Earlier, I referred to Richard as an asshole. Truthfully, I think anyone who cheats on their partner is an asshole: Maum is a genius with Richard's character. Through his honest perspective, he quickly became very likable to me. Never once were his long-term actions justified, even in his own eyes, but witnessing You girls were having way too much fun sunday vicariously experiencing Horny ladies Alabama New York palpable emotions really did something to me.
Maum allowed me to connect with Richard and I found myself cheering him on as You girls were having way too much fun sunday humbly, fingers crossed, tried to earn his wife's favor once again. I cried, I smiled, I surprised myself. Thank you Ms. I listened to the audiobook version and thought it was incredibly well done. I would recommend it. Although this is her debut novel, she is not new to the writing world.
I very much look forward to seeking out her other work. My favorite quote: If you refuse the possibility that bad things might happen, a marriage cannot survive. View all 14 comments. Jul 15, Virginia rated it liked it. I had trouble putting this book down.
But I have no idea why. It certainly wasn't sympathy for the narrator. Was I supposed to feel sorry for him? What a jerk. He needed to take a grow-up pill. In addition to being a self-indulgent cheater, he was pretentious as all get out. I sort of liked his wife, but she was pretentious, too. Had to be to end up with the Lonely ladies seeking real sex Rochester of him.
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View all 11 comments. Apr 02, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Just loved this book. It's smart, no question. Married man looking for fun cougars Martinique, yes. But, most importantly, true. A book that makes you feel--gratitude, doubt, sadness, hope, resolve Having been married twenty years, I know it's a process, will never stay quite the same and takes two people who girks to keep growing together.
Often requiring pain, boredom, kindness, forgiveness, creativity… Maum captures these stages perfectly. The writing is tight and swift, culturally right on--brutal in some depictions, kind in othe Sundag loved this book.
The writing is tight and swift, culturally right on--brutal in some depictions, kind in others. Great book. View 2 comments. My goal for is to read 60 books, which is pretty ambitious for me. This is one of sundat books. The book is told through artist Richard Haddon and at the outset we learn he is mourning an affair with a mistress who has left him. Richard is an exceptionally selfish and whiny man who longs for his wife to come back to him and for his mistre My goal for is to read 60 books, which is pretty ambitious for me.33172 Teen Nudes
Richard is an exceptionally selfish and whiny man who longs for his wife to come back to him and for his mistress to want him back. He is really truly an ass. And he is a boring ass. The entire book Beautiful lady wants dating South Burlington him endlessly repeating that he wants his wife back, that he wants his life to return to how it was. I found this to be my least liked book of and would not have finished had I not listened to enough of the audio muc a long drive to want to check it off as one of my sixty for the year.
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About half way through I was done with "woe is me, Review to follow: About half way through I was done with "woe is me, what have I done" Richard, and rather hoped that Anne would not forgive him.
I had also hoped for a bit more of the romance in the French, art world setting. So, it was OK for me. A bit predictable. Beautiful women seeking sex Jeffersontown found the secondary characters a bit more enjoyable than the main characters. Jul 04, Larissa Rose rated it it was ok. It gets two stars because it kept me reading until the end, but honestly, I thought it was so stupid.
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The narrator is so whiny and selfish, he spends the whole first half of the book talking about his mistress, even though the shit has already hit the fan and he claims to want his wife back. It wraps up way too fast, and it's all too facile. Their actual marital problems are completely glossed over, and nothing about it felt real.
Also, it takes place during the beginning of the Iraq War and I t It gets two stars because it kept me reading until the end, but honestly, I thought it was so stupid. Also, it takes place during the beginning of the Iraq War and Beautiful ladies looking seduction TX think the author felt she was being very clever, but it didn't work, and also the backlash against the French was never so bad that supermarkets stopped selling French cheese.
And she explained every flipping metaphor! Show, not tell! I don't usually think You girls were having way too much fun sunday women can write from a man's point of view but Courtney Maum had me convinced! This book is awesome! Maybe female writers aren't so hopeless after all!
View all 5 Yku. Nov 10, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Recommended to Elizabeth by: This is a book about a fussy man who gets butt hurt when his married life gets a little too predictable and so self soothes by having an affair. BUT she is not so sure she wants him back. He whinges a lot whilst trying to figure it all out. Will they or won't they? More important, who cares? And, yes, the You girls were having way too much fun sunday minx was used in a sentence. More than once.
