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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (551 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janice Kaplan, Lynn Schnurnberger Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9781415932278
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The authors of the national bestsellers Mine Are Spectacular! and The Botox Diaries apply their trademark wit and wisdom to another delicious adventure. Join Hallie Lawrence Pierpont as she’s whisked away on a journey into her past love life that leads to her future.

Hallie’s husband, Bill, doesn’t even wait until they get home from dropping off their youngest daughter at Yale to announce that he’s leaving Hallie. After first succumbing to an Oreo-induced coma, Hallie is determined to get her life back. An unexpected call from an old college boyfriend sets a plan in motion. Whatever happened to all those men she didn’t marry?

With her best friend, Bellini Baxter, Hallie visits an all-night spray-tanning salon and Soho’s legendary Cellulite Exorcist. Her college-age children are protective of their mom but embarrassed to have her back in teenage territory—the world of dating and condoms. Finally, Hallie confronts the great love she swore she’d never see again and, while resolving an old family secret, reconciles with her long-estranged sister.

Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger tell a heartfelt and hilarious story about moving forward by looking back. By turns poignant and laugh-aloud funny, this is a must-read for every woman who’s ever wondered about the men she didn’t marry.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nyssa | 2/16/2014

    " Some of the situations the main character finds herself in are hilarious! I recommend this for a good laugh. A chick lit book with a sense of humor. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Mary, Why Ya Buggin | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting concept. But ended up kind of lame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/30/2014

    " A funny, well-written little book. Has a good lesson for those women who start out again after a divorce and kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/24/2014

    " If you've ever Googled your ex-boyfriends, this book--which is hardly great literature but is a fun read--is for you. In a nutshell, a middle-aged woman copes with her divorce by tracking down all of her old boyfriends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed The Men I Didn't Marry. It had just the right number of subtle modern day references, and the pace was easy, but not slow. Plus, who wouldn't want to look up all their old bfs/gfs? Well, maybe not all... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luann Holman | 1/13/2014

    " I really liked this book! I can relate being a middle-aged woman. I love that she moved on and was happy! Men always have so much control in a marraige when the mother stays at home,they leave and the woman is basically screwed. I liked that she was happy in her marriage, then found happiness after. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/31/2013

    " While I was reading this book (which I borrowed from the library), I kept exclaiming to myself, "This is so bad!" It's just that there were so many awful asides, which were neither witty nor useful. It was a tired, uninspired, overwrought, fantastical work of prose. And it took two people to write it! Of course, "chick lit" is not known for its resounding intelligence and thought-provoking material, but it certainly does not have to be this dim-witted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veelashae | 12/24/2013

    " This is one to keep on my shelf. When you think everything is so great, the unexpected sometimes happens. It happen to us all. The Men I Didn't Marry shows that visitng your past, truly does help you to identify with the self you have become. What better way to revisit your past, and find that life has so much waiting for you ahead. Expect the unexpected! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/21/2013

    " Cute and funny! Great book to read if you ever have the "what if" mind "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 10/5/2013

    " A light reminder that you can't undo the past, but revisitng may help you find the path into the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 9/17/2013

    " Good, pretty average and not to many surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 9/4/2013

    " It is a little hard to believe, but on the other hand, you want to believe becasue her hubby left her for a younger girl! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami John | 7/16/2013

    " Fun, lite read. Just good to get away kind of book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/30/2013

    " Just average chick-lit. The main message of the story is typical, don't look back only look forward. It was depressing at points but yet you never felt sorry for the women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 3/16/2013

    " Fun read. I laughed at the situations she found herself in being newly single. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/13/2012

    " This was cute. A nice easy read, made me giggle... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristin Bonacci | 4/2/2012

    " Looking for something light for summer reading, found it. I'd heard the authors were funny. They sort of were, but not enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/11/2012

    " This books was hilarious and fun. I loved the character of Hallie! If only we could all be so brazen and charming in the face of adversity :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie | 12/27/2011

    " Total chick lit, really funny book. I liked this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jblink75 | 6/29/2011

    " Fast, easy and FUN read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 6/26/2011

    " Easy, entertaining read. Good beach book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spzeman | 10/20/2010

    " This book was definitely light hearted, and an easy read. Technically, the subject matter was sad, but you could not help laughing out loud at some of the main characters predicaments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendie | 6/13/2010

    " Entertaining, as all their books are.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Hadley | 5/5/2010

    " I really needed a fun read and this book was just that. Very cute storyline and the plot was fun. I would read these authors again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandi | 10/21/2008

    " This book was interesting but true. How many of you married or single think about old boyfriends and what if's? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmen | 4/4/2008

    " Very easy reading and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miandmiksmom | 3/21/2008

    " Grabbed this off the shelf at the library...funny, light read. Her sarcasm was sometimes annoying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 5/17/2007

    " Could have been better but still a quick and fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stasha | 3/31/2007

    " Very witty and funny. I was amused after turning nearly every page! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 1/9/2007

    " This was enjoyable book that was very easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/28/2006

    " February 2010 - Supposedly, I have read this before - but since I don't remember it, even after getting two and a half chapters in, I'm going to keep reading (or re-reading) it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiah | 7/9/2006

    " I enjoy a thoughtless funny book every now and again. This was a perfect mix of comedy and "oh my god, this is my life" moments! "

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About the Author
Janice Kaplan has enjoyed wide success as a magazine editor, television producer, writer, and journalist. The former Editor-in-Chief of Parade magazine, she is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller I’ll See You Again. She lives in New York City and Kent, Connecticut.
About the Narrator

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.