Jennifer Weiner may be one of the queen’s of chick lit but what she has done for the genre lately is give it some depth that really cannot be ignored. This collection of short stories focus on the different struggles women in their 30’s face. Am I with the right person? How can I raise my children better? There is nothing glamorous in Weiner’s stories but rather they are filled with humanity.
Considering the short story format, the pacing if moderately fast as the reader just gets to know the situation when moving on to another. The characters are well drawn and easy to identify with quickly. The reader is drawn into each situation as it is painted vividly for the reader to digest. 2006, 304 pages.