Book Review: The One & Only | Psych Central ReviewsOn a May night, this Long Island, New York, venue is packed with females and the demographic is vast: teenage girls, young women, and senior citizens all seated in place. As she puts it, her protagonist, Shea Rigsby, is asking: Am I meeting my destiny? In the small college town of Walker, Texas, where people are devoted to football and the thrill of the game, Coach Carr is a local celebrity. This season means even more since his wife, Connie, passed away; he hopes for a championship win in her honor. Meanwhile, Shea is sifting through her early thirties and concludes that her life is a bit too comfortable, a bit too stagnant. She yearns to change directions. She breaks up with her boyfriend where there is an inherent lack of connection , and she begins to date a famous quarterback.
Book Review: The One and Only Ivan by Gina at orphansofwar.info
Not long before Fey went public with her ambivalence, at least 20 people forwarded me a Time magazine cover story by Lauren Sandler. An only child with an only child and struggling with the same choice as Fey, Sandler relayed an experience familiar to me and most parents I know of only children: a cashier at the supermarket chided her for not giving her daughter a sibling.
Book Review: The One & Only
Her style of writing is typically easy and entertaining and I knew I could look forward to settling down each night with a few chapters before falling asleep. The One and Only is a story told from the perspective of Shea Rigsby, a thirty-three-year-old sports reporter born and raised in the small college town of Walker, Texas. Along the way she is forced to face some of her deepest desires which could cost her some of the most important relationships in her life. The beginning did a great job grabbing my attention and keeping me intrigued as I continued to read. Throughout the book, there was a significant amount of time spent discussing the details of college football which might be a turn off for some women. As I reached the middle to end of the the story, the direction for the main character became clearly evident. Without spoiling any of the details, the realization of where the story was headed was off-putting for me.
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I had to stop reading when Ryan's ex-wife secretly warned Shea about his temper, and then Shea buys Taco Bell and secretly brings it to Coach's house late at night. Too many warning bells going off! Thanks for your spoiler review - now I know what happens without having to finish the book! Your review is nicely written, too! I stopped reading when Coach asked Shea to go for a run
Thank you! Will a spectacular new job and a fairy-tale romance change everything or simply remind her of what she truly loves? At 33, Shea is in a listless relationship and has a fun but dead-end job at her hometown alma mater, Walker University. Walker is in Texas, where football is right next to God, and its highly successful football program has been under the sage and celebrated guidance of head coach Clive Carr for years. But after Connie succumbs to cancer, everyone is emotionally unmoored, and they collectively decide to focus their energy on moving Shea forward. Breaking off with her aimless boyfriend opens up space for a thrilling new relationship with a former Walker superstar now playing in the NFL.