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The Journal of Mortifying Moments: A Novel (edition 2004)

by Robyn Harding

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Title:The Journal of Mortifying Moments: A Novel
Authors:Robyn Harding
Info:Ballantine Books (2004), Hardcover, 320 pages
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This book made me laugh and laugh. A lot of it is cringeworthy - but some is flat out funny. I really enjoyed this book - I liked the characters. I liked the story, I liked the writing.

It is really one of the best light books I have read in a while. The last 1/3 moved a bit slow - but it was still engaging.

I'll tell you what I hated though. I hated the cover of this book. I have know idea what on earth the publisher was thinking. I mean it looks like the trashiest book in the world. (the cover has a photo of a woman in a bikini reaching for her bikini top that has fallen off - which - by the way - doesn't happen in the book).

Did anyone think about the fact that people reading this sort of book dont really want to carry around a book half naked picture on the cover? It makes me sad for the author because I think she probably lost a lot of sales because frankly the cover makes the book look like something very different than what it is.

If you can get past the cover and enjoyed books like Bridget Jones - i think you will like this one! ( )
  alanna1122 | Jun 8, 2013 |
With the cover and the summary I thought this book was going to be amazing....it was a bit of a let down. Very cut and dry and not much depth to the novel so I can't really say I enjoyed it but did get through to the end without much exhausting will this novel ever end feeling. ( )
  rayneofdarkness | Feb 2, 2013 |
I don't usually read chick lit, but I was surprised at how funny this book actually was. It's not great literature, but it is entertaining. If you might be interested in reading chick lit, I recommend it. ( )
  scd87 | Apr 21, 2009 |
This was a book that I came across while trolling the library aisles. My first thought was "Oh another chick lit book...might as well give it a try..." I am so glad I did. This was one of those rare books that made me laugh out loud (to the point of tears and side-pain) while reading. There are so many hilarious situations in this book that I found myself on some level going "Wow, this character has horrible luck and it is so darn funny," and on another level saying, "Pleaseohplease let me never experience this level of embarrassment!" ( )
  lookitisheef | Mar 9, 2009 |
I just finished reading this. A very quick read. Midly amusing. Not as good as the Shopaholic series, but still good. ( )
  rockyroad | Jun 22, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345476271, Paperback)

Kerry Spence is unfulfilled by her soulless career in advertising, disappointed by her dysfunctional relationship, and horrified by the ever-increasing size of her ass. Ever since her gorgeous, self-absorbed boyfriend Sam demoted her to late night hook-up status, she has fortified herself with prime-time TV and blissful binges on cream cheese frosting, awaiting an epiphany that will reveal her next move.
Of course, everybody in her life is full of advice. Her free-spirited divorcee mother–when not necking furiously with her much younger boyfriend– sagely counsels her daughter to do whatever it takes to snag Sam back, since, quite frankly, he is the best she can do. Her friends ply her with fruity cocktails and dispense bits of ‘Cosmo’ wisdom like “Divide your age in half and add seven–that’s the youngest man you are allowed to date” and “Scotch tape can eliminate forehead wrinkles.” And then there is Kerry’s shrink, the calm, unflappable therapist who suggests she start “a diary of past encounters with men that may be contributing to her negative and dysfunctional quasi-relationship.” Or, as Kerry sees it, a journal of mortifying moments.
Beginning with a kissing game gone bad in grade school, the journal jump-starts Kerry’s stroll down memory lane of man troubles. But just as Kerry decides her poorly dressed therapist is as crazy as everybody else in her orbit, she begins to realize the journal may actually make some sense–as she plumbs the depths of her most embarrassing experiences on a quest for personal awareness that will give her the strength to turn her life around–and just maybe find love again.
The Journal of Mortifying Moments is a hysterically funny glimpse into the quirky, slightly obsessive, and completely lovable mind of Kerry Spence. But somewhere amidst the laugh-out-loud hilarity of Kerry’s exploits emerges the story of a woman who learns to stop trying to be someone she’s not, and start loving the wonderful, quirky person she is, once and for all.


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Struggling with romantic misadventures and family misunderstandings, Kerry Spence seeks the aid of a therapist who has her keep a diary of her encounters with men who could be contributing to the dysfunctional relationships in her life.

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