Pushing 30

by Whitney Gaskell | Romance | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0553382241 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mcbeth of Miami, Florida USA on 9/13/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by mcbeth from Miami, Florida USA on Monday, September 13, 2004
From Publishers Weekly:
Gaskell's sprightly debut tackles one of the great chick-lit dilemmas-how to turn 30 in style. For "consummate Good Girl" Ellie Winters, a snappy but unlikely D.C. litigation attorney, it means breaking up with her staid boyfriend, getting highlights, tossing aside The Rules and diving headfirst into a May-December romance with sexy Ted Langston, a cable TV news big shot. Their first meeting is comically, familiarly inauspicious: his mutt begins "humping at" her pug outside the all-night drugstore where Ellie has gone to buy hair bleach to fix her initial hair-coloring disaster. Upon a later chance encounter at a fund-raiser, though, Cupid's arrow hits its mark. Problems quickly arise on their first date, when Ted puts Ellie's age at 38 or 39, sending her self-esteem into a tailspin and her credit card to the Clarins counter ("The next time he saw me I'd have skin like a baby's bottom, and he'd be full of jealousy... in comparison, he was just a shriveled old geezer"). Meanwhile, Ted decides their 23-year age difference might be insurmountable. After another serendipitous meeting, the flame is rekindled-and then snuffed again. For all the on-again, off-again nature of their affections, readers will see the happy ending coming from miles away. But Gaskell's breezy prose, sharp wit and skillful interweaving of Ellie's struggles-with her boring job, with Ted's nasty ex-wife-keep a fluffily familiar plot from becoming stale cotton candy. Ellie's self-absorption may rival that of a reality-TV dating contestant's, but her down-to-earth appeal as she moons over dazzling Ted, her demanding dog and the ups and downs of the lives of family and friends makes her a delightful romantic comedy heroine.

Journal Entry 2 by carlissa from Gainesville, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In Remembrance of Mcbeth (07/22/1961 - 10/13/2006)

I received this book from her husband.

Journal Entry 3 by carlissa at Panera Bread - Falls in Miami, Florida USA on Friday, December 28, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (12/28/2007 UTC) at Panera Bread - Falls in Miami, Florida USA



in book basket

Journal Entry 4 by Therabe at Storrs, Connecticut USA on Sunday, December 14, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (12/14/2008 UTC) at Storrs, Connecticut USA



Enjoyed the book. It was light, easy, fun reading.
I am releasing it to my daughter who more closely fits the age bracket. I watched the TV show "30 Something" about 2 decades ago.

I am the one who "caught" the release at Panera in Pinecrest. Thanks for introducing me to book crossing. It took me a whole year to get signed up with Book Crossing. Thanks

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, February 26, 2022
Found in a free standing library in South Philadelphia.

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