The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

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Melissa Bank
Penguin, 2000 - Fiction - 274 pages
Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing has captivated readers and dominated bestseller lists. Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, it maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace. With an unforgettable comic touch, Bank skillfully teases out universal issues, puts a clever, new spin on the mating dance, and captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America today.
 

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User Review  - flydodofly - LibraryThing

Cute little book that partly supports and partly opposes the mating and dating game rituals - all with good humor and not taking anything seriously at all. Read full review

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upgrade from Bridget Jones Diary, she finds old men, young men, the rules — then her perfect Man! Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress ... Read full review

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Melissa Bank, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing,   won the 1993 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction. She has published stories in the Chicago Tribune, Zoetrope, The North American Review, Other Voices, and Ascent. Her work has also been heard on "Selected Shorts" on National Public Radio. She holds an MFA from Cornell University and divides her time between New York City and East Hampton.

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