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Animal Husbandry By Laura Zigman,

  • Title: Animal Husbandry
  • Author: Laura Zigman
  • ISBN: 9780385319003
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If someone asked me a year ago why I thought it was that men leave women and never come back, I would have said this New Cow New Cow is short for New Cow Theory, which is short for Old Cow New Cow Theory, which, of course, is short for the sad sorry truth that men leave woman and never come back because all they really want is New Cow But no one asked me then If someo If someone asked me a year ago why I thought it was that men leave women and never come back, I would have said this New Cow New Cow is short for New Cow Theory, which is short for Old Cow New Cow Theory, which, of course, is short for the sad sorry truth that men leave woman and never come back because all they really want is New Cow But no one asked me then If someone asked me now I would have a different answer I would roll my eyes, look toward the ceiling, raise both hands and shake them toward the heavens the way old Italian women do, and say this They will never make sense you will never understand them Welcome to the case file labeled love of one Jane Goodall no, not the Jane Goodall, but a late night TV producer who turns to the annals of animal behavior for an explanation when true love goes suddenly, inexplicably wrong It began as a simple Cow meets Bull story he was the young producer with the washboard stomach and the J Crew good looks, she the co worker with her heart on the shelf They met for drinks, fell in love, looked together for a cozy one bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side, and then suddenly, in only the third month of their post copulatory phase, Ray Brown was gone Not gone gone, but lost to that jungle of unreturned phone calls known as unrequited love So Jane Goodall, with the help of Freud, Darwin, and her own menagerie of lovelorn friends a broken hearted womanizer named Eddie, her best friend Joan, who for the past two years has been dating her boss, a man engaged to another woman, and David, who shares with Jane both a taste for good looking men and a terminal case of bad luck delves into the mystery of the male animal.
    Animal Husbandry If someone asked me a year ago why I thought it was that men leave women and never come back I would have said this New Cow New Cow is short for New Cow Theory which is short for Old Cow New Cow The

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    1. this novel is essentially the inspiration for the movie Someone Like You starring the precocious ashley judd and the ruggedly manicured hugh jackmanven my druthers, i d skip the book entirely and just go for the moviee whining feels lessoffensiveereus, you know, hugh jackmanat s that.

    2. Three words New Cow Theory If you haven t read this, or seen the movie Someone Like You, the New Cow Theory states that men are like bulls they tend to mate and then get the hell out of Dodge What this means is that you may date a man for x number of months or years, but eventually he will leave you for a newer, younger, fresher cow woman You may try to disguise yourself as a newer, younger, fresher version of yourself, but the man bull will always know you re mutton dressed as lamb This may sou [...]

    3. Just like most women at least it felt that way in the 90s I went through a series of wonderfully written, delightfully inciteful, witty chick books If I had to put them in order and rate them by how much I liked them, how much they helped me understand me and how much they helped me understand men, this book would rank 2nda close 2nd, mind you, to Bridget Jones Diary Jane s life lessons are my own DAnd, what I love about this book view spoiler is that they don t get together in the endd, that s [...]

    4. Hysterical, good writing, totally engaging comedy I learned about her from the Dangerous Writers in Portland, OR They made a movie out of it, but it is worth it to read the book It will have you laughing out loud.

    5. I don t know where the author was trying to go with this book, but I think her car broke down along the way.

    6. FUNNY There s a good reason to help students find books in the stacks I come back with something to read too How can I resist those rows and rows Laura Zigman has written a bunch of novels since this, her first one I m not sure if I d call it chic lit I think it predates the term It was written in 1998 It is a good read, fast, easy, and entertaining If you are in the mood for a break up for no apparant reason story all the better If you not, there s still lots of fun and witty story telling to e [...]

    7. A unique take on the classic tale of lost love, Animal Husbandry is a sharp and incisive look at heartbreak but it s best to read if you are feeling a little bit lonely yourself.This is actually the second time that I have read Laura Zigman s take on the mating habits of humans, and I ve had very different reactions both times I picked it up for the first time about eight years ago, when I had just moved to Canada following a bad breakup, and I loved it I thought it was pure genius Now, as a hap [...]

    8. This is a rare instance where I think the movie might have been a little bit stronger than the book BUT that might also be a product of my familiarity with the movie FIRST, in part The book isn t unsatisfying for what it is, but unlike the movie, it definitely isn t a rom com There s no happily ever after here, except for the happily ever after of a woman realizing she can put something that was traumatic behind her a move on and honestly, that s kind of refreshing in its own way, too But if you [...]

    9. Easy to relate to for anyone who has gone through a breakup Very quick read with some genuinely funny moments The new cow old cow repetition gets a little boring, and the inclusion of Marie Goodall s articles was unnecessary as the narrator says all that stuff anyway, but I liked it Not bad chick lit.

    10. Read this, laughed a bit, but was a bit put off by the whole concept Then saw the movie Someone Like you and went oh that was that book but wait this is better than the book But hey, Hugh Jackman can make anything better

    11. Unfortunately it couldn t keep my attention than a few pages and even skipping around didn t help I think this is a case in which the movie is better than the book.

    12. I absolutely loved this book you don t have to have been cheated on by a slimy ex boyfriend to relate to all the trials and tribulations that Jane goes through in the book.

