Good Riddance

Good Riddance

?Effortlessly charming . . . The book inspires a very specific kind of modern joy.? ?New York Times Book Review The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman?s trash becomes another woman?s treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits fro ?Effortlessly charming . . . The book inspires a very specific kind of modern joy.? ?New York ...

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Title:Good Riddance
Author:Elinor Lipman
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0544808258
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Good Riddance Reviews

  • Melinda Worfolk
    Feb 17, 2019
    Once again, Elinor Lipman has provided a likeable cast of characters, a zany and slightly unbelievable plot full of coincidences, family secrets, and lightly thwarted, but ultimately triumphant, sweet romance. Fluffy but well written and enjoyable comedy with a bit of romance (not cent...
  • Lesa
    Feb 09, 2019
    Last month, there was all kinds of chatter on the Internet about Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up when word went around that she suggested throwing out books. The conversations were quite funny. Novelist Elinor Lipman anticipates what could happen if someone th...
  • Lisa
    Feb 25, 2019
    Wanted it to be better and it was nice "uplit" but the ending just was OK to me. ...
  • Sherry
    Apr 28, 2018
    When Daphne?s mother died, she left Daphne her yearbook. Her mom was the cool, hot teacher and yearbook advisor whom all the boys adored. In fact, the yearbook was dedicated to her. She never missed a reunion and made sure everyone signed her yearbook. She then made notes in the pict...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    Mar 05, 2019
    Meh. I was underwhelmed by ?Good Riddance?. The yearbook, and it?s potential, was a great hook for a story, but I found the plot superficial and banal. So too was Daphne, Lipman?s main protagonist.It was her father, Tom, that I liked most, and who I thought had the most compl...
  • Charlie Smith
    Feb 11, 2019
    Full disclosure: If, as in this novel, someone started sending me $5000 every three months --- TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR --- not only would I dance for joy until I no doubt had a coronary event --- but NEVER would I EVER tell them to stop sending me that money. Twenty thousand dol...
  • Mary
    Feb 28, 2019
    https://oneblogtwobroads.blog/2019/02... Daphne?s mom leaves her an old high school yearbook when she passes. It isn?t just any old yearbook, it is from the first year that her mom started teaching at the local high school. Her mom went back to the class of 69?s every single y...
  • Jill
    Dec 26, 2018
    I typically love Elinor Lipman witty and satisfying ?feel good? books, which are very often romantic and literary social comedies, focusing largely on quirky heroines who navigate a confusing world. But this one is just too contrived. The basics of the plot without spoilers: Dap...
  • Jan Polep
    Feb 25, 2019
    I love books with plots that use old letters, diaries, scrapbooks, etc., so I was all in to love Lipman's latest Rom-Com based on an old yearbook with copious notes about the class to '68. First half was zippy and funny as this small town high school yearbook ping pongs between people ...
  • Patricia Karounos
    Mar 09, 2019
    more like GOOD RIDDANCE TO THIS BOOK ...
  • Sally Koslow
    Feb 28, 2019
    Playful, witty, smart. The perfect novel to turn to if you need a break from scary suspense, World War II and even uplifting memoirs. Elinor Lipman is a smooth writer and sharp observer of popular culture. ...
  • Mary-Beth
    Apr 02, 2019
    This was a very sweet book, about the pleasantly dysfunctional family and love life of 31 year old Daphne Maritch. ...
  • Melki
    Apr 08, 2019
    I've been an Elinor Lipman fan since I read her first book Then She Found Me way back in 1990. Since then, I've read most of her work, and at one time I probably would have listed her as a favorite author. And, I still get a kick out of her stuff . . . just not as much as I once did. ...
  • Lorilin
    Jan 20, 2019
    Daphne Maritch is going through a rough patch. She?s 31 and freshly divorced (after a whirlwind romance?and even shorter marriage). Her recently widowed father is also struggling, so, in an effort to support each other and make a fresh start, the two decide to move to New York to s...
  • Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
    Feb 12, 2019
