You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

You Think It, I'll Say It

A dazzling collection of short stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and EligibleCurtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her "astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers' heads" (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before....

Details You Think It, I'll Say It

TitleYou Think It, I'll Say It
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherRandom House
GenreShort Stories, Fiction, Adult Fiction, Adult

Reviews You Think It, I'll Say It

  • Larry H
    4.5 stars.Many of us, whether we'll admit it or not, have made snap judgments about people. Sometimes we judge people we might have met once, or known a long time ago, and are coming into contact with them again after a while. Sometimes we believe something about a person we know well, while other times, it's people we don't know, but we formulate an opinion based on something we hear them say or do. The characters in Curtis Sittenfeld's first st...
  • Elyse
    Curtis Sittenfeld is TERRIFIC!!! I LOVE THIS WOMAN...this author....her work! Oh....I’m not the only person nutty over this great woman/author.... ‘many’ of you feel the same. I fell in love with Curtis years ago - 2005 - with her first novel “PREP”. Three years later, Sittenfeld wrote “American Wife”... and she blew me away. It was also fantastic... with a new level of maturity to boot. I, personally, had a blast of fun reading “...
  • Liz
    3.5 stars rounded upShort stories are the tapas of the book menu. Small plates, when I like big portions. So, I was really conflicted about reading this. I like Curtis Sittenfeld, but I hate the fact that a short story typically ends just as I’m getting invested in a character. There does seem to be a theme here, involving communication, appearances and first impressions. What do we say? What do we stay silent about? Or what do we think we know...
  • Navidad Thelamour
    I’m relieved to have aged out of that sense that my primary obligation is to be pretty, relieved to work at a job that allows me to feel useful. Did I used to think being pretty was my primary obligation because I was in some way delusional? Or was it that I’d absorbed the messages I was meant to absorb with the same diligence with which I’d studied?Curtis Sittenfeld’s You Think It, I’ll Say It, is a collection for the grown woman, for ...
  • Toni
    A wonderland of short stories that I've sprinted through twice. Well, first was the sprint; second was the stroll. I wanted to get every morsel, every tidbit of meaning or laugh and lesson. Each story is an independent book full of characters with full on emotion, yours or theirs.Ten stories.Gender Studies - A story about a mistake.The World has Many Butterflies - Petty banter leads a woman to signals crossed.Vox clamantis in Deserto - Never assu...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Anyone who follows my reviews probably already knows that I am a huge fan of Curtis Sittenfeld, so when this ARC unexpectedly arrived in the mail, I was beside myself with excitement. I intended to save it until I finished the book I'd just started, but when I idly paged through You Think It, I'll Say It, I was immediately drawn into the first story, "Gender Studies," and wanted nothing more than to keep reading. The funny thing is, I'd already r...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Genre: Adult FictionPublisher: Random HousePub. Date: April 24, 2018I very much enjoyed the author’s previous novels, “Prep” and “American Wife.”The later was a barely hidden portrayal of President George W. Bush’s wife, Laura. I enjoyed “Prep” but felt that “Wife” was a stellar read. These books are why I wanted to read the author, Curtis Sittenfeld, again. In her newest work, Sittenfeld pens ten short stories that consist of...
  • Tyler Goodson
    There is a certain feeling I have reading Curtis Sittenfeld's work, like I'm a little drunk and oversharing with someone who happens to be a great writer. These stories do not disappoint. Her characters are refreshingly unlikable, brash, imperfect, funny, and Sittenfeld is a genius at placing them in perfectly fraught situations; not physically dangerous, but challenging and deliciously complicated. What these stories have in common is that they ...
  • Jill
    I’ve had mixed feelings about Curtis Sittenfeld. Some of her work totally resonates with me; some (such as Eligible or American Life) were misses. But one thing remains consistent: Curtis Sittenfeld is a natural-born storyteller and she makes me want to keep reading.In You Think It, I’ll Say It, the overriding theme is how our perceptions change with the gifts of time and distance. Over and over, we’re treated to characters who are brought ...
  • Leanne
    Trust Curtis Sittenfeld to be the one to make me appreciate a collection of short stories. They still don't hold a candle to her best full-length fiction (see: Prep, American Wife, but really all of them are great) but her writing gets me every time, and I sped through this in about 3 sittings. I was going to list my favourites, but only one of them (Bad Latch) didn't work for me - the rest all contained her trademark sharp internal musings and...
  • Gayle
    Full review at: http://www.everydayiwritethebookblog....When I learned that Curtis Sittenfeld had a collection of short stories coming out next spring, I had to get my hands on it. Immediately. I don’t usually love short stories, but we’re talking Curtis Sittenfeld here. I will read anything she writes. So I got it, and I read it, and it was great.The ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It are about relationships – friends, exes, acquai...
  • Tess
    A beautiful collection of stories, about love, parenting, the modern world, and coming of age. I always enjoy Sittenfeld's writing, and this does not disappoint.
