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A hilarious debut novel about life, love, and the pursuit of leisure  Jane Cooper is a different kind of New York woman. Charmingly unambitious in workaholic New York City, Jane believes that until corporate life was unfairly glamorized in “propaganda” films of the 1980s such as Working Girl, there were more people like her: connoisseurs of leisure. Still, a girl does haveA hilarious debut novel about life, love, and the pursuit of leisure  Jane Cooper is a different kind of New York woman. Charmingly unambitious in workaholic New York City, Jane believes that until corporate life was unfairly glamorized in “propaganda” films of the 1980s such as Working Girl, there were more people like her: connoisseurs of leisure. Still, a girl does have to pay the rent, so Jane finds a corporate job that supports her lifestyle. Unaware that her cute, hipster boss Ray just put his neck on the line to keep her from being fired, she and her best friend, Rebecka, take off on possibly the worst timed vacation. When Jane finds out that her commitment to slacking may be causing real world problems, she springs into action, putting even Joan Collins’s character in Dynasty to shame to save her job, her company, her friendship, and her heart. Fun, edgy, and starring an irresistible heroine, this is a book for every working girl (and slacker) who has ever wanted to step outside the corporate box....

Title : Slacker Girl
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ISBN : 9780452288379
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Slacker Girl Reviews

  • Emilyandherlittlepinknotes
    2019-03-11 06:55

    This books is a jewel and I simply loved it. Jane Cooper is a true slacker, what she values above everything is leisure.I think I really liked this book because I do work for a corporate and some situation (see the firing speech given by Leetsmann and Jane hilarious remarks ) really made me laugh:This is from an “interview” scene:“Gotcha.” This job is going to suck. Ray should have just said,“This job is going to suck some ass. And when it’s done sucking ass, it’sgoing to go and suck some more.” That would have been a lot more direct.Although, maybe he doesn’t think it sucks? Nah, impossible.I also love leisure and I am a huge fun of New York and Foxy Hipster Guys who blush easily. The thing about me is that I can’t read romance (with a few exceptions as jennifer Crusie and Julie james) because I usually find that male characters in romance are very masculine and very boring, this is why I stick to chick lit and characters I can relate to.You don’t expect reality from a chick lit and certainly not from “slacker girl”, what is so great about this book is the way Koslow is opening every chapter with a wit sentence like “Dynasting noun : When your future depends on acting like anyone in the cast of Dynasty“, the bantering dialogues between Jane and Rebecka, the way Jane’s mind works (I could really relate to her “to achieve list” but for the Celebrity thing) and Ray (who I totally feel for).I read many bad reviews about this book but from my prospective It will have to be a 10!"Awkard Day noun An antiholiday, Awkward Day is a heinous day filled with insecurity, vulnerability, and tension, created to highlight the newness of a romantic relationship and to test the living shit out of it. If you make it through Awkward Day, your relationship has legs. Good news is that it only lasts one day, if that long. Bad news is that it’s tedious and you might not have that new boyfriend by the end of it."

  • Tamara Beeler
    2019-03-02 11:53

    hilarious book. I loved it. It will not change your life or make you think. It was not even the story I liked. It was the way she wrote it.

  • Caitlin Constantine
    2019-03-03 10:34

    My overwhelming reaction to this book was one of "Eh." It made for good poolside reading, but I kept getting pulled out of the story by a few things:1. The writing was really not all that good. I often said to myself, Goodness, I could have written this better than she did. Which is not really saying much. I am fairly certain a preschooler with a crayon could have scrawled a story with more feeling.2. It was beyond unrealistic. Don't get me wrong, I am totally okay with the suspension of disbelief and the embrace of wish-fulfillment that characterizes so much of the "chick-lit genre" (this is a phrase I have serious issues with but I am using it here for the sake of expediency). But this...it was just a bit too far-fetched. For an example of wish-fulfillment done right, I suggest reading "Good in Bed" by Jennifer Weiner. 3. Straight lines have more depth than the characters in this book. Everyone was a collection of cliches. Which reminds me - the author's handling of non-white characters was just depressing. Having your Asian model say "Broomingdale's" just feels insulting, not just to the Asian peeps of the world, but to everyone. 4. The narrator was just so damn unlikeable. I can respect someone who loves leisure and who hates to work, but the woman was so irresponsible and so dippy about it that I actually wanted her to get fired and end up broke, homeless and alone on the street, panhandling for pocket change to buy a bottle of Boones to help her cry herself to sleep at nights over the decent life she once had but so carelessly frittered away. It is never a good sign when your reader finds herself wishing indigent destitution on what is supposed to be the focal point of sympathy for the book.What I did like about it? Descriptions of clothes, the New York bars, when they'd shout-out to famous chicas like Karen O and Selma Blair, and of course, the fact that she set part of the book in South Beach, which may very well be one of my most favorite places on the planet. In short, I liked it for completely superficial reasons, which is fitting, considering that this book had all the depth of a rain puddle.

