Friday, March 20, 2009

The Makedown - Gitty Daneshvari


What a great, fun read this was! I was laughing out loud in the first few pages and never stopped.
First time author Gitty Daneshvari is a very funny writer!

Anna Norton is 'that kid' in school. You know - ostracized because she's the smart one, but with greasy hair, bad skin, uncool clothes and also overweight (by quite a bit). Her family is also more than a little bit nuts. After university Anna decides to make a break for it and move to New York where no one knows her.The only job she can find is with a private caterer. The owner - Janice - turns out to be - in Anna's words her FG (Fairy Godmother). Janice herself is a self described FF (Former Fatty). With her help Anna changes. Then she meets Ben - and falls madly in love. The problem is that so does every woman that meets him. So Anna decides to make him over, well make him down. Make him so no other woman will want him. I won't go any further into the plot, but things don't go quite as planned.....

Populated with laugh out loud characters, dialogue and situations, Daneshvari has penned a chick lit book that will have you giggling on the couch until you turn the last page. The Makedown is a great rainy day read.

9 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love a book that makes me laugh out loud!

Melissa said...

This sounds great! I will have to add it to my wishlist.

Thanks for the review!!

Sheri S. said...

I really enjoyed this book as well. Such great funny writing!!

Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard a lot about this one lately and everyone seems to really enjoy it. The idea of the making over the girl's guy does make me cringe though.

Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like a real fun book.

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kalea_kane said...

I have been thinking about adding this book to my TBR list. You have made up my mind! Thanks for the review!

kalea_kane said...

I have been thinking about adding this book to my TBR list. You have made up my mind! Thanks for the review!

Amy said...

oh man, this looks really good:)

Lenore said...

That does sound funny! I remember Alea liking it too.