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Read ¿ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Elinor LipmanOk exceeded my expectations It s light hearted than my sual selections and the change was refreshing The narrator s voice works well for conveying a deliciously subtle brand of humor A romantic nightmare becomes entertaining and even touching Well worth the Watching Natalie Cheat uick read Who would pursue Alice Thrift Not me that s for sure Here is why this book should have succeeded and perhaps did for others It takes on a wonderful premise of a freshly minted doctor who discovers while interning as a surgeon that her success at tests and reading comprehension pales to the real thing I very much appreciated the tension of a cerebral doctor struggling with the personal side of the profession Also the protagonist Alice is an Aspergers esue woman which is annusual character to choose and makes for an all the interesting readExcept it doesn t Rich conflict aside the bottom line is that someone who talks like that guy in Beautiful Mind just doesn t interest a reader or appeal at all Alice talks like a textbook and basically is a textbook and while the pursuit of Alice is not only the plot device of a guy who is after her but also about her own pursuit of herself I just found her to be such a freaking dragAs to the plot so here pursuit of herself I just found her to be such a freaking dragAs to the plot so here book reminded me strongly of Washington Suare man comes to court rather nappealing girl and all anyone father included can think is he must be after her money In this case it s true also in Washington Suare I think though I don t remember if that was ever actually resolved anyway and frankly I don t know how Smarty Doctor Pants fell for this extremely awful smarmy con artist who made it rather clear that he was only after her future earningsThis book did little to please the reader boring protagonist who was hard to relate to or like caricature parents absentee lesbian sister whose very existence did nothing for the book but make you ask why she was there at all yucky slimeball con man incredibly dumb choices on the part of all considered and then total Disney ending Add to that Lipman s annoying penchant for ADD dialog where no one responds to each other and you have Alice Thrift Alice Thrift intern at a major Boston hospital is almost totally lacking in social skills which means her bedside manner is appalling and she earns enemies easily Her inability to read other people has the further conseuence that she s completely vulnerable to the smart talking attentions of much older candy salesman Ray Russo whom everyone but Alice realizes is a creep on the make after all when Alice finishes her internship she ll be earning the big bucks won t sheBut yet another conseuence of Alice s inability to read people is that she fails to realize there are
some around her who re very fond of her who valuearound her who re very fond of her who value intelligence and integrity and find those alities far outweigh her gaucheries As she learns to trust others so she learns to trust herself giving a double meaning to the novel s titleI fell in love with this beautifully written novel and indeed head over heels in love with Alice herself who managed to make me grin on virtually every page Some of the other characterizations I found Erbic clinical or blunt but where was she the day they taught Bedside Manner 101 Into Alice’s workaholic and wallflower life comes Ray Russo a slick traveling fudge salesman in search of a nose job and well heeled companionship but not necessarily in that order Is he a conman or a sincere suitor Goo. .
Girl Alice Thrift Intern working in plastic surgery dept meets Boy Ray Russo Fudge salesman The meeting sparks Ray to pursue Alice in a fairly old fashioned courtship He is very attentive and always seems to be there at the right timeAlice is known for her less than perfect bedside manner which spills over into her social life tooWill Ray get his girl and will they live happily every afterI loved the characters Alice her flatmate Leo Sylvie And RayA Very Funny and RayA very funny in the hospital accomodation and some strange events that lead to a surprising conclusion for Alice all make for a great read45 for me I enjoyed this book immensely It was laugh out loud funny ntil the end view spoilerI am not only disenchanted by the turn the story took because it trivializes two otherwise fabulous characters and their serious issues surrounding money class mutual attraction balancing a demanding career and relationship etc I am highly disappointed by the ending s implausibility and its many gaping holes eg why would an otherwise sensible emotionally stunted physician jump the gun and elope with Ray in the first place And having done that why does she suddenly become so savvy and shrewd at their wedding reception And why would he if he is such an expert scammer and the entire marriage is a sham bring his real fianc to their wedding Lipman had me strapped in and suealing in delight throughout this thrill ride but the final curve jolted me callously and left me bruised rather than tickled Perhaps I am as big an idiot as Alice for having been so charmed by Ray hide spoiler Meet Alice Thrift surgical intern at a Boston hospital high of I but low in social graces She doesn t mean to be acerbic clinical or blunt but where was she the day they