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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.

14 comments:

September 2, 2009 at 11:57 AM brooke said...

ooohhh...this sounds like a really good read!! may have to check it out!

September 2, 2009 at 5:42 PM Kerri Lynne said...

wow, that certainly sounds all too familiar. definitely a book i'd love to check out!

September 2, 2009 at 6:54 PM Hanako66 said...

that sounds like a great read!

September 2, 2009 at 8:21 PM Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh yeah been there, this looks interesting.
xox

September 2, 2009 at 10:13 PM Darrah said...

This is exactly how my best friend and I are. We're always competing to see who is doing the coolest things. It's fun, but lame at the same time. I'm interested in reading this book now. Cute blog by the way! I just found you today, and plan to follow!

September 3, 2009 at 2:19 AM Sarah Alaoui said...

thanks for sharing this...yes we ALL have those friends unfortunately.

September 3, 2009 at 9:55 AM ourlittlelovenest said...

That looks hilarious and intriguing...I may have to pick that up this week. xo

September 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM Andhari said...

Oooh I hate how things like this happen to best friends but somehow I always find this situation out there. What a read :)

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September 4, 2009 at 9:00 PM Sarah said...

Sounds really interesting. The cover art totally cracked me up

September 7, 2009 at 5:20 PM Baglady said...

Sounds exactly like I feel about my new best friend. She's like me so much. But better.

Am working on getting over it (rather than getting shadenfreude when I see that her bannisters AREN'T perfectly painted. Mwah hah hah).