I received an announcement that review copies of this book were being distributed. I loved the title but was skeptical about the genre – chick lit. The announcement didn’t contain an image of the cover so I went ahead and read the synopsis. And oh my gosh, I felt like this book was written for me! So I requested the free copy.
After surmising that this book would be relatable for me, I realized quickly thereafter that me and the main character (Mace) are the same person, only with different lives. Mace has a life coach, Oscar Wilde, who imparts tidbits of wisdom that apply to the situations that Mace finds herself in. I found many of his insights to be quite clever.
After a most amusing glimpse into the life of a 38 year old, anti-social divorcee, I was somewhat disappointed with the diminution of the initial prose into a quite somber ending. I would have much preferred a final laugh.
Although Mace is labeled as antisocial, her personality is indicative of an introvert. Whether being anti-social and being an introvert are one in the same, I don’t know. What I do know is that the book was hilarious. However, it seems to me that if you don’t consider yourself anti-social or introverted, you may not find this book enjoyable.
One last note, you all know I’m a cover person. Had the cover come in the announcement, I’m sure I would’ve passed. I don’t think the cover does the book justice.
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