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2.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 52.81 out of 5 2.81 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Witchel Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2002 ISBN: 9781470325541
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Sandra Berlin’s got it all. She’s living in Manhattan, climbing the editorial ladder at the ultrachic fashion magazine Jolie!, and she’s newly engaged to her high school sweetheart, Bucky Ross. Bucky’s her knight in shining WASP armor: ad executive and descendant of Betsy Ross, with whom she’ll live in suburban Tudor splendor and have beautiful children. At least that’s the plan. Until Sandy meets Bucky’s other fiancée. Who tells her about the third.

Sandy’s heartbreak, betrayal, and the excruciating blind dates that follow paint a shrewd, comic, dead-on portrait of the suddenly single life and remind us that even when fantasy crashes head-on into hard reality, love can still surprise us in the most unexpected ways.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Me Times Three is witty and wise, an irresistible dissection of love in the city”.

    Joan Didion

  • “A funny and moving coming of age story that is an important recollection of a specific time in this city. It’s a very real tale about trying to be somebody—about who you are, who you pretend to be and who you really want to be. It doesn’t matter how old you are; if you’re single, it’s the truth. I loved it.”

    Sarah Jessica Parker

  • “A fresh and insightful romantic novel with a great heart. Ms. Witchel, with her keen observation and irony, redefines the world of single career women in Manhattan and finds compassion, dignity, and great humor. This is a novel of elegant skill and comic depth.”

    Wendy Wasserstein, author of Shiksa Goddess

  • “Deliciously wrought, with a fun twist and some lovely revenge along the way.”

    New York Times

  • “A story that’s as affecting as it is just plain fun…With its razor-sharp dissections of love and aspiration, Me Times Three instructs as deftly as it entertains.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A sardonic, romantic comedy…entertaining [and] delectable.”

    USA Today

  • “A hilarious debut novel…It’s a smarter, meatier Bridget Jones’s Diary that you’ll read in one sitting.”

    Glamour

  • “It boasts an intelligent, snappy heroine, goofy supporting characters, sharp dialogue, and some genuinely touching moments.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Smart, witty, and fast-paced.”

    Library Journal

  • “Expertly mixing humor and tragedy, Witchel’s debut novel is much more than its premise, and ends up being an absorbing, compelling read.”

    Booklist

  • One of the 2002 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexandra | 2/15/2014

    " Great book jacket, it really caught my eye. I would not be surprised if this book turns into a lifetime movie. It kept my attention because it was in NYC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 1/10/2014

    " I read this awhile ago but I remember liking it quite a bit, especially the plucky main character. In real life, the author is married to the venerable Frank Rich, columnist for the NY Times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/6/2014

    " I actually listened to this book on cd, and found it really shallow. One of the characters is a gay man named Paul and OF COURSE he finds out he has AIDS, but the main character is so wrapped up in herself, she takes his disease and makes it her own drama. ugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michela | 1/2/2014

    " carino.....una donna che scopre che il fidanzato ha altre donne ma si appoggia la suo miglior amico gay... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tyas Ok | 1/2/2014

    " "Jangan menilai buku (hanya) dari sampulnya" kalimat ini (buat saya) berlaku untuk buku ini. Saya memang tertarik pada sampulnya yang girly, tapi belakangan agak kecewa dengan ceritanya. Buku ini mengisahkan Sandra Berlin, seorang editor majalah di NY, menghadapi kenyataan bahwa tunangannya ternyata juga punya 2 tunangan lain. Selanjutnya bisa ditebak kalau ceritanya berkisar pada upayanya untuk "survive". Saya suka konsep "survive" dalam sebuah cerita, tapi karena di buku ini penulisnya memuat begitu banyak tokoh (beserta detail karakter para figurannya), saya jadi bosan membacanya. Sandra juga tidak terlalu memberi contoh "survive" yang nyata. Endingnya pun mudah ditebak. I must say, I'm not that into it :). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dodi | 12/26/2013

    " Somewhat above average new york jewish girl finds love and herself "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tdadler | 12/8/2013

    " Awful book. Plot meanders. Poorly wriiten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 12/7/2013

    " I expected this to be a "fluff" novel I could listen to in the car, but actually is was quite good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nuria | 11/30/2013

    " bukunya lumayan bagus, meski ada beberapa bagian yang bikin capek bacanya...tapi salah satu pelajaran bagus adalah..kita ngga boleh terus2an memakai kacamata merah jambu kalau sedang jatuh cinta "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giovanna Slon | 11/29/2013

    " Hilarious! Good chick lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 10/25/2013

    " A delightful novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rotelena | 6/2/2013

    " nice to read at the weekend "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/19/2013

    " Good premise, good book. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klaudyna Z. | 2/18/2013

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The plot was a little bit predictable but I enjoyed it nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aidha Asri Wulandari | 1/28/2013

    " baiklah, buku ini bisa bikin, umm, apa ya, sedikit flash back flash back kali ya, soalnya ceritanya cukup umum menurut gue sih.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin Millward-Anastas | 11/11/2012

    " Standard chick lit. Good for light reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather love | 11/9/2012

    " boring.....could've been better, whiney and weak. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 10/31/2012

    " An easy read. Just ok. Ostenisibly about how the main character finds out her fiance has been triple-timing her but really about how she lives her live during her 20s in 1980s New York. Just an ok read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Philips | 10/31/2012

    " At least this character is going on dates, its part of what I like about her!! Good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christian | 9/30/2012

    " Confused... and not really into the story. For chicklit genre, this book is kinda boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marguerite | 8/4/2012

    " Good escapist NYC single gal life, though I did find the "children's stories" tiresome from the get-go. The side story about a gay friend with AIDS felt a bit like a dollop of relevance. Despite that somber note, it's a quick and easy read. "

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About the Author
Author Alex WitchelAlex Witchel is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and originated the “Feed Me” column for the Times Dining section. She has contributed to New York, Vogue, Elle, and Ladies’ Home Journal, among other publications. The author of three previous books, she lives in New York.
About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.