Monday, April 26, 2010

32. I'm So Happy for You by Lucinda Rosenfield

I'm So Happy For You was found by browsing Amazon one day and sounded like something I could totally relate to. I got it from the library and read it quickly, within one day. It was good and I give it a B+.

From Amazon:
What if your best friend, whom you've always counted on to flounder in life and love (making your own modest accomplishments look not so bad), suddenly starts to surpass you in every way? Wendy's best friend, Daphne, has always been dependably prone to catastrophe. And Wendy has always been there to help. If Daphne veers from suicidal to madly in love, Wendy offers encouragement. But when Daphne is suddenly engaged, pregnant, and decorating a fabulous town house in no time at all, Wendy is...not so happy for her. Caught between wanting to be the best friend she prides herself on being and crippling jealousy of flighty Daphne, Wendy takes things to the extreme, waging a full-scale attack on her best friend-all the while wearing her best, I'm-so-happy-for-you smile-and ends up in way over her head.

I thought that there was so much truth in the book and really got me thinking of how I treat others around me. I've been trying to get pregnant for over a year now and my best friend (who already has 2 kids) decided she wanted to try and again, and BAM! one month later, she is pregnant. I admit, at times, it is hard to be happy for those we are supposed to love and get over our own feelings. I think this book opened my eyes to some of my not so great moments (though I think I do a good job of hiding my feelings). Anyways, a pleasant read and while chick-lit, it did have some thought provoking moments.

4 comments:

Staci said...

This sounds like a great book Kristie!! I hope that your dreams come to fruition with the baby!!!

Kristie said...

Thanks Staci!! I hope so too!

Lisa said...

Wow...we have a lot in common. I live in SE Michigan and am a substitute teacher who has been looking for a job for many years.
I also had a hard time getting pregnant and ALL of my friends were pregnant so I know what you are feeling....that was 15 or so years ago (my girls are 12 and 14 now) but I still remember how hard it was at the time. My fingers are crossed for you!

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