Original Cyn

Original Cyn

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Random House, Inc.
From the acclaimed author of Breakfast at Stephanie’s comes a hilarious new novel about falling in love, breaking the rules, and other sinful pleasures.

A junior copywriter at a London ad agency, Cynthia Fishbein is the original good girl. She works hard, never complains, and takes care of everyone around her. Even Cyn’s therapist tells her she’s too nice. But all that’s about to change when a catty co-worker steals one of her ideas.

So Cyn goes her one better: She steals the woman’s identity.

Suddenly she’s breaking out of her shell, concocting a wickedly brilliant scheme to salvage her career–and maybe get a little revenge in the process. And once Cyn gets started, she just can’t stop. Soon she’s breaking the #1 rule of group therapy by dating Joe Dillon, the group’s sexy commitment-phobe. Leading a thrilling but terrifying double life, embroiled in a deliciously forbidden affair, she is having the time of her life–until her scheme starts to backfire in a major way. And unexpectedly Cyn is faced with a crisis that threatens her career, her relationship–and just might finish off her sterling reputation for good.

Baker & Taylor
The quintessential good girl who works hard, never complains, and avoids risks, Cynthia Fishbein reaches her breaking point when a coworker pushes her too far by stealing her idea for an ad campaign, throwing out the safe rules that she has so cautiously lived by to steal the other woman's identity and embark on a double life. Original. 85,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

When a coworker steals her idea for an ad campaign, Cynthia Fishbein, the quintessential good girl, reaches her breaking point, taking the other woman's identity and embarking on a double life.

Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2005
ISBN: 9780385337342
0385337345
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 21 cm

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Aug 21, 2012

It took a while to get into the story, and I can't say it was anything but predictable, except for the toe sucking bit...that I could not have predicted! Ha ha!!

Hazeldeantag Nov 12, 2010

Can anybody resist a brand new book that only cost about a dollar at a book sale? I can't. However, I usually bring them home, and they have to wait a year to be read, because I have such a long list of books I need to finish before I get to them. But, I did start reading this one, and I just was unable to stop! The story might seem fairly simple and cliché from the summary, but it has all these great details that make it so special! The best part about it would have to be the characters, especially the supporting ones. They're real, and you can care about them, but the lines they say are extremely funny at the same time. It's a light read, but that is still fantastic, and I would recommend it on a weekend to relax, or really any day of the week. It's that good.

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