Mimi by Lucy Ellmann

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There are more exclamation marks in here than there are stalks of wheat in Indiana!; more Capital Lettering than in the whole of A. A. Milne; more italics than in the whole of Italy! let me be blunt: this is annoying!!!
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Synopsis

It's Christmas Eve in Manhattan. An eminent plastic surgeon slips on the ice, lands on his butt, and sprains his ankle. So far, so good. A woman such as he's never known yanks him to his feet and conjures the miracle of a taxi.

Harrison recuperates with Franz Schubert, Bette Davis, and a foundling cat. Then it's back to rhinoplasties, liposuction, and the peccadilloes of his obnoxious colleagues. It is only when he collides again with that strangely helpful woman that things take a wild and revolutionary turn.

Sparkling, polemical, irreverent, slippery, and sexy, Mimi is a love story, a call to arms, and Lucy Ellmann's most tender and dazzling book. It's also the feminist novel of the century. (So far.)
 

About Lucy Ellmann

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Lucy Ellmann was born in Evanston, Illinois, and now lives in Scotland. Her first novel, Sweet Desserts, won the 1988 Guardian Fiction Prize. She has also written Varying Degrees of Hopelessness, Man or Mango?, Dot in the Universe, and Doctors & Nurses.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA. 341 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY on Mar 15 2013

There are more exclamation marks in here than there are stalks of wheat in Indiana!; more Capital Lettering than in the whole of A. A. Milne; more italics than in the whole of Italy! let me be blunt: this is annoying!!!

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Above average
Reviewed by Laura Miller on Feb 15 2013

So much of the charm of Ellmann's eccentric take on the world lies in the common ground it makes with the equally frustrated reader; who among us, after all, hasn't vainly yearned to love and be loved?

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