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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 1, 2003 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Elise meets Donald on a flight to Washington, D.C., where he teaches and she edits self-help books. He is dreamy: 6’6” with unflinching green eyes and a proclivity for speaking frankly. Incredibly, they fall in love, get engaged, and start discussing wedding invitations.

And then Elise meets her—Adrienne—Donald’s stunning, leggy ex-fiancée. Adrienne is newly single and planning a move to D.C. Cleavage-baring, half-French, and with a degree from Yale, she seduces men with one flick of her hair. Worst of all, she and Donald have remained “good friends” since they broke up. Convinced that Adrienne is out to win Donald back, Elise begins stalking both of them obsessively . . . and starts adding up clues to what looks like a brazen affair.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A slim, slight, mean-spirited tale of a woman's obsession with her fiancé's ex-fiancée, from the author of Dating Big Bird (2000), etc.This might have made an entertaining or even enlightening subplot ... Read full review

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User Review  - emigre - LibraryThing

Funny story of one woman's insecurity about her fiance's perfect ex and how obsession can turn one into a raving lunatic. The book would have been better as a short story, as a novel, it gets repetitive and predictable. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Laura Zigman is the author of Animal Husbandry and Dating Big Bird. She spent ten years working in book publishing in New York. Her pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. She now lives outside Boston.

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