taught Bedside Manner 101 Into Alice s workaholic and wallflower life comes Ray Russo a traveling fudge salesman in search of a nose job and well heeled companionship but not necessarily in that order Is he a con man or a sincere suitor Good guy or bad Alice s parent roommate and best friend Sylvie are appalled at her choice of mate Despite her doubts Alice finds herself walking down the aisle not so much won over as worn down Will their marriage last the honeymoon Only if Alice s best instincts can triumph over Ray s nsavory waysback coverAlice is a train wreck of a girl completely clueless and paranoid about herself to boot She has nfailing instincts for not seeing the forest for the trees and mislabeling the trees as wellIt s a train wreck of a plot I kept wanting to scream at her throw the book across the room How could anybody be that daft that denseI suppose this is some arcane form of chick lit It was well written and the characterization was excellent Everyone seemed so real Ray obviously a
silver tongued devil Alice totally oblivious But it was just too frustrating for meThere was antongued devil Alice totally oblivious But it was just too frustrating for meThere was an debate about why Alice was like she was I won t go into it here so as not to spoil it for the next reader I d be interested to know what you think if you read the book Acuired it from a Free Little Library and toted it along as an airplane read Happily this bo. In her newest well tuned witty and altogether wonderful novel bestselling author Elinor Lipman dares to ask Can an pper middle class doctor find love with a shady fast talking salesmanMeet Alice Thrift surgical intern in a Boston hospital high of I but low in social graces She doesn’t mean to be ac. Ery striking too such as those of Alice s new BF Sylvie her roomie Leo and the elderly prof who takes her It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity under his wing Henry As for Ray he s interestingly complex for much of the book I couldn t decide if he was really the slimeball everyone assumed or just in his way as socially inept as AliceThe narrative sort of wilts in the very final pages as if Lipman couldn t decide whether to go for a predictable ending or something wilder and endedp taking the safer option but I could easily forgive that for all the joy The Pursuit of Alice Thrift had given me beforehand Poignant and hilarious by turns The Pursuit of Alice Thrift was one of those novels I gladly permitted to take over my life for a few days What a perfect beach read I guess you could call this chick lit but better written I loved the main character Alice Thrift every inch of her nerdy cynical Put bez sna unsociable self I especially got a kick out of her honest evaluations of herself She knows she s a workaholic who is at the hospital even when she doesn t need to be She knows she has terrible people skills with patients friends acuaintances and family She s always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time She knows all this but she s notite sure how to fix herself Along comes Ray big nosed a bad dresser and a total suck The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide up who begins to woo Alice He screams scam artist or does he He does seem tonderstand Alice and knows the right things to say to her But he doesn t relentlessly pursue her At one point he backs off and doesn t talk to her for months Alice is the one who draws him back into her life And he does some good for Alice in bringing her out of her shell So despite my suspicion that he may be a scam artist I wasn t 100% sure I liked that Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems uncertainty Then of course there s her roommate andltimately good friend Lou The two of them cannot see how good they are for each other Their romance is so cute and possibly sets things p for a seuel You ll enjoy what happens at the end Alice isn t as clueless as everyone thinks she is I hope to read some books by Elinor Lipman as this one was so different and interesting Do y all read Elinor Lipman You totally should I ll read anyone that people freuently compare to Jane Austen which is why I initially checked out an EL book from the library After The Pursuit of Alice Thrift I m still a fan This book is funny funny funny Lipman is a master of dialogue I probably should have stopped to appreciate all the high level humor on each page but then I just wanted to keep reading In Raymond Russo the fast talking hanger on who is pursuing Alice Lipman has created a truly appalling slimeball of a man to be viewed with sick fascination He s so bad he s a man to be viewed with sick fascination He s so bad he s and always fun to watch TPOAT is a good time all aro I absolutely adored this book it s witty funny my roommate found it funny the number of times I laughed while reading it and
AN ALL AROUND FEEL GOOD TALEall around feel good tale Alice Thrift s growing pains as a newly minted surgical resident without much in the way of a social life As is to be expected it was rather predictable but the predictability didn t detract from my good natured amusement one bit. D guy or bad Alice’s parents roommate and best friend Sylvie are appalled at her choice of mate Despite her doubts Alice finds herself walking down the aisle not so much won over as worn down Will their marriage last the honeymoon Only if Alice’s best instincts can triumph over Ray’s nsavory wa.