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The Guy Not Taken
The Guy Not Taken
Author: Jennifer Weiner
From Publishers Weekly — This collection of 11 stories written over the past 15 years reads like a series of studies for Weiner's larger chick lit portraits. As in the novels (Goodnight Nobody; Good in Bed), smart, acerbic, 30-something women battle dating damage and broken childhoods (absent fathers in particular) in order to build their own fam...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781416527701
ISBN-10: 1416527702
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Guy Not Taken on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
Out of all the stories in this collection, there was only one that I didn't love, but even it was pretty good. At the back of the book, she includes a short blurb about each story which gives insight into her writing process. Ok, maybe it's "chick lit" but it's chick lit with intellect, heart, and great humor.
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Helpful Score: 9
I'm not a fan of the open-ended stories and this book is full of them. There's also no clear cut ending/beginning between stories. Some of the chapters start new characters/stories and some of them continue the story. VERY confusing and IMHO not the best of Weiner's work.
eagereditor avatar reviewed The Guy Not Taken on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Too weird for me. The endings left me wondering what happened, but not in a good way. I'm not a huge fan of short stories to start with, so maybe that's part of the problem for me with this book. If this were the first Jennifer Weiner book I had ever read, I don't think I would'v picked up another.
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Helpful Score: 4
I really enjoy Jennifer Weiner's stories, and this collection of short essays was no different. A few of them were left very open ended, but enjoyable none the less. A good light read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Typical Weiner-Good! Even with short stories, the characters are evolved and believable. She is great. Very enjoyable and quick read! great for summer poolside reading!
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reviewed The Guy Not Taken on + 6 more book reviews
This is a fabulous group of short stories... Lots of times I found myself wanting to hear more, learn more about the characters. I enjoyed this immensely!
my2luvsemmyandmally avatar reviewed The Guy Not Taken on + 758 more book reviews
I usually enjoy her books.....this was a bit disappointing!
ATraveler avatar reviewed The Guy Not Taken on + 193 more book reviews
This is a book of short stories. First two stories are linked. All others are stand alone. Not a bad read but I found the stories did not end "properly" for me . . . and that is probably just my opinion since the author has a last part where she talks about each story and where they came from and indicates she likes how each ends.


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