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Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! [Kindle Edition]

Lisette Brodey
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Book Description

At thirty-two, newspaper reporter Molly Hacker vows to never attend another wedding until she has had her own. And that’s a problem because Molly’s younger sister, Hannah, is going to be married in one year. Armed with snark, wit, and fabulous good looks, “Picky Molly” embarks on a quest to find Mr. Right in her hometown.

Things get complicated fast. In no time at all, Molly has four “men of interest” and the memories of a lost love to send her overanalytic, befuddled mind into serious overdrive. Determined not to let her “helpful” girlfriends help her right out of another relationship, Molly tries to keep mum on the state of her love life. Her BFF male coworker, Randy, becomes her closest confidant as he stumbles over romantic issues with his new Mr. Right, Kyle. Meanwhile, Molly’s BFF gal pals aren’t too happy about being left out of the loop.

Tweaking Molly’s last nerve is the town’s most visible socialite, Naomi Hall-Benchley, who, for self-serving reasons, is hell-bent on setting up “Picky Molly Hacker” and she doesn’t care who she has to manipulate or hurt to do it. Just how far will she go?

“Molly Hacker Is Too Picky!” takes the reader on a yearlong romp through Molly’s mind and a joyride through her life. Her dating life, town secrets, a group of quirky, crazy characters, and Naomi’s machinations collide head-on at a holiday gala that will change the social landscape of Swansea forever. As the New Year rolls in, Molly gets earth-shattering news. Can she go on? Will life ever return to abnormal again?

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About the Author

Lisette Brodey is also the author of "Crooked Moon" and "Squalor, New Mexico." Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she lived many years in New York, and now resides in Los Angeles.

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  • File Size: 623 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Saberlee Books; 1 edition (November 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Molly Brings The Smarts. June 13, 2012
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I came to Lisette Brodey's "Molly Hacker Is Too Picky" as a sort of stranger in a strange land. After all, I am a man and I feared that the chick-lit-iness of the tome would be beyond me.

I need not have worried. Molly Hacker is a heroine that speaks across genders, laying bare the foibles, the fancies and the philosophy of the human condition when it comes to love.

Molly is an endearing character, full of contradiction. She is smart, sassy and sexy but she's also vulnerable, self reflective, searching for love - even though she might deny it.

Lisette's writing style is immediately accessible. It is smart, cracking and paints a picture vividly. Her characters are well drawn and appealing and none are wasted in a taut and attractive story.

I thoroughly enjoyed Molly's trials and tribulations and I have to admit, I'm now hooked on chick-lit.

Molly Hacker Is Too Picky is a feel good must read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Compelling Read by Ms. Brodey March 7, 2012
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I've been enthralled with Lisette Brodey's books since I picked up "Crooked Moon" and was blown away by the brilliance of her style, unique characters and the emotion she engendered in the reader--me. Molly Hacker Is Too Picky demonstrates how a single woman on her journey to find love, can also experience lots of laughter, tears and life-long friendships along the way.

The repartee between her and office pal Randy,is fodder for some of the best humor between friends that has ever been written. Author Brodey excels at both character development and realistic but entertaining dialogue that makes her characters come alive before your eyes. They are unveiled in such a way that the reader gets to know them with their foibles and their tender qualities.These are people that one might love to have as friends for a lifetime.

And on her journey to find love, Molly finds herself, appreciates her strengths and realizes she may not be too picky after all.In fact, she deserves to have the best people surround her as each nurtures the other along the way.

If you haven't read Molly hacker Is Too Picky! you are missing a wonderful experience!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun December 31, 2011
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Looking for a lighthearted and fun read? This is it. The characters in this witty and fast-paced tale are delightfully flawed and quirky; and the heroine, Molly Hacker, is a riot. She is also surprisingly insightful. Molly navigates through problems and issues we all face at one point or another - love (and the lack thereof), friendships, and insecurities. As Molly stumbles along the path in her madcap, 12-month quest to find Mr. Right, twists and upsets and laughter abound. Treat yourself to this cleverly told story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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As so many of Lisette Brodey's fans, I "met" Molly Hacker on her blog and was very curious to "connect" with her again in the novel. She is quite a character, witty, spunky, and a good sport. However, when it comes to finding Mr. Right, she has to overcome quite a few obstacles: her own somewhat confused ideas and feelings about love, her well-meaning but somewhat pushy friends, an important woman (the she-devil) in the media industry who is out to sabotage her.

To say that the book is entertaining is an understatement. It is a real page-turner, devilishly funny, engaging, and sensitive. It deals in an insightful way with problems of love, friendships, and relationships we all struggle with sometimes. And it gives us a fascinating, tongue-in-cheek picture of the world of journalism and the media.

Molly for all her blunders is someone you just have to like. All the characters are well-developed, vivid, and genuine. I particularly enjoyed the exchange between Molly and her best buddy, Randy. What a riot!

Another successful story by a very talented author!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE February 10, 2012
Brodey has a flawless style and a great grasp on character driven stories and this book is a prime example of that.

