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Most people I know who have read anything by Curtis Sittenfeld would read anything else the woman wrote, me included The TimesIn The World Has Many Butterflies , a married woman flirts with a man she meets at parties by playing You think it, I ll say it, putting into words the bitchy things she guesses he s thinking about their fellow guests.But she is in for a shock wh Most people I know who have read anything by Curtis Sittenfeld would read anything else the woman wrote, me included The TimesIn The World Has Many Butterflies , a married woman flirts with a man she meets at parties by playing You think it, I ll say it, putting into words the bitchy things she guesses he s thinking about their fellow guests.But she is in for a shock when, in time, she finds out what was really in his mind The Nominee sees Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, confessing her surprising true feelings about a woman journalist she has sparred with over the years In Gender Studies , a visiting academic sleeps with her taxi driver, for what turns out to be all the wrong reasons.The theme that unites these stories in this dazzling first collection by Curtis Sittenfeld is how even the cleverest people tend to misread others, and how much we all deceive ourselves Sharp and tender, funny and wise, this collection shows Sittenfeld s knack for creating real, believable characters that spring off the page, while also skewering contemporary s with brilliant dry wit.
Curtis Sittenfeld
Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice due out April 2016 as well as the bestselling novels Sisterland, American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams, which have been translated into twenty five languages Curtis s writing has appeared in many publications, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, Vanity Fair,Time, Slate, Glamour, and on public radio s This American Life A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers Workshop, she currently lives in St Louis, MO.


Commentaires:

Larry H
4.5 stars.Many of us, whether we'll admit it or not, have made snap judgments about people. Sometimes we judge people we might have met once, or known a long time ago, and are coming into contact with them again after a while. Sometimes we believe something about a person we know well, while other times, it's people we don't know, but we formulate an opinion based on something we hear them say or do. The characters in Curtis Sittenfeld's first story collection, You Think It, I'll Say It, are all [...]

Elyse
Curtis Sittenfeld is TERRIFIC!!! I LOVE THIS WOMANis author.her work! Oh.I’m not the only person nutty over this great woman/author. ‘many’ of you feel the same. I fell in love with Curtis years ago - 2005 - with her first novel “PREP”. Three years later, Sittenfeld wrote “American Wife” and she blew me away. It was also fantastic with a new level of maturity to boot. I, personally, had a blast of fun reading “Eligible”: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I read a few l [...]

Toni
A wonderland of short stories that I've sprinted through twice. Well, first was the sprint; second was the stroll. I wanted to get every morsel, every tidbit of meaning or laugh and lesson. Each story is an independent book full of characters with full on emotion, yours or theirs.Ten stories.Gender Studies - A story about a mistake.The World has Many Butterflies - Petty banter leads a woman to signals crossed.Vox clamantis in Deserto - Never assume by words on a shirt.Bad Latch - Babies change u [...]

Tyler Goodson
There is a certain feeling I have reading Curtis Sittenfeld's work, like I'm a little drunk and oversharing with someone who happens to be a great writer. These stories do not disappoint. Her characters are refreshingly unlikable, brash, imperfect, funny, and Sittenfeld is a genius at placing them in perfectly fraught situations; not physically dangerous, but challenging and deliciously complicated. What these stories have in common is that they all contain moments of thrilling transparency, whe [...]

Leanne
Trust Curtis Sittenfeld to be the one to make me appreciate a collection of short stories. They still don't hold a candle to her best full-length fiction (see:Prep,American Wife, but really all of them are great) but her writing gets me every time, and I sped through this in about 3 sittings. I was going to list my favourites, but only one of them (Bad Latch) didn't work for me - the rest all contained her trademark sharp internal musings and social observations. A few also included flashbacks t [...]

Gayle
Full review at: everydayiwritethebookblog.When I learned that Curtis Sittenfeld had a collection of short stories coming out next spring, I had to get my hands on it. Immediately. I don’t usually love short stories, but we’re talking Curtis Sittenfeld here. I will read anything she writes. So I got it, and I read it, and it was great.The ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It are about relationships – friends, exes, acquaintances – and the moments in life when they reappear or emerge [...]

Elise (TheBookishActress)
✨Arc received from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. (Jan 22) Part of my foray into more adult literature and my reading of more story collections!

Andrea Larson
I don’t usually read short stories, but I had a double incentive this month. First, one of my favorite authors, Curtis Sittenfeld, has just released this book. Second, I’m participating in the library’s Reading Without Walls challenge, in which we try to read outside our normal comfort zone. The short story format was a good change for me, and it was refreshing to read vignettes.I loved this book. Sittenfeld has a gift for capturing modern life from an unexpected perspective. Each of the s [...]

Tess
A beautiful collection of stories, about love, parenting, the modern world, and coming of age. I always enjoy Sittenfeld's writing, and this does not disappoint.

Natalie (Natflix&Books)
Like any short story collection, I enjoyed some stories more than others. That said, there was only one that didn't really work, and I read this early enough that I have no doubt the kinks will be ironed out before publication. I just adore Sittenfeld's writing. Prep remains in my top 5 of all time. I don't know how many times I've read it, but it's up there. Her writing style is just flawless. There are few writers that make me want to write, but I always get the urge to sharpen my pencil (ok g [...]

Rebecca
Exquisite! I love Curtis Sittenfeld, and I think that You Think It, I'll Say It is her best yet. The writing is absolute perfection. I typically don't read short stories, but this is a book that I will read again and again. My only warning is that if you are a ardent Trump supporter (I am not), this might not be the book for you. While this book is not at all political and covers much deeper issues of love, identity, and gender equality, those who love Trump might not be able to see past her occ [...]

Lori
I didn’t want this to end!Curtis Sittenfeld is a gem.

Dave
Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The first Curtis Sittenfeld book I have read proves to be a gem. The short stories, which is not typically my forté, were engaging in that the characters seemed to be derived out of a playbook on realism--your neighbor's story, your college roommate's story, your cousin's wife's story. Some of the stories had the tension of something awkward looming, never quite getting there, while others entered into shades of awkwardness. Si [...]

Clémence
You know those books you rate a medium score and then keep thinking about, months, years later, only to realise you enjoyed them much more than you thought you did at first? And the more you think about them, the more you like them? (Or is it just me?) Curtis Sittenfeld’s book Eligible was like that for me. I read it a while ago, and rated it 3 stars but now I can’t stop thinking about it, and wondering why I didn’t give it a full 5. So anyway, when Netgalley offered me an ARC of her next [...]

Lauren James
Short stories by the master of character building. These were such easy reading - my favourite was the 'The Prairie Wife'. Sittenfeld's writing is always so comforting, but with an edge that means it's never boring.

Emily
I forget how much I love Curtis Sittenfeld despite Prep being probably my favorite novel of all time. Sittenfeld is probably the most normal writer I know, in that her characters make the very act of being perfectly average people sharply compelling and, more often than not, devastating. Her characters are not exceptionally intelligent, compassionate, or beautiful but that isn't to say they aren't these things at all. There are no protagonists or antagonists, and every character, no matter how l [...]

Sophie
*4.5 stars*Oh man, that was good. I loved every story bar one which was I was a bit meh about. Curtis Sittenfeld may well be a god to make me feel that way about a short story collection.

Amy
notes"Gender Studies"-- Henry leaves Nell for his 23-year-old grad student Bridget. Nell and Henry had been together for 11 years. --"Simultaneously, she is furious at him--she feels the standard humiliation and betrayal-- and she also feels an unexpected sympathy, which she has been careful not to express to him or to her friends. Their deliberately childless life, their cat, Converse (named not for the shoe but for the political scientist), their free-range beef and nights and weekends of read [...]

Pam
I liked this book. I think that each short story was well thought out, developed and enjoyable. If you are interested in reading something quick, I recommend this book. Once you read it quick, go back and reread at a leisurely pace, you won't be disappointed.Many thanks to netgalley and Random House for this advanced readers copy.

Michelle
Sittenfeld has yet another masterpiece of social commentary and examination of human relationships. Her superb ability to develop characters is on display in this collection of timely short stories! Thank you Netgalley for allowing me early access to this ARC!!

Kim
Curtis Sittenfeld’s “You Think It, I’ll Say It” is a collection of ten stories. The protagonists are male and female, from all parts of the US. They are young, old, poor, affluent. Not all of them are even likable people. But the stories do capture your attention. And most of them - especially the last one - will resonate with the reader for a long time.Sittenfeld has a way of writing a story from one voice but still multiple points of view. In “Bad Latch”, for example, the protagoni [...]

Stefan Fergus
Nothing wrong with prose, structure, etc. Just pretty bloodless. Last story was pretty good. Ultimately, though, I don’t think I’d read this again.

Linda Quinn
Sittenfeld's short stories are little homages to the varying types of relationships that exist between adults. Some were amusing, some more reflective but all were well written and much appreciated.

Anneke
Book Review: You’ll Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis SittenfeldPublished by Random HousePublication Date: Aprril 24, 2018I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a book of short stories. About relationships, things close to home. The way people really live their lives. I love reading Curtis Sittenfeld because he’s from St. Louis, my original home town, and I recognize many of the landmarks he mentions. Makes me homesick.I love how he writes [...]

Susan
I loved this collection of short stories! It was so good. I am usually not the biggest fan of short stories because they are so quick and you don’t have a lot of time to get to know the characters, This collection is the exception to the rule. I enjoyed every story and the characters were all terrific. I love Curtis Sittenfeld’s writing. I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley.

Lacy
A couple of surprises in this collection by one of my favorite authors! Definitely worth a read for fans and others interested in an entry into the genre.

Melissa
Thank you to Random House and NetGalley for the advanced copy. I am not a short story person. I don't get them and I never find them satisfying. However, I thoroughly enjoyed every single story in this collection. (Confession: Curtis Sittenfeld has been one of my favorite authors since Prep and I would probably enjoy a book of her collected grocery lists.)

Barrie
What I loved: The short fully fleshed out stories that were thought provoking, interesting, fun to read, and had fully fleshed out characters. The characters are so real, so relatable, so surprisingly doing or saying what real people say and doI get this. I totally get this book and it's people. While uncomfortable often, it's relatable always.I am putting her other books ahead of the line, in my TBR list for sure.What I didn't love: I wanted more from some storieske a whole book done on one sma [...]

Ben
Full disclosure: NetGalley gave me an advance eBook copy of this in exchange for a review.I really enjoyed Eligible when I read it last year, as "The Prairie Wife" (which appears in this collection) when it appeared in The New Yorker last year. So I was primed to like this collection from Curtis Sittenfeld from the jump, though I totally didn't mean to devour it as quickly as I did. I kept going "one more story" on my commutes until I ran out of book to read. All of the stories are united in the [...]

Kristina
Dear lord. Curtis Sittenfeld. This book is brilliant. First of all, I don't really do short story collections. I've only read a few in my life. I always find myself frustrated by short stories, because I want to know more, about the characters and what happens next. So when I got an opportunity to read this, I was skeptical. But I will read anything Curtis Sittenfled writes, forever and ever, so I dove in. And it exceeded my wildest expectations. Every single story in here is just a perfect snap [...]

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