    Daphne has just inherited her mother's yearbook from the class of 1968 at Pickering High School in New Hampshire. That year her mother was not only the English teacher, but also the yearbook advisor. Mrs. Maritch has gone to every reunion and each year she has added notations to the ye...
  • Karen
    Mar 03, 2019
    The concept of the book sounded fun. But once I started reading and further along that the story was all it was , became disappointed. Just wasn?t compelling enough, the characters and the story behind the yearbook and what came from it was just boring Just 1.75 stars ...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    Feb 09, 2019
    A quirky heroine done with great writing made for an enjoyable read! ...
  • Maggie
    Mar 11, 2019
    Picked up at the library for the cover. I have never read the author so didn?t know what to expect. Saw romance so I assumed this is what the book would be. I?m disappointed because the book is a bit of a mess... so many storylines and not a lot more of fleshing out. Daphne is an o...
  • Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition
    Mar 08, 2019
    Good Riddance is how I can sum up this book - I started, then put it down several times before I finally read it just to get rid of it. The narrative is just not that funny to make reading it seem anything but pointless. I couldn't figure out what it was really about for the longest t...
  • Jill Meyer
    Feb 22, 2019
    I never thought I?d give an Elinor Lipman book anything less than four or five stars...at least til I read her newest novel. Here?s my two star review. ?Elinor Lipman basically writes the same book with every one she writes. The main character is usually a young woman who is e...
  • Ciara Wilkie
    Feb 26, 2019
    It was ok. I'd say the first half was great but the second half dragged on and lost my interest. This was probably a 2.5 star books but I'll give it 3 as it was a the first audiobook I finished in a long time. ...
  • Laura
    Nov 15, 2018
    I'm so torn here. On the one hand, I love the concept. It's unique, it's interesting, and the book is well-written. On the other hand...it's really hard to care about Daphne. She threw the yearbook away when it was the one thing she got from her dead mother, and she did it barely a ...
  • Toni
    Dec 05, 2018
    Update: New review 12/14/18 Daphne Maritch, finally free of Pickering, New Hampshire and stupid mistakes made even here in NYC, has read that book about decluttering your home and hugging your stuff to see if they bring you joy or hate or painful memories that may lead to eating a p...
  • Sarah
    Jan 18, 2019
    3.5 stars. Good Riddance is zany, madcap chick-lit, and an enjoyable light read. The story begins when Daphne Maritch throws out her mother's yearbook from her first year of teaching, in which she has made notes about former students at every reunion for nearly 50 years. When Daphne's ...
  • Hannah Grace || BookNerdNative
    Dec 29, 2018
    Thank you HMH Books for sending me a copy of GOOD RIDDANCE in exchange for an honest review. This one was light and sweet, but not for me. I couldn?t get along with the main protagonist, or figure out who she was or what she wanted (#relateable though haha). Little plot progression, ...
  • Donna Hines
    Feb 18, 2019
    Daphne uncovers her mother's yearbook from 68'. A yearbook that held many dear memories and jotted notes. She went on to attend every reunion and noting the likes and dislikes of each and every one. Daphne upon leaving her cozy NYC apartment decides to declutter and you guessed it to...
  • Natalie
    Apr 27, 2018
    In 1991 I picked up a book by an author I had never read before, Elinor Lipman, it was THEN SHE FOUND ME, and I have been her most devoted fan ever since. GOOD RIDDANCE is right up there with my favorite Lipman books. It does harken back to the parental confusion and loyalty issues tha...
  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    Feb 26, 2019
    Many thanks to HMH for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | ...
  • Kelly
    Jan 25, 2019
    Good Riddance. The title of this book pretty much sums up how I felt when I finally finished it. This is billed as a funny romance novel, but it feels like a rambling mess that's neither romantic nor overly funny. Daphne, a thirty-something not long out of a failed marriage and with no...
  • Elizabeth
    Mar 07, 2019
    Good Riddance is a about Daphne, a recently divorced almost thirty year old woman living in Manhattan who attempts to spark joy by cleaning out her apartment and finds that throwing out her mother's copy of a 1968 high school yearbook changes her life. This book has a light hearted ...