- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (October 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062064398
- ISBN-13: 978-0062064394
This book is also available as an e-book.
No so terribly long ago, Heather McElhatton's flawed, neurotic, yet lovable average American heroine Jennifer Johnson was sick of being single. Now Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Married. The author who brought us the wildly popular Pretty Little Mistakes now favors readers with the next delectably eventful chapter in Jennifer's life, as her new fairy tale marriage (to the wealthy son of a department store tycoon) hits a serious snag, thanks in no small part to a honeymoon-from-hell in a fundamentalist Christian compound and the prospect of a life of bizarre servitude to her devout mother-in-law's church committee. This is outrageously funny, wonderfully edgy contemporary women's fiction in the Helen Fielding and Sophie Kinsella mode that anyone who has ever laughed at the raunchy humor of Sarah Silverman or Chelsea Handler is going to love.
My take on this book:
I don't normally read chick lit so I thought this book might be different from my normal read, and boy was I right! There were several things that I really enjoyed about the book. First of all, I really liked the characters, and the mishaps that seemed befall the character of Jennifer were often laugh out loud funny. It seemed like if something could go wrong it would go wrong.From a bad honeymoon to a wacked out mother-in law there was never a dull moment! The writing is sharp and witty and really captured the essence of the ups and downs of being a newlywed.Overall a story that gave me more than a few laughs. The only thing that bothered me was the anti christian feeling I got from the story, and honestly that could be my fault because I read mostly christian based stories.
About Heather McElhatton
Heather McElhatton produced the award-winning literary series Talking Volumes. Her commentaries have been heard on This American Life, Marketplace, Weekend America,Sound Money, and The Savvy Traveler. She lives in Key West with her pug, Walter.