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I'm Fine and Neither Are You
I'm Fine and Neither Are You | Camille Pagán
Honesty is the best policy...except maybe when it comes to marriage in this brilliant, funny novel about the high price of perfection from bestselling author Camille Pagán. Wife. Mother. Breadwinner. Penelope Ruiz-Kar is doing it all--and barely keeping it together. Meanwhile, her best friend, Jenny Sweet, appears to be sailing through life. As close as the two women are, Jenny's passionate marriage, pristine house, and ultra-polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelope's underemployed husband, Sanjay, their unruly brood, and the daily grind she calls a career. Then a shocking tragedy reveals that Jenny's life is far from perfect. Reeling, Penelope vows to stop keeping the peace and finally deal with the issues in her relationship. So she comes up with a radical proposal for Sanjay: both will write a list of changes they want each other to make--then commit to complete and total honesty. What seems like a smart idea quickly spirals out of control, revealing new rifts and even deeper secrets. As Penelope stares down the possible implosion of her marriage, she must ask herself: When it comes to love, is honesty really the best policy?
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I absolutely loved this audiobook! Camille Pagán's I'm Fine and Neither Are You is the story of Penelope who is struggling, after a tragedy involving her best friend Jenny, to figure out what is most important to her. Penelope and her husband, Sanjay, consider what each *actually* wants from their marriage, beyond appearances and the initial expectations they've moved beyond. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod Honest and intimate, I'm Fine and Neither Are You resonated soooo much with me in its confrontation of modern marriage. I highly recommend the audiobook (I listened on #kindleunlimited)--the narrator, Amy McFadden, is excellent.⠀

Who else has read I'm Fine and Neither Are You? Did you listen or read with your eyes?
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IvoryLunatic I just added it to my list yesterday. It sounds really interesting. 2d
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Tracey3
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I really enjoyed this book. When Penelope‘s best friend suffers a tragedy, it shakes her world. She takes a good look at her life and decides to make changes. In my opinion, Penelope‘s self-reflection and subsequent journey toward change are realistic in today‘s world. We do need to slow down and pay attention to the things that matter. Work toward changing areas of your life that make you unhappy.

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booksensation
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I‘m Fine and Neither are you by Camille Pagan.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I enjoyed a lot of aspects of this story. There were times when I connected to the main character.. being a mom, wife and worker and putting everything before oneself. It was a bit of a slow start for me but overall I think it was a good story..

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Amanda4
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This book makes you think about how many of us go through struggles and the different paths we can take with the same circumstances.

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suvata
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Kindle Unlimited/Kindle First selection
2 of 5 stars = It was okay

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I_Like_Big_Books
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found it very realistic and could relate to so much of it. I thought the narrator did a great job, although Jenny's voice was particularly annoying. I will definitely read other books by this author. 4 1/2 ⭐

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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Realistic, relatable fiction. How often do we say "I'm fine" when asked tho we are not? A story of 2 friends & the aftermath when one of them suddenly dies. The last text to her best friend told her to make changes if she didn't like the way things were. And so many changes come! Well written and realistic, poignant and sometimes difficult, inspiring! The cover does not convey the depth and difficult subject matter of this book. Worth the read!

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Some parts were good, some parts were okay. I was looking for a little more depth in the characters but didn't find it in the novel. Didn't like the MC and found it hard to empathize with her. I find her friend's story could've been delved a little deeper to add some depth and focus. Great for a light, quick weekend read though.

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So baby, tell me where your love lies
Waste the day and spend the night
Underneath the sunrise
Show me where your love lies
I've been so into your mystery
Is it because of our history🎶

“It takes courage to be yourself when everyone expects you to be someone else.”

“I knew that was her parting gift—the ability to look beyond what‘s missing, and be thankful for all that remained.”
#lovelies #amonthofsongs

OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Karisa
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Though there were some great quotes like the one above, I found myself not fully invested in this book's characters. Ultimately it is about a middle aged professional who finds herself questioning her life after a close friend's sudden death. It felt more like a therapy session than a novel at times. Still, I was able to finish it. So not all bad.

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Courtneyjo_reads
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I absolutely adored this story! I love Camille Pagan‘s writing 😌📖

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Starting I‘m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagan, I read my first book by her last month and loved it! 🎧

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Les_get_reading
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I enjoy Camille Pagán, genuinely. Her books are fun reads, and relatable—this was no different! Though on the surface the story line may seem a unique experience, the day-to-day emotions and struggles are very familiar. I love the character‘s voice, and can certainly identify with the themes of self-care, being honest with yourself and others, and learning to identify your own needs/desires—even if you worry it will ruin your “just fine” life.

Smrloomis Welcome to Litsy! 🥳 Sp you liked it, right? Your review sounds positive but has “so-so” on it. Sometimes I hit that button accidentally, which is why I ask. 3mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 3mo
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Bakingbookworm
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3 STARS - good topics but I wanted more depth to the story and characters. I found it frustrating that the main character was hard to like, came off as too whiney and hard to please. A good read, just not as great as I was expecting.

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jdiehr
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This was last month's pick for Amazon First Reads. It was enjoyable. The main character loses her best friend to a prescription drug overdose, has major issues with her job, and is doing her best to save her marriage. When I put it that way, it doesn't sound enjoyable at all - ha, ha! I looked forward to reading it each day, so that's a pick for me 😊 Also - I love the title

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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi. This s a good one. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/04/01/im-fine-and-neither-are-you-by-camille-pagan...

tammysue Great review, Reeca! 👍🏻😊 4mo
Reecaspieces @whatshesreadingnow thanks girl! That means a lot! ❤️ 4mo
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Any woman who is juggling career, marriage and family will totally relate to this poignant story of real life, love and loss. I‘m Fine and Neither are You is a touching chronicle of... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/i-m-fine-and-neither-are-you

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This novel offers an enjoyable and intimate look at relationships with well crafted and messy characters, that sound so human and relatable.
Camille Pagán shows her talent in developing such a beautiful strong novel that I wanted to read in one sitting. All the things that initially might seem so perfect and unperfect, reveal themselves in a new and different light, enforcing to face the truth to find a real way of healing.(Read more on the blog.)

Reecaspieces This is on my list! Glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
Comet_Readings @Reecaspieces This a great story, Reeca! 4mo
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Jess7
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❄️ “I smell snow!” - Lorelei Gilmore ❄️ Is it just me—or do some of you also think of this famous Gilmore Girls lime whenever it snows too?

We got our first snow of the season tonight in #Cincinnati and although it didn‘t really accumulate, it did put me in the holiday spirit! 🎄🎁

This is my latest book mail. Blurb: “Honesty is the best policy…except maybe when it comes to marriage in this brilliant novel about the high price of perfection...”

Eggs I can smell snow too ❄️ Love Camille Pagan ❣️ 8mo
BennettBookworm Love this title! 8mo
Jess7 🤗🤗 @Eggs this will be my first book by her. I do too @BennettBookworm - I think the #arc cover goes great with the title too! 8mo
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sb3626 Awwww @Jess7 I‘m missing Cincinnati a lot this time of the year!!! 8mo
ChasingOm I was in Cincy for my bachelorette party this weekend! Glad the snow held off for a day!!😂 8mo
BridgetteM That‘s an absolutely gorgeous picture! 8mo
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