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Sushi for Beginners (2000)

by Marian Keyes

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Prada-wearing magazine editor Lisa Edwards thinks her life is over when her 'fabulous' new job turns out to be deportation to Dublin, launching Colleen magazine. No more jet-setting to the Fall Collections? No more fabulous parties and photos in the society pages? The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell?

Ashling Kennedy, Colleen's assistant editor, is an award‚??winning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life ‚?? apart from a boyfriend and a waistline. And then there's her closest, oldest friend Clodagh 'Princess' Kelly, who is apparently living the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has Clodagh had a recurring urge to kiss a frog ‚?? sleep with a frog, if truth be t… (more)

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Mixed feelings. I hated many of the characters but I was interested enough in the plot to keep reading.

Annoyed by all the cigarette smoking and petty theft. More smutty than most chick-lit.

Wanted to know more about the "sushi for beginners" romance plot towards the end. ( )
  hmonkeyreads | Jan 25, 2024 |
I had high hopes for this book. I listened to it because I knew it would have wonderful English accents. It is a story about friendship; it is a story about growing up and into your 30's. The realization of knowing that you are changing and realizing it's time to accept the reigns of adulthood, real jobs, and solid relationships. I had a very hard time figuring out who was who. The story bounces around a lot and the women overlap in the book so I think at times I couldn't remember if this was the woman with children, the woman newly moved to the area or just background characters. I am being generous by giving this book 3 stars. ( )
  whybehave2002 | May 8, 2020 |
I couldn't finish it. Sadly. I found it boring and the characters undeveloped. Complete rubbish. ( )
  book_lady15 | Apr 3, 2020 |
I figure that if by page 289 I'm still waiting to get interested, I might as well skip the rest. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Sep 28, 2019 |
felt a bit old and dated these days... ( )
  Felicity-Smith | May 29, 2016 |
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For Niall, Caitríona, Tadhg and Rita-Anne
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At Femme magazine, something had been in the air for weeks, a feeling that they were living on a fault-line.
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Fiction. Romance. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:

Prada-wearing magazine editor Lisa Edwards thinks her life is over when her 'fabulous' new job turns out to be deportation to Dublin, launching Colleen magazine. No more jet-setting to the Fall Collections? No more fabulous parties and photos in the society pages? The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell?

Ashling Kennedy, Colleen's assistant editor, is an award‚??winning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life ‚?? apart from a boyfriend and a waistline. And then there's her closest, oldest friend Clodagh 'Princess' Kelly, who is apparently living the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has Clodagh had a recurring urge to kiss a frog ‚?? sleep with a frog, if truth be t

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Three women, whose lives are linked, living in one city..

Lisa Edwards is stuck in Dublin, launching Colleen magazine. She should be partying in Prada in London. Is she unhappy about it? She wouldn't tell you even if she was.

Ashley Kennedy is an award-winning worrier. No waist, no boyfriend, far too many handbags. And, deep down, a feeling that something is missing from her life.

Clodagh Kelly should be blissfully happy. Married to her prince, two adorable children, a lovely house. So why, lately, has she had the urge to kiss a frog?

Sushi For Beginners is about searching for happiness. And how, if you let things bubble under the surface for too long, sooner or later they'll boil over..
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