Monday, August 31, 2009
Description: What if your best friend, whom you've always counted on to flounder in life and love (making your own modest accomplishments look not so bad), suddenly starts to surpass you in every way?
Wendy's best friend, Daphne, has always been dependably prone to catastrophe. And Wendy has always been there to help. If Daphne veers from suicidal to madly in love, Wendy offers encouragement. But when Daphne is suddenly engaged, pregnant, and decorating a fabulous town house in no time at all, Wendy is...not so happy for her. Caught between wanting to be the best friend she prides herself on being and crippling jealousy of flighty Daphne, Wendy takes things to the extreme, waging a full-scale attack on her best friend - all the while wearing her best, I'm-so-happy-for-you smile - and ends up in way over her head.
Rosenfeld has a knack for exposing the not-always-pretty side of being best friends - in writing that is glittering and diamond-sharp. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU is a smart, darkly humorous, and uncannily dead-on novel about female friendship.
I found this to sound so intriguing - the relationship between two women is always interesting. I'm sure you all have (or had!) a friend who was never truly happy for you / thrived on your failure. I know I've been there, so I couldn't resist picking this up!
P.S. The back cover has a woman in a blue dress with a voodoo doll hidden behind her back. See here.