The Not-So-Perfect Man: A Novel by Valerie FrankelThe Not-So-Perfect Man: A Novel by Valerie Frankel

The Not-So-Perfect Man: A Novel

byValerie Frankel

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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In Valerie Frankel’s witty novel, a single mother must choose between “the perfect man” or the imperfect one who seems oh-so-right for her.

The decree has been set. It’s time to find Frieda Schast a man….

As far as her family and friends are concerned, Frieda has been the grieving widow for long enough. At 35, she's still (relatively) young, still (adequately) attractive. Her sex drive is very much alive; even Frieda admits she'd like to put it to use again. Besides, she has a son who certainly needs a father figure. With visions of the perfect second husband in mind, Frieda's sisters start to send eligible males in her direction.

Big sister Ilene has found the ultimate unattached catch: a gorgeous, independently wealthy, successful, divorced father, pillar of society and paragon of potential. What more could a single mom ask for? Apparently a lot more than loved ones realize. Frieda's own efforts bear very tasty fruit. Sam is young, talented, devoted, and incredibly sexy—though broke, only sporadically employed, and clueless about kids. But he makes Frieda feel brand-spanking-new, in a most wonderfully wanton way. When all is said and done, does Frieda really need the "perfect man"...or the far-from-ideal man who's perfect for her?

About The Author

Valerie Frankel has finally created a website for herself. She certainly took her time about it, but now proudly displays her thoughts, reviews and pictures at Besides writing and getting good use out of her new digital camera, Frankel plays Snood, stares at the wall, goes running and prepares healthy yet satisf...
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Title:The Not-So-Perfect Man: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062431544

ISBN - 13:9780062431547

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“Amusing farce, with pearls of urban wisdom and some great zingers.”