• Secrets to Happiness

  • By: Sarah Dunn
  • Narrated by: Julie Dretzin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-07-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Deftly mixing humor and pathos, Sarah Dunn's Secrets to Happiness delivers an entertaining story of professional women living the city life. It has been likened to a hybrid of Candace Bushnell, Edith Wharton, and Jane Austen, and Kirkus Reviews calls it a "smart chick-lit tale with dark undertones." Recently divorced Holly is intelligent and spunky - and her priceless ruminations on love, life, and happiness are not to be missed.
©2009 Sarah Dunn (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Dunn charts several New Yorkers' lives in this snappy novel ... the energetic and witty prose speeds along the narrative. It's smarter than the usual single-in-the-city fare, and funnier, too." ( Publishers Weekly)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Maureen McDaniel on 10-05-12

Nice NY observations, good gym listen

What's fun about this book at the many sly comments about life in contemporary New York's creative/professional class. It's very frank about sex and has some truly funny and quirky-but-real situations. I found it slow to get going, and even considered not finishing it as I wondered if I cared at all about any of the characters. Ultimately I only ended up caring about the main character, Holly, who developed nicely as the book went along.

Some plot developments were predictable. But I enjoyed the wit and the scenes of New York life. Though Holly seems to think she needs a man and family to be happy, yet she's already a cheery and positive person with a good career and a healthy outlook on life. This ended up being good listen that got me happily through several gym workouts!

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3 out of 5 stars
By N on 05-08-10

I liked this book...

the story and the characters were believable and modern.

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