REVIEW: OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION, BY STEPHEN MCCAULEY

 

George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy, cluttered Brooklyn apartment, a taste for impromptu tuna casserole dinners, and a devotion to ballroom dancing lessons at Arthur Murray. They love each other. There’s only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she’s pregnant, things get especially complicated. Howard—Nina’s overbearing boyfriend and the baby’s father—wants marriage. Nina wants independence. George will do anything for a little unqualified affection, but is he ready to become an unwed surrogate dad? A touching and hilarious novel about love, friendship, and the many ways of making a family.

 

My Thoughts: I loved the movie based on Object of My Affection, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Ruud, among others.

After reading another novel by this author, I was eager to see how this story played out in book format.

Just as in the movie, I enjoyed the settings (Manhattan, Brooklyn) and the issues of two roommates taking on the challenges of single life, especially when one of the characters is having a baby with another man.

The book ended on a different note, and while I liked it, I couldn’t help but wish for the movie ending. 4.5 stars.

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6 thoughts on “REVIEW: OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION, BY STEPHEN MCCAULEY

  1. I never heard of the movie or this book but it sounds like a fun read. I enjoy books set in NYC and it sounds like a good rom-com. Jennifer Aniston just gets nicer looking by the year. What’s her secret, besides drops for her dry eyes and Neutrogena skin cream (lol, her commercials are about these products).

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