Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Paperback)
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DescriptionBernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
- Published: 02 April 2013
- Format: Paperback 330 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780316204262 ISBN 10: 0316204269
- Sales rank: 26,182
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Reviews for Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Laugh out loud hilarious!
Did I enjoy this book: I really did.
I think comedy is probably the hardest genre to write. ThatÃ¢??s why I really hesitated before buying this book. A lot of comedy comes across as mean, crass, or just plain stupid. This novel manages to include all three. And itÃ¢??s laugh out loud hilarious.
The main character, Bernadette, is a brilliant artist/architect. Early in the novel a colleague tells her, Ã¢??People like you must create. If you donÃ¢??t create, Bernadette, you will become a menace to society.Ã¢?? Lucky for us, she has no creative outlet in Seattle and we get to laugh hilariously as she becomes a menace to society.
My two favorite parts: the mudslide at Audrey GriffinÃ¢??s house and the letter from Soon-Lin which reads in part, Ã¢??IÃ¢??m in an Internet cafÃ?Â© in South America,, and this keypoard is so dirty and sticky and HORRIPLE and the P makes a B and the B makes a P and the comma sticks and you have to immediately hit packsbace or else the whole email will pe commas!Ã¢??
If that little snippet doesnÃ¢??t make you grin, donÃ¢??t waste your money. I laugh every time I read it so the book was perfect for me.
Would I recommend it: Yes!
Will I read it again: IÃ¢??ll probably start it again today.
As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. by Chrissy