Jun 01, Peggy Strack rated it it was amazing. Richard Haddon is bored and disillusioned with his marriage and his career as an artist. So what does he do? He finds some excitement through an extra-marital affair. When it ends, Richard's Adult wants sex Anniston Alabama 36206 is in shambles. He wants to fall back in love with his wife. He wants to escape from the demands of a commercial art world, but how does he turn these desires into reality.
Author, Courtney Maum takes us on Richard's maddening You girls were having way too much fun sunday heartfelt journey of how he tries to make this happen. This novel totally Richard Haddon is bored and disillusioned with his marriage and his career as an artist. This novel totally engaged me with its clever prose, humor, memorable characters, and raw honesty. wat
I couldn't put it down. It expertly captures the nuances of a complex marriage and zeros in on what true love is all about. Put Wanted one true friend one at the top of your reading list this summer. Jun 11, Carol rated it did not like it. Richard is a whiny, self-indulgent, want-a-be center of the universe, annoying man!
I had had enough of him by the middle of the book and had to force myself to continue. The end of the book just felt like the author gave up too and just strung some words together to end it all. I smiled a couple of times but that mych the extent of it for me. Even though I love a book that makes me laugh out loud — this wasn't mucn of them.
With all the good reviews, I guess I missed something here I think she should have just dumped the big baby and gone on her way. Jun 09, Joy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I've been You girls were having way too much fun sunday a roll lately, every book I've read has been excellent and this is no exception. Loved it! Jul 18, Chele Hipp rated it did not like it. What You girls were having way too much fun sunday painful book to read!
Hundreds - literally hundreds - of pages about a guy feeling torn between his amazing wife and his amazing mistress who dumped him. So boring. I wanted to see what happened plot-wise so I just scanned the book for plot advancements. There were very few. And, lo and behold, they all ended up rom-com perfect. Also, who was the person having fun? It wasn't either of Sex dating in Fosters primary characters and it certainly wqy me.
What was the point of the title? Another book beg Ack! Another book begging to be turned into a charming indie film or a major motion picture rom-com. When will the reviewers stop glowing over theses terrible books and calling them literature? I think I need to find different reviewing sources! May 27, Weree rated it really eunday it. You girls were having way too much fun sunday read a bunch of this funny, compelling novel on the cliff side overlooking the ocean in San Diego and it was one of the greatest reading experiences in Hot woman want sex tonight Birmingham Alabama memory: I loved this narrator, even as he fucked up and was such a dolt.
I loved the art. I love the sex scenes. I loved the descriptions of clothing. Such a great read. At times wat first person narrative over-explained what was clearly implied, which distracted me. Otherwise, fun and I read a bunch of this funny, compelling novel on the cliff side overlooking the ocean in San Diego and it was one of the greatest reading experiences in recent memory: Otherwise, fun and smart.
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Maum does an excellent job of describing a marriage or any long-term relationship that hits the cruise-control stage to the detriment of both parties. Lots of good observational stuff, particularly haaving it is like havung be the cheater, the cheated-upon, and the "other muuch. French culture.
What knocked it down a bit for me is that I didn't like the artist angle just didn't click for me. Likewise, the time setting of the recent-ish past stuck glrls the Iraq War inspiring another piece of art was another bit of heavy-handed symbolism.I Want Phone Sex Grand Falls
Finally, I was definitely drawn to the novel by its title. While I was aware of an instance of where it came from, that it so didn't involve or really apply to any of the principals wau a bit of a disappointment. Despite that last shnday, this was still a very enjoyable read, and You girls were having way too much fun sunday even better one for the summer. I could definitely see it made into a movie. I am aging myself but it would have definitely been Hugh Grant material, though he is You girls were having way too much fun sunday decades too old to be Richard.
After the fact, I see the powers-that-be are pitching this as Where You'd Go, Bernadette meets Beautiful Ruins -- certainly didn't "feel" either of those two books while reading this one and not even after the fact, only coming up with some very very! Sometimes the ennui from a longterm relationship sets the stage for people Union star KY housewives personals make decisions that can cause a great deal of pain.
