"God's Gift to Women reminds me of Nick Hornsby's High Fidelity--except instead of a tale about a man's obsession with music, we get a book about a man's obsession with the opposite sex. I'd call this novel "guy lit" but it's too smart, too knowing, too literary for that. Really, it's a 30-something male's coming of age story. Anyone of either sex who feels confounded by love, dating and what it all ultimately means will love this book."
--Paula Derrow, editor, Behind the Bedroom Door: Getting It, Giving It, Loving It, Missing It
"Stanford Friedman's book is full of insight into what
makes the modern male tick. The struggle between freedom and commitment,
alienation and love, is brought forth in prose that delights with its
mellifluous delicacy. God's Gift to Women is also very funny, at time even
slapstick, with a fine ear for how men and women communicate---or fail
God's Gift to Women follows Scott, an egocentric Manhattanite in crisis mode, on a long run: the 1995 New York Marathon. As the story traces his difficult, five hour trek through the streets of New York City on the coldest race day ever, it simultaneously delves into Scott's memories of a dozen past and present lovers, dead and alive. If the book's title takes a jab at its protagonist’s obsessions, it also foreshadows his epiphany: God's real gift to women is that, if all goes well, they outlast their men.
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