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Product Details

  • Series: Bantam Discovery
  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Discovery (July 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385340532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385340533
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A chick lit heroine with beauty and brains—and a bad-ass attitude that lands her in trouble…. Everything Nice is a gem of razor-sharp wit and impeccable timing.”—Publishers Weekly


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About the Author

Ellen Shanman is a graduate of Northwestern University. She lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York.

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All the characters are really well developed and the story is just so well written.
JerseyGirl
Her personal growth was funny and touching, and I would definitely recommend the book as one to read and re-read.
StaceyJ
The story is so good that I found myself finishing it in a day (okay, late into the night).
Tracy Vest

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda C. Mcdougal on September 15, 2008
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From the excerpt and initial synopsis, I thought this would be a great book but I was deffinitely dissapointed. That she finds satisfaction teaching young girls was nice but not realizing what she had in her "best friend" and constantly going back to her useless "mentor" was frustrating. By the end, I just wanted to slap her and tell her to "wake up and get a life". I definitely wouldn't read this again.
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By StaceyJ on May 11, 2011
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I found myself laughing out loud at a lot of Mike's reflections on women, and on relationships. Despite her problems undertanding other people--think Temperance Brennan in the "Bones" TV series--Mike was an easy character to like and to cheer for as her life crumbled around her and she was forced to reevaluate her perspective on nearly everything. I will admit that as a teacher I'm tired of the cliche of the burned out or unemployed executive who finds redemption in the super-easy field of teaching, but I appreciated the acknolwedgement that it is a rough job that does not come easily, and that it is pretty exhausting. Still, who teaches one class a day? Seriously?

Mike's relationship with her students was both touching and believable as she revamped a "life skills" class to take it from home economics to the kinds of instruction kids should get and never do--how to talk to people, how to navigate life in a big city--and she learns more about herself, and her ability to interact with others in a personal rather than professional capacity. Her personal growth was funny and touching, and I would definitely recommend the book as one to read and re-read.
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Although I don't tend to read many chick lit books, I found myself not wanting to put this book down! The characters are real and funny -- not the predictable, stereotypical types that often crop up. I love the way this author describes things and her insightful and often quirky observations kept me laughing out loud though out this book.
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Tomboy ad-whiz Mike Edwards lost her mom as a tyke and is missing the girlie gene. When her mentor is fired for having a public meltdown, she is tossed out with him since she also fails to play nice with others. After wallowing in self pity, and moving in with her father, she reluctantly accepts a position as a substitute teacher at a charter school, the alma mater of her father's new girlfriend. The only problem is that the class she is assigned is "Life Skills," a nice PC term for Home Ec. That and Mike cannot relate to 7th grade girls anymore than she can women her own age. Further complicating matters is her fear of commitment that has become stand up material for her former live-in boyfriend, and her blossoming feelings for best pal Gunther, particularly when a co-worker starts to stake her claim. And then she sort of starts to like this new gig...

Shanman's fish out of water story is equally endearing and hysterical. In Mike she has created a three dimensional character that many can relate to. The story is so good that I found myself finishing it in a day (okay, late into the night). I just loved this story and plan to seek out more stuff from Shanman.

© Tracy Vest, February 2009
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Michaela "Mike" Edwards is not your average gal. She is a woman who took no prisoners and wrote kick-a$$ copy, until one day she gets cut from the team, realizing she worked for the wrong guy for too long. Now what to do? No one will hire her due to her lack of social skills and graces.

She moves back home with her dad, who has been a widower since Mike was 4 years old, and now has a girlfriend...! Mike is not pleased with how her life is turning out, and her dad insists she starts working so as to stop moping. Worse than that, it's her dad's girlfriend who introduces her to a position that's open...teaching "life skills" to the seventh-grade girls at a private school. Needless to say, Mike is so not onboard.

She doesn't believe life skills should include making granola or making your whites whiter. She does believe in NYC etiquette, giving others the chance to speak without having to raise your hand, and being good to other people.

Mike's journey of self-discovery is fueled by her best friend Gunther, the annoying "scarf lady" in her building, and the new family she meets through her dad, his girlfriend, and their pending nuptials.

Just when Mike thinks she has lost everything, she comes back to claim her re-invented life. The heroine is lost and angry for most of the story, but Mike figures out how to combine what she is good at with what she is currently doing.

I loved this story! It was chick lit with a strong, tomboy of a character. I couldn't stop thinking about Mike and how she found her way when her life happened and she least expected it.
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By Karen Potts on November 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
Ellen Shanman has a terrific sense of humor which she shares with her readers in this book. Beneath the humor, however, lies a well-drawn heroine, Michaela (Mike) Edwards who is suffering from some real personality flaws. As the story unfolds Mike goes from an up-and-coming ad writer who has plenty of dates and a male best friend, to an unemployed
woman with no boyfriend who is living with her father. She has plenty of mixed-up relationships which, as she learns more about herself and what motivates her, she begins to improve. This is a delightful, funny, thoughtful book which will cause me to continue reading this author's work.
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