Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn
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Holly Frick has just endured the worst kind of breakup: the kind where you're still in love with the person leaving you. While her wounds are still dangerously close to the surface, her happily married best friend confesses over a bottle of wine that she is this close to having an affair. And another woman comes to Holly for advice about her love life--with Holly's ex!

Holly decides that if everyone around her can take pleasure wherever they find it, so will she. As any self-respecting 30ish New York woman would do, she brings two males into her life: a flawed but endearing dog, and a good natured, much younger lover. She's soon entangled in a web of emails, chance meetings, and misguided good intentions and must forge an entirely new path to Nirvana.

From the author of The Big Love, Secrets to Happiness is a big-hearted, knife-sharp, and hilariously entertaining story about the perils of love and friendship, sex and betrayal--and a thoroughly modern take on our struggle to be happy.

About Sarah Dunn

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SARAH DUNN was a senior writer for "Murphy Brown" and the executive story editor for "Spin City". She was a co-producer of "Veronica's Closet" before leaving TV to write fiction full time. She has been published in "Mademoiselle, Glamour, "and "Sojourner". She lives in New York City.
Published March 5, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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The divorced woman writer at the center of this New York story loathes the term “chick lit.”

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Dunn manages to wrest many laugh-out-loud moments out of her characters’ dilemmas, but where her writing is sharpest is when it comments on the peculiarities of modern life in Manhattan, as in this passage in which Holly contemplates her love-hate relationship with the city: “If Holly sometimes f...

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By jonSat, 03/28/2009 - 17:37.

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