Animal Husbandry [Laura Zigman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hers began as a simple Cow meets Bull story: she, Jane Goodall (no. New cow Ray makes the move. Jane feels the rush. Ray says the L-word. Jane breaks her lease. Then suddenly, inexplicably, he dumps her. Just. Like. “If someone asked me a year ago why I thought it was that men leave women and never come back, I would have said this: New Cow. New Cow is short for New.
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Mar 28, Marie Astor rated it it was amazing.
Reads like the author’s personal man-hating vendetta and consequently makes me suspect she is just as pathetic as the main character. I would roll my eyes, look toward the ceiling, raise both hands and shake them toward the heavens the way old Italian women do, and say this: References to this book Spreading Misandry: Laura Zigman is an American novelist and freelance journalist who live outside BostonMassachusetts.
Unless, of course, she’s got it all wrong Read this, laughed a bit, but was a bit anomal off by the whole concept.
Not gone gone, but lost to that jungle of unreturned phone calls known as unrequited love. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Dec 29, Pages Buy. All in all, the author could have told anything she wanted to tell, just in a hundred of pages; the rest is mostly fluff zigmam going to bore anyone who’s not into naive chick-lit. Jane is going to get an answer. To see husbandyr your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Larua Zigman has a website with a brant her term for blog if you’re interested to know more — like how much is real and how much she makes up.
Years ago, this old cow saw the movie that was based on this book. From inside the book. So Jane Goodall, with the help of Freud, Darwin, and her own menagerie of lovelorn friends–a broken-hearted womanizer named Eddie, her best friend Joan, who for the past two years has been dating her boss, a man engaged to another woman, and David, who shares with Jane both a taste for good-looking men and a terminal case of bad luck–delves into the mystery of the male animal.
View all 4 comments. I picked up the book knowing there is a movie out there based on it. So come see how Jane tries to weed through the “Old Cow Sob Stories” as she tries to find a truly sympathetic, loving and monogamous man.
If you not, there’s still lots of fun and witty story-telling to enjoy. Sep 12, Laaura. Forced to move into the apartment of a womanizing alpha male named Eddie, Jane is seeing the world of men and women in a brilliant new light. Feb 24, Karissa rated it it was ok.
Laura Zigman has written a bunch of novels since this, her first one. It’s a good in-between book. There’s no happily ever after here, except for the happily ever after of a woman realizing snimal can put something that was traumatic behind her animaal move on — and honestly, that’s kind of refreshing in its own way, too.
Animal Husbandry Laura Zigman Limited preview – Not from her best friends, David and Joan.
Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman
Aug 13, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: That is to say it would help them get a better prospective on things than drinking too much wine, shouting out the lyrics to Alanis Morrisette’s You Outta Know, and then drunk dialing whoever broke up with you. They met for drinks, fell in love, looked together for a cozy one-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side, and then suddenly, in only the husbzndry month of their post-copulatory phase, Ray Brown was gone.
They have a whirlwind courtship and plan to move into together when he begins to avoid her at all costs. It may allude to it in the end when Jane realizes that hey, not all men leave women I hope not, for my husbands sakebut they all leave her! Common terms and phrases allelomimetic behavior animals apartment asked bedroom behavior Brooke Shields Bull commitmentphobia Coolidge Effect couch Curious George Current Cow curtain David desk Diane Diane’s dinner door drink dumped Eddie looked Eddie’s Evelyn exhaled eyes face feel felt female fucking glass Glenn Wilson going greater husbanvry lemur hair hallway hand happened hit the bar Jane Goodall Julia Sokol Kevin Costner kitchen knew later laughed Laura Zigman living room magazine male Marie Goodall mating mean minute monkey scientist monogamy morning mouth move never New-Cow theory Nicorette night nodded notebook Okay Old Cow opened Otto Kernberg pathological narcissism pulled Ray looked Ray’s sadness sailfin mollies anial sleep smiled someone husbandrry started Step step stopped talking tell there’s thing thought told took trying turned waiting walked watched weekend weeks whispered wife woman women.
We are experiencing technical difficulties. There’s a good reason to help students find books in the stacks — I come back with something to read too. Animal Husbandry is her first novel. Not bad chick lit.
Aug 19, Candice rated it liked it Shelves: Praise “Girl meets boy, boy dumps girl … Zigman siphons off the tears and the curses and by alchemy converts them into laughter.
I liked the movie and I remember running across the book in the bookstore, and the quirky voice and writing style the author had was much funnier in text Retrieved from ” https: An unfunny, completely cliche, mess. I do think this book would be a good recommendation for anyone currently trying to get through a break up.
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