I was born beautiful. A c-section baby, I started life out right by avoiding the misshapen head and battle scars that come with being forced through a birth canal. Instead I emerged with a dainty nose, bow-shaped lips and distinctive eyebrows. I had just the right amount of fuzz covering my crown in exactly the right places, promising a fine crop of hair and an exceptional hairline.
Sure enough, my hair grew in thick and silky, the color of coffee beans. Every morning I would sit cooperatively while my mother wrapped my hair around fat, hot rollers or twisted it into
"[A] modern-day Jane Austen." —Vanity Fair
“Smartly written. The dialogue is real with lightly rendered lessons about what really matters in life…Emily Giffin knows what she’s doing.” —Winston-Salem Journal
“Emily Giffin’s sophomore effort is a joy to read from start to finish, taking the egotistical villainess of her first novel and turning her into an unlikely heroine. Any woman who carries the scars of a broken friendship will appreciate this literary gem, which covers every emotional battleground possible—from rejection and betrayal to self-discovery and pregnancy.” —CanWest
“A touching depiction of one woman’s surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship and happily-ever after. Sometimes you can lose it all, only to find everything in the end.” —The State (SC)