- Title: Trocar de Vida
- Author: Jane Green
- ISBN: 9789725685907
- Page: 373
- Format: Paperback
Com uma cr nica muito bem observada da vida real das mulheres contempor neas, Trocar de Vida um livro que confirma Jane Green como uma das mestres da literatura feminina da actualidade.Trocar de Vida a hist ria de duas mulheres que, acreditando que a busca da felicidade imp e algumas mudan as radicais, trocam de pap is durante um m s a hist ria da relva do outro ladCom uma cr nica muito bem observada da vida real das mulheres contempor neas, Trocar de Vida um livro que confirma Jane Green como uma das mestres da literatura feminina da actualidade.Trocar de Vida a hist ria de duas mulheres que, acreditando que a busca da felicidade imp e algumas mudan as radicais, trocam de pap is durante um m s a hist ria da relva do outro lado n o ser t o verde como imagin vamos, e a descoberta de que a felicidade n o se encontra sempre onde julgamos estar.Vicky Townsley solteira, disp e de uma razo vel conta banc ria e tem uma carreira de sucesso directora geral da muito apreciada revista Poise , vive num apartamento fabuloso, tem muitos amigos e um guarda roupa de fazer inveja N o lhe faltando nada, n o tem, contudo, a vida que aspirou Est disposta a tudo para casar, ter filhos e poder desfrutar de uma tranquila exist ncia no campo Do outro lado do Atl ntico, Amber Winslow tem exactamente aquilo que Vichy deseja vive com o marido, os filhos, a empregada e o Golden Retriever numa grande casa no Connecticut Mas n o sente que o facto de ser esposa e m e lhe tenha trazido a felicidade que esperava Decide por isso participar num estranho concurso lan ado pela revista Poise a pedir leitoras casadas interessadas em trocar de vida com uma bem sucedida jornalista que solteira e vive em Londres Amber senta se e come a a escrever, sem nenhuma esperan a de ser seleccionada.
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Swapping Lives is a standalone women's fiction novel written by author Jane Green. I was very optimistic about this title when I read the book synopsis- who wouldn't want to swap lives with someone else for a while??- but unfortunately I was disappointed. I almost added it to my "lost interest" shelf after the first half (more like 60%) bored me to tears. The second half was a little better (when the two women finally swapped lives) but it wasn't good enough to make up for the overall somewhat d [...]
bookcrossing/journal/6What a boring novel! I found this terribly dull and flat with page after page of repetitive descriptions of the life styles of the two shallow protagonists Amber and Vicky. Amber Winslow the American social climber, full time wife and mother and Vicky Townsley the single successful English girl leading a tough but hectic life as Features Director of a magazine. The theme of the novel is as the title implys a Life Swap between these two women neither of whom is satisfied wit [...]
I hated, hated, hated this book. I only finished it because I paid 70 cents for it dagnabbit. The character of Amber is the biggest Mary Sue I've ever read. I wanted to smack her idiotic face off. She's such a horrible person, always competing with her "friends", lying to her husband about spending, ignoring her kids, etc, but the author tells us numerous times that everyone just loves her and they understand that she's such a great person and that she really does love her kids. I kept thinking [...]
A brilliant story about two women who decide to 'swap lives' for a month. Vicky works for a fashion magazine in London and as part of a feature article, decides to swap lives with an American mother and social climber, Amber. Neither women are happy with their lives and think they need a change, and wonder if 'the grass is greener on the other side'. Some hilarious moments ensue and the story gave me a lot of laughs. Easy to identify with both women, and a really fun story. I thoroughly enjoyed [...]
I'm going to just come out and say it this is the worst bit of chick lit that I've ever had the displeasure to read. As mentioned in other reviews, the repetitiveness of lifestyles was nonstop and exhausting. I was looking for something light and easy yet found myself skipping over large sections (entire pages!!) that were either redundant or useless information (it was simply a complete waste of trees to waste pages and pages on the other potential candidates as if the fact that there are two m [...]
