I'm Not Julia Roberts (2020)

I m Not Julia Roberts Does every second wife look like Julia Roberts Lu Klein certainly doesn t and her life is anything but glamorous When she married a man with children Lu had no idea that she was also marrying his sh
  • Title: I'm Not Julia Roberts
  • Author: Laura Ruby
  • ISBN: 9780446578745
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I'm Not Julia Roberts
    Does every second wife look like Julia Roberts Lu Klein certainly doesn t, and her life is anything but glamorous When she married a man with children, Lu had no idea that she was also marrying his shrewish ex wife, Beatrix And Beatrix had no idea that making a new home with her second husband would mean welcoming her wicked teenage stepdaughter, Liv And Liv s mother RDoes every second wife look like Julia Roberts Lu Klein certainly doesn t, and her life is anything but glamorous When she married a man with children, Lu had no idea that she was also marrying his shrewish ex wife, Beatrix And Beatrix had no idea that making a new home with her second husband would mean welcoming her wicked teenage stepdaughter, Liv And Liv s mother Roxie had no idea that so many new and exciting boyfriends could make her long for the stable life she and her ex had too eagerly left behind In this tightly interconnected collection of ten short stories, author Laura Ruby chronicles the progress of Lu, Beatrix, Roxie and their various steps and exes as they take the perilous plunge into the maelstrom of the so called blended family Both ruefully funny and wickedly insightful, I AM NOT JULIA ROBERTS offers finely observed, honest and affecting takes on kids, step kids, divorce, remarriaged the movie Stepmom.
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    1. This book had potential it had a good start But it failed in so many ways For one, it had too many characters It was almost like the author was wanting the reader to connect with her characters, so she threw a load of them out there, like the adage, there s someone for everyone I couldn t keep the players straight, and too many of them were entirely unnecessary I also found that there was too much negativity As a mother who has dealt with a stepmother in my children s lives, and as a stepmother [...]

    2. I picked this book up at a book exchange, and I admit that it was mostly due to the intriguing title I will preface this review with the comment that I don t normally read chick lit , so this may color my opinion of this novel I m not Julia Roberts was awash with too many points of view and too many characters There were so many characters, in fact, that the author found it necessary to provide a Family Tree and List of Characters at the beginning of the novel and it was certainly needed to keep [...]

    3. I thought it was slightly amusing, but overall I didn t like it The character development was terrible, making it too hard to keep all the characters straight despite the family tree at the front She should ve just stuck to the main 3 women and developed their stories deeply As a step mom, I could only relate to a few of the sentiments Who really acts that like with their ex I could relate the most to Lu and some of her feelings towards her step sons, but that was the extent of it Also, I didn [...]

    4. Somehow, despite the title, this book circumvented my expectations It was odd and interesting to read a narrative in which there are no wicked stepmothers and the perceptibly wicked stepchildren are either tortured artists or struggling with OCD The collection of stories almost feels like a novel, because of the tight, interweaving thread, but because they are short stories, there isn t room for a resolution of any of the conflict That might well be the point, that there is no resolution, that y [...]

    5. I love Laura Ruby and this is the first adult novel by her that I ve read, and am so far enjoying it greatly It s crafted to read like intertwined short stories but with the same cast of characters running through eachother s lives all divorced and coping with blended families, exes, steps, challenging children Funny and biting at the same time The title of course is a play on the film Stepmom

    6. Very funny complicated relationships ere s a cast list and a family divorce tree to keep the characters straight You don t need toese linked stories stand on their own fallible feet, but knowing a character s previous storyher exes and presentsher kids, parents, siblingsde the book enjoyable for me Perfect vacation readingfunny and snide and generous at heart.

    7. I liked Laura Ruby s Lily Ghosts, which is a book for children, and Good Girls, which is for young adult This book stars a middle aged mother or at least someone old enough to have school aged children , and perhaps it s because I haven t been there done that yet that I wasn t able to appreciate this novel I ll definitely give it a try again in another ten years or so, though, only because Laura Ruby is one of the best fiction writers I ve encountered.

    8. I ll probably donate it to the library.Very convoluted connection of MANY characters, their exes, their new spouses and their kids and extended families I like the humor, but it s mostly about divorce and reconstructed families, not necessarily applicable to my life or reflective of people I know An easy read Good if you are getting on an airplane, and don t have a great reading selection at your disposal.

    9. It was a quick decent read I didn t love it, but didn t hate it either As the book went on, there were too many connections and it was a bit hard to keep the minor characters straight on how they connected to the story It could have been better executed, but I would read something else written by this author.

    10. This book is like a photograph album a series of views on a group of people who are connected or disconnected by marriage It s a reflection on the role of parents and step parents in blended families It s a subject I find fascinating and Laura Ruby s insights into the lives of her characters are deep and sympathetic Her writing is engaging, humorous and intelligent Enjoyed it.

    11. Im sorry, what was the point to the book there are like 20 characters that you have to flash to the front of the book and read the actual TREE to fig out who the hell is who and married to, and I loved Lu, her character was very likable and could have been a great book if it was about her and that family.

    12. This is a funny book about stepmothers, divorce, and second marriages While I did enjoy it, I thought it was a bit difficult to follow all of the characters and relationships and how they were all interconnected, not exactly a page turner I could not read it in one sitting Having stated that, I did thoroughly enjoy Laura Ruby s cynical outtake on the movie Stepmom, so true

    13. I just cannot get into this bookd its not for lack of effort I don t really know the why s of its lack of appeal When I found it in the bookstore I thought it sounded like a great read, but it just hasn t lived up to the expectations for me I may give it a try at a later date, who knows.

    14. It took me awhile to decide if I liked this book or not but I think I did It made me realize I m not the only one out there with a crazy family of step something s and ex something s, and that I m not the only one who is not particularly fond of some of them.

    15. with all the ex husbands wives and kids stepkids to keep u with, i lost track and lost intrest in this book a little less than half way through there were some funny moments, but not enough to make me want to finish this book sorry

    16. Meh Too many characters I couldn t keep everyone straight And the whole Stepmom thing was like, a page long The book jacket is slightly misleading on that point.

    17. I kept having to go back through previous chapters to see where these characters tied together It was a confusing storyline.

    18. This was humorous at times, but because the narratives shift in each chapter short story, I was left feeling dissatisfied by the entire book, asking myself what s the point

    19. I thought it sounded like a good book, but instead it was filled with arguments from divorced couples I quit reading 1 2 way through because I couldn t take how depressing the story was.

    20. Ruby is brilliant I ve loved her books for younger readers, as have the Offspring, but these stories are witty and cutting and close to the bone If you haven t read her books yet, get started

    21. This is story about dysfunctional stepfamilies and their relationships within their marriages, remarriages, children and stepchildren It was a little tough to follow and not a happy book.

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