“The one thing you should know about me is this: I’m the consummate Good Girl. . .”Ellie Winters is dependable and loyal and has a near-phobic...more
“The one thing you should know about me is this: I’m the consummate Good Girl. . .”Ellie Winters is dependable and loyal and has a near-phobic aversion to conflict. But as her thirtieth birthday looms ever closer, she starts to feel like she’s lost the instruction manual to her life. She has just broken up with her boring boyfriend, despises her job, and is the last of her high school friends to remain single. Worse, her dysfunctional family is driving her nuts, and she’s somehow become enslaved to her demanding pet pug Sally, who she suspects is the reincarnation of Pol Pot.One night, after a botched attempt to color her hair at home, Ellie rushes to the drugstore for emergency bleach, Sally in tow. Sally is accosted by a smitten canine admirer . . . but it’s the dog’s owner who captures Ellie’s attention. Television news anchor Ted Langston is witty, intriguing, and sexy. The only catch? He’s twice her age--and the only man on the planet who isn’t interested in dating a younger woman. And no one, from Ellie’s best friends to Ted’s ex-wife, wants to see them get together. less
I've read this book about 5 times. Call me girly, but I just can't get enough her life... turning 30 and all. Odd moments in her life happening all the time. You feel a bit " normal " being you when reading her off balanced moments
wow.. this book captures the true essence of "survival" a young woman who is stuck in a field that is male dominanted is tested and thrown around by the boundaries of life.. she grows and realises maybe age is nothing but a number..