  • PhobicPrerogative
    2019-03-06 04:37

    Such a small font isn't a picnic in the park for shortsighted people like me but I pushed on.At first, I liked Jane. And then Jane annoyed me. And then I hated Jane.Sure, it's fiction but the reality in this book was kinda whack and made me want to smash something. Workplace situations were handled recklessy, in the name of infatuation: Jane telling her boss that her coming in to work at 9am is not plausible..to his face..and the fool just flashed her a smile. Uh huh. Okay. And then, Jane and her buddy meet Pamela Anderson, something that's on her 'prayer' list to the Universe, while on a vacation to Florida that she 'coerced' her boss into letting her go on. WTF was that?! I know the book was meant to be easy and fun but cynic and skeptic that I can sometimes be, I didn't feel that joy. I was pissed by everything that was happening, especially in the second quarter of the book, particularly towards smitten Ray when Jane was dicking him around...Things fell into place for Jane a little too much that it became predictably boring and unexciting to hear her whine about her 'miserable' life any longer.

  • Lori
    2019-02-28 11:51

    Books like this are why I don't read chick lit.Given that I've been sick in bed, I was ready for something light and fluffy. And Slacker Girl was a little of both -- but not in a fun way. Instead of cotton candy, it was like greasy Funyuns. They leave my teeth coated and my stomach grossly full.A lot of it is that the narrator, Jane Cooper, just isn't likable. She wants a life of "leisure" -- who doesn't? She has a wish list for the Universe, and she literally spends most of the book waiting for her wishes to be granted and fall right into her lap.And they do.So, I wasn't expecting reality here. But this was worst than the pinkest princess story you can imagine -- helpless girl gets saved by good looks, rich guy and savvy friends. Ugh.

  • Jennifer W.
    2019-02-19 12:55

    I was going to give Slacker Girl a 2 out of 5, but since it started off good, I gave it a 3 instead. I feel like the author got lazy the last 50 pages or so and went straight for a fairy tale ending rather than make the heroine suffer more for her slackerish ways. I was expecting her mother to make an appearance after the set-up she was given in the beginning of the book. I don't know why she was even mentioned since she had zero impact on the plot. Overall, I thought the lead, Jane, was very likeable and the dialogue was very witty. The contrived romance and quick fix to her work problems at the end brought this story down.

  • Valerie
    2019-02-18 07:32

    It took me a few pages to get into it, but once I did, it was a quick and fun read. I know it was totally unrealistic, and all the good things wouldn't really happy to someone who doesn't try at all, but it was refreshing anyway. And personally, I liked that the girls weren't typical socialites. They sure had a twist.So not a great read if you want to do any kind of soul-searching, but it was entertaining to me!

  • Lindsay green
    2019-02-20 05:58

    A quick read with lots of wit and charm!Koslow knows how to sling the whole downtown chic vibe but is never condescending or too cool for school... It's got an edgy groove but is still entirely relatable. The story is cute but the real heartbeat of the book is the author's voice- flip and cynical, yet still insightful and optimistic- all the while being completely hilarious.

  • Annie
    2019-03-15 09:50

    There were a lot of things I really liked about this book: the characters (particularly Jane), the blunt language, the humor, and the unique story line, but ultimately I thought it was a little unrealistic and hokey. I mean, they meet Pam Anderson for crying out loud. I just didn't see the point. Nontheless, it is a quick read with a predictable ending if your looking for something breezy.

  • Katie
    2019-03-06 11:33

    Hilariously dated in 2011. When did anyone think it was a good idea to spell out "Pabst Blue Ribbon" all of the way? Pretty entertaining that there was the written equivalent of a makeover montage, though I'm not going to say that it was actually good.

  • Cynthia Santiglia
    2019-02-22 04:58

    Really fun chick-lit authored by a close personal friend, who ALSO happens to be really fun. It's just a coincidence that the repugnant 'whore' in the book's name is Cynthia. I think. Can't wait to see the movie.

  • Mary
    2019-02-28 05:41

    I just liked the title

  • M
    2019-03-02 11:00

    --- degenerated as the book went on. Stock characters (awful names), bad writing, silly plotline. Avoid.

  • Stefany
    2019-03-14 05:35

    This book is totally hilarious! I loved the unique story and particularly loved the ending. Perfect beach read or cheer-me-up book.

  • Diana
    2019-02-18 12:59

    A quick and funny read. Jane Cooper gives hope to slackers everywhere.

  • Amy
    2019-03-05 06:48

    It's decent so far.

  • Nadine Saxton
    2019-02-26 08:38

    A really light a cheery read. I enjoyed this book a lot, read it in a day at the beach! Highly recommended to lift your spirits and keep you engaged.

  • Vanessa
    2019-02-18 12:56

    I was a bit hesitant to read this one, and I should have passed on it. I really couldn't get into the characters, and once they started to annoy me, I gave up on finishing it.

  • Monica
    2019-03-09 10:00

    I didn't have very high hopes for this one, but it still managed to disappoint. Bratty and selfish narrator, boring plot, lackluster writing.

  • Marisela
    2019-03-04 06:50

    This book blew chunks.

  • Hilary
    2019-02-20 04:55

    Entertaining and worth the read.

  • Missyk
    2019-03-19 13:01

    Considerably better than I expected. I wish my library had her books.

  • Andrea
    2019-03-03 10:45

    Complete mindless reading. Good to read at the beach, or on vacation.

  • Czarina
    2019-03-13 08:40

    Dear Universe, I wish my life was as easy as Jane's.

  • Angela
    2019-03-03 05:56

    Very witty and cute beach/poolside summer read! I found it enjoyable and fun. Devoured it in couple days sitting poolside.

  • Marie
    2019-03-05 11:50

    meh! Is all I can say, I tried to get into this, but failed miserably!Not my cup of tea I'm afraid!

  • Anisa
    2019-02-21 12:33

    Sooo funny