Posts tagged with stephanie-lessing

Oct 27 2006

Stephanie Lessing

Stephanie Lessing is a freelance writer who has contributed to magazines ranging from Conde Nast Traveler to Vogue. She is also the author of one of our Book-of-the-Week picks, 2006’s Miss Under...

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Oct 26 2006

Miss Understanding, by Stephanie Lessing


At first glance, Stephanie Lessing’s novel Miss Understanding looks pretty generic. A fish-out-of-water comedy set in a fashion magazine? Shades of Ugly Betty. A neurotic, obsessive heroine with a bevy of psychosomatic illnesses? Shades of Bridget Jones. A female-empowering adult-coming-of-age story featuring lots of Mean Girls-style bad behavior and a romantically mismatched couple...

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