Menopause in Manhattan Paperback – 12 Apr 2011
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It is very light and not at all demanding, plus the constant emotional highs are a bit OTT but for woman of a certain age there are plenty of things you might recognise. A marriage that has lost its way, the emotional complications of relationships with adult children and how to handle divorce without getting nasty. Importantly for me, goodness gets rewarded in the happy ending. I am no proper critic but I found the New York personalities had depth and developed during the story plus the pace is engaging. Ideal holiday reading or escapism.
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I found the characters stereotypical,almost to the point of being offensive. While I am not a New Yorker, I am acquainted with those who are. They are nothing like what is portrayed here.NYC is the ultimate melting pot.It would have been nice to have at least a peek into someone'e life that didn't revolve solely around the trappings of success.
The one bright spot was Elie's relationship with her daughters and her mother in-law. Humorous and touching, I enjoyed watching their relationship evolve and strengthen.
Maybe if just one thing didn't work out so easily or not at all,it would have made for a better story.
The characters were like my best friends. They were real, heartfelt, and made me wish I was back home in New York. I can't think of anything wrong with it. I kept looking to see how much more was left of the story because I just didn't want it to end.
I can't even begin to imagine how many books I have read in all my years but I will honestly say this was one to remember. I can't wait for another. I rarely spend more than 99 cents for a Kindle book but this one was so worth the price and more!
THANK YOU for taking me into a better place for a couple of days!
One glance at the cover and I fell in love with the book--I immediately downloaded it onto my Kindle thinking that it would be a satirical look at life in New York- that's where the surprise came in.
This novel is a delightful excursion into the life of Elie, a highly likeable Jewish woman who lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, has a great job and a wealthy husband; then life as she has known it seems to fall apart and Elie begins to discover the truth of herself. This is not a tale of woe; it is story of friendships, overcoming adversity, believing in yourself, dusting off old loves and making dreams come true. Anne used the colorful Yiddish words known to most New Yorkers throughout the book and they added a genuine feeling that she's been there and done that. But, this is not the story of Anne's life nor is Elie a personification of Anne--she simply convinces the reader otherwise. Menopause in Manhattan is a multi-layered story that is a must-read for anyone staring fifty in the face.
Kleinberg wove her wealth of experience and learned skills into a story that I found to be rich in detail. Consistently, we get the best and worst of interior design, food and fashion; as well as the feel of both New York City and Israel, which all work together to enrich the plot and transport us right into the heart of this tale. The Jewish culture presented in the novel was just one more beautiful strand of detail.
It is difficult to pin down just which genre this novel fits with. It gives you the tender warmth and emotion of Nicholas Sparks, but also a flavor of things that perhaps only Kleinberg herself could deliver with such a diverse background.
I was intrigued from the first chapter, loved the way she handled flashbacks, laughed aloud several times and felt as if I had gone on a grand adventure. Hopefully she's hard at work on the next one!
--James Garcia Jr. Author of "Dance on Fire"