Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg
moonshadow

Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn

Title: Secrets to Happiness
Author: Sarah Dunn
Genre: Chick lit
Setting: New York City
Reason for Reading: It was well-reviewed.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 277, plus an interview with the author and a book group guide. (Ironically these never seem to happen with the really weighty books that I think need them the most.)
Copyright Date: 2009
Cover: A woman wearing a white tank top and holding a cocker spaniel. She is turned away from us and the dog is looking over her shoulder.
First lines:

"'Do you want to know the secret to a happy marriage?'
'Tell me.'
'Put your wife on Paxil.'"


Themes: Divorce, dogs, infidelity, friendship, dating.
Best part: This book is "laugh out loud at the breakfast table" funny.
Worst part: I thought Dunn made it a little too easy on some of her characters.
Imaginary Theme Song: All I can really think of is "All Things Keep Getting Better," the theme song from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Peppy and poppy and a little bit silly.
Grade: C+. Really fun but I don't think I'll read it again, though I would definitely read other things by this author.
Recommended for: Anybody that needs a lift to their week.
Related Reads: Eat, Pray, Love comes to mind. Also, Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella.
Tags: books 2011, fiction
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments