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Goddess for Hire
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Manufacturer: Avon A
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5

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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813.6
EAN: 9780060590369
ISBN: 006059036X
Label: Avon A
Manufacturer: Avon A
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2004-07-01
Publisher: Avon A
Release Date: 2004-06-29
Studio: Avon A

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Editorial Reviews:

A hip chick from Newport Beach, California, who's just turned thirty, discovered she's the incarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali, and happens to be unemployed and still living with her parents. Saving the world, though, may prove to be a curry-scented breeze compared to dealing with her extended Indian family. In their eyes she isn't just the black sheep -- she's low-grade mutton.

To make matters worse, despite frequent and therapeutic bouts of shopping and Starbucks, and the mentoring of a Taco Bell-loving, Coca Cola-guzzling swami, Maya has trouble just surviving, thanks to the attentions of a Kali-hating fanatic and a matchmaking aunt hell-bent on finding her a nice Indian boy. Maya has no interest in boys. She wants a man and she may have found one.

He's tall, dark, and gorgeous ... and completely uninterested in her.

In the name of all that's holy and fashionable ... what on Earth is a goddess to do?




Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Waste of time and money.
Comment: Perhaps if I were 13 or younger I'd have some appreciation for the book. It was on beyond superficial. It reads like a comic book.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: What happened to the good ol' days when books made you LOL?
Comment: Loved this book - it's an insanely quick read though - finished it in half a day, so if you are looking for a book to be around for at least a week, this is not it! I'd suggest it for a flight. I'm pretty sure 90% of 2nd generation 'model minority' South Asian American women approaching or already in their 30s will relate to this book. I.E., it's best audience is a very specific demographic Regardless, this book literally gets funnier and funnier with each page you turn. The character's inner monologue and ego is so ridiculous that it's charming, and um, reminded me of my friends that grew up in the OC. ;-)

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Summary: Funny & Engaging
Comment: This is such a fun and engaging book, something nice to read while sunning at the beach or waiting for your flight at the airport.

I liked it so much, I interviewed its author, Sonia Singh about this book and her latest projects. It's nice to learn more about the Indian culture and the Indian-American culture.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Funy, funny, funny!
Comment: This is one heck of a funny book. Right now my husband is reading the book and I hear him chuckling every few minute. This girl is so talented she can write about anything. This is a book - movie waiting to be made.

Don't read too much into the theme or the story . Don't expect any new world goddess wisdom, spitiutality, and you will laugh all the way through this book, particularly if you are of Indian background.

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Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: A heart of gold
Comment: This book was an easy, entertaining read. Maya is a spoiled brat californian with no purpose in her life. Her parents want her to get married get a job show SOME interest in doing something.

She goes off to meet her arranged fiancee and meets up with two dudes who tell her she's a goddess. And we're off.

It really is entertaining, and, errr, enlightening to those of us who don't know much about the Hindu religion. However, I found Maya, Tahir (the fiancee dude) and most of the other characters, well, annoying. Their self-centered stupidity was not entertaining, and I kept turning the pages faster hoping that any one of them would show some depth. Only the Indian mystic seemed to have any depth, and even he was annoying.

So, though the story was an ok ride, in the end, I only kinda enjoyed it.

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