Monday, April 14, 2008

Late Bloomer . . .

Tonight my girlfriends and I got together for our monthly book group to discuss our last great read, "The Late Bloomer's Revolution" by Amy Cohen. I can't believe how much I related to the character in this book. I really grew to love her as she shared her complications with men and dating. Here's a little peak into one of her rants about men:

"I had often said I felt like a house men were happy to rent, but when it came time to buy, they balked. Several boyfriends had told me that being in a relationship with me required work. A lot of extensive work. I was not the brand-new house with central air and freshly polished hardwood floors, the one that was ready to move into immediately. I was the fixer-upper with plenty of room for improvement, one the real estate agent says, 'could be a gem if you're willing to do an enormous, exhausting amount of work.' I was the house in desperate need of renovation. And if I kept eating the way I was . . . I'd be the biggest house on the block."

I love Amy's witty humor. She says what most women only dare to think and its hillarious! If you're single and looking for a fun read, this is the book for you.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Just in case there is any question, you are not a fixer upper! You are the type of 'house' that men look at and want, but think they can't afford! They think it's too good to be true! :)
Love your posts!

Erica said...

amen to heather. i'm excited to check out this book!

shan & andrew said...

I'm going to check out that book today!I'm currently reading Wicked and I must say, it's MUCH darker than the play!

Christa Jeanne said...

Aubrey, that's fantastic! I MUST read this book... and ditto Heather, for sure.

Lezlie Wagner said...

that kind of makes me feel okay that I may just be a "old house". Is it okay that I personally still want to buy new house? I love you Aubs.