Or so the theory says in the book, London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave.

The book was okay. I read it because I needed a quick ego boost. I have been struggling to finish anything as of late, and I just needed something I knew I could read in a few hours and be done with it. I could feel better knowing I finally accomplished something.

However, the book was just a time waster and I even had difficulty finishing it. I don’t think it the fault was in the writer or the writing; I think it is I.

In the novel, the reader meets Emmy who is just about to marry Matt. She is sitting in a hotel room and she can feel the distance that has grown between her and her betrothed and she felt that his love was missing. So she does the only honest thing she can think of which is to put the ring down and peace it.

We follow her for the next three years as she works on this documentary film about the lives of fishermen and we see how she avoids her family in NY by staying in RI.

She can’t avoid her family anymore because her brother is getting married and she is the maid of honor. Too bad her brother has fallen in love with a dog breeder named Elizabeth.

Drama ensues.

This book was not a total loss. I did take to very interesting life theories.

The first being that you can ascertain your relationship with a person by looking at the first five minutes you meet them.

I started thinking about my life and I started applying this theory into practice. The first time I met this one person everything was all jumbled. It was all about what you wanted and or needed and I was just along for the ride. I didn’t have much to comment on because I was too busy putting out your fires and trying to make you happy. Too bad not much has changed.

Then when I met that person, we talked forever. It was like I had known you my whole life and I could talk to you about anything. I felt the deep connection that you were bound to me and would always lend your support, advice, and horrific bad jokes. Again, not much has changed.

But hindsight can to that to us all. We can look at our lives and apply any theory we want and make it fit. We are the masters of our memories and we can filter it any way we need want to filter it. So, in that stream of thought, is any theory every really wrong?

The second theory is that all men will stay in a relationship until the women call it off because they don’t want to be the bad guy.

I don’t think this one is as accurate. I don’t think anyone wants to be the bad guy. However, if you stay with someone to avoid hurting him or her, we all know you end up hurting him or her more. You keep hope alive for them and you stop them from meeting the next person they could be with.

We all want to avoid hurting others and we all know how much pain we can take.

But again, staying with someone to stop you from being the bad guy just makes you the bad guy.

This book again was just something to give me an ego boost. I needed something to accomplish so I can say, “Well I finished that one, and I can finish this one, too. It is only a book.” If you need a book to read on the beach or at the gym, this book would work. Just keep in mind, I would classify it has chick lit so if you don’t want the world to know you read chick lit, grab a classic.

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