The Journal of Mortifying Moments: A Novel by Robyn Harding

The Journal of Mortifying Moments: A Novel

byRobyn Harding

Kobo ebook | September 28, 2004

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Kerry Spence is unfulfilled by her soulless career in advertising, disappointed by her dysfunctional relationship, and horrified by the ever-increasing size of her ass. Ever since her gorgeous, self-absorbed boyfriend Sam demoted her to late night hook-up status, she has fortified herself with prime-time TV and blissful binges on cream cheese frosting, awaiting an epiphany that will reveal her next move.
Of course, everybody in her life is full of advice. Her free-spirited divorcee mother–when not necking furiously with her much younger boyfriend– sagely counsels her daughter to do whatever it takes to snag Sam back, since, quite frankly, he is the best she can do. Her friends ply her with fruity cocktails and dispense bits of ‘Cosmo’ wisdom like “Divide your age in half and add seven–that’s the youngest man you are allowed to date” and “Scotch tape can eliminate forehead wrinkles.” And then there is Kerry’s shrink, the calm, unflappable therapist who suggests she start “a diary of past encounters with men that may be contributing to her negative and dysfunctional quasi-relationship.” Or, as Kerry sees it, a journal of mortifying moments.
Beginning with a kissing game gone bad in grade school, the journal jump-starts Kerry’s stroll down memory lane of man troubles. But just as Kerry decides her poorly dressed therapist is as crazy as everybody else in her orbit, she begins to realize the journal may actually make some sense–as she plumbs the depths of her most embarrassing experiences on a quest for personal awareness that will give her the strength to turn her life around–and just maybe find love again.
The Journal of Mortifying Moments is a hysterically funny glimpse into the quirky, slightly obsessive, and completely lovable mind of Kerry Spence. But somewhere amidst the laugh-out-loud hilarity of Kerry’s exploits emerges the story of a woman who learns to stop trying to be someone she’s not, and start loving the wonderful, quirky person she is, once and for all.

Title:The Journal of Mortifying Moments: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 28, 2004Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345480503

ISBN - 13:9780345480507

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly hilarious! I bought this book on sale and wasn't too sure about it. It was one of the best books that I've read so far. The main character isn't perfect and she knows it! She has her flaws, her neurotic tendencies and yet she maintains a level head. I would have loved for there to have been more expansion of the end of the novel but I'll keep my fingers crossed for part two! Definitely a great summer beach read!
Date published: 2006-07-10