Acerbic wit and pathos distinguish Medoff's accomplished second novel…Medoff beautifully balances the women's diverting quirkiness with Janey's own sincere struggle in choosing life over death. Another success, combining genuine psychological depth with humor and irony.
Fans will enjoy this well-written look at what happens when group therapy members bond a little too well. Medoff's second novel is recommended for all collections of contemporary women's fiction.
Good Girls Gone Bad starts with a comic bang…Medoff's comic tone stays light despite the increasingly heavy subject matter…It's a feat that Janey is simultaneously so appealing and so untrustworthy…Medoff presents her so deftly that she feels wholly open…As with life, the novel takes the good with the bad, and Medoff ensures that Janey faces all of it with charmingly self-abasing humor and consistently spot-on timing.
The seven women….become a family of sorts, painfully full of foibles but never quite crossing the line into parody…Funny, surprising and deftly written, Good Girls Gone Bad is a rich, witty, heartfelt second novel from Medoff. Fans of Hunger Point will welcome this addition.
A black comedy version of Sex and the City.
These seven women of Jillian Medoff’s second novel are a maladjusted, bawdy, brainy bunch, each with her own psychological issue…Good Girls Gone Bad is a light in the tunnel that is single women's fiction…While the characters are undoubtedly crazy, their friendship keeps them sane.
Medoff’s romp…boasts snappy one-liners, a well-dressed Pekingese, an outlandishly funny plot during the first two-thirds of the book, and a hairpin turn toward tragedy…Proceeding on the assumption that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, Medoff shamelessly pulls out all the stops.
Jillian Medoff takes an intriguing premise, turns it upside down, and sends it careening ahead, trailing delight and debauchery in its wake.
J.D. Landis, Lying in Bed and Longing
Every woman needs two copies of Good Girls Gone Bad. One to laugh with and cry to. The other to give to whatever man has broken her heart.
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Jillian gives an overview of the book:
Jillian Medoff's bitterly funny, shocking new novel, I Couldn't Love You More, will be available in 2012 from Grand Central Publishing. She is the acclaimed author of Hunger Point and Good Girls Gone Bad, both of which received surprisingly great reviews (surprising to her)....