Welcome to My Planet: Where English Is Sometimes Spoken

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2001 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Life just isn't The Love Boat for nearly-thirty Shannon, the tongue-in-cheek heroine of Welcome to My Planet. Credit cards don't pay themselves, no obvious mate has appeared with her name pinned to his collar, and a job doing new-product research for a fledgling software company doesn't quite make ends meet in the meaning-of-life department. Then there's the loser boyfriend, another boyfriend, her therapist, and unforgettably, Shannon's mom, Flo, with her unrecognizable leftover casseroles and quirky advice for her daughter. In a fit of debt and with a bruised heart, Shannon moves back home to witness the day-to-day tremors of her parents' own marriage. This is a dark-and-light tale-freshly witty and poignant-told by a young woman with a universal touch.

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User Review  - TanyaTomato - LibraryThing

Single woman dealing with life in the Twin Cities - could be its appeal since I used to live in the cities. Not like those other dating books as it is actually readable. Read full review

Welcome to my planet: where English is sometimes spoken

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Think Bridget Jones's Diary and Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing all rolled into one. In Olson's debut, 31-year-old Shannon (any resemblance to the author?) can't cope and heads home to Mom. Read full review

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Shannon Olson, author of Welcome to My Planet, has taught creative writing and literature at the University of Minnesota.

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