Fresh Air Loves I THINK I LOVE YOU

On NPR’s Fresh Air last night, Maureen Corrigan said that Allison Pearson’s I Think I Love You may be a slow build,

But, as the novel gets under way, Pearson pulls off something extraordinary…For any middle-aged woman out there (and there must be hundreds of thousands of us) who long ago cried herself to sleep because Bobby Sherman or Donny Osmond or Davy Jones of The Monkees was sooo cute and sooo out of reach, I Think I Love You is both an anguished trip back to the mad possessiveness of puppy love and a respectful acknowledgment that it mattered.

As a result, the book rose to #165 (from #449) on Amazon. Libraries that ordered it modestly are showing heavy holds to copy ratios.

I Think I Love You
Allison Pearson
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2011-02-08)
ISBN / EAN: 1400042356 / 9781400042357

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The book trailer features various publishing people revealing how embarrassing it is to remember their teenage crushes, but how much they mattered. Included are Judith Jones, Julia Childs editor.

Corrigan leads her review by talking about Pearson’s first book, I Don’t Know How She Does It. It opens with a scene that, she says, “was so dead-on in its depiction of the screwball anxieties fueling the mommy wars that it instantly signaled that [it] was going to be a winner.”

The movie version is now being filmed near EarlyWord headquarters in Brooklyn (here’s a reason to welcome to film crews; they cleared the lingering, and very ugly, snow from the streets). It stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Christina Hendricks, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Munn, Kelsey Grammer, Greg Kinnear and Jane Curtin. No release date has been set.

2 Responses to “Fresh Air Loves I THINK I LOVE YOU”

  1. Desiree Bongers Says:

    Hi, I think you meant to write that it stars “Sarah Jessica Parker”, not “Jessica Parker”. Thanks!

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    You are so right! Thanks for the correction.