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Starting from Happy: A Novel - Patricia Marx
Starting from Happy: A Novel
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While waiting in line for apple pie at a party, Imogene Gilfeather, a lingerie designer who does not understand the reason for romance, meets Wally Yez, a scientist. Imogene is told that Wally is the perfect guy. (“Perfect,” she replies, “is not my type.”) Unfazed by Imogene’s indifference, Wally... show more
While waiting in line for apple pie at a party, Imogene Gilfeather, a lingerie designer who does not understand the reason for romance, meets Wally Yez, a scientist. Imogene is told that Wally is the perfect guy. (“Perfect,” she replies, “is not my type.”) Unfazed by Imogene’s indifference, Wally resolves to win her over. E-mails turn into late-night phone calls; one date turns into two and then more. Wally is certain he and Imogene are meant for each other. (They both use mechanical pencils! Neither has had mumps!) But convincing his beloved is another matter. In defiance of the odds, or the gods, or perhaps just Imogene’s qualms, Wally and Imogene become a pair. Will Imogene indulge Wally’s longing for children? Can they possibly end as happily as they’ve begun? Starting from Happy is a winning and sophisticated look at a rather zany couple as they come of age, and then just age—by one of the finest comic writers of our time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781439101292 (1439101299)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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So unrelentingly clever that it can become exhausting to read. I can't imagine how much brain power went into to writing it. Basically every sentence contains its own punchline. My mind slowed down each time I tried to read Ron de Jean with the specified pronunciation. My mind had to slow down a lo...
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