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Editorial Reviews

Curtis Sittenfeld's characters are successful, settled, suburban, and yet, their pasts continue to haunt them. The mean girl from high school, the unlikely hookup, and the persistently present friend from college all threaten to disrupt carefully crafted lives. Tensions rise through inner monologues; outlets for relief come at a premium; change becomes an ever-moving target. Set in post-2016 election America, the stories told in You Think It, I’ll Say It are told through a semi-nihilistic lens and grapple with the question: What is the true price of contentment?  
The stories included in You Think It, I'll Say It appear as follows:
1. "Gender Studies", narrated by Emily Rankin
2. "The World Has Many Butterflies", narrated by Emily Rankin
3. "Vox Clamantis in Deserto", narrated by Emily Rankin
4. "Bad Latch", narrated by Emily Rankin
5. "Plausible Deniability", narrated by Mark Deakins
6. "A Regular Couple", narrated by Emily Rankin
7. "Off the Record", narrated by Emily Rankin
8. "The Prairie Wife", narrated by Emily Rankin
9. "Volunteers Are Shining Stars", narrated by Emily Rankin
10. "Do-Over", narrated by Mark Deakins  
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Publisher's Summary

"Every bit as smart, sensitive, funny, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels,"* a dazzling collection from the New York Times best-selling author of Prep, American Wife, and Eligible.
"I really loved all the characters in this book. They're so complex and interesting, and in every story, you'll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives." [Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)]
A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate's seemingly enviable life. Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her "astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers' heads" (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before. 
Throughout the 10 stories in You Think It, I'll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided. With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we're all thinking - if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original. 
*Booklist (starred review)
©2018 Curtis Sittenfeld (P)2018 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"The two narrators, Emily Rankin and Mark Deakins, are a credit to the audiobook.... Both narrators capture the timely, relevant, and humorous nature of these darkly observant stories." (AudioFile)
"Sittenfeld makes writing lively and diverting fiction look easy, though each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted.... Witty and buoyant, Sittenfeld delivers her characters to her audience with bemused perspicacity and above all affection.... Sittenfeld proves adept at quickly establishing characters in whom the reader feels inclined to invest immediately." (Chicago Tribune)
"Perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing.... Whatever [Sittenfeld] writes, we'll read it." (People)
"Razor-sharp, often hilarious... A witty, breezy, zeitgeist-y collection." (USA Today)
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Ali K on 06-02-18

Stories of people thinking and acting horribly towards each other

If that’s your thing, definitely read this book. If not, skip it. I couldn’t get through it fast enough and when there was two stories left I came to my senses and stopped listening. Personally, I would rather listen to stories of people, especially women, being kind and supportive towards one another.

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1 out of 5 stars
By H.M. on 06-28-18

I do not recommend this...

I found all of the short stories that I could muster listening to so vapid and awful. Hated it.

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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