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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Buxbaum Narrator: Ariadne Meyer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With perfect pitch for the humor and heartbreak of everyday life, Julie Buxbaum has fashioned a heroine who will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.

When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can’t explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Somewhere beneath her sense of fun, her bravado, and her independent exterior, Emily knows that her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with...her. “You’re your own worst enemy,” her best friend Jess tells her. “It’s like you get pleasure out of breaking your own heart.”

As the holiday season looms and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel: she is assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests by a boss who can’t keep his hands to himself; her Grandpa Jack, a charming, feisty octogenarian and the person she cares most about in the world, is losing it, while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope with this alone; and underneath it all, fading memories of her deceased mother continue to remind her that love doesn’t last forever.

How this brave, original young heroine finally decides to take control of her life and face the fears that have long haunted her is the great achievement of Julie Buxbaum’s marvelous first novel. Written with the authority, grace, and wisdom of an author far beyond her years, The Opposite of Love heralds the debut of a remarkable talent in contemporary fiction.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Izzy | 2/18/2014

    " Emily Haxby is a young lawyer in NYC. When her boyfriend proposes to her, she says no. This book is an unraveling and healing, a story about a girl who gets really lost but turns back before it's too late. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/15/2014

    " What a cute book! I randomly picked it up at the library, but ended up really liking it! It's a great read for anyone who has felt a little lost, or been a little confused about life. This book made me laugh out loud, and had me in tears - good, fast, read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristin | 2/14/2014

    " Phenomenal. I loved it. I cried, I laughed! I will not lend it to you. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelsea | 2/12/2014

    " This book started out slow and I wasn't sure if I would toss it. But I hung in there. I am glad I did. 29 year old Emily is an attorney and isn't stoked on life. She has a great boyfriend but decides she is over it. Then she is just going through the motions of life. She suddenly realizes she has made a huge mistake and needs to get her act together. I really enjoyed this story and it made me think about my own life. Sometimes we all get carried away with life and the day to day. But I think you should pick this one up and give it a whirl. "

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