Molly is the single, spunky, single girl that chick lit aspires to feature but always falls short of. She's razor sharp and I loved experiencing her story along with her and in such a way that makes you feel close enough to be a part of it yourself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Laugh that Could January 19, 2012
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Once upon a time, I read a little bloggie written by this chick named Molly Hacker. She talked about her arch-enemy and her friends and her experiences in the world and people said she was "picky" because her standards were different from theirs. EVERY time Molly wrote a bloggie, I was ALL OVER IT and I was convincing my friends to read it too. One day, Molly said she was no longer blogging. There was sadness. Then Molly said she was writing a book. And the world was right again!!! And Molly Hacker Is Too Picky is the funniest, most honest book I have ever read!! I give it 5 stars and HUGE "Thank You" to Lisette Brodey for bringing Molly to life without tarnishing her image!! And "Thank You" for making me get strange stares in public as I laughed out loud while reading it or thinking of quotes from it. YAY for Cookies!! Sorry, random "Yay" :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Comedy at its Best January 15, 2012
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I loved this book. I tried to think of another way to start this review, but that is the overwhelming thing that comes to mind. Reading Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! is like getting together with an old friend you haven't seen for a while and catching up on all that has happened in her life during the past year. You know the experience... two friends sitting down over coffee, refilling cups a few times, but then ultimately gabbing as the coffee turns stone-cold. People nearby are muttering because you've held down the best table in the joint for hours and show NO signs of moving on. And when you pull out your phone as the conversation winds down, you're shocked to find that so much time has passed, I mean, really, you only started talking half an hour ago, right?

Molly Hacker, reporter for the Swansea Herald, is very single when the book opens, attending a wedding with her best-friend Tony whom she has always been in love with, but he happens to be married to his high school sweetheart. She is still trying to get over a broken heart from her last relationship with Leo, but is having a difficult time with it. And friends, family, and enemies are NOT helping. In fact, the helping hand of friends, while not responsible for the end of her last relationship, gave it a good shove in that direction. But with her nemesis, Naomi Hall-Benchley, Molly's single status is a challenge, and she considers Molly's say in the matter immaterial. As we romp through this romantic comedy, Molly winds up juggling no less than four men, in the small community of Swansea where everybody knows everybody else's business and considers it their own. That's not a feat most women (or men) could pull off. *Whispers* And Molly is no different.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read from Beginning to End!
I don't usually read this type of book but I'm glad I picked this one up. I won't give away the ending but I will say that I was on pins and needles turning the pages to find out... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jackie C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Molly Hacker is Too Appealing!
As a single woman in a couples world, I was drawn to this novel. But it wasn't until I cyber-met the lovely Lisette Brodey when she interviewed me at her Author Chateau that I... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Pick Up "Molly Hacker is Too Picky"
Every woman is either Molly Hacker or knows someone like her. Either way, you'll be nodding your head in recognition through Molly's misadventures. Ms. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Cecelia
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I honestly think this is one of the most hilarious books I've ever read. Filled with diverse and very real characters, it is also incredibly smart, witty and entertaining. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Samantha Stroh Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulously Fantastic Read!!
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Saberlee Books|January 23, 2012|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-9815836-3-1

At thirty-two, newspaper reporter Molly Hacker vows to never attend... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Louise Jolly
5.0 out of 5 stars Top of the Summer Reading List!
Quite the most delightful read in a long time. Molly Hacker is too Picky is charming, witty, intelligent and plausible - a winning combination to engage and entertain. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tara Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars An Intelligent Romantic Comedy with Substance
Reporter Molly Hacker prefers to write obituaries rather than report on the overwhelming minutiae of high society weddings. Read more
Published 10 months ago by S. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Out Loud Funny
Molly Hacker Is Too Picky is such fun reading I couldn't put it down. You feel like you're right there on the rollercoaster ride with Molly on her year-long journey to find Mr. Read more
Published 13 months ago by H. Gold
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun and entertaining novel!
This is a fun book. I don't read much chick lit these days, but this book is written by an author who knows how to create realistic characters, so this is not a typical chick-lit... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Maria Savva
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly observational rom-com
Very sharp and witty commentary of a single woman who won't settle for `Mr Anybody' ... and believes that, despite her cynical outlook on dating and romance, she deserves `Mr... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Gareth K. Stokes
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More About the Author

Lisette Brodey was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After high school, she moved to New York City where she attended Pace University and studied drama. After ten years in New York, several of them working in the radio industry, she moved to Los Angeles, where she held various positions at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA.

Back on the East Coast, she worked for many years as a freelance writer, specializing in PR and the entertainment industry. In 2010, she returned permanently to the Los Angeles area.

She is the author of four novels. Her first-published book, CROOKED MOON (General Fiction) was published in 2008. Her first-written, second-published book, SQUALOR, NEW MEXICO (Young Adult/General Fiction) was published in 2009. MOLLY HACKER IS TOO PICKY! (Women's Fiction), was published December 1, 2011. In October 2013, Lisette's fourth novel, MYSTICAL HIGH, book #1 in a YA paranormal trilogy, The Desert Series, was published.

In January 2013, the author edited and published a book of her mother's poetry (written 50 years earlier) called MY WAY TO ANYWHERE by Jean Lisette Brodey.

The author's office website is: In addition to information about her books, Lisette blogs, hosts guest bloggers, and interviews fellow authors on a weekly basis.

For the very latest, you can get join her Facebook Author page at:

If you're on Twitter, you'll find her at

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