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Opportunity Rings: A novel

by Sheryl Steinberg

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When you first begin reading the book Erica Swift is in the marketing department for a cell phone company, Rockit. The premise of the book was to I think in some fun manner, poke fun at this director who couldn't text right for the life of her, didn't understand her computer or how it worked, depended on other men to run her job and technology for her...all while remaining in charge of her job. The book highlighted Erica's lack of techno savvy ways to the point of being annoying. I got it...she's an idiot completely dependant on a man to run her equipment..wink wink. Least that's the undertone I got. I just don't understand I guess the books who tout their characters as being strong independent characters who then lean on a man to get the job done. Her husband leaves her for a cougar...you don't see the emotional aspect of what Erica goes through at catching her husband in his lies and the fallout from the failed marriage. The author writes blurbs about it, it's covered in maybe a chapter or two, though it's this traumatic experience for her. I didn't get how it really could be ignored to the point that it was.The author sets things up at break neck speed, and kinda knocks you senseless with some of the "action"I seriously got whiplash when Erica quits her job..it was out of the blue, completely random. I didn't get it AT ALL.All this being said, the author does have magic. I laughed out loud in some spots..even earmarked my absolute favorite quote (probably because I could identify in some small part)"...Since I moved back home, my mother has been driving me absolutely insane with her theme nights. The worst: Lambada lessons. I can't believe I dirty danced with my mother. Thank goodness she forgot her camera. She may be having the time of her life, but I need to escape. I'm starting to feel like an incestuous mom-dating lesbian...."Steinberg's humor is the bright spot, but it happens so infrequently in a confusing, 2-dimensional book that it didn't help too much for the rating. ( )
  Kace | Jan 30, 2010 |
Although I didn’t relate to this book, it was a cute read. Despite the fact that the main character Erica could annoy me, there were enough interesting supporting characters to carry my interest. In particular I liked Teddy, Erica’s assistant. I found the humor of their interactions added to the story. Each chapter begins with a multiple choice question, which helps set the tone for the book. I would recommend this read to people who are into the chick-lit genre. This one helped pass the time pleasantly. ( )
  krissa | Nov 6, 2009 |
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Erica Swift runs the marketing department of Rockit wireless. She doesn't know much about technology but she is a great salesperson. She will need to use those marketing skills to sell her most important product - herself - when her husband leaves her for an older woman.… (more)

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