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Amy Fusselman

Autor(a) de The Pharmacist's Mate

9+ Works 400 Membros 13 Críticas

About the Author

Amy Fusselman is the author of The Pharmacist's Mate and 8. As "Dr." Fusselman, she writes the Family Practice parenting column for McSweeneys Internet Tendency. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Ms., Hairpin, and ARTnews.

Obras por Amy Fusselman

The Pharmacist's Mate (2001) 225 exemplares
8: All True: Unbelievable (2007) 44 exemplares
The Means (2022) 41 exemplares
Idiophone (2018) 21 exemplares
The Pharmacist's Mate and 8 (2013) 11 exemplares
Ocho (2014) 3 exemplares
Il medico della nave-8 (2017) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

McSweeney's Issue 4: Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying (2000) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 40 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2012) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Breaking Through: The Girls Write Now 2014 Anthology (2014) — Introdução — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1965
Sexo
female
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Educação
Boston University
Ocupações
rhythm guitarist (The Bread Group)
Organizações
School of Visual Arts (Manhattan)
Prémios e menções honrosas
It Discovery Writer of the Year (Entertainment Weekly)

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Amy Fusselman lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Membros

Críticas

Spotted it at the library, sounded like fun, checked it out. It's a fast read, and I was having fun for the first one-third or one-half. But it was just on and on about the shipping-container house, and I just wanted it to be over. But it's an insightful look (ha ha) at how people much richer than me still aren't as rich as they want to be and how they "struggle" to afford the beach house and the parent-child experiences and the dog-walker and the .....
 
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ReadMeAnother | 2 outras críticas | Sep 18, 2023 |
2.5 stars

My thanks to Goodreads FirstReads for my ARC.

Shelly and George Means, English majors in college, now live with their two kids in a two-bedroom apartment in the not-charming stretch of Chelsea. They are the last people one would expect to own a beach house in the Hamptons. Okay, so maybe not the most rich part, “The Springs” and maybe it was constructed out of used shipping containers, but still…

Of course, such an outlandish project would be met with resistance. From her own family as well as the HOA at The Springs. There were also budget constraints due to Shelly’s not earning a wage/salary and George no longer getting gigs as a voice-over artist. Indulgences such as a dog-walker, Shelly’s therapy, and a cleaner further drained their already-meager resources.

It was not long before Shelly was in over her head. The expected revenue stream from the investment property would require some unforeseen compromises and schmoozing. But, if Shelly was anything, she was a resourceful problem-solver.

For me, the blurb was better than the book. Also, I didn’t understand the logic of its set-up. But it was a fast read. It had some quirky characters. There was humor, some of it amusing. Overall, mediocre.
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kulmona | 2 outras críticas | Sep 17, 2022 |
I can't recall when I finished a book in one day.

This debut was so funny I swore I laughed on every page. Shelley and George (a commercial voice artist) lived in New York City with their 16 old son and 10 year old daughter. She was a stay at home mom who was guilty for not working and hiring a dog walker for their dog Twix since she never worked.

Shelly wanted a beach house in The Hamptons and was determined to get it, one way or another even if it was on tick infested land made out of shipping containers. Some of the containers she nixed for various reasons, i.e., cat food and chicken nuggets (her son was a vegetarian). I loved her vision board with a Japanese toilet which did everything and the brand was Toto), which kept getting smaller and smaller since the house was going to be tiny.

As a side note, when she would walk Twix, she started talking to Shelly like she was a human. She was a smart dog that's for sure.

They tried to get rid of the land/house but no such luck. In the end they ended up renting the house out for a location shoot for a movie.

Reading Progress
August 17, 2022 – Shelved
August 17, 2022 – Shelved as: to-read
August 31, 2022 – Shelved as: peace-love-books-swaps
September 6, 2022 – Started Reading
September 6, 2022 – Finished Reading

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I can't recall when I finished a book in one day.

This debut was so funny I swore I laughed on every page. Shelley and George (a commercial voice artist) lived in New York City with their 16 old son and 10 year old daughter. She was a stay at home mom who was guilty for not working and hiring a dog walker for their dog Twix since she never worked.

Shelly wanted a beach house in The Hamptons and was determined to get it, one way or another even if it was on tick infested land made out of shipping containers. Some of the containers she nixed for various reasons, i.e., cat food and chicken nuggets (her son was a vegetarian). I loved her vision board with a Japanese toilet which did everything and the brand was Toto), which kept getting smaller and smaller since the house was going to be tiny.

As a side note, when she would walk Twix, she started talking to Shelly like she was a human. She was a smart dog that's for sure.

They tried to get rid of the land/house but no such luck. In the end they ended up renting the house out for a location shoot for a movie.





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sweetbabyjane58 | 2 outras críticas | Sep 6, 2022 |
This would be a bad caricature of a hip, smarmy (early) McSweeney's book, except it was published by (early) McSweeney's.
 
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Obras
9
Also by
5
Membros
400
Popularidade
#60,685
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
13
ISBN
21
Línguas
4

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