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I downloaded the Manny, thinking it would be a fun light-hearted listen of the "chick lit" variety. This book is neither fun, nor literature and it is definitely not entertaining. It's hard to know who to blame, the narrator or the author, for why each of the characters is so unlikeable. It's incredibly cliched -- middle class midwesterners are good -- rich new yorkers are bad. There is nothing nuanced about any of the characters, it's not funny and the plot is predictable and tiresome. I wish I had heeded the bad reviews and stayed away. If you need a lighthearted summer listen try "Shopaholic has a Baby." If you want engrossing, entertaining and literary, listen to "Free Food for Millionaires" -- my absolute favorite listen of the summer. Stay away from the Manny -- you can't get those 11 hours back!
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I tried to give this book a chance. I listened to the authors political views on how mistreated the liberal media is. The right wing conservatives setting up the poor misunderstood television station. Spoiled rich liberals living the good life cheating on their spouses.
It never improved. Shoot me if I ever listen to another one of this authors books again.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful