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

You Think It, I'll Say It

A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age ...


Details You Think It, I'll Say It

TitleYou Think It, I'll Say It
ISBN9781473552623
Author
Release DateMay 3rd, 2018
PublisherTransworld Digital
LanguageEnglish
GenreShort Stories, Fiction, Audiobook, Contemporary, Adult, Literary Fiction, Adult Fiction, Book Club, Anthologies, Literature, American
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Reviews You Think It, I'll Say It

  • Roxane
    2018-05-17
    Solid collection. Sittenfeld is an excellent writer. These stories are all beautifully composed and they draw you in. I am impressed by how engaged I felt with each set of characters in each stories. There is a mean undercurrent in many of the stories. Some might call it honesty. The way her characters see others, themselves... is rarely charitable. Nor does it need to be. At a few points though, I found myself thinking, “is everyone in the wor...
  • Larry H
    2018-01-02
    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 (semi hiatus) Walters
    2017-12-08
    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 “...
  • Emily May
    2018-10-30
    You Think It I'll Say It is fairly typical of short story collections in that there were a couple of stand-out stories, but most of them hovered around okay/not bad. None were terrible, at least.Everyone raves about the first story "Gender Studies" and it's hard to argue with the hype on this one. I thought that story was fantastic. It made me sit up and take notice. It made me really eager to read the rest of the offerings in the collection. It'...
  • Felice Laverne
    2018-04-11
    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 ...
  • Liz
    2018-04-10
    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...
  • Dianne
    2018-06-19
    Terrific collection of ten short stories with a very contemporary vibe. The stories explore gender bias and identity, political bias, midlife angst, social awkwardness, the culture of celebrity, social media obsessiveness and competitiveness, ambivalence about motherhood, and mental illness. Lest this sound unappetizing - who wants to be hammered over the head with all THAT stuff? - these stories are gentle, subtle and expertly crafted. Sittenfel...
  • Jessica
    2018-06-06
    I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.This collection of short stories was so amazing! I’ve only ever read Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel, Prep. I read that a long time ago (like around 10 years ago) but I do remember that I enjoyed it. I’ve never read any of her short stories so I did not know what to expect. I was blown away by how good ALL the stories were. Usually with short story collections, there will be s...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2018-01-22
    This was… a really nice surprise. Literary short stories are not something I tend to reach for, but I loved this, and I want to thank my fellow reviewerLarry so much for recommending this collection and for constantly reviewing books that don’t seem like my thing but… end up being my thing?All these stories are about incorrect perception: of those around you, if yourself, of a situation. And they are so much fun. This collection had an av...
  • Perry
    2018-03-16
    Curtis Sittenfeld has a near perfect bead on the earlier stages of middle age in present days; most if not all of her stories revolve about a primary character who graduated high school in the early to mid-1990s and is suffering the preliminary throes, at least, of existentialism Two of the stories were such empathic thwacks each left me breathless with how dead-on it captured soulful pains recently experienced. Besides the briefest one, with bre...