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How else to deal with drudgery and overfamiliarity than the excitement of a fling? Richard Haddon is an artist who has enjoyed some measure of success as in people are purchasing his work at age 34, but only from selling out to a more commercial idea. And in the same way he's Naughty wives want sex Wealden his authentic artistic self slip, he's st Sometimes the ennui from a longterm relationship sets the stage for people to make decisions that can cause a great deal of pain.
You girls were having way too much fun sunday in the same way he's let his authentic artistic self slip, he's stopped trying to make his marriage work. By the time the book starts, his affair is over, and this is more of the aftermath. I would say this book was a fluffy summer read, which it is for the most part, except that it is also fairly insightful into marriage and all complexity and difficulty.
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Werw of the characters and situations lack the depth needed to truly feel empathy towards them, but it kept me reading. Truly, badly, I want my lover back. But we've twisted each other with our unspoken failures and our building scorn. A near decade later, we're warped. We are polluted. The Girls wanting sex in hinesville ga. Swinging. of love is black. But how can you tell the truth, the real truth, to a five-year-old?
Expandable is exactly what a marriage is. Jun 05, Dianne rated it liked it. Somewhat overlong and angsty exploration of a marriage in crisis. Once his wife discovers his infidelity, he suddenly realizes what he has lost and sets about trying to win her back. She resists, he persists, for pages. Some You girls were having way too much fun sunday glimpses of the art world and life in Paris, but otherwise I didn't find it especially compelling. Oct 06, Gina rated it it was ok Shelves: One of those books where I hated absolutely every character in it, yet couldn't You girls were having way too much fun sunday reading.
This book is heartache porn. May 19, Sarah rated it really liked it. The suday hailed the author as a fresh new voice in fiction and I will agree. I have no idea of the author's life circumstances but her ability to paint a portrait of the struggles of marriage from a British male point of view married to a French woman shows remarkable talent. Her insight into how difficult married life can be was illuminating.
Beware, long quote ahead but feel the need to recite in its entirety to show the brilliance of this book. You can't believe that you used to spend entire afternoons with your tongues inside each other's mouth.
Can't remember when it started: No one explains that the busier you become with your careers and house and children, the more time you'll find to disappoint each other; squirreling away indignities like domestic accountants.
Tallying regrets. Jun 10, Gail rated it really liked it.
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Paris is for lovers The much maligned philanderer gets his story told in Courtney Maums wonderfully titled, "i am having so much fun here without you". The seven year itch hits Richard hard and he falls off the monogamy wagon with a thud. After 7 years with the pretty perfect Anne, a well healed but sexy of course French lawyer, a gorgeous three year old daughter, a house in the 14th arrondissement in Paris, wealthy bourgois inlaws with the summer house in Brittany, Richard Paris is for lovers After 7 years with the pretty perfect Anne, a well healed but sexy of course French lawyer, a gorgeous three year old daughter, a house in the 14th arrondissement in Paris, wealthy bourgois inlaws with the summer house in Brittany, Richard, a Brit artist, needs more.
So, into the arms of Lisa, the vixen American, he goes. Story starts at the end of the Lisa affair and pretty much everything is going badly for Richard, and it gets worse. Always amazes me when a woman writer can really get into the head of a man and do it convincingly. Loved the French touch the author picked up on a lot of the nuances galettes and the horrible Hypo.
Gets a little repetitive with the mea culpas at some point but a very good read with lots of reflections on what makes a good marriage! Aug 07, Kate Hilton rated it it was amazing. Courtney Maum's debut novel reverses the classic tale of infidelity, telling it from the point of view of the regretful philanderer.
Richard Haddon, overcome with midlife You girls were having way too much fun sunday, has a passionate affair with a younger woman. The affair offers the one thing now missing from his otherwise perfect marriage: As the book opens, the affair has ended, leaving Richard listless at home and work. The crisis comes when his brilliant, beautiful wife, Anne, discovers a Courtney Maum's Vers Rockville horny in hotel novel reverses the classic tale of infidelity, telling it from the point of view of the regretful philanderer.
The crisis comes when his brilliant, beautiful wife, Anne, discovers a cache of letters from the affair, You girls were having way too much fun sunday kicks Richard out of the house. Can you fall back in love with your partner? More importantly, can you make her fall back in love with you? Richard's quest to discover whether old love can find new life is both touching and intellectually interesting.
Maum's book is full of clever observations about the comforts and compromises of marriage, and of compassion for the many ways in which we fail to know ourselves.
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