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Curtis Sittenfeld

Autor(a) de Prep

23+ Works 15,708 Membros 826 Críticas 38 Favorited

About the Author

Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld was born August 23, 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an American writer. Her titles include: Prep, the tale of a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My Dreams, a coming-of-age novel and an examination of romantic love; and American Wife, a fictional story loosely based mostrar mais on the life of First Lady Laura Bush. Sittenfeld attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, before transferring to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. At Stanford, she studied Creative Writing. At the time, she was also chosen as one of Glamour magazine's College Women of the Year. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. In 2018 she made the bestseller list with her title, You Think It, I'll Say It. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Curtis Sittenfeld

Prep (2005) 5,191 exemplares
American Wife (2008) 3,360 exemplares
Eligible (2016) 1,882 exemplares
Sisterland (2013) 1,294 exemplares
The Man of My Dreams (2006) 1,260 exemplares
Romantic Comedy (2023) 924 exemplares
You Think It, I'll Say It (2018) 802 exemplares
Rodham (2020) 688 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Editor — 146 exemplares
Atomic Marriage (2019) 57 exemplares
Help Yourself (2020) 22 exemplares
Giraffe & Flamingo (2020) 21 exemplares
The Tomorrow Box (2021) 18 exemplares
A Regular Couple (2009) 15 exemplares
Gender Studies (2016) 6 exemplares

Associated Works

Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation (1995) — Contribuidor — 586 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 261 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



A terrific collection of longish short stories, all challenging common stereotypes on gender, status. Romantic, erotic, professional encounters are all refreshed by unexpected twists, unexpected revelations that reveal that we, the reader, are guilty of making unwarranted assumptions. Each of these stories left me wanting to know at least one of the characters better.
Margaret09 | 78 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Well, I read it. I finished it. And I'm not as entirely entranced by it as the many reviewers quoted on the book's cover. The cover is part of the problem. It reveals that our heroine, a bookish only child born into a completely ordinary family, becomes in due course, America's First Lady. Laura Bush in fact, though this account is in no way an attempt at a bigraphy. I really wish I hadn't known, as it hugely spoilt my enjoyment of the first sections of this 4 part book. Each section deals with a different decade or so of Alice's life. A horrible accident defines her later teenage years; a successful professional career, though a less successful personal life her late twenties, and so on. She goes on to describe her unlikely marriage to a man that it's quite astonishing to realise eventually becomes the president of the US.

The characters are believable, the depiction of day -to-day family and working life too. 500 pages in, I'm getting slightly bored at the unremitting detail (who cares about pizza toppings?)but at the same time, it fills out our understanding of Alice and her world. We can sympathise in the end with her compromises, her moral dilemmas..... and above all be glad that finally, after 630 pages, the book finally comes to an end.
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Margaret09 | 225 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
One of these stories struck me as hopeful, even vaguely happy. The rest seemed more interested in ignoring joy and anything that might life more meaningful.
pianistpalm91 | 78 outras críticas | Apr 7, 2024 |
Hahhhahhaa the ending is priceless. Good for you, Mary. Good for you.
hannerwell | 156 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |



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