You Think It, I'll Say It

You Think It, I'll Say It

A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.

Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before. Throughout the ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.

With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.

Title:You Think It, I'll Say It
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781473552623
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    You Think It, I'll Say It Reviews

  • Roxane

    Solid collection. Sittenfeld is an excellent writer. These stories are all beautifully composed and they draw you in. I am impressed by how engaged I felt with each set of characters in each stories. ...

  • Larry H

    4.5 stars.Many of us, whether we'll admit it or not, have made snap judgments about people. Sometimes we judge people we might have met once, or known a long time ago, and are coming into contact with...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Curtis Sittenfeld is TERRIFIC!!! I LOVE THIS WOMAN...this author....her work! Oh....I’m not the only person nutty over this great woman/author.... ‘many’ of you feel the same. I fell in love wit...

  • Emily May

    You Think It I'll Say It is fairly typical of short story collections in that there were a couple of stand-out stories, but most of them hovered around okay/not bad. None were terrible, at least.Ever...

  • Felice Laverne

    I’m relieved to have aged out of that sense that my primary obligation is to be pretty, relieved to work at a job that allows me to feel useful. Did I used to think being pretty was my primary oblig...

  • Liz

    3.5 stars rounded upShort stories are the tapas of the book menu. Small plates, when I like big portions. So, I was really conflicted about reading this. I like Curtis Sittenfeld, but I hate the fact ...

  • Dianne

    Terrific collection of ten short stories with a very contemporary vibe. The stories explore gender bias and identity, political bias, midlife angst, social awkwardness, the culture of celebrity, socia...

  • Jessica

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers.This collection of short stories was so amazing! I’ve only ever read Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel, Prep. I read that a long time...

  • Elle (ellexamines)

    This was… a really nice surprise. Literary short stories are not something I tend to reach for, but I loved this, and I want to thank my fellow reviewerLarry so much for recommending this collection...

  • Emily B

    I stumbled on this collection of short stories on a communal bookshelf at work and without much thinking I started reading it. I didn’t enjoy the first story much at all however I pretty much adored...