I really enjoyed reading this book. I was delighted to see the main topics tackled, especially as it's considered "chick lit", were not about attaining the perfect guy or finding the perfect "shag" or following some bumbling female who doesn't do her job properly but somehow finds true love and sucess suddenly, and predictibly, at the end of the book but rather about substantial and relevent stuff that we all deal with in our day to day lives: like what the most important things to have in your [...]
Swapping Lives is the story of Vickie Townsley and Amber Winslow. Vickie is the features director at Poise magazine in England and is living the life of an urban, single woman in her mid-thirties. Amber is a rich housewife in Connecticut. Amber enters and wins a contest sponsored Poise magazine to swap lives with Vickie for a month to see if the grass really is greener on the other side. Is being a single girl as carefree and fun as it seems? Is being a rich, suburban housewife less stressful th [...]
Yikes, this book was a total mess. It was 3/4 back story! The actual plot didn't start until disc 6, and it was a 10-disc audio book! You got into every character's head and life story while two characters were in the middle of a conversation, making it incredibly confusing once the author jumped back into the present moment. Usually, I don't mind that writing technique, but when you're doing it for every character, rather than the main, and jumping between them all, it feels bogged down and slo [...]
OK, I know this is a big call but this really was quite possibly the worst book I've ever read. Seriously. And while I love me a bit of literature I'm also no book snob and not averse to a bit of craptastic drivel or lighthearted chick-lit for a read on the beach either. I'm just grateful I didn't buy this book. It was lying around at my parent's house presumably from a guest who had left it there and as I had nothing to read I picked it up. I'm one of those people who feel compelled to finish a [...]
First of all, this book was terrible. TERRIBLE. My review is mostly retching sounds. The fact that it's rated four stars on is proof that not only is humanity doomed, but also that we deserve it. In defense of this terrible, terrible book, with the terrible cliche plot and the two dimensional characters and the sickly pink cover and the author photo that looks like a knock off Sarah Jessica Parker who never heard the 90s were over, I knew it was going to be a terrible book when I bought it for [...]
I'm about 40 or so pages into this book, and as yet it isn't really grabbing me. I'm going to give it just a bit longer and see if I get into it more, but when I avoid reading because I'm not that into a book, then I know that it's almost time to find something different to read. I usually like Jane Green, but this time, I'm just not sure. I have a heap of other books from the library to read, so if I'm not 'taken' in the next chapter or so, I'll be giving up on this one!Well I've just read revi [...]
I have to say I really enjoyed this book. Who would not fantasize over living someone else's life? For a chick lit book, it was detailed with enough info about the different characters and what motivated them to want a change. I was glad I read it even after reading some not so nice reviews.Funny, heartfelt, and fairly true enough.
Ugh! A waste of my precious reading time. This book was given to me by a co-worker as it is one of her favorites. Note to self: politely decline next time she approaches with a book.
Ho trovato il libro eccessivamente pesante nonostante lo argomento.I pensieri della protagonista sono sempre gli stessi, fissata col trovare un marito a tutti i costi. La co-protagonista sembra uscita da Desperate Housewives, tranne che per avere tutto questo, ha faticato fin dalla giovinezza e alla fine neanche le piace! Sono dovuta arrivare al sesto capito per trovare qualcosa d’interessante che mi convincesse ad arrivare alla fine del libro che poi l'unica cosa che mi ha sorpreso veramente [...]
Easy read, chic lit style book
I liked it.
I brought a huge stack of Jane Green books recently, mainly ones I have previously read but one wasn't available and was substituted for life swap. Surprisingly one of hers that I hadn't read before. Jane Green was one of my top 5 authors when I was younger. As I have got older though, my tastes have changed but I couldn't wait to get started on some of her books again. Although I enjoyed this book. I have fallen out of love a little bit with Jane Green. I actually find her books really samey sa [...]
I found this lying on the bookshelf theother day, so decided to read it - my boyfriend was away and i couldn't sleep, so felt like reading something easy. All this did was make me angry. I've not read any of her stuff before, and after this, which i haven't even finished yet, am not sure whether I will.It's not badly written, but there are just glaring inconsistencies in the plot and the character that just don't ring true at all!We're led to believe the swappers are to wear each other's clothes [...]
Unfortunately, I finished this book over a week ago and didn't get around to the review until now so it's not really fresh in my head. I did like it, and I breezed through it like all the other chick-lit books I ever read. I really like Jane Green, and I like her style. This book narrates a little differently, and I enjoyed that. It felt almost like we were watching things unfold, it was a little different than I'm used to and a pleasant change.One thing really annoyed me: TWO characters named D [...]
At first, I wanted to rate this book 3-4 stars, but then this is another first for me and a lot of reasons why this book deserved all stars :))). I knew the book was underrated. But when I read, it turns out that this book is a bit of resourceful and hilariously funny!While reading, I'd list down some useful and kind of beneficial thoughts :)))1. Why hire a decorator for your house/home, when in fact you're the one who's going to live there! Home should be filled w/ memories not like a showroom! [...]
Certainly not the easy piece of fluff I was expecting, but it wasn't deep either. The actual "swap" (the supposed plot of the book) takes place very far in, and only for an extremely short amount of time/pages. We barely even see the swap, it's glossed over with saying each person was good at the other life, but missed their own. Show, don't tell!For most of the book, Ms. Green employs odd time jumps, the character Vicky might be sitting at the breakfast table, then it jumps back to the night be [...]
I found there were many issues with this book. First of all, it had a slow beginning and I think I was almost half way through when they finally got to the swapping lives part. Then, and I could be wrong (but I don't think so though because I kept flipping back and forth) I found out that the two main characters of the book each have a friend named Deborah! How confusing is that? They didn't even acknowledge that they both knew somebody by the same first name. OK, so once I was past all that and [...]
So I wanted a chick book late this summer — just an easy little read for the lazy days on the boat — so I picked up Switching Lives by Jane Green off the bargain rack at Borders. I mean, it was a hardback book for less than $5, and I had read two of her other books years ago and found them tolerable. Not this one! It was insanely predictable and included a character with the name Hugh Janus — I kid you not! That one is so bad that I wouldn’t want to take the credit for making it up. I do [...]
I read most of this book on flights I had over the course of a few days. While it may be considered "light reading" the premise is something we can all relate to: that the grass is always greener in someone else's life. By comparing mid-30's women, one who is single and career successful, the other married with kids and queen bee in her suburb, swapping lives helps them appreciate themselves and their own lives better, and helps them figure out what they really want in life. In reading this book [...]
Esta fue la segunda y ultima novela que lei de Jane Green. Si comparamos esta novela con Hechizada, la diferencia es MUY grande, y admito que esta novela es menos deprimente. Pero aun asi, no me gustó. Esta novela recrea el show televisivo en el que dos mujeres intercambian sus vidas, el problema viene en que una de ellas es soltera y la otra esta casada y tiene varios hijos y con este experimento la soltera casi le roba el marido a la casada.El chick lit me resulta muy aburrido y la trama de e [...]
It should be rated in negative. Thumbs down.
This was a good book, but after the initial swap things started to drag a little. There were some valuable lessons to be learned regarding the old saying about grass being greener on the other side. Basically the book reiterates the importance of being fully content with your life at that moment in order for more things to come.
I was a little disappointed in this, having just completed her other book, didn't enjoy the story or the characters and it was too lengthy and verbose. I noticed that in 'Second Chance' as well but I was more willing to forgive in that case.
I just finished this book and it was okay. I could relate to the "mom" in some ways. I think it is true that we tend to think life is always better for someone else, but the reality is that no matter how much money, talent,etc. someone has, they still have difficulties.
I knew I had already read it, but couldn't remember the story at all so read it again recently and still enjoyed it - even if I'll probably forget it again!
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