The Guy Not Taken

The Guy Not Taken


eBook - 2006
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Jennifer Weiner's talent shines like never before in this collection of short stories, following the tender, and often hilarious, progress of love and relationships over the course of a lifetime. From a teenager coming to terms with her father's disappearance to a widow accepting two young women into her home, Weiner's eleven stories explore those transformative moments in our every day.

We meet Marlie Davidow, home alone with her new baby late one Friday night, when she wanders onto her ex's online wedding registry and wonders what if she had wound up with the guy not taken. We stumble on Good in Bed's Bruce Guberman, liquored-up and ready for anything on the night of his best friend's bachelor party, until stealing his girlfriend's tiny rat terrier becomes more complicated than he'd planned. We find Jessica Norton listing her beloved New York City apartment in the hope of winning her broker's heart. And we follow an unlikely friendship between two very different new mothers, and the choices that bring them together -- and pull them apart.

The Guy Not Taken demonstrates Weiner's amazing ability to create characters who "feel like they could be your best friend" (Janet Maslin) and to find hope and humor, longing and love in the hidden corners of our common experiences.
Published: New York :, Atria Books,, 2006.
ISBN: 9781416540991
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda


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JCLBreH Jul 17, 2017

This collection of short stories, following the tender, and often hilarious, progress of love and relationships over the course of a lifetime. More would be better in this one.

Jan 17, 2013

I am usually a big fan of Jennifer Weiner's work, but I agree with the other posts. The short stories are incomplete and seem to end right in the middle of the plot. I had higher expectations and I was definitely disappointed!

Feb 22, 2012

Don't waste your time, didn't even read the whole thing. This is a bunch of short stories and they suck. The endings are all abrupt and really don't finish the story.

Feb 16, 2010

This is a great book to accompany you somewhere where you can't read for long periods of time. Each short story is unique, yet touches home somehow with the characters, situations, or humour. I often wished each story would continue more, I wanted to keep going! I read this book on my honeymoon, when I needed some down time.


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