The Ten Best Days of My Life

  • Title: The Ten Best Days of My Life
  • Author: Adena Halpern
  • ISBN: 9780452289406
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Ten Best Days of My Life Twenty nine year old Alexandra Dorenfield suddenly finds herself in heaven after an unfortunate encounter with a MINI Cooper The seventh and highest level of heaven to be exact Her dog Peaches is wi
    Twenty nine year old Alexandra Dorenfield suddenly finds herself in heaven after an unfortunate encounter with a MINI Cooper The seventh and highest level of heaven to be exact Her dog, Peaches, is with her she is reunited with her beloved grandparents she has the wardrobe of a movie star and she lives in the house of her dreams next door to a handsome guy This is heTwenty nine year old Alexandra Dorenfield suddenly finds herself in heaven after an unfortunate encounter with a MINI Cooper The seventh and highest level of heaven to be exact Her dog, Peaches, is with her she is reunited with her beloved grandparents she has the wardrobe of a movie star and she lives in the house of her dreams next door to a handsome guy This is heaven But