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None of the relationships in Hannah's life are without complications. There's her father, whose stubbornness Hannah realizes she's unfortunately inherited; her gorgeous cousin, Fig, whose misbehavior alternately intrigues and irritates Hannah; Henry, whom Hannah first falls for in college, while he's dating Fig; and the boyfriends who love her more or less than she deserves, who adore her or break her heart. By the time she's in her late twenties, Hannah has finally figured out what she wants most, but she doesn't yet know whether she'll find the courage to go after it.
Full of honesty and humor, The Man of My Dreams is an unnervingly insightful and beautifully written examination of the outside forces and personal choices that make us who we are.
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By Susan on 01-07-11
The Man of My Dreams
This was my first read by Sittenfeld & I found his writing refreshing and candid. It reminded me so much of my own uncomfortable adolescence and college experience as a young woman trying to find her way. He was able to bring relevance to suffering in young adulthood and a dry wit through Hanna that was actually funny. The reader along with Sittenfelds obvious talent w/ writing brought the story to life. Hard to put down as the characters evolved. I've listened to a lot of audible books over the last 7 yrs and enjoyed the reader immensely. Unlike the one review I read, I thought the reader, S.Denekar enhanced the story. She had a great voice and captured the nuances of the main character and others well.I actually remember a moment in the book that I stopped and thought-'this reader is awesome'-which doesnt often happen. It's not a high action thriller--but this book is a slow loveable simmer. I would highly recommend it. A+ Loved it!
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By Suzanne on 06-04-09
I wonder about the casting
While I enjoyed this book and like Sittenfeld's work a lot, I really didn't enjoy the performance as read by Denaker. It made me wonder if I would have felt differently about the characters-- particularly the main character-- had I read the book or listened to the Anne Heche version instead.
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