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    via my blog:'When she’s in a bad mood, she doesn’t hide it, and I’m not sure if I’m jealous or appalled.'Of all the stories in Sittenfeld’s collection, I loved The World Has Many Butterflies. Julie plays a game, which the title of the collection comes from, with her friend Graham. Who knew sharing snarky comments about the people around them could explode into a flirtation. Where will it lead? It...
  • Courtney Tisch
    I’m not much of a short story reader, but I love Curtis Sittenfeld so knew I’d read it regardless and was lucky enough to win an ARC. I tore through this in two days! Every story was gripping and relatable and could’ve stood as full novels on their own. Get yourselves a copy when this one comes out. Can’t wait for her next full length novel (hopefully it won’t be too long) and wonder if one of the stories will inspire it.
  • Andrea Larson
    I don’t usually read short stories, but I had a double incentive this month. First, one of my favorite authors, Curtis Sittenfeld, has just released this book. Second, I’m participating in the library’s Reading Without Walls challenge, in which we try to read outside our normal comfort zone. The short story format was a good change for me, and it was refreshing to read vignettes.I loved this book. Sittenfeld has a gift for capturing modern ...
  • Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves
    Only second short story collection I’ve ever rated 5 stars! More to come...
  • Dave
    Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The first Curtis Sittenfeld book I have read proves to be a gem. The short stories, which is not typically my forté, were engaging in that the characters seemed to be derived out of a playbook on realism--your neighbor's story, your college roommate's story, your cousin's wife's story. Some of the stories had the tension of something awkward looming, never quite getting there, w...
  • Lynne
    This collection of short stories is very entertaining. I can’t believe how quickly I read this book! Each one is based on very current culture. A very fun read! Thank you NetGalley for the ARC!
  • Natalie (Natflix&Books)
    Like any short story collection, I enjoyed some stories more than others. That said, there was only one that didn't really work, and I read this early enough that I have no doubt the kinks will be ironed out before publication. I just adore Sittenfeld's writing. Prep remains in my top 5 of all time. I don't know how many times I've read it, but it's up there. Her writing style is just flawless. There are few writers that make me want to write, bu...
  • Rebecca
    Exquisite! I love Curtis Sittenfeld, and I think that You Think It, I'll Say It is her best yet. The writing is absolute perfection. I typically don't read short stories, but this is a book that I will read again and again. My only warning is that if you are a ardent Trump supporter (I am not...), this might not be the book for you. While this book is not at all political and covers much deeper issues of love, identity, and gender equality, those...
  • Lori
    I didn’t want this to end!Curtis Sittenfeld is a gem.
  • Katy Noyes
    Highly readable short story collection In an eclectic mix of subjects and stories, Sittenfeld takes these female-driven tales and gives us a range of modern life topics to consider.I loved Eligible and American Wife, their author does take the female perspective and give us juicy stories to digest. Here we have ten, each 20-30 pages, none seemingly related though the first and last dovetail the 2016 American election.Each is fascinating, though o...
  • Jade
    I don’t know why Curtis Sittenfield dropped off of my radar, because when Prep came out I read it in one sitting, and then passed it around the office because it was so brilliant. And waited with baited breath for American Wife, which I enjoyed immensely too. So now I’m really, really excited to discover her other novels that have been published between them and this wonderful collection of short stories entitled You Think It, I’ll Say It.Y...
  • Clémence
    You know those books you rate a medium score and then keep thinking about, months, years later, only to realise you enjoyed them much more than you thought you did at first? And the more you think about them, the more you like them? (Or is it just me?) Curtis Sittenfeld’s book Eligible was like that for me. I read it a while ago, and rated it 3 stars but now I can’t stop thinking about it, and wondering why I didn’t give it a full 5. So any...
  • Lauren James
    Short stories by the master of character building. These were such easy reading - my favourite was the 'The Prairie Wife'. Sittenfeld's writing is always so comforting, but with an edge that means it's never boring.
  • Emily
    I forget how much I love Curtis Sittenfeld despite Prep being probably my favorite novel of all time. Sittenfeld is probably the most normal writer I know, in that her characters make the very act of being perfectly average people sharply compelling and, more often than not, devastating. Her characters are not exceptionally intelligent, compassionate, or beautiful but that isn't to say they aren't these things at all. There are no protagonists or...
  • Sophie
    *4.5 stars*Oh man, that was good. I loved every story bar one which was I was a bit meh about. Curtis Sittenfeld may well be a god to make me feel that way about a short story collection.
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    A gem of a book of short stories from the opening story Curtis has a special flare her characters attidues life problems jump off the page entertain make you laugh think sympathize & at time shock .Short Stories or novels her writing always sweeps me away thanks ton#Randomhouse #Netgalley for advance readers copy.