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The Best Day of Someone Else's Life Paperback – Bargain Price, May 6, 2008
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Second, the book succeeds in carrying us through the heroine's emotional journey (which coincides with her physical travel from wedding to wedding to wedding). The book's comedy doesn't make that journey feel less real. Indeed, at its core, the book is a thoughtful examination of love, commitment, and marriage -- and how hard it can be to combine all three in one relationship.
In short, this a great debut for the author, and I highly recommend it.
As for Vi's job, she has no idea what she is really doing, except faking it well. As for pets, she has a couple of cats that love drinking out of a drizzling bathroom faucet. As for girlfriends, she has a group she goes out to drink with weekly. As for a boyfriend ... well, she is working on that one.
**** Hard to believe this is the author's debut novel. Written in a bold and sassy style, readers will feel as if one of their closest friends is simply telling them a personal story. Therefore, do not expect something major to explode in your face on the very first page. Instead, you may find yourself gradually sinking into the tale and later wondering where the time went. ****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
I was encouraged to read it anyway.
Once in, I tore through this book voraciously. I find that Ms. Reichs has penned an incredibly humorous, socially accurate, modern and thoroughly enjoyable debut novel to which one may easily relate. I have since thanked the friend that lent me the book and have passed on my recommendation to others who have subsequently found the book praiseworthy.
To you, I say: Buy the book, and settle in for a witty, insightful, emotional, and extraordinarily funny read.
She knows part of her problem is not settling like some of her friends have. Vi insists on finding her soul mate. As she closets one dress after another, not to be used again, she begins to wonder if she will ever find her beloved.
Although THE BEST DAY OF SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE is thin on sustenance, readers will commiserate with the beleaguered heroine who has gone down the aisle eleven times to hear someone else say "I do". Vi laments about the materialism waste of buying expensive dresses for one time use as symbols of failure. Although the story line lacks substance, chick lit fans will appreciate Vi's on target analysis of the honor of being in the wedding party, but the defeat of not being the star attraction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was looking for a fun easy read for summer. This was a little too easy of a read. Almost every chapter was dedicated to a wedding she attended that was dull and boring to read... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Phoebe DeLisle
This book was great. Love the main character, Vi. Easily relate to the story. Vi grows up emotionally through the story.Published 9 months ago by Sara Watson
Atypical romance -- it started traditionally, but then takes a little bit of a turn. What you expect out of life, how fulfilling you make your own life, what you can ask someone... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Both Professional and Fun
This book was going to be a five star until the last 30 pages. No spoilers here, I'm just sayin. The other 400 were terrific. Kerry Reichs really has a way with words. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J&B Reviews
This was an awesome book to read at this point in my life having been in a gazillion weddings in the past few years. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Julie M. Richardson
I really enjoyed this book. This author has great insights and she incorporates her intelligence into her characters so that you really feel that you know them and even yourself a... Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Diane C Doll
I was wanting an easy read & this book had received very good reviews. I found the book to get off to a really slow start & the characters aren't well defined. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by J. Hancock
This book drags on and is very similar to 27 dresses. Not much plot or depth. Took me forever to get through because it was just uneventful and boring.Published on March 31, 2013 by JBern