Happiness Sold Separately

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 5, 2005 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Dream boyfriend not included.

When she moved to New York, Ryan Hadley imagined living the big-city-sitcom kind of life with all the trimmings -- great apartment, dream job, and a swept-off-your-feet, how-awesome-is-this-guy love. Of course, her real life is only so-so: not outstanding, nor bad enough to require medication. Ryan spends her days at a dreary data-entry job with wannabe-rocker Will, nights at her favorite dive bar with pals Audrey and Veronica, and her spare time daydreaming about the ideal -- but sadly, fictional -- man: if only Mark Darcy wasn't claimed by Bridget Jones.
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But two promotions and a record deal later, Ryan's three closest friends are suddenly moving on up -- while Ryan seems to be treading water. Then Charlie, her college ex and super hottie, appears out of the blue with a success story of his own and more than a little baggage in tow. In a New York minute, Ryan realizes that one doesn't live off a maxed-out credit card and a year's supply of squashed Ho Ho's without learning a few important life lessons. She's ready to squeeze a five-year-plan for success into just a few crazy months. After all, why be a big-city girl if you're not going to dream big -- and reach for the stars?
 

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I liked this book it was funny and serious at the same time.

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My childhood friends Emily & Sarah co-wrote this book. I really enjoyed it! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
23
Section 4
32
Section 5
40
Section 6
49
Section 7
57
Section 8
69
Section 19
172
Section 20
182
Section 21
189
Section 22
202
Section 23
209
Section 24
217
Section 25
224
Section 26
234

Section 9
82
Section 10
95
Section 11
105
Section 12
114
Section 13
121
Section 14
127
Section 15
139
Section 16
149
Section 17
155
Section 18
163
Section 27
248
Section 28
260
Section 29
264
Section 30
271
Section 31
278
Section 32
291
Section 33
303
Section 34
309
Section 35
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About the author (2005)

Libby Street is the pseudonym for the writing team of Sarah Bushweller and Emily S. Morris.
Sarah and Emily met on Liberty Drive in Dover, Delaware, at the age of four and have been best friends ever since. Twenty years later, they began writing together via email and telephone -- just trying to make each other laugh.
They both live in tiny little apartments in Manhattan, where they're working on Libby Street's second novel.

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