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TitleWhered You Go, Bernadette
AuthorMaria Semple
ISBN0316415863
ImprintMaria Semple Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages368

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett A whip smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch Bernadette Fox is notorious To her Microsoft guru husband, she s a fearlessly opinionated partner to fellow private school mothers in Seattle, she s a disgrace to design mavens, she s a revolutionary architect, and to 15 year old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.Then Bernadette disappears It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward a family trip to Antarctica But Bernadette s intensifying allergy to Seattle and people in general has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter s role in an absurd world.

Reviews

Jessica

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

A douche canoe that I probably shouldn t have dated for a couple months a few years ago once told me that I didn t like Glee because I didn t understand satire I d like to hand him this book and say, Bite me, asshat This is satire I suppose that s an entirely different story The point ... (Sign in to see more)


Patrick

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

Just found this book in my luggage recently, I read it while traveling a while back, and never got around to recording it here This happens a lot I m hesitant to assign a star rating here hesitant than usual Not only did I read this months ago, but the genre isn t one that I spend a lot of time rea... (Sign in to see more)


Travis Fortney

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

What we have here is a satirical epistolary novel about a bunch of whiny one percenters in Seattle Ms Semple is sending up Seattle elites, which here seem to be typified by Bernadette s husband Elgie, a granola eating, public transport using, bike riding, Microsoft employee with a genius IQ She also... (Sign in to see more)


Ashley

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

Well, let this be a lesson to those who would open their mouths and spew venom into the world I once wrote very publicly and loudly on this here Goodreads that I could never love a satire don t even remember which book I was reviewing The point is, this book has made me eat my words This fucking boo... (Sign in to see more)


Raeleen Lemay

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

For the first time ever, I m going with the Goodreads appointed rating system This book was simply OK , therefore I am giving it 2 stars I didn t hate it or anything, but it really didn t do anything for me.I didn t find it funny or all that quirky to be quite honest , and the characters were all a ... (Sign in to see more)


Richard Derus

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

Pearl Ruled2017 UPDATE If you can even imagine such a thing, Richard Linklater is filming this craptastic insult to the word chick lit in PITTSBURGH No, no one ll notice it s not Seattle It will be in theaters Mother s Day 2018, which is yet another belt in the chops to women everywhere.Ratin... (Sign in to see more)


Fabian

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

Simply put READ THIS, or you WILL have a supremely lame life This I solemnly swearYup, this is a total classic a brilliant novel that the critics have hailed as impossibly LOL fuhu nny But I simply must add on to this and this is why this has been the best novel I ve read since The Art of Fielding t... (Sign in to see more)


Debra

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

Laugh out loud comedy about a family in crisis Bernadette is a quirky,opinionated, likable character Bernadette disappears one day after her 15 year old daughter aces her report card and wants to claim her promised award a family trip to Antarctica The only problem is that Bernadette is agoraphobic ... (Sign in to see more)


Lormac

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

There is a new genre of contemporary fiction in which believability is thrown out the window in favor of wacky plot machinations, but which is not satire because the emotions of the characters are too real See also, This Is Where I Leave You When her daughter was born with a heart condition which ga... (Sign in to see more)


Steve

Whered You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple

I figure my best hope of getting readers than the Cubs have victories is to mention straight away Maria Semple s bona fides as a satirist So here it is she wrote for Arrested Development Her talent for skewering plays out well in book form, too, as it turns out Bernadette, the protagonist, i... (Sign in to see more)


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