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All You Could Ask For

By Mike Greenberg

All You Could Ask For
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2013,
    320 pages.

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  • Arden A. (Lady Lake, FL)


    Three Women, One Disease
    One thing about this book is that I can't wrap my head around the fact that it is written by a man. Mike Greenberg is a man, isn't he? He is the same Mike Greenberg who is co-host of ESPN's Mike and Mike in the morning, isn't he? This book is written in the first person of the three women, and deals with a very sensitive topic for women, and he pulls it off exceptionally well.

    The other thing that struck me about this book is that all three women speak the same. There is a lack of nuance that would help distinguish each from the other. If close attention isn't paid to their individual stories, one could be mistaken for the other. Of course, the chapter heads make it clear who is speaking. Chapter heads are necessary in this book.

    I enjoyed the book, and I would recommend it. especially to women, and especially to those women who have dealt with breast cancer.
  • Nancy L. (Zephyrhills, FL)


    All You Could Ask For
    What a fabulous surprise this book was! My assumption, upon seeing that the book was about three strong women and that the author was male, was that the story would be filled with stereotypes. This was not to be the case. I became engrossed in these women and their stories and could not put the book down. I wondered how author Mike Greenberg would blend these three separate stories together, but he did so quite ably. This was a great read that I enjoyed from beginning to end and it should appeal to most readers of women's fiction.
  • Gin H. (Troutdale, OR)


    All You Could Ask For
    I never expected a man to so convincingly capture the heart and soul of a woman. In this case, he tapped into the personalities and emotions of three unique women.
  • Laura P. (Atlanta, GA)


    Actually, you could ask for more....
    Mike Greenberg's story of three Greenwich, CT, women (unconnected in the early part of the story) who link up through a common crisis left me lukewarm. i read all the hype on the back of the book about how surprising it was that a man could understand a woman's perspective so deeply - but what I found inside was some pretty conventional chick lit that didn't require lots of insight, The story is poignant, the tone is sensitive, and the characters have distinct and sympathetic personalities, but the book is also pretty cheesy - and there is absolutely NO dramatic tension. The story line, while an easy and pleasant read, provides no surprises, and that was disappointing.
  • Doris K. (Angora, MN)


    All You Could Ask For
    Don't give up on this book. I almost did in the beginning as I thought it was going to be a frivolous novel, not worth reading. As the story of these three women progresses their lives become fascinating.

    The three women have very different personalities and lifestyles.This shows in the life choices they make. Because of these choices this book will result in a good discussion for a book club.

    After a slow start I did find this book to be a good read.
  • Portia A. (Mount Laurel, NJ)


    "Chick Lit" at it's Best
    Mike Greenberg, sports reporter extraordinary, seems to understand how women think; and he has expressed it in this story of three strong intelligent women handling
    their own situations and then coming together to give help when help is needed...to tell more would be a spoiler...read this book and you will understand.
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