"How much more I could like Laura Bush if any of this novel was true! Since "Prep," I look forward to another Sittenfeld novel. Though for the life of me, I can't recall a single thing about "The Man of My Dreams." (20 March)"
"How does a 330-page novel fly by so quickly? It could have been much longer and equally satisfying. Gruen shapes characters that will stay with me for a long time, especially the charming Rosie. I have a newfound appreciation for the circus. (26 March) "Within minutes, I am a Jell-O-eating sheep." (69) "'He's a paragon schnitzophonic.'" (265)"
"I'm on an Ann Patchett downward trajectory. This novel was so disappointing! While I love LA, the Southern California hype was over-the-top as was the ending that tied up ends a little too neatly. (14 June)"