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The Seven Year Bitch (2010)

by Jennifer Belle(Favorite Author)
3.2 of 5 Votes: 4
1594487553 (ISBN13: 9781594487552)
Riverhead Hardcover
review 1: Although my patience was wearing thin, I kept reading this book hoping it would redeem itself. It didn't. The protagonist is a thoroughly unlikeable woman who "hates" her husband and wants a divorce that she claims she can't afford, despite spending thousands of dollars to help her nanny get pregnant (a pregnancy which will result in her nanny leaving her to raise her own child!), only--in the last few pages--to have everything suddenly and utterly inexplicably work out.A happy ending that does not explain nor justify itself.
review 2: The Seven Year Bitch by Jennifer Belle spoke to me in a myriad of way.I initially picked up the book because it reminded me of the Candace Bushnell series, but written with a bit more sophistication and wit. It seemed to speak to
... more me- a woman approaching her 7th year of marriage completely discontent and frustrated. This is who I would have become of me.The protagonist, Izzy, is reflective, ambitious, and nostalgic. She struggles with the idea of cheating while trying to have a 2nd child with her husband who she despises. She takes long walks to clear and mind, and always wants to be anywhere but where she is.Her son is her life and her Guyanese Nanny is her dearest friend. The books takes you thru the journey of being married, reaching the point of dissatisfaction, and forces the reader and characters to come to terms with what it means to be “married”, “faithful”, and “content”.The ending was not what I anticipated. Maybe it’s my pessimism; maybe it’s my inability to give Time a chance. Maybe I’m more impulsive than I think. Either way, this seemingly fluff novel made me think about the grandeur sacrifices of life and once again affirmed–I was not ready to get married or begin family. I’m still too selfish. less
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The main character reminded me of myself sometimes. I liked being able to feel that connection.
I kept waiting for something to happen in this book and it never did. It was just blah.
I won't remember a word of this by tomorrow.
Author has a Woody Allen non-sensibility.
Just too bitchy.
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