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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel
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    Praise for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: “Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.” , Buzzfeed "A novel of Old Hollywood that's simultaneously gossipy and poignant. Look no further for the glamour, ambition and shocking secrets your beach-blanket sessions demand.", People “Come for the glam old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend.”, Cosmopolitan "In her mesmerizing tale, Taylor Jenkins Reid explores Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine akin to Elizabeth Taylor. Movie icon Evelyn Hugo, now a recluse at 79, unfurls the story of her glamorous life and her scandalous seven marriages.", Us Weekly “The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every female reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.” , PopSugar “If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read — as long as you're prepared to cry off all your sunscreen, because this book gets *emotional*. Each of Evelyn's marriages comes with its own hurt and heartbreak, from infidelity and betrayal to domestic abuse. But running throughout Evelyn's tumultuous life is one great love that will leave you sobbing into the pages.” , Bustle “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is more than escapism fiction sweeping its audience back to an era when show biz glamour danced with real-life intrigue, romantic entanglements and perceived impropriety. With memorable characters rivaling any Hollywood blockbuster, Taylor Jenkins Reid marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance. It leaves readers asking if they are merely role-playing with those they love or being true to an authentic self.”, Shelf Awareness, starred review "[The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is fascinating, emotional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, this is her best work yet.", Associated Press "A spellbinding novel about love, glamour and the price of fame." -- Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love "In her latest mesmerizing tale, Reid transports readers back to Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine in the likes of — but more intriguing than — Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she’s also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. Her life’s story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful and will keep readers captivated until the very last page." -- Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Daisy Jones & the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo NEW YORK TRIBUNE


    Paperback: 400 pages


    Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (May 29, 2018)


    Language: English


    ISBN-10: 1501161938


    ISBN-13: 978-1501161933


    Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 8.2 inches


    Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


    Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars1,867 customer ratings


    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #27 in Women's Divorce Fiction #46 in LGBT Romance (Books) #41 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction


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      Praise for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: “Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.” , Buzzfeed "A novel of Old Hollywood that's simultaneously gossipy and poignant. Look no further for the glamour, ambition and shocking secrets your beach-blanket sessions demand.", People “Come for the glam old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend.”, Cosmopolitan "In her mesmerizing tale, Taylor Jenkins Reid explores Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine akin to Elizabeth Taylor. Movie icon Evelyn Hugo, now a recluse at 79, unfurls the story of her glamorous life and her scandalous seven marriages.", Us Weekly “The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every female reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.” , PopSugar “If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read — as long as you're prepared to cry off all your sunscreen, because this book gets *emotional*. Each of Evelyn's marriages comes with its own hurt and heartbreak, from infidelity and betrayal to domestic abuse. But running throughout Evelyn's tumultuous life is one great love that will leave you sobbing into the pages.” , Bustle “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is more than escapism fiction sweeping its audience back to an era when show biz glamour danced with real-life intrigue, romantic entanglements and perceived impropriety. With memorable characters rivaling any Hollywood blockbuster, Taylor Jenkins Reid marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance. It leaves readers asking if they are merely role-playing with those they love or being true to an authentic self.”, Shelf Awareness, starred review "[The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is fascinating, emotional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, this is her best work yet.", Associated Press "A spellbinding novel about love, glamour and the price of fame." -- Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love "In her latest mesmerizing tale, Reid transports readers back to Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine in the likes of — but more intriguing than — Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she’s also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. Her life’s story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful and will keep readers captivated until the very last page." -- Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Daisy Jones & the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo NEW YORK TRIBUNE


      Paperback: 400 pages


      Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (May 29, 2018)


      Language: English


      ISBN-10: 1501161938


      ISBN-13: 978-1501161933


      Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 8.2 inches


      Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


      Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars1,867 customer ratings


      Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #27 in Women's Divorce Fiction #46 in LGBT Romance (Books) #41 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction


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        Praise for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: “Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.” , Buzzfeed "A novel of Old Hollywood that's simultaneously gossipy and poignant. Look no further for the glamour, ambition and shocking secrets your beach-blanket sessions demand.", People “Come for the glam old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend.”, Cosmopolitan "In her mesmerizing tale, Taylor Jenkins Reid explores Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine akin to Elizabeth Taylor. Movie icon Evelyn Hugo, now a recluse at 79, unfurls the story of her glamorous life and her scandalous seven marriages.", Us Weekly “The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every female reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.” , PopSugar “If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read — as long as you're prepared to cry off all your sunscreen, because this book gets *emotional*. Each of Evelyn's marriages comes with its own hurt and heartbreak, from infidelity and betrayal to domestic abuse. But running throughout Evelyn's tumultuous life is one great love that will leave you sobbing into the pages.” , Bustle “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is more than escapism fiction sweeping its audience back to an era when show biz glamour danced with real-life intrigue, romantic entanglements and perceived impropriety. With memorable characters rivaling any Hollywood blockbuster, Taylor Jenkins Reid marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance. It leaves readers asking if they are merely role-playing with those they love or being true to an authentic self.”, Shelf Awareness, starred review "[The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is fascinating, emotional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, this is her best work yet.", Associated Press "A spellbinding novel about love, glamour and the price of fame." -- Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love "In her latest mesmerizing tale, Reid transports readers back to Hollywood’s heyday with a heroine in the likes of — but more intriguing than — Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she’s also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. Her life’s story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful and will keep readers captivated until the very last page." -- Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Daisy Jones & the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo NEW YORK TRIBUNE


        Paperback: 400 pages


        Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (May 29, 2018)


        Language: English


        ISBN-10: 1501161938


        ISBN-13: 978-1501161933


        Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 8.2 inches


        Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


        Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars1,867 customer ratings


        Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #27 in Women's Divorce Fiction #46 in LGBT Romance (Books) #41 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction


        abunda_amazon_reviews For a book with over 56,000 ratings and 9000+ reviews, I'd say my opinion counts for squat. However, my average rating reflects how this book made me feel. Parts were great, parts were boring, overall it was meh. After the forth or fifth? marriage, it was like Groundhog Day. For me to be invested in a story, I need to care about at least one of the main characters. That didn't happen in this instance.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;So-so;;D.M.E;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1DBSHXKF33NZ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501161938;;;You know the saying about potato chips “bet you can’t eat just one!”? Well, don’t eat potato chips while reading this book. For starters potato chip grease gets on the pages, which is a pet peeve of mine. But, more importantly you will not be able to stop reading chapter after chapter and your stomach can’t handle all those chips. This can definitely be a one sitting book read.If you are looking for a book to start your summer off right: this here is your jam! As a teenager, Evelyn Hugo knew she wanted bigger and better things than Hell’s Kitchen. Her mom dreamed of Hollywood, and after her death Evelyn would do everything in her power to make her mom’s dream her own. She married her first husband to get her to Hollywood and the next six to keep her there. You only knew what she set up to tell you; only a few knew the real Evelyn. At the age of 79 she is ready to tell all and hires an unknown journalist, Monique Grant, to do the telling. Why now? Why Monique? And, what the public wants to know is out of the seven, who was the love of her life? Well that I will not tell you: you need to read the book! It was an addicting, brilliantly written story. Author Taylor Jenkins Reid reeled me in: hook, line and sinker. This is the first and certainly not the last book I will read by her.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Addicting, brilliantly written story!;;Saturday Nite Reader;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3QZIK9CIJOYT0/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501161938;;;My God, this woman can write! It's all here: scandal, honesty, brutal words, delicate words. Sentences that take your breath away. Definitely not a beach read, but a book with great depth.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;A Must Read;;Kindle Customer;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1K9QTAUZZF7E1/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501161938;;;Taylor Jenkins Reid knocked this one out of the ball park and into the parking lot as far as I'm concerned!! What an amazing, excellent story of an even more exciting, extraordinary, vibrant, woman!! Evelyn was 14 when she made her way to Hollywood she knew what she wanted and she went after it with all she was worth. She had Grit! She also had Seven Husbands, and one daughter, and one Great Love!! You have to admire a lot about what a woman or women of Evelyns generation went through because they're the ones who were the trail blazers for the stars of today. The women who work in that industry now I hope they thank those women from that Golden Era. The one thing going into this book that did surprise me about Evelyn was how it revolves around her sexuality. I didn't expect this but it was done tastefully I have to say. There was nothing vulgar about how it was written about it, Reid was very tasteful. I experienced the full gamut of emotions with this story from joy, tears, frustration, sadness, anger. But its a piece of art in my opinion. Thanks Taylor Jenkins Reid for sharing your talent and heart and soul. I highly recommend this book to adults 21+;;Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;5 Stars For Seven Husbands!!;;Jennifer;;/gp/customer-reviews/R256EF75CJGZ5D/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501161938;;;I read this at the recommendation of someone and I think that someone owes me a box of tissue. What to even say about this? I was at a loss for words when I finished reading this last night, and I'm still struggling. I don't want to recap the book because that has been done before already and I feel that it would be full of spoilers if I attempted to. The way the book was organized to take us on this journey was clever. It is alternately narrated by Monique, the reporter who has been appointed to write the biography of Evelyn (Herrera) Hugo, and Evelyn herself. Going back and forth between past and present while we move forward through time in the different era's of each of Evelyn's seven husbands. Tricky but creative. And it worked. This entire book had me feeling so angry and heartbroken. I kept thinking about how terrible it was that people had to do so much to maintain secrecy out of fear of ridicule (or worse). Then I had to remind myself that it is still that way today at times and in some places. I have been so fortunate that I have been able to live my truth with very little conflict or turmoil. I read a 1 star review for this saying race and whatever was added to be titillating. I wish I could say that was funny considering the themes of this book. Clearly that person didn't understand the message. But it just isn't funny, it is sad. I appreciated the diversity. Half back/white narrator. Black boss. Cuban American title character. That isn't titillating, it is representative of the REAL WORLD. Ultimately this story is about the love of Evelyn Hugo's life and her desire to tell her truth once and for all. She experience so much pain and hardship through all phases of her life. It was difficult reading everything she goes through. But I felt that one thing lead to another authentically. I think her actions were based on her experiences. I didn't agree with some of them, but I could understand them. The ending was a surprise, for sure. The author did a great job of planting seeds throughout the book that kept you hooked to want to know what this was all about. Evelyn was full of sexuality and sex was a constant theme. I'm so impressed how the author wrote about it without ever being explicit. In the end, I was moved by the story. I shed many tears. I may not have liked Evelyn Hugo. I don't think we are really supposed to. But I definitely felt empathy and sadness. As well as a sense that I had read something wonderful.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Heartbreaking;;Carrie K;;/gp/customer-reviews/R2QWMEPD70IOJ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1501161938

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        Top Amazon Reviews


        3.0 out of 5 stars
        By D.M.E - Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019
        So-so
        For a book with over 56,000 ratings and 9000+ reviews, I'd say my opinion counts for squat. However, my average rating reflects how this book made me feel. Parts were great, parts were boring, overall it was meh. After the forth or fifth? marriage, it was like Groundhog Day. For me to be invested in a story, I need to care about at least one of the main characters. That didn't happen in this instance.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Saturday Nite Reader - Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018
        Addicting, brilliantly written story!
        You know the saying about potato chips “bet you can’t eat just one!”? Well, don’t eat potato chips while reading this book. For starters potato chip grease gets on the pages, which is a pet peeve of mine. But, more importantly you will not be able to stop reading chapter after chapter and your stomach can’t handle all those chips. This can definitely be a one sitting book read.If you are looking for a book to start your summer off right: this here is your jam! As a teenager, Evelyn Hugo knew she wanted bigger and better things than Hell’s Kitchen. Her mom dreamed of Hollywood, and after her death Evelyn would do everything in her power to make her mom’s dream her own. She married her first husband to get her to Hollywood and the next six to keep her there. You only knew what she set up to tell you; only a few knew the real Evelyn. At the age of 79 she is ready to tell all and hires an unknown journalist, Monique Grant, to do the telling. Why now? Why Monique? And, what the public wants to know is out of the seven, who was the love of her life? Well that I will not tell you: you need to read the book! It was an addicting, brilliantly written story. Author Taylor Jenkins Reid reeled me in: hook, line and sinker. This is the first and certainly not the last book I will read by her.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Kindle Customer - Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017
        A Must Read
        My God, this woman can write! It's all here: scandal, honesty, brutal words, delicate words. Sentences that take your breath away. Definitely not a beach read, but a book with great depth.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Jennifer - Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2017
        5 Stars For Seven Husbands!!
        Taylor Jenkins Reid knocked this one out of the ball park and into the parking lot as far as I'm concerned!! What an amazing, excellent story of an even more exciting, extraordinary, vibrant, woman!! Evelyn was 14 when she made her way to Hollywood she knew what she wanted and she went after it with all she was worth. She had Grit! She also had Seven Husbands, and one daughter, and one Great Love!! You have to admire a lot about what a woman or women of Evelyns generation went through because they're the ones who were the trail blazers for the stars of today. The women who work in that industry now I hope they thank those women from that Golden Era. The one thing going into this book that did surprise me about Evelyn was how it revolves around her sexuality. I didn't expect this but it was done tastefully I have to say. There was nothing vulgar about how it was written about it, Reid was very tasteful. I experienced the full gamut of emotions with this story from joy, tears, frustration, sadness, anger. But its a piece of art in my opinion. Thanks Taylor Jenkins Reid for sharing your talent and heart and soul. I highly recommend this book to adults 21+

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Carrie K - Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018
        Heartbreaking
        I read this at the recommendation of someone and I think that someone owes me a box of tissue. What to even say about this? I was at a loss for words when I finished reading this last night, and I'm still struggling. I don't want to recap the book because that has been done before already and I feel that it would be full of spoilers if I attempted to. The way the book was organized to take us on this journey was clever. It is alternately narrated by Monique, the reporter who has been appointed to write the biography of Evelyn (Herrera) Hugo, and Evelyn herself. Going back and forth between past and present while we move forward through time in the different era's of each of Evelyn's seven husbands. Tricky but creative. And it worked. This entire book had me feeling so angry and heartbroken. I kept thinking about how terrible it was that people had to do so much to maintain secrecy out of fear of ridicule (or worse). Then I had to remind myself that it is still that way today at times and in some places. I have been so fortunate that I have been able to live my truth with very little conflict or turmoil. I read a 1 star review for this saying race and whatever was added to be titillating. I wish I could say that was funny considering the themes of this book. Clearly that person didn't understand the message. But it just isn't funny, it is sad. I appreciated the diversity. Half back/white narrator. Black boss. Cuban American title character. That isn't titillating, it is representative of the REAL WORLD. Ultimately this story is about the love of Evelyn Hugo's life and her desire to tell her truth once and for all. She experience so much pain and hardship through all phases of her life. It was difficult reading everything she goes through. But I felt that one thing lead to another authentically. I think her actions were based on her experiences. I didn't agree with some of them, but I could understand them. The ending was a surprise, for sure. The author did a great job of planting seeds throughout the book that kept you hooked to want to know what this was all about. Evelyn was full of sexuality and sex was a constant theme. I'm so impressed how the author wrote about it without ever being explicit. In the end, I was moved by the story. I shed many tears. I may not have liked Evelyn Hugo. I don't think we are really supposed to. But I definitely felt empathy and sadness. As well as a sense that I had read something wonderful.

        Recent Reviews


        3.0 out of 5 stars
        By D.M.E - Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019
        So-so
        For a book with over 56,000 ratings and 9000+ reviews, I'd say my opinion counts for squat. However, my average rating reflects how this book made me feel. Parts were great, parts were boring, overall it was meh. After the forth or fifth? marriage, it was like Groundhog Day. For me to be invested in a story, I need to care about at least one of the main characters. That didn't happen in this instance.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Saturday Nite Reader - Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018
        Addicting, brilliantly written story!
        You know the saying about potato chips “bet you can’t eat just one!”? Well, don’t eat potato chips while reading this book. For starters potato chip grease gets on the pages, which is a pet peeve of mine. But, more importantly you will not be able to stop reading chapter after chapter and your stomach can’t handle all those chips. This can definitely be a one sitting book read.If you are looking for a book to start your summer off right: this here is your jam! As a teenager, Evelyn Hugo knew she wanted bigger and better things than Hell’s Kitchen. Her mom dreamed of Hollywood, and after her death Evelyn would do everything in her power to make her mom’s dream her own. She married her first husband to get her to Hollywood and the next six to keep her there. You only knew what she set up to tell you; only a few knew the real Evelyn. At the age of 79 she is ready to tell all and hires an unknown journalist, Monique Grant, to do the telling. Why now? Why Monique? And, what the public wants to know is out of the seven, who was the love of her life? Well that I will not tell you: you need to read the book! It was an addicting, brilliantly written story. Author Taylor Jenkins Reid reeled me in: hook, line and sinker. This is the first and certainly not the last book I will read by her.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Kindle Customer - Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017
        A Must Read
        My God, this woman can write! It's all here: scandal, honesty, brutal words, delicate words. Sentences that take your breath away. Definitely not a beach read, but a book with great depth.

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Jennifer - Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2017
        5 Stars For Seven Husbands!!
        Taylor Jenkins Reid knocked this one out of the ball park and into the parking lot as far as I'm concerned!! What an amazing, excellent story of an even more exciting, extraordinary, vibrant, woman!! Evelyn was 14 when she made her way to Hollywood she knew what she wanted and she went after it with all she was worth. She had Grit! She also had Seven Husbands, and one daughter, and one Great Love!! You have to admire a lot about what a woman or women of Evelyns generation went through because they're the ones who were the trail blazers for the stars of today. The women who work in that industry now I hope they thank those women from that Golden Era. The one thing going into this book that did surprise me about Evelyn was how it revolves around her sexuality. I didn't expect this but it was done tastefully I have to say. There was nothing vulgar about how it was written about it, Reid was very tasteful. I experienced the full gamut of emotions with this story from joy, tears, frustration, sadness, anger. But its a piece of art in my opinion. Thanks Taylor Jenkins Reid for sharing your talent and heart and soul. I highly recommend this book to adults 21+

        5.0 out of 5 stars
        By Carrie K - Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2018
        Heartbreaking
        I read this at the recommendation of someone and I think that someone owes me a box of tissue. What to even say about this? I was at a loss for words when I finished reading this last night, and I'm still struggling. I don't want to recap the book because that has been done before already and I feel that it would be full of spoilers if I attempted to. The way the book was organized to take us on this journey was clever. It is alternately narrated by Monique, the reporter who has been appointed to write the biography of Evelyn (Herrera) Hugo, and Evelyn herself. Going back and forth between past and present while we move forward through time in the different era's of each of Evelyn's seven husbands. Tricky but creative. And it worked. This entire book had me feeling so angry and heartbroken. I kept thinking about how terrible it was that people had to do so much to maintain secrecy out of fear of ridicule (or worse). Then I had to remind myself that it is still that way today at times and in some places. I have been so fortunate that I have been able to live my truth with very little conflict or turmoil. I read a 1 star review for this saying race and whatever was added to be titillating. I wish I could say that was funny considering the themes of this book. Clearly that person didn't understand the message. But it just isn't funny, it is sad. I appreciated the diversity. Half back/white narrator. Black boss. Cuban American title character. That isn't titillating, it is representative of the REAL WORLD. Ultimately this story is about the love of Evelyn Hugo's life and her desire to tell her truth once and for all. She experience so much pain and hardship through all phases of her life. It was difficult reading everything she goes through. But I felt that one thing lead to another authentically. I think her actions were based on her experiences. I didn't agree with some of them, but I could understand them. The ending was a surprise, for sure. The author did a great job of planting seeds throughout the book that kept you hooked to want to know what this was all about. Evelyn was full of sexuality and sex was a constant theme. I'm so impressed how the author wrote about it without ever being explicit. In the end, I was moved by the story. I shed many tears. I may not have liked Evelyn Hugo. I don't think we are really supposed to. But I definitely felt empathy and sadness. As well as a sense that I had read something wonderful.