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Author: Laura Zigman Narrator: Ilana Levine Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2002 ISBN: 9780739301432
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A smart, deeply satisfying romantic comedy about a woman's obsession with the return of her fiancé's ex.

On the Delta Shuttle between New York and Washington, Elise finds herself sitting next to Donald—tall, with dark wavy hair, a big easy smile. She’s left the world of women's magazines in Manhattan for graduate school in D.C. He’s left investment banking to become a teacher. They are both unattached. They exchange stories. They fall in love. One year later they’re headed for an April wedding. Storybook finish? Not quite.

Donald has some serious baggage: an ex-fiancée named Adrienne. And she's not just any ex: she is "the mother of all exes." Yale educated, French extraction, ravishing, and she's just shown up in D.C. Adrienne is Elise's worst nightmare incarnate--and before too long her all-consuming obsession. Every man comes with baggage. But did it have to be her?


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  • It's fun; it's smart; it's sassy, and it's about a subject most women have no problem relating to: the other woman. We love it…Zigman's dialogue is witty and right on…[Her] will win you over, give you something to smile about (in the end) and give the little green monster in all of us a chance to get out of his cage, if only for a short while. Michelle Rupe Eubanks, TimesDaily (Alabama)
  • Her is a bitter gem…taut and gripping, true and painful. City Paper (PA)
  • This is one rampaging hoot of a book, likely to strike a resounding chord with anyone who has ever felt a reluctant and horrid fascination with the 'ex' of [his/her] significant other. It's witty, snappy, a bit disquieting and always hugely entertaining, even when the heroine for whom you are rooting runs totally amok….The fun here is in the details….A romp of a tale. The Seattle Times /Post Intelligencer
  • Zigman is a smart writer, part Dorothy Parker, part Gilda Radner. [She] has perfect pitch in getting the comic details of urban women's lives and relationships, as well as the emotional mix of exuberance and loneliness, self-doubt and self-confidence, dreaming dreams and not giving up on them. Sandee Brawarsky, The Jewish Week
  • [A] delightfully frothy novel…Zigman's strength is creating lovably frazzled and charmingly insecure heroines…It's a fun ride… Chicago Tribune
  • In Zigman's zany romantic comedy Her, "ex" marks the spot . . . Her is as scary as it is funny. . . . A howl. USA Today
  • "A captivating tale of jealousies and misconceptions. Booklist
  • "Lively and funny. . . . Her is as addicting as Zigman's previous work. . . Sharp, hilarious. Bookpage

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About the Author

Laura Zigman grew up in Newtonville, Massachusetts, and spent ten years working in the book publishing industry in New York. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. She lives in Washington, DC.