Amore--4 stars--this was pretty funny, although I wanted more at the end. I hope she found her foreign man!
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Cream of the Crop:
3. Leaving a Light On- I loved it. It reminds you that on some golden afternoons, you can still feel like anything can happen and anything can change. Just read it.
6. The Truth About Nigel- Jennifer Weiner's contribution. It's pretty good, she never disappoints. It's about a woman who thinks she finally found a man, who turns out not to be the man she thinks he is at all.
8. The Bamboo Confessions- Lauren Weisberger's contribution [The Devil Wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing]. It's a good story about a woman who uproots herself. This story reminds of the quotation [this isn't exact] "Sometimes the only way to know yourself is if you go some place where you don't have to be anyone else.'
10. Andromeda on the Street of Ducklings- This story is beautiful to me. It's about loving, losing and dealing with it. Some parts made me want to cry.
14. Just Visiting- Great. It is exactly what we all wish would happen to us, if we left home in search of a new life.
15. Forty Days- We should all try doing what this woman does- for Forty Days she tries all of the things she never tried before and ends up with better results than she could have ever dreamed of.
1. A Day in the Life of My Great Brit Book Tour- Doesn't do it for me. I don't really agree with the observations of the other characters' about the main character. But it wasn't horrible.
4. Moving Day- Pretty good. I like the beginning and the narration. It's about a woman who finds out that her finacee' isn't as straight as he seems.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved all the authors that wrote stories to put in this book so I knew I would love the book. It was an awesome read! I would recommend it!Published on December 20, 2013 by Elana L.
Three stories stood out to me above all the rest:
Good: Forty Days, by Jill Smolinski had a close tie with the "vacation" stories, but this one was more unique... Read more
This book, filled with short stories, was simply delightful. It was humorous in parts, sweet in others, and so much fun. Read morePublished on July 2, 2009 by KAK
This is a short story collection featuring 17 different American women's fiction authors, the most famous of whom is probably Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes, Good in Bed). Read morePublished on May 22, 2008 by Reviewer Dr. Beth
I kind of felt like just when I started getting into a story it ended.. maybe short stories arent for me. If you do like just clips of stories this is a good bookPublished on April 7, 2008 by K. McFadden
For the most part, I loved this book. "American Girls About Town" showcases 17 different writers, featuring some of the best writers in this genre of "Chick Lit. Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by M. Jones
Out of the 13 short stories, I enjoyed 10 thoroughly. A great way to discover some authors I was unfamiliar with. A great investment.Published on April 30, 2007 by Maria S. Palmer
I bought this book because I'm an avid fan of Jennifer Weiner. As a result I have been introduced to the fun and whimsical writing of the other authors who contributed their short... Read morePublished on April 5, 2007 by Jennifer Jonas