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Teresa's Reading Corner: With Friends Like These by Sally Koslow

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

With Friends Like These by Sally Koslow

A portion of the Synopsis featured on Goodreads 
Have you ever been a less than perfect friend? To whom does your first loyalty belong—your best friend or your husband? With her trademark wit and empathy, Sally Koslow explores the entangled lives of women in this candid, fast-paced novel.

Quincy, Talia, Chloe, and Jules met in the early nineties after answering a roommate ad for a Manhattan apartment. Despite having little in common, the women became fast friends. A decade later, their lives have diverged, though their ties remain strong.

My thoughts: The story starts out introducing the four characters just out of college and trying to start their young professional lives in Manhattan.  When I started the book I thought that I was going to read about the party lives of four young people in New York.  I couldn't have been more mistaken.  

The story quickly advances ten years and takes on a very different tone.  Its not about parties, booze and men.  It is about the trials and tribulations of life in their early thirties.  Three of the four are married and two of them have children.  They are worried about apartments, careers and husbands.  If you think this sounds dull, don't worry, there is PLENTY of snark to go around.  For friends these women are downright evil toward one another.  There was more than one occasion on which I actually spoke the word "WOW" out loud. 

There is a particular stereotype that exists regarding women that I have been fortunate enough not to experience since junior high school. Have you ever had a friend do something to you that was just wrong?  What did it do your your friendship?  Were you able to move past it or was that the end of it?   

If you are looking for a guilty pleasure that won't add inches to your waistline you must pick up With Friends Like these by Sally Koslow which releases today, August 10,2010.

Disclosure: I received my copy of With Friends Like These by Sally Koslow through Pump Up your Book Promotions.  This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way.  This is my honest opinion of the book.  

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At August 10, 2010 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Sally Koslow said...

Many thanks for the insightful review of WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE. "Guilty pleasure." Yes!

You've created a terrific blog and I love the range of books you cover.

With gratitude,
Sally Koslow

At August 10, 2010 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Julie said...

Good review! I always find myself torn by books like these. I want to read them as a guilty pleasure, but I don't like the stereotype of women as backstabbers and bitches.

Also, you should definitely come check out the book club on the Nest now - we've grown a lot!

At August 10, 2010 at 8:19 AM , Blogger Emidy said...

Wow, sounds like a delicious read! I'm not sure I'd be able to relate much with the characters, but I'd like to read this book eventually. Great review!

At August 10, 2010 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Sally Koslow said...

I think everyone will be surprised about how much they can relate to the small ways, of course. My son and several other readers told me they cried at the end. Sally

At August 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Missy B. said...

I read this one too....wonderful review!

At August 10, 2010 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Julie P said...

This sounds like my kind of read. I feel like I am a good friend and SO not like these types of characters (don't we all think that about ourselves?) that it makes for a fun read!

Thanks for sharing.....

At August 12, 2010 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Cheryl said...

Thanks for the excellent review of Sally's book. With Friends Like These has been popular with the bloggers who have read it so far. I hope you readers will give it a shot.

Thanks again.



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