The Thing About Jane Spring

The Thing About Jane Spring The thing about Jane Spring is thirty one he has everything a woman could ask for and seemingly everything a man could long for great legs brains rising star status in the Manhattan D A s office bu

  • Title: The Thing About Jane Spring
  • Author: Sharon Krum Pamela Dillman
  • ISBN: 9781415922026
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The thing about Jane Spring is thirty one, he has everything a woman could ask for and seemingly everything a man could long for great legs, brains, rising star status in the Manhattan D.A s office but she just can t find a man who ll fall madly in love with her Men are always asking her out, but for some reason no one wants a second date So what if she s neck breaThe thing about Jane Spring is thirty one, he has everything a woman could ask for and seemingly everything a man could long for great legs, brains, rising star status in the Manhattan D.A s office but she just can t find a man who ll fall madly in love with her Men are always asking her out, but for some reason no one wants a second date So what if she s neck breakingly assertive and somewhat callous This is the twenty first century Right Maybe not But what is it that men really want in a woman after all One snowy night after a bottle of wine and a Doris Day marathon on cable, it hits her Doris Day always got her man So Jane Springs trades in her nondescript black pantsuit and clunky diver s watch for pastel pink suits with pearls and pumps, she changes her hair, stops cursing, starts wearing makeup, sweetens her mannerisms and redecorates her whole apartment And soon her life really does begin to change Not only does her lazy secretary start working, but everyone seems to be kinder and gentler and she s got men lining up around the block But can she keep her inner attack dog on hold long enough to win the most important case of her careerd the man of her dreams Sharon Krum s magical and hilariously funny novel is a delightful romantic comedy about a driven young woman who must shed her rough exterior and embrace her inner ultrafemininity in order to truly find herself and, eventually, true love.

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    About “Sharon Krum Pamela Dillman

    • Sharon Krum Pamela Dillman

      Sharon Krum is a journalist and author based in New York City She writes about everything from celebrity profiles to women s issues, fashion and health for The Guardian, The London Times, The Australian, Harpers Bazaar Australia and The Australian Women s Weekly among other publications She has also written for People, The New York Post, Marie Claire and Fitness.She has published two novels, Walk of Fame 2000 and The Thing About Jane Spring 2005 , both have been optioned for movies She is currently at work on her third novel, The Doctor Will See You Now.



    707 thoughts on “The Thing About Jane Spring

    • This I think will become a guilty favorite. The writing isn't bad, there's nothing technically wrong with it, and its amusing if not laugh out loud funny. My love for the book comes from the girl in me that watched the Doris Day movies and longed to be so effortlessly a lady. Though the plot is implausible, and the characters turn around and realizations happen at break neck speeds, it is so reminiscent of a Doris Day Technicolor movie, it doesn't seem that off.I'm more than halfway through this [...]


    • This book cracked me up. I read it with a big, dopey grin on my face. It felt a little slow in the beginning, but once she hit the movie marathon I could not put it down. I could not wait to see what the reactions to her transformation were going to be. Most people do not see me as a conservative person, but Doris Day holds a special place in my heart. I wish I had had the idea for this book because I have had moments like Jane's, but on a much smaller scale. I am so glad my book club chose this [...]


    • When I caught "Doris Day" on the inside jacket of this book my interest was sparked.Perhaps if you strip away the trappings of the overt physical changes and adapted to understanding the underlying positive outcome that arrives when using the Golden Rule, then maybe this book has a shot.Jane Spring is a woman who has found success in being whip-smart, systematic, censorless, pragmatic, and truthful. The struggle that women face in the business world of being seen as overbearing or "manly" when t [...]


    • Cute premise. I admired the fact that when she made up her mind about something she went all the way with it. The author did a good job of capturing Jane's coworkers and family's reactions to her dramatic change. The ending was slightly predicatble but then I would have been disappointed if it hadn't been. I would recommend this for a light read on a plane or at the beach.


    • da sognipensieriparoleQui si parte da un dilemma fondamentale: esistono ancora ai nostri tempi delle icone femminili che abbiano mantenuto inalterati fascino e sicura presa sull'altro sesso?In altre parole, a chi potrebbe ispirarsi per trovare il Vero Amore una ragazza di buoni propositi ma ancora nubile, figlia di un generale e sorella di militari, cresciuta in una base e unica della famiglia ad essere stata inviata tra i famigerati "civili" (niente meno che a fare il sostituto procuratore)?Det [...]


    • I found this to be the usual frothy summer reading with the usual implausible plot: entertaining enough to while away a sunny afternoon without requiring too much thought.One warning, however, and this really started to bug me about 75 pages in: the author's generalizations about growing up civilian vs. growing up on an army base were both totally inaccurate and a little offensive. If Ms. Krum bothered to get to know any real army "brats" (I hate that term), she'd see that we don't view civilian [...]


    • 1st read: I enjoyed this book a lot! I thought it was a cute story and an interesting take on how Jane feels she "is" and how everyone else perceives her. I could certainly identify with her about that. Since I know nothing about Doris Day movies, I have no problem with the quotes used. (Other reviewers have mentioned this as a problem.) Overall this is a light-hearted and cute chic-lit novel! The usually tiresome "makeover" trope is used in an odd and funky way. I think this could make a cute l [...]


    • I really really liked this book! It was very easy to read, took me only a few days to finish. Jane Spring is an assistant procecuting attorney in New York City. She is in her early 30's and can't figure out why no one will ask her out on a second date. Then over a long snowed in blizzardy weekend she tries to figure out what guys want in a woman. While searching for a role model she happens to see a Doris Day marathon on tv. Then it dawns on her who her new role model will be. It is hilarious to [...]


