Meet Sophie Applebaum, an everywoman who doesn't quite fit in anywhere. She's looking for a career - but lacks a calling; looking for love - but winds up with men who put her off instead of pull her in. The women she befriends want a girl who's strong but who can't say no. At drinks parties, she feels like a solid trying to do a liquid's job.
It isn't easy to find your place in the world, but Sophie's willing to work at it. And with every false step, she might just be getting closer to creating the life she wants to have...
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"Prodigiously talented, mordantly wry and wise, Bank offers... irresistible reading." --San Francisco Chronicle"A five-course meal: loaded with pleasure." --Los Angeles Times"Bank possesses a prodigious talent for snappy one-liners, and her self-deprecating anecdotes belie intelligence and sophistication." --The Washington Post"Bittersweet, tremendously winning... enthralling and engaging." --Entertainment WeeklyFrom the Back Cover:
'A lovely, funny, melancholy stroll through twenty years of a woman's life and when I'd finished it, I wished I was getting more' Zadie Smith
'Endearingly upbeat and witty...reads like Jane Austen rescripted as Dorothy Parker' Daily Telegraph
'Brilliant observation, a glorious turn of phrase...Bank achieves something close to perfection' Guardian
'The kind of girl you'd want to have as your best friend...so brilliantly written you'll want to ration it out, so you never reach the end' Marie Claire
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 336 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141034718
Book Description Penguin Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141034718