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This looked like just the thing to make me laugh.
I also don't think women's magazines are a realistic fix for the kinds of problems that lead a person into such self-destructive behavior.
Up for Renewal sounded like this would be an interesting read, however, I have tried finishing this book and can't.
It's not easy to write a self-help book, even if you're an expert. If instead you are a smart-alecky advertising copywriter going through life issues, it must be even tougher. Read morePublished 14 months ago by E. Oxenberg
I was so disappointed by this book. First of all, the concept of following advice from women's magazines is clever and interesting....and a very small part of the book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Liesl522
After Reading Up for Renewal, I have to admit that I liked the book even though I think that trying to change your life by following magazine advice is really strange. Read morePublished on July 23, 2012 by L Smith
Up for Renewal is about a woman who decides to use magazines as gurus in an attempt to get over divorce, bad office relationship choices, and too much partying. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by atisheh
I bought Up for Renewal at a library sale for fifty cents and I'm in the middle of an internal debate about whether it was worth the money. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by angie bookclub
My only complaint about the book is it starts out so fast and dives into a character description and life so quickly that it almost loses you before you get to know that the... Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by Rebecca Dunham
We're used to biographies of famous or interesting people who did extraordinary things or lived with unusual situations. Well, Cathy Alter didn't write one of those. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Bookivore
Many of us have subscribed to magazines. Maybe not as many magazines as we once did, given the dwindling circulation and closing of many magazines, but there is still a market for... Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by John L. Hoh Jr.
This woman thinks she is a WRITER? What a joke.
She is WHITE TRASH with no writing ability. Amazing what gets published these days.