    • E’ una storia semplice quella di Jane Spring. Una donna vera, cresciuta da un generale dell’esercito, in un base militare, frequentando scuole militari. Nella sua famiglia non ci sono donne, ha perso la madre quand’era piccola, e complice l’ambiente militare non c’è posto nemmeno per sentimentalismi e debolezze. Così è cresciuta Jane, credendo per esempio che le critiche formino il carattere e migliorino le persone. Quindi sentendosi autorizzata a far notare all’amante “di turno [...]


    • This, for me, was one of those books that I thought was going to be totally ridiculous but I kept reading just because I wanted to see how the author handled things, and while it was totally pie-in-the-sky, and dated as well, I liked it. You can read the jacket for the particulars, but this is so much more. Silly but thoughtful. And perhaps it is just my age group. Anyway, this is one of those books that make me wish I had another reader to discuss it with. More of a parable (not religious) than [...]


    • I absolutely love this book and cannot recommend it highly enough! To me this is a chick lit masterpiece. I know the scenario is unlikely but it is fun. Hot shot lawyer Jane Spring sets out to turn herself into Doris Day in order to find a man who will not be put off by her legal skills and apparently abrasive personality.The story is told with humour and a lightness of touch which makes it irresistible. Naturally Jane gets her man in the end and it is someone who has been under her nose the who [...]


    • Jane Spring was raised with a military father, two older brothers, and no mother causing her to be ultra masculine and somewhat offputting to most men. In order to find love, she decides to makeover herself in the image of an effortless lady, Doris Day. Now I find the premise ridiculous and somewhat insulting but I love Doris Day movies and I think this could totally have been one. It is just adorable chick lit with some very amusing sections. Warning: you may want to have a Doris Day marathon a [...]


    • Contemporary romance featuring Jane Spring, a tough-as-nails prosecutor who just can't figure out why she can never get a second date. Inspired by a Doris Day movie marathon and a trunk filled with her grandmother's old clothes, Jane transforms herself into the woman who always gets her man. Amusing in places, but I had a hard time believing that a woman as smart and successful as she was could be THAT clueless about relationships.


    • I loved this book. It's a great story of a normally cold & harsh lawyer trying to win a man and when she tries to figure out what it is that makes a guy tick, she turns to Doris Day. I am also a big fan of Doris Day movies so I loved the references and how she pulled out the "Doris" in this day and age and how it helped her emerge both personally and in love.


    • I absolutely loved this book! I think it was one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. I don't understand why people complain when things aren't exactly as they are in real-life: it is FICTION people. I did read that the movie rights had been purchased, but that was awhile ago. To be honest, a movie would probably just wreck it (Nanny Diaries, Something Borrowed come to mind.)


    • This is just a fun book. I needed it before I tackle something depressing again. It's about a woman lawyer who cannot understand why men won't go out with her more than once or twice. She decides to make a huge change in her life. It's very funny. I loved it. If you want a funny quick read, you'll love this one.




    • I loved this book. It was an easy and fun read. I saved it for a rainy Sunday, and could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Looking forward to more from Sharon Krum.


    • Este libro recuerdo que lo compré hace años porque estaba muy barato y la portada me pareció linda, so: "venga el líquido". La primera vez que lo leí me gustó bastante y lo releí varias veces, principalmente porque antes mi biblioteca no era tan abundante y no tenía mucho de dónde elegir (en realidad creo que al menos durante un año y medio o dos esta fue la única comedia romántica que tenía en mi biblioteca). Pero desde que empecé a leer más y, en concecuencia, comprarme más lib [...]


    • Chick lit sì, ma decisamente divertente! E poi in qualche modo una piccola parte di me riconosce quella povera anima di Jane carino, carino, carino! Ma non fatelo leggere ad un uomo, alla seconda perfetta descrizione dell'abbigliamento di lei si suiciderebbe :D



    • I read this a long time ago, but it was a fun story. It still makes me laugh. Definitely a worthwhile, easy read.




    • hysterically funny! A female district attorney raised on military bases decides to make over herself as Doris Day. She sets the NY law community on its ear.


    • This month’s ChickLitPlus challenge is The Thing About Jane Spring.Thirty-one year old Jane Spring is a rising star in the Manhattan DA’s office. She’s smart, driven, has great legs- all in all, she should be a great catch. But no matter the first date, there’s never a second. Jane can’t understand why. It certainly can’t be her self confidence and acerbic assertiveness, or can it?After spending a night snowed in with a bottle of wine and a Doris Day movie marathon, Jane realizes tha [...]


    • This actually deserves a 2.5 instead of 2 stars. Cute story and it was an interesting but quick read. I liked it and I admit that I laughed in some parts but I got annoyed with Jane Spring at times because of how pathetically clueless she was. I get that she was raised by a drilling sergeant from the army and with no mother as a role model but can anyone really be that clueless to the relationship of others? She was astonished to discover on her own that you get better results with complimenting [...]


    • THE THING ABOUT JANE SPRINGPyramid Review----------------------------------6--I liked it until the end.5--All those pages and then4--She just gives up;3--(view spoiler)[ Lets him in.(hide spoiler)]2--Just okay.1--End.(As a side note, I have never, ever met or known any military personnel who acted like the protagonist's father or anyone who had such a view of "civilians." That whole part of the plot read like caricature (whichJennie describes better than I in her review .) I decided to just igno [...]


    • The Thing About Jane Spring by Sharon Krum is a rather funny chick lit novel about an all-business lawyer who’s approach to life is very militant and brash. After she realizes that her approach is more of a turn off than a turn on that sends most men running for cover, Jane decided that she needed to find a perfect model to emulate that always got her man - who better than Doris Day? And, from that point, she executes a plan that is ridiculous or brilliant, perhaps both, but definitely humorou [...]


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