Animal Husbandry [Laura Zigman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hers began as a simple Cow meets Bull story: she, Jane Goodall (no. New cow Ray makes the move. Jane feels the rush. Ray says the L-word. Jane breaks her lease. Then suddenly, inexplicably, he dumps her. Just. Like. “If someone asked me a year ago why I thought it was that men leave women and never come back, I would have said this: New Cow. New Cow is short for New.

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But no one asked me then. Not gone gone, but lost to that jungle of unreturned phone calls known as unrequited love.

Having said that, Zigman is a good writer with solid pacing and flow, so I would still consider reading something else by her, especially since I think I saw this was her first book. Years ago, this old cow saw the movie that lauda based on this book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Even if you disagree and it’s not clear in the end where even she stands regrading her New Cow theory you’ll learn some interesting facts along the way.

Ray says the L-word. Jul 01, L. How can I resist those rows and rows?

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Not from her best friends, David and Joan. Laura Zigman has written a bunch of novels since this, her first one.

Jane is going to get an answer. Now, it did have its moments, but it was few and far between. This is a rare instance where I think the movie might have been a little bit stronger than the book. For the movie, they took the bare bones plot and much of the dialogue which while hilarious onscreen thanks to the actors, falls dead as a doornail on the page and turned it into a fantastic film!


Hysterical, good writing, totally engaging comedy. If someone asked me now I would have a different answer. But it can, someday you’ll find it again. Smith No preview available – But from an astounding new discovery of her own: Jul 09, Lucy rated it did not like it. At times, I wanted to slap her. Cows get dumped, too”. Or picks out “wives” every months.

She begins a relationship with a husbadnry producer on the show who is engaged and has been so for several years. For example, the protagonist didn’t really love oaura ex as she claimedshe just wanted that he made her happy again and forever ; that’s using someone, not loving him.

Of course Eddie is a player who brings home a different woman every other night. View all 4 comments. From inside the book. Watching the distance between your bodies expand until there’s nothing but empty space and silence. Seriously, if you want hhsbandry read some refreshing ‘chick lit’ read this book! Jane’s life lessons are my own!

It’s a fun r Pros: Jane feels the rush. Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman. Second half was – at last! And maybe I’m too much of a romantic, but the entire book I was waiting for more to happen between Jane and Eddie. Znimal currently lives outside Boston with her husband and young son Retrieved from ” http: So Jane Goodall, with the help of Freud, Darwin, and her own anumal of lovelorn friends–a broken-hearted womanizer named Eddie, her best friend Joan, who for zigkan past two years has been dating her boss, a man engaged husbandrg another woman, and David, who shares with Jane both a taste for good-looking men and a terminal case of bad luck–delves into the mystery of the male animal.


Jan 26, Debby Phielix rated it it was ok. Feb 24, Karissa rated it it was ok. However, the book was a huge let down. It kind of turns into a sort of obsession. Praise “Girl meets boy, boy dumps girl … Zigman siphons off the tears and the curses and by alchemy converts them into laughter.

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Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Retrieved 10 March I don’t know where the author was trying to go with this book, but I think her car broke down along the way. Jane breaks her lease. Knopfbefore moving to Washington, D. New cow… Ray makes the move. And for the more academically minded, you might like how the herione of the story develops a theory and details her research and investigation into her unoriginal observation: Apr 08, Carolanne rated it liked it Shelves: As usual, the book is so much more clever and entertaining.

YoungToby Elaine Morantz Limited preview – The author’s writing style is frustratingly juvenile, made more irritating by the fact that the scientific bits prove that she is capable of writing better than she does for most of this book.