The Thing About Jane Spring

  • by Sharon Krum
  • Narrated by Pamela Dillman
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The thing about Jane Spring 31, she has everything a woman could ask for and seemingly everything a man could long for - great legs, brains, rising star status in the Manhattan D.A.'s office - but she just can't find a man who'll fall madly in love with her. Men are always asking her out, but for some reason no one wants a second date. So what if she's neck-breakingly assertive and somewhat callous? This is the 21st century. Right? Maybe not. But what is it that men really want in a woman after all? One snowy night after a bottle of wine and a Doris Day marathon on cable, it hits her: Doris Day always got her man. So Jane Spring trades in her nondescript black pantsuit and clunky diver's watch for pastel pink suits with pearls and pumps, she changes her hair, stops cursing, starts wearing makeup, sweetens her mannerisms and redecorates her whole apartment. And soon her life really does begin to change. Not only does her lazy secretary start working, but everyone seems to be kinder and gentler...and she's got men lining up around the block. But can she keep her inner attack dog on hold long enough to win the most important case of her career...and the man of her dreams? Sharon Krum's magical and hilariously funny novel is a delightful romantic comedy about a driven young woman who must shed her rough exterior and embrace her inner ultrafemininity in order to truly find herself and, eventually, true love.


What the Critics Say

"A charming modern fairy tale with all the essential chick-lit elements: witty banter, quirky secondary characters, dueling love interests, and personal makeovers. This frothy summer confection will please fans of single-in-the-city comic romance." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A very silly book

This is one of the silliest books I've ever listened to. The characters were cartoonish and the plot was so ridiculous that I couldn't suspend my belief long enough to really enjoy it. I kept listening, however, because I couldn't figure out how the author was going to pull all of this craziness together at the end. She did, but in a way that was very unsatisfying to me. I realize it was all supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but did the wink have to be so big?
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- Jody

fun and silly

This isn't as funny as kinsela or fielding but it surprised me in how good it made me feel. But I grew up admiring doris day on tv so I guess this was not a stretch . It was well done and captured the doris day joy.
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- Fortunee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape