Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead

Paperback | July 22, 2008

bySaralee Rosenberg

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In Mindy's yoga-obsessed, thirty-is-the-new-wife neighborhood, every day is a battle between Dunkin' Donuts, her jaws-of-life jeans, and Beth Diamond, the self-absorbed sancti-mommy next door who looks sixteen from the back. So much for sharing the chores, the stores, and the occasional mischief to rival Wisteria Lane.

It's another day, another dilemma until Beth's marriage becomes fodder on Facebook. Suddenly the Ivy League blonde needs to be “friended,” and Mindy is the last mom standing. Together they take on hormones and hunger, family feuds and fidelity, and a harrowing journey that spills the truth about an unplanned pregnancy and a seventy-year-old miracle that altered their fates forever.

Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead is a hilarious, stirring romp over fences and defenses that begs the question, what did you do to deserve living next door to a crazy woman? Sometimes it's worth finding out.

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In Mindy's yoga-obsessed, thirty-is-the-new-wife neighborhood, every day is a battle between Dunkin' Donuts, her jaws-of-life jeans, and Beth Diamond, the self-absorbed sancti-mommy next door who looks sixteen from the back. So much for sharing the chores, the stores, and the occasional mischief to rival Wisteria Lane.It's another day,...

In Mindy's yoga-obsessed, thirty-is-the-new-wife neighborhood, every day is a battle between Dunkin' Donuts, her jaws-of-life jeans, and Beth Diamond, the self-absorbed sancti-mommy next door who looks sixteen from the back. So much for sharing the chores, the stores, and the occasional mischief to rival Wisteria Lane.It's another day,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:July 22, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061253774

ISBN - 13:9780061253775

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very funny and witty! When I first saw the title of this book, I wasn't sure what to think? Was this a chick lit murder mystery? a regular chick lit, some kind of paranormal? (I was praying very hard that it was NOT a paranormal as I am not a big fan). What I actually got with Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead, written by Saralee Rosenberg was an absolutely hilarious semi-chick lit book. I am not a fan of Desperate Housewives, but I am sure the producers of that show could have taken a few tips from the yoga-loving, catty and delicious Beth. I mean, this one is a seriously scary woman! and newly arrived wife and mom Mindy gets to be her next door neighbor. While Mindy has illusions of close relationships and shared chummy fat-filled lunches with Beth, it becomes apparent very quickly that Mindy is completely out of her element and that she and Beth have nothing in common. However, as fate often does, it has a plan all its own. Somehow Mindy will become Beth's ONLY friend - so you can imagine the interaction between these two. The biggest strength in this book is the humor. I loved, loved the fact that Rosenberg did not turn her main characters into boring, preachy, garden variety moms. There is wonderful interaction between Mindy and her daughters (the scene where Mindy's eldest daughter gets her period for the first time was both touching and laugh out loud). Mindy is the perfect opposite for Beth - as both learn life lessons as they go along. This is a touching book. The storyline felt real and the characters were perfectly written. This is a great book.
Date published: 2008-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TONS OF FUN! DEAR NEIGHBOR, DROP DEAD is Saralee Rosenberg’s best book yet. The title of this book is what immediately drew me in, and the characters are what kept me reading. Even though I’m not a mother, and I don’t have any insane neighbors, I felt like I could really relate to Mindy, Beth, and their troubled families. The rivalry between the two neighbors is hilarious, and filled with vicious insults that I can’t wait to try out in real life (just kidding!). On a deeper level, a lot of the sentiments expressed by Saralee are really heartfelt, including a subplot about the Holocaust that really put the petty problems we complain about everyday into perspective. When I wasn’t laughing, I was crying, and when I wasn’t crying, I was frantically turning pages to find out what was going to happen next. This is book has everything, and it was pure entertainment from beginning to end. Anyone who is looking for an amazing book to read should run to their nearest bookstore and buy this book immediately!
Date published: 2008-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chick-lit! One warning: This is not serious literature (but you gathered that from the title & cover, right? :) It's a quick read, good for the beach.
Date published: 2008-07-24

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“Through a winning blend of hip and humble humor, Rosenberg simultaneously skewers and celebrates the institution of suburban sisterhood.”