Attitude is Everything
Fiction – Chick Lit
Publication Date: January 1st 2001
28-year-old Cannie Shapiro thinks her life is okay. Sure she is dealing with her mother coming out of the closet and her mother’s new chain smoking lover. Okay, maybe her Dad’s hurtful words and abandoning her family wasn’t so great. And yeah she and her boyfriend of three years were taking a break, but she’s dealing. Life is livable, until it all comes tumbling down around her when she opens up a magazine article written by her ex telling the whole world how he courageously loved a larger woman. Sent into a tail spin of self-discovery Cannie is put on a path to find out what really matters in life and how to leave unwanted baggage behind her.
I liked this book well enough and found it a lot more soulful than I expected. I enjoyed Cannie and her witticism, but I did feel a sort of disconnect from her when she had her melt down at the end of the book. Also, this book tended to get a bit long winded toward the second half. I found the Hollywood stuff a bit farfetched and for a reader who can buy into vampires in Louisiana or Egyptian gods inhabiting the descendants of Pharaoh that’s saying something. But on the other hand, if you go into reading it with the right attitude you will enjoy an interesting story and heroine who has a lot to say.
ISBN 0743418174 (ISBN13: 9780743418171)