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Not the best...

  • Apr 22, 2013
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The Stud Book revolves around four close women who have known each other since high school. Even though their lives have veered off in different directions, they still make time to stay in touch.

There is Sarah who longs to have a baby of her own but only encounters miscarriages. She works in a zoo and observes the relationship between babies and their mothers.

Georgie has a newborn at home and her husband likes to spend his time at the bar. She's doesn't want to become a nagging wife, so she just lets him come and go as he pleases.

Dulcet is the one in the group who does not want kids. She teaches sex-education to teenagers and likes to experiment.

Nyla is a hippie with two older children. She winds up pregnant and feeling guilty. She also has a tendency to give money to charity that she doesn't actually have.

I had high hopes for this book. I thought that the synopsis sounded great and I couldn't wait to dive in. I made it about a fourth of the way through and then decided it wasn't for me. I felt like the writing was a bit dry and there was just too much going on to really keep up. I think that there is potential there, it just fell a little short.
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“Monica Drake has written a take-your-breath-away good, blow-your mind wise, crack-your-heart-open beauty of a novel.The Stud Bookis a smart, sexy, comic, compassionate, absorbing, and necessary story of our times.” –Cheryl Strayed, author ofWildandTiny Beautiful Things 
 
The Stud Bookis a dreamy, druggy, sexy concoction -- no surprise coming from the author ofClown Girl. I was instantly consumed by its evocative exploration of motherhood in the Pacific Northwest. Monica Drake's vision of the world is like no other.” –Jami Attenberg, author ofThe MiddlesteinsandThe Melting Season
 
“Hilarious, heart-wrenching, and stylistically brilliant,The Stud Bookis about who we are and why we matter--about our stubborn, beautiful drive to make life, love, a world inhabitable for those who come after us.  If women carry whole worlds into unknown futures, Monica Drake is the mapmaker of the human condition.” –Lidia Yuknavitch, author ofDora: A Headcase
 
“Monica Drake is one of the smartest, funniest writers working today andThe Stud Bookmoves from farce to satire to tender melodrama without missing a beat.” -Chelsea Cain,author of the Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell series
 
"What's to say?  Laughter is the highest praise, and Monica Drake makes me laugh. The Stud Bookis so funny it could make a dog laugh.” –Chuck Palahniuk, author ofFight Club

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