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You Think It, I'll Say It

Written by: Curtis Sittenfeld
Narrated by: Emily Rankin,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)] 

Named one of the 10 best books of the year by People and USA Today and one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post • NPR • Financial TimesSan Francisco Chronicle • New York Public Library • Refinery29

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)

Long-listed for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

“At once psychologically acute, deftly crafted and deeply pleasurable.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Witty and buoyant.... Each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted.” (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.... [Curtis Sittenfeld] is a sharp observer of human nature and human relationships.... A witty, breezy, zeitgeist-y collection.” (USA Today)

©2018 Curtis Sittenfeld (P)2018 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"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)

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Meh

You might enjoy these stories if you like reading stories with lots of sex and little plot.

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Thought provoking and entertaining!

I really enjoyed listening to this book; it is especially a good accompaniment if you are on your work commute after a long day. I especially enjoyed "Gender Studies", "A Regular Couple" and "The Prairie Wife". The author has a way of connecting with her audience by providing a mirror to their own daily mundane lives. At the same time, most of the stories will invoke a bit of introspection. The performances by both narrators were excellent as well. Overall, very entertaining!

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Great book!

Fantastic book! Loved the short stories! Thanks for the recommendation Hello Sunshine Book club!
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