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Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing I was lucky to receive an early copy of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing This is a very layered book on the one hand it is a fabulous story of a woman politician negotiating her way through US politics On the other hand, it is the story of a very independent single mom raising a wickedly bitingly funny teen boy And the central theme is regrets.I read this book in one long sitting Many times I found myself nodding at the concept of regrets and how we must get over them As a mom of teens, I lov I was lucky to receive an early copy of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing This is a very layered book on the one hand it is a fabulous story of a woman politician negotiating her way through US politics On the other hand, it is the story of a very independent single mom raising a wickedly bitingly funny teen boy And the central theme is regrets.I read this book in one long sitting Many times I found myself nodding at the concept of regrets and how we must get over them As a mom of teens, I loved the teen boy snark which was perfectly written I also very much appreciated the themes of women s empowerment but the absolute need for deep women s friendships Cleo shows us all that it does indeed take a village.The hallmark of Allison Winn Scotch s books is, in my opinion, immediate plot and storytelling The plot literally starts on page 1 with backstory that emerges via the fast moving plot.Cleo McDougal is a fabulous novel that is a must read Living near Washington DC, I see politics all over the place Therefore, I am thankful that the focus of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing was not on politics, but instead on regrets I wasn t sure what to expect from this novel, but was pleased with where it went I enjoyed getting to know Cleo and could relate in regards to being the mom of a teenage boy and also reflecting upon things I regret in my own life I liked the supporting characters and the relationships between them and Cleo The dialo Living near Washington DC, I see politics all over the place Therefore, I am thankful that the focus of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing was not on politics, but instead on regrets I wasn t sure what to expect from this novel, but was pleased with where it went I enjoyed getting to know Cleo and could relate in regards to being the mom of a teenage boy and also reflecting upon things I regret in my own life I liked the supporting characters and the relationships between them and Cleo The dialogue was great throughout, especially between Cleo and Gaby It was easy to visualize people and settings without the descriptions getting in the way of the narrative The story pointed out the hypocrisies that happen in real life when it comes down to how men and women are treated in the political arena, and how social media has an impact on people s decisions There were times I got confused as to whether Cleo or Gaby was talking, as their voices tended to blend together sometimes I had to go back and read sections when that happened I could also have done with less swearing when Cleo was being introspective These issues didn t take away from my enjoyment of the story This was a great novel that I read most of in one day.Movie casting ideas Cleo Ari GraynorGaby Issa RaeLucas Lucas Jade ZumannMaryAnne Kirsten DunstBowen Channing TatumMatty Matt LanterGeorgie Kristen Wiig I ve been a fan of Allison Winn Scotch s for years now, for so long that I don t remember not loving her and her books This one might be my favorite yet.I love politics and political stories, and there s some of that in this, but it sabout Cleo herself Cleo keeps a list of regrets, primarily so that she can learn from those mistakes Don t drink bourbon, for example, and I think a lot of people probably have one type of alcohol that they can t drink any after overdoing it Moment I ve been a fan of Allison Winn Scotch s for years now, for so long that I don t remember not loving her and her books This one might be my favorite yet.I love politics and political stories, and there s some of that in this, but it sabout Cleo herself Cleo keeps a list of regrets, primarily so that she can learn from those mistakes Don t drink bourbon, for example, and I think a lot of people probably have one type of alcohol that they can t drink any after overdoing it Moment of silence for me and martinis And then Cleo decides that what she s going to do is actually fix those regrets Well, to be fair, Cleo s campaign manager Gaby decides that for her And what happens next is both delightful and very, very relatable I experienced a very, VERY strong secondhand wave of mortification at one of them This book is a complete delight I can t wait for everyone to read and talk about it Highly recommended The only real regret should be a life not lived generouslyI was intrigued by the premise of this book, but hesitated to pick this up from First Reads because the last thing I want to read right now is someone shoving their political views in my face, but the author actually did manage to keep it close to politically neutral with just a few small slips here and there Nothing egregious, though I still had no problem figuring out what her political leanings were pretty early on.The book s ideology The only real regret should be a life not lived generouslyI was intrigued by the premise of this book, but hesitated to pick this up from First Reads because the last thing I want to read right now is someone shoving their political views in my face, but the author actually did manage to keep it close to politically neutral with just a few small slips here and there Nothing egregious, though I still had no problem figuring out what her political leanings were pretty early on.The book s ideology IS clearly feminist themed some of it authentic Susan B Anthony level feminism some of itGloria Allred Translated that means only half of the men are slimes instead of all of them Cleo isn t all that likeable initially She really isn t a particularly good person, either It s interesting to see how she initially looks thru her regrets with her best friend in high school yet concludes that she d do it again.She counts things as regrets that she s not necessarily sorry for it reminded me of the dad who once told me about pressuring his daughter to get an abortion, which he said he regretted but then said he would do it all over again if he had to That s unhappy acceptance or resignation, not true regret.So in tackling her old regrets, Cleo manages to discover, or even create, new ones I liked the idea of repairing or putting one s regrets to rest, I liked that she wakes up to the wrong she s done truly comes to regret it It just feltthan a little surprising that she was only just learning that at 37, and there were aspects of her journey that felt contrived.Still, it s a positive story and by the end, she even begins to recognize that people being concerned about you and wanting to help can actually be doing it because they care want to help not because they think they re superior or you re weak.I liked the story concept It had something worthwhile to propose, but I honestly felt like it didn t cover near as much ground as it could have because it was fixated on being a feminist storythan a universally human one POTENTIAL CONTENT ISSUESThe story is totally secular, with casual, recreational attitudes towards sex Includes the now requisite token gay couple There is frank discussion, but no graphic scenes or detailsGenerous amount of swearing 62 f bombs, 71 sh , 4 d , 15 h Uses the Lord s Name in vain repeatedly, sadly unnecessarily, including as curses,than a hundred times Realistic language Author Lucy Maud Montgomery was asked in her later years about the then modern trend towardrealistic writing Her response was that going to the latrine was realistic, too, yet she had no desire to read about it The authenticity of a character s voice resides in what they say, rather than what the author forces the reader to sift thru to get to the substance Who Hasn t Had Regrets This book is so complex, rich, and even fun at times that I barely know how to describe it I love books like that After reading so many fiction books in a variety of subgenres that often seem too similar, I found it refreshing to read a book that does not have a cookie cutter approach or storyline The story is apt to resonate with any professional woman who has had to live with double standards while climbing the corporate or political ladder The story is ultimately ab Who Hasn t Had Regrets This book is so complex, rich, and even fun at times that I barely know how to describe it I love books like that After reading so many fiction books in a variety of subgenres that often seem too similar, I found it refreshing to read a book that does not have a cookie cutter approach or storyline The story is apt to resonate with any professional woman who has had to live with double standards while climbing the corporate or political ladder The story is ultimately about regrets, and who among us after a certain age does it have our own list of these even if we don t detail them like Cleo Perhaps ours aren t as personally or professionally damning as so many of Cleo s, but the author has certainly tapped on a universal theme in addressing them Interestingly, while the book is deeply grounded in politics, it is not truly about it, which I don t think was an easy line for the author to straddle but one that she does well I imagine the author chose this sphere because we see the divisive gender double standards particularly strongly in politics The book is at turns serious, sad, poignant, frustrating, witty, and even a little zany, making it feel as though it accurately reflected real life Cleo is a somewhat prickly character She is not always easy to like, but in the end, you want her to get past her regrets and embrace her life I particularly loved her teenage son He really provided a fun counterpoint to the rest of the novel and certainly kept Cleo and us from taking it all too seriously All in all, I enjoyed this book, and think it is a fun one for a July 2020 First Reads pick.I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review I truly loved this book Not just because it references both Kelly Taylor s I choose me moment, and Dirty Dancing s lift moment I loved this book because the main character, Cleo, felt not only real, but someone I desperately wanted to meet In fact allof the characters felt real, especially Cleo s 14 year old son who would yell at his mom for texting emojis This is a book with flawed characters who you still want to see succeed And yes, this is about the metoo movement which needs to be I truly loved this book Not just because it references both Kelly Taylor s I choose me moment, and Dirty Dancing s lift moment I loved this book because the main character, Cleo, felt not only real, but someone I desperately wanted to meet In fact allof the characters felt real, especially Cleo s 14 year old son who would yell at his mom for texting emojis This is a book with flawed characters who you still want to see succeed And yes, this is about the metoo movement which needs to be written about I really, really loved this I have been of fan of Allison s for years, but her last two books really spoke to me As for Cleo I just loved all of it It s exactly the kind of book we need right now About a strong woman who isn t afraid to stand up for herself and isn t afraid of being independent and relying on herself But also realizing she s flawed, as we all are and, most importantly, willing to learn and evolve I m 50 and have lived alone since I graduated college Single by choice, I really, really loved this I have been of fan of Allison s for years, but her last two books really spoke to me As for Cleo I just loved all of it It s exactly the kind of book we need right now About a strong woman who isn t afraid to stand up for herself and isn t afraid of being independent and relying on herself But also realizing she s flawed, as we all are and, most importantly, willing to learn and evolve I m 50 and have lived alone since I graduated college Single by choice, which is something my older parents couldn t understand but they also didn t give me flak about it Sometimes tho I failed to ask for help because I thought I HAD to do it myself So this whole story really hit home for me I won an ARC from Net Galley and AWS Politics is a test of wills in a sharp, funny, and emotional novel about truth and consequences by the New York Times bestselling author Cleo McDougal is a born politician From congresswoman to senator, the magnetic, ambitious single mother now has her eye on the White House always looking forward, never back Until an estranged childhood friend shreds her in an op ed hit piece gone viralWith seven words Cleo McDougal is not a good person the presidential hopeful has gone from in control to damage control, and not just in Washington but in lifeEnter Cleo s regrets list ofand counting Her chief of staff has a brilliant idea pick the top ten, make amends during a media blitz, and repair her reputation But there are regrets, and there are regrets like her broken relationship with her sister, her affair with a law school professor and the regret too big to even say out loudBut with risk comes reward, and as Cleo makes both peace and amends with her past, she becomes empowered than ever to tackle her career, confront the hypocrites out to destroy her, and open her heart to what matters most one regret at a time I have a hard time finding novels that are purely fun and enjoyable without being predictable and cliched or filled with characters I find to be entirely vapid but CLEO MCDOUGAL REGRETS NOTHING was none of those things this book is smart and witty, and the story was engaging and creative some of my favorite parts of the book were the inner monologues of Cleo because I found her to be such a layered, realistic character this one comes out August 1, which makes it the perfect book to lose your I have a hard time finding novels that are purely fun and enjoyable without being predictable and cliched or filled with characters I find to be entirely vapid but CLEO MCDOUGAL REGRETS NOTHING was none of those things this book is smart and witty, and the story was engaging and creative some of my favorite parts of the book were the inner monologues of Cleo because I found her to be such a layered, realistic character this one comes out August 1, which makes it the perfect book to lose yourself in on summer vacation thank you to the author for my advanced copy I really enjoyed this one 4.5 5 This book resonated with me on so many levels AWS has been one of my favorite authors for a long time, and this might be my favorite book of hers Cleo s raw honesty about the double standards women face is something every successful woman will relate to I love the idea of a kickass woman refusing to apologize for stepping into her power, and holding men accountable in the process And I hope that soon, it won t just be happening in fictional worlds created by other kickass women.

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