Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single : A Novel
Body conscious, cubicle-working, and love lorn in the Minneapolis suburbs, Jennifer Johnson is your average American woman. So it's totally understandable when she freaks out after learning her ex-boyfriend is getting married, as is her younger sister, Hailey. To add insult to injury, this means she'll have to wear an Asian-inspried kimono bridesmaid dress, which shows every curve and dimple plus more. Approaching thirty, single, and still unsatisfied with her career as a copywriter for the family-owned Keller's department store, like any woman would, Jen begins to obsess about finding a boyfriend, losing weight, and perhaps chasing her dream job. When Brad Keller, heir to the Keller's business, comes into the picture, it looks like Jen's luck just might be changing. But, as often is the case, in reality, things are never quite as glossy beneath the surface and life's decisions aren't always about following your dream. We're with Jen every step of the way from her daily struggle to eat or not eat a Cinnabon to her decision to ruin the kimono with Drano, and finally, to her chance to define her 'happiness'.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 135 x 203 x 17mm | 230g
- 05 May 2009
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- William Morrow Paperbacks
- New York, United States
"This brash and funny novel plays with the form, with a dark, intelligent and wholly unexpected conclusion...Jennifer is uncomfortable, wickedly funny and ultimately likable..." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune
About Heather McElhatton
Heather McElhatton produced the award-winning literary series Talking Volumes. Her commentaries have been heard on This American Life, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money, and The Savvy Traveler. She lives in Key West with her pug, Walter.