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Have A Cool Mona Type Of Conversation (Without Mentioning His Exes)

There seems to be a communications issue between me and hubby’s tennis club, neighbors, ex-colleagues, esteemed board members of the ballet. And so I thought I would put things to rest. Apparently you are confused as to what you should converse with me about at parties, openings, summer picnics and lovely holiday parties for the …

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Cool Mona’s Top 10 Posts Of 2015

A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Magda Sayeg & The Art Of Yarn Bombing  The Cool Mona Community: Meet Mr. Ted of Boston! A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Stunning Photos Of Atypical Models In Honey Be A Depression Detective 13 Things I’ve Learned From Being Married 3 Times A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Iranian Women Remove Hijabs On Facebook …

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Cool Mona’s Top 5 Reads Of 2015

I can’t quit talking about them. I wonder how the author developed such concepts and characters. I bring them up in random conversations. I won’t forget them. Just The Facts by Ellen Sherman, 2015 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, 2014 The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, 2010. Fates And Furies by Lauren …

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A Cool Mona Book Review: Purity

Purity by Jonathan Franzen, published September, 2015 and listed on The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015. The book is about storylines that could have been. Storylines that were dropped too soon, undeveloped. But Franzen did create some really vivid characters and several textured stories showing an interest in and understanding of the …

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A Cool Mona Book Review: Fates And Furies (Short Listed For The National Book Award)

Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff, published 2015. National Book Award finalist and NPR’s Book Club Pick. A story about 2 perspectives of the same marriage – Lotto (loving husband, actor, playwright) and Mathilde (grateful wife, good-looking, survivor), an electric partnership of 24 years taking place in contemporary New York and Connecticut. 2 sides to …