Version: Unabridged
Author: Naomi Neale
Narrator: Stephanie Brush
Genres: Romance, Fiction & Literature, Chick Lit
Publisher: Books in Motion
Published In: N/A
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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After a TV dinner explodes in her microwave, modern New York City girl Cathy Vorhees wakes up in 1959, setting in motion this inventive romantic comedy from Neale (Calendar Girl). Mortified to find herself living the life of uptight Cathy Voight, office tyrant and recipe creator, Cathy bravely tries to "relax and enjoy my psychosis" with the help of her nifty '50s flatmates Tilly and Miranda, who think she's suffered an electric shock. More often, Cathy reacts like a movie heroine waking up next to a strange man "with absolutely no memory of how... the knife sticking out of his chest got there." When she isn't expressing shock at all the pork products, fur coats and sexual harassment in the workplace, she's trying to make a confidante out of hunky Hank, owner of her apartment building, and to find a way home. While some of Cathy's actions are out of character for a savvy city girl (i.e., brainlessly blurting out future events like the Kennedy assassination to Hank), she's got an enjoyable, sarcastic narrative voice that carries readers from confusion and despair ("why hadn't that microwave outright killed me?") to a You-go-girl! finale that's sure to please.

Reviews (5)


Written by Anonymous on August 26th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a fun book. I had to get used to the narrator's voice for a second, but I started liking the book more and more as I listened to it. Completely unrealistic premise, but just go with it. Very fun - good characters, good story. I'm going to look for more books by this author.

I went to Vassar for this?

Written by Marlene Alhandy on August 13th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great read! This was such a creative premise and such fun! Cathy grew on me and became so likable by the end of the book that sometimes I miss her! Funny, sad, confusing and enjoyable. Ms. Neale, write another and bring Cathy and Hank back!

Wordy and overly dramatic

Written by Anonymous on July 19th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Overly wordy. The narrator needed to take a breath once in awhile. References that might have been creative or amusing were often lost because she was reading too fast and trying too hard to achieve sarcastic wit. I was annoyed by the storyline and the main character's inability to adjust herself even after days/weeks of being stuck in the past. At some point, you were learn not to reference Oprah episodes and use current phrases like "on the down low." Not worth the time it took to get mailed to me.

I went to Vassar...for this

Written by Anonymous on March 11th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Story was entertaining, but the title is misleading. There is no connection between the two. It makes one wonder where the title came from.

I went to vassar...for this

Written by Anonymous on March 17th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was fun to listen to and didn't repeat itself over and over like most romance novels. I loved the time travel- it was funny and clever.