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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Kargman Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781441842213
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For two decades, thirty-nine-year-old Eden Clyde has been enjoying wealth and glamour as the muse and lover of Otto Clyde, the ultrafamous, and much older, king of the art world. Genetically, she hit the lottery, but Eden is unlucky in love: Eighteen years ago she put aside her dream of true love and marriage, and has turned a blind eye to Otto’s philandering in exchange for a life without want. In her younger days this seemed like a fair bargain, but as forty looms overhead — and as the beauty for which she’s known begins to fade — she feels the cost of the arrangement finally taking its toll on her happiness. Eden leaves their cozy downtown loft for New York’s frostier Upper East Side, where she begins to search for the girl and the life she left so many years ago. With encouragement from a raucous but lovable group of girlfriends, Eden soon finds herself embroiled in a heated love affair with Gotham’s most eligible bachelor: the much younger Chase Lydon. But just as their relationship is getting serious, an old flame resurfaces. Does Eden want the life she’s living — and loving — right now, or the love she left behind? On the brink of her fortieth birthday, it’s time for Eden to follow her heart, but this time not even Eden is sure where that will lead. . . . Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, and written with heart and humor, Arm Candy shows that although sometimes forty may feel like the ultimate f word, it’s never too late to find true love. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meredith Hicks | 2/4/2014

    " Wow, the author really doesn't think well of turning 40. And as someone turning 40 in 6 weeks, this was kind of aggravating to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawn | 2/3/2014

    " What a horrible book! If only I didn't have this urge to finish a book once I start it. Poor Eden. She's so beautiful, it's like a curse! Wah wah wah...I'm beautiful. Never without a man...jumps from one man to the next. wah wah wah...I'm old.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet B.l. | 1/27/2014

    " was an OK read...for a long car ride "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/12/2014

    " Sometimes you need a little fluff- what can I say. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria Shepherd | 1/9/2014

    " I struggled through this and finally gave up at the halfway point, with great relief. Predictable drek. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulette | 1/7/2014

    " a good quick read for the beach, like they say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/3/2014

    " Twist on the typical romance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adele Goetz | 1/1/2014

    " A pretty good beach read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 12/24/2013

    " I needed to inject a bit of fluff into my current bedside stack of books, and this book certainly served its purpose "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 12/21/2013

    " I just could not like or feel sorry for the main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Bentley | 12/20/2013

    " Surprisingly good! I love rags to riches/riches to rags type books. And this book definitely kept me interested. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/20/2013

    " I didn't finish this book unfortunately... I gave it a chance - 200 pages worth - but it was just too slow and I wasn't keen about the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 12/12/2013

    " An unbelievable, yet predictable (that's kind of a neat trick, actually) story, poorly written. A few felicitous phrases, but more that are cringe-worthy, and a great deal of pedestrian writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 12/2/2013

    " This book reminded me of a twisted modern romance. But in a good way! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Farah | 6/20/2013

    " I didn't realize that this was a chick lit until I started reading it and it's a bad one at that. I felt like I was reading a high school girl's attempt (or a very bad English major's attempt) at her first novel and she didn't succeed at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 5/12/2013

    " Silly book. Entertaining, but not realistic at all! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Denise | 1/17/2013

    " I really liked the ex-Mrs. Hedge fund. The main character in this book, Eden, had potential, but was totally unrelatable and unlikeable. sad story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eli | 7/24/2012

    " Really 1.5 stars, maybe 1. The real question is why do I keep reading these books, but I still want to know why so many books w/sniveling, self-indulgent heroines get published. Word of advice: when your ex-lover's mother asks you how you are, do NOT reply, "Well, you know, almost 40." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 6/27/2012

    " Couldn't even finish this book. Written like an 11th grader wrote it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dhaverma | 1/8/2012

    " Annoying quotes at beginning of each chapter. Story drug and was so predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 11/24/2011

    " Not a bad book by any means, just an easy read, good ending, happy beach day book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Trostel | 6/25/2011

    " The book is worth reading just for the quotes about age at the beginning of each chapter. A funny story about a woman who is the 'Arm Candy' for an older man and then leaves him and finds her own 'Arm Candy' with a younger man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/21/2011

    " Fun read, nothing too challenging, but more well-rounded than her earlier work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 2/22/2011

    " Not sure how I felt about the ending. I didn't connect with Eden but the story sucked you in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/5/2011

    " Fun way to escape your life for a bit! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 1/1/2011

    " was an OK read...for a long car ride "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 11/18/2010

    " Sometimes you need a little fluff- what can I say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/4/2010

    " Fun read, nothing too challenging, but more well-rounded than her earlier work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 10/24/2010

    " I needed to inject a bit of fluff into my current bedside stack of books, and this book certainly served its purpose "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 8/18/2010

    " Surprisingly good! I love rags to riches/riches to rags type books. And this book definitely kept me interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 8/17/2010

    " The book is worth reading just for the quotes about age at the beginning of each chapter. A funny story about a woman who is the 'Arm Candy' for an older man and then leaves him and finds her own 'Arm Candy' with a younger man. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 8/15/2010

    " Couldn't even finish this book. Written like an 11th grader wrote it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 6/22/2010

    " Fun way to escape your life for a bit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 6/5/2010

    " This book reminded me of a twisted modern romance. But in a good way! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 6/5/2010

    " I just could not like or feel sorry for the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chrissy | 5/26/2010

    " I didn't finish this book unfortunately... I gave it a chance - 200 pages worth - but it was just too slow and I wasn't keen about the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/24/2010

    " I loved this book! It made me laugh but also full of poignancy.
    My favorite line "Days are long but years are short." Nice. "

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About the Author
Author Jill Kargman

Jill Kargman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including The Right AddressWolves in Chic ClothingMomzillas, and The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund. Her last effort is a nationally bestselling book of essays, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut. She is also a featured writer for VogueHarper’s BazaarTown & Country, and Elle, and a copywriter for her greeting card company, Jill Kargman Etceteras.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.