    13. While I found the premise clever and the research thorough and well presented, the characters weren t likable and the ending was unsatisfying The way it ended, I wondered what the point had been in reading all the whining Considering the main character was willing to be with a man who was engaged to another woman, and that the relationship was short, she had no right to act like a neurotic psycho once they d broken up It was over the top and ridiculous Having said that, Zigman is a good writer w [...]

    14. I was excited to find out that Someone Like You was based off a book However, the book was a huge let down I about threw my iPad across the room with how it ended No Eddie for Jane Come on My advice skip the book watch the movie Hugh Jackman is superb as Eddie Ashley Judd does a not so bad job as Jane even if her wardrobe hair is complete 90s Plus the movie takes many conversations word for word from the book So what are you waiting for go rent it.

    15. Filled with heartwarming sarcasm and did she just say that type of humor, pick this book up when you re feeling a little down and out.

    16. I am so glad this was such a short read and I can only hope that the movie is much better though with Hugh Jackman and Greg Kinnear, I can already assume that it is I picked up the book knowing there is a movie out there based on it Now, it did have its moments, but it was few and far between The book centers on Jane Goodall, whose parents had quite the sense of humor Jane works for a talk show host and is responsible for booking the guests on the show She begins a relationship with a new produc [...]

    17. 2 STARS If someone asked me a year ago why I thought it was that men leave women and never come back, I would have said this New Cow New Cow is short for New Cow Theory, which is short for Old Cow New Cow Theory, which, of course, is short for the sad sorry truth that men leave woman and never come back because all they really want is New Cow But no one asked me then If someone asked me now I would have a different answer I would roll my eyes, look toward the ceiling, raise both hands and shake [...]

    18. First half is boring and whiny unless you identify with the protagonist and you share her woes c mon, you knew he was engaged, it s been just a couple months, you re 30 and educated, and you feel like the world is ending Grow a backbone, you re not 16 any.Second half was at last interesting, she stopped weeping and began thinking and researching most of her discoveries aren t really new mostly it s evolutionary psychology and animal mating , but it s fun and can be insightful All in all, the aut [...]

    19. Like many other reviewers, I picked this up because I love the movie Someone Like You It has been a favorite probably since middle school and I have seen it over a dozen times, I am sure What a favor the director and screenwriter that adapted this book did to the author This book is absolutely terrible An unfunny, completely cliche, mess For the movie, they took the bare bones plot and much of the dialogue which while hilarious onscreen thanks to the actors, falls dead as a doornail on the page [...]

    20. I think I bought this book after seeing the movie based on it, called Someone Like You with Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman a rare instance where I buy and read a book after or because of seeing the movie I liked the movie and I remember running across the book in the bookstore, and the quirky voice and writing style the author had was much funnier in text I bought it This was a weird story where I would have liked a middle of the road version between the book and the movie, better than either the [...]

    21. Pros It s a super quick readI like the scientific aspects anecdotes , quotes, etc It s kinda quirky The writing is decentCons I felt like the protagonist was kinda.wishy washy I mean, the relationship was a 3 month thing that really wasn t portrayed to be THAT serious Plus, the guy was already living with someone So It wasn t really my cup of tea, but it was a quick read I don t regret it The main character seemed to me to be immature considering she was 30 Verdict It s a fun read I got it for 2 [...]

    22. Years ago, this old cow saw the movie that was based on this book As usual, the book is so much clever and entertaining I like how the novel played with the tendency that women have to dissect romantic relationships and break ups While I think you can learn something from analyzing a previous relationship, trying to understand it all doesn t really help you get over the fact that someone you loved doesn t feel the same way about you and it is over and that means they are never coming back I do [...]

    23. Jane Hamilton TV talent booker, not ape lover has a theory about the mating habits of men The Old Cow New Cow Man The Polygamist theory is based on the idea that men mate like bulls once a bull man has mated with a cow woman , his mission is over and he s ready to move on to new cow conquests other women.Laura Zigman s book was well written, witty, hilariously entertaining, and most women can probably relate with Jane s tragic dating experiences, the genesis of her Old Cow New Cow Theory I m one [...]

    24. I read this in college and if you asked me to rate it back then, I would have given it 5 stars because the narrator addresses dating behavior in a funny way The novel starts off with the main character noticing a link between the mating behavior of bulls and her most recent boyfriend s boredom with abandonment of her Now that I m a little older, none of it seems original any Yeah, yeah, a lot of men don t pay enough attention to their girlfriends or gasp leave them Back then, I identified with t [...]

    25. Oh dear this is so hilarious and so true and yet very painful The sort of book that makes you think Yes That s exactly what men do, or Yes, I ve experienced that, albeit many years ago And then I think it s just too sexist Can you really lump all men together like this Are they really all so shallow and uncaring Well yes, actually, I think mostly they are Then again I look at Ian and think he s not like that at all But he s almost certainly the exception And he is 66 so probably not up to skippi [...]

    26. Going through the pages, I spotted creepy descriptions of animal mating rituals and creepy s great , so I burrowed it from a friend and gave it a read I have to admit it only deserves two stars writing wise, as in style and complexity of language used But I really liked the book I felt I was having a long talk with some highly experienced best friend I had a few giggles, and a few moments feeling all mushy and moved We can all relate to the old cow new cow theory and if not directly, then to sto [...]

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