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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (July 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452288371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452288379
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,309,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jane Cooper is a New Yorker committed to leisure: even though she has a job in client relations at a financial firm, she makes a point of spending her weekday mornings hanging out and doing embroidery while pretending to be in client meetings. When Rebecka, Jane's rich best friend, offers to take her to an expensive South Beach resort to help mend Rebecka's broken heart, Jane doesn't hesitate. She's unaware, however, of what her failure to do her job really means for others-at her company, and beyond. After epithet-studded heartache talk, makeovers and barhopping, it turns out that Jane really does care about something other than hanging out. Koslow's adept, entertaining debut manages, to the surprise of narrator Jane, to celebrate the good that comes from committing to work and love.
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About the Author

ALEXANDRA KOSLOW graduated Kutztown University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, with a concentration in photography. Slacker Girl is her first novel. She has worked in advertising, mixology (aka, bartending), and publishing.

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Hi readers, I'm Alexandra Koslow, author of Slacker Girl, Slacker Girl 2.0, Citybursts, and I'm all about escapism! I write books to give readers a break from life and fresh inspiration with funny, loveable characters and a bit of magic and a lot of smartass: I am from New Jersey We all work hard enough, and worry enough in real life, Slacker Girl is a book where you can laugh and let go, and that's what I'm about. Other aspects of the books has spiritual ideas, an example of great friendship, the worries we have as women, partying your face off, music culture, working and how much of that do you want to rule your life, and relationships.

Slacker Girl 2.0 is an updated version of Slacker Girl, which came out in 2007. This is the 2013 version and there are some twists and turns and a couple of character changes. As an aside, it may become a movie, or tv show, talks are in the works. My next book in the works in the same way: female characters up to insane goofiness, with a bit of magic and a lot of power. My intention for all of my writing is to give you, the readers, a big hug.

I live in Jersey City with my 2 cats, Chelsea and Ricco, where I meditate, listen to Alternative music, look at my treadclimber, cook, write, and just try to keep everything copacetic.

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Great fun read gals!
D. Mascolo
Most characters are not very well developed, lots of stereotyping/flat/stock characters -- especially for any characters of differing ethnicities.
librarychicgeek
I love how she speaks her mind and is chill about most things in life.
Jessica Chetta

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Santiglia on August 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
Fun book- I thoroughly enjoyed it! A quick read with lots of wit and charm! The heroine calls her briefcase her 'griefcase'---natch. (Now I do too. ) Koslow knows how to sling the whole downtown chic vibe but is never condescending or too cool for school... It's got an edgy groove but is still entirely relatable. The story is cute but the real heartbeat of the book is the author's voice- flip and cynical, yet still insightful and optimistic- all the while being completely hilarious. That's something special and exactly why I'd love to read more from her. And I'd love it to be something with 1st person narrative - maybe even a memoir or somethin' like that. Anyway this book is great for poolside while sipping a cocktail- preferably on vacation, cause it will make you wanna go on one .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Book Lover on September 11, 2007
Format: Paperback
From the cover art this book looks like it is a fun light read. After finishing it, I discovered that not only does it live up to my initial impressions but that it also has a deeper message hidden in the light satirical and witty banter between Jane and her friends/enemies and frenemies. This is a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C Rethwisch on August 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
A very fun read about a sassy, funny lead female character who makes her way through life - with a little help from the universe!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Aron on August 13, 2013
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If you're looking for a cute city adventure with a sassy female lead, pick up Slacker Girl. You'll root for Jane and her friends as they make their way through breakups, bust ups and boozy fun. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Club Member on July 9, 2008
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I'm amazed that some would not love this book. It was hilarious. Jane's obserations of the uptight workaholics around her are a riot. This book is written in a smart & witty way. I've passed this book along to many. FUN, Fun, Fun all the way thru. I love how everything seems to work out for Jane. This is a laugh-out-loud read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ScarletJAMS on March 22, 2008
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I CANNOT believe so many people liked this book, I really can't. Granted, everyone likes something "fluffy" now and then, but this wouldn't even qualify as "fluffy". Maybe its just me, but I found the main character Jane so shallow and self-centered that I was almost disappointed that things worked out so well in the end for her. The plot was so predictable, and just flat. I have never put a book down without finishing it, and I honestly couldn't fully read this one to the end. I'm a twentysomething working New Yorker girl, and I found this an embarassment to my breed! :)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By librarychicgeek on September 9, 2008
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I really wanted to like this book, but since it was supposed to be my "fun read" and it took me nearly two months to complete it, the book felt more like punishment by the end.

As a woman in her 20's who has worked the horrid corporate job just to get by (thankfully no more!), I was hoping that this book would be more fun and have more relatable characters, storylines, etc., but it just fell flat. For being billed as "hilarious" I was hoping for a good laugh, but the story didn't deliver in that area either.

Most characters are not very well developed, lots of stereotyping/flat/stock characters -- especially for any characters of differing ethnicities. If you can't write good dialect, don't try it, because some characters accents were over-the-top goofy, if not a little offensive.

What could have possibly saved this book was a decent plot, but Koslow can't even pull that off, for this story has absolutely no character arc at all. Jane is essentially the same character at the beginning, as she is at the end, because the universe always spins things in her favor. I actually got slightly interested at the end when it seemed things were suddenly going to change and the story was going to go off in a different direction, but of course, it ended up being totally predictable.
If you want a piece of fiction that is pure fluff, I assure you, there are many better books out there! If you are looking for something entertaining and a little substance, avoid this book at all costs. I think Koslow, and her editors, should spend extra time revising her next novel.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Mascolo on August 27, 2007
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I laughed out loud reading this book! That's the true test for me, and I feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck. It's so refreshing to read a fun light book with some truth to life, but without being "preachy". While I do not see myself coming to work late everyday so I can 'speak to the universe' it has made me think about what is this all for. Kudos to Ms. Koslow and her perfect sense of humor. Great fun read gals!
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