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Dolls Behaving Badly Carla Richards Is A Lot Of Things She S A Waitress At Anchorage S Premier Dining Establishment, Mexico In An Igloo An Artist Who Secretly Makes Erotic Dolls For Extra Income A Divorc E Who Can T Quite Detach From Her Ex Husband And A Single Mom Trying To Support Her Gifted Eight Year Old Son, Her Pregnant Sister, And Her Babysitter Turned Resident Teenager.She S One Overdue Bill Away From Completely Losing Control When Inspiration Strikes In The Form Of A TV Personality Now She S Scribbling Away In A Diary, Flirting With An Anthropologist, And Making Appointments With A Credit Counselor.Still, Getting Her Life And Dreams Back On Track Is Difficult Is Perfection Really Within Reach Or Will She Wind Up With Something Even Better

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Dolls Behaving Badly
  • Cinthia Ritchie
  • English
  • 16 February 2017
  • 0446568139

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  1. says:

    Woody Allen has said, The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don t have Carla Richards, who is in her late 30s, is one such woman, who had to learn this fact of happiness from a giant woman who was the guest in Oprah s talk show and by following the giant s advice to maintain a diary Well wonder who Carla is Carla is the main protagonist in Cinthia Ritchie s novel,Dolls Behaving Badly The name is quirky and has a really interesting meaning t Woody Allen has said, The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don t have Carla Richards, who is in her late 30s, is one such woman, who had to learn this fact of happiness from a giant woman who was the guest in Oprah s talk show and by following the giant s advice to m...


  2. says:

    Impossible not to get caught up in this single mother s world as she faces mounting debt, endless care taking of an eccentric bunch of friends and family, and the promise of new love There is so much depth to these characters, you ll feel you know them, and all of them evolve and adapt as the story goes on Throw in hilarious chapter ending letters from the various businesses Carla owes money to and the mouth watering recipes of a deceased but not absent Polish grandmother, and you have a boo Impossible not to get caught up in this single mother s world as she faces mounting debt, endless care taking of an eccentric bunch of friends and family, and the promise of new love There is so much depth to these characters, you ll feel you know them, and all of them evolve and adapt as the story...


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    They don t write too many novels about the class of characters in Dolls Behaving Badly blue collar, paycheck to paycheck, up to here in credit card debt, lives either out of control or on the brink thereof I don t know why Maybe people who write novels don t come from that milieu There s Updike s Rabbit, but that s a northeast brahmin blue collar pretender thing and to my mind counts not at all Janet Evanovich comes to mind, maybe Sara Paretsky All that aside, meet Carla Richards.She has a They don t write too many novels about the class of characters in Dolls Behaving Badly blue collar, paycheck to paycheck, up to here in credit card debt, lives either out of control or on the brink thereof I don t know why Maybe people who write novels don t come from that milieu There s Updike s Rabbit, but that s a northeast brahmin blue collar pretender thing and to my mind counts not at all Janet Evanovich comes to mind, maybe Sara Paretsky All that aside, meet Carla Richards.She has a middle school boy, an ex husband with whom she still gets together regularly, a waitress job, and a nearly vanished dream to be an artist The only thing going well in her life is son Jay Jay In her struggle to get out of debt, she begins buying old broken dolls and spends her night recreating them to market on an erotic website Dolls that are anatomically correct right down t...


  4. says:

    Ritchie has written a uniquely structured novel that uses a diary format, employing first person narration, letters, and recipes The structure adds considerable depth to what would otherwise be an ordinary story of a single mom trying desperately to support herself and her young son in an economically depressed small Alaskan town Much of the novel reminded me of the TV show, Northern Exposure, except there is no outsider to pass judgment on the quirky, eccentric characters Instead, the reader Ritchie has written a uniquely structured novel that uses a diary format, employing first person narration, letters, and recipes The structure adds considerable depth to what would otherwise be an ordinary story of a single mom trying desperately to support herself and her young son in an economically depressed small Alaskan town Much of the novel reminded me of the TV show, Northern Exposure, except there is no outsider to pass judgment on the quirky, eccentric characters Instead, the reader immediately feels the normality of the community the bill collectors demanding payment often do so with dry humor the crisscrossing of romantic relationships raises few eyebrows and seeing and talking to ghosts seems a natural result of stress and loneliness Ritchie draws an Alaskan territory that is otherworldly beautiful and yet cruel at the edges The cold darkness of winter seeped into my bones as I read, yet I wished I could be there as Carla comes across a moose while runnin...


  5. says:

    Being a divorc e mom is not easy, trying to be an artist is not easy, lets be honest being a woman is not easy but it can be extremely fun Dolls Behaving Badly is the perfect tale for women of all ages A story that proves the way to happiness is not a straight line In fact it is a journey full of twists and turns and usually is quite turbulent.Carla is a thirtyish woman, waitress and artist by night, mother of an incredible boy, living in Alaska A free spirit when she was younger, she is now Being a divorc e mom is not easy, trying to be an artist is not easy, lets be honest being a woman is not easy but it can be extremely fun Dolls Behaving Badly is the perfect tale for women of all ages A story that proves the way to happiness is not a straight line In fact it is a journey full of twists and turns and usually is quite turbulent.Carla is a thirtyish woman, waitress and artist by night, mother of an incredible boy, living in Alaska A f...


  6. says:

    This story was instantly close to my heart I didn t want to like it, because of it s name, but as soon as I started reading it, my desire to distance myself from it immediately melted and gave way to endearment.I felt like I had a direct bloodline to the characters in the book right from the get go when Carla s grandmother my favorite character in the story offers her intermittent advice, I felt like I was getting to know my own grandmother I loved how the remedy for most of life s unsolvab This story was instantly close to my heart I didn t want to like it, because of it s name, but as soon as I started reading it, my desire to distance myself from it immediately melted and gave way to endearment.I felt like I had a direct bloodline to the characters in the book right from the get go when Carla s grandmother my favorite character in the story offers her intermittent advice, I felt like I was getting to know my own grandmother I loved how the remedy for most of life s unsolvable problems was to cook a specific dish, and thought the recipes being included was clever Although set in Alaska, the story is r...


  7. says:

    I can t decide on a three or four star rating for this book about a woman finding herself through journal writing, but this book made me laugh, cry, and think so I opted for the four Parts of it are a bit unrealistic, but the characters are rich One of my favorite quotes ...


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    5 Reasons I Gave this Book a 5 Star Review One Best CoverOf the 57 books I read in 2013, this was my 1 most favorite book cover If it wasn t my most favorite, it was definitely in the top three.Loved the consistent use of the doll s flesh tones as a background color, loved the control of light and soft edges Loved the lowercase letters and rounded font used for the title Loved the choice of pink and blue against the flesh tones to pop the text and make reference through color to the femin 5 Reasons I Gave this Book a 5 Star Review One Best CoverOf the 57 books I read in 2013, this was my 1 most favorite...


  9. says:

    This book is the best thing since Bridget Jones s Diary.Here s why it s even better 1 It s set in Alaska2 Includes naughty dolls3 Recipes for baked goods4 Is hilariously and heartbreakingly true to life5 Stephanie the babysitter Dolls Behaving Badly is a story so brutally honest and personal that its diary style format couldn t befitting.What amazed me most was how much I could relate to the main character, Carla Richards, which is funny co...


  10. says:

    I was contacted by the author, Cinthia Ritchie, and was given a copy of Dolls Behaving Badly in exchange for a review.This is the most fun that I ve had reading a book in quite a while Ritchie s characters jump off the page, and the main character and narrator , Carla, felt like a friend at the end of the book I adore the concept of a character keeping a journal as a reader, I felt privy to so muchinformation about Carla as the novel progressed Journal entries are also a great way to I was contacted by the author, Cinthia Ritchie, and was given a copy of Dolls Behaving Badly in exchange for a review.This is the most fun that I ve had reading a book in quite a while Ritchie s characters jump off the page, and the main character and narrator , Carla, felt like a friend at the end of the book I adore the concept of a character keeping a journal as a reader, I felt privy to so muchinformation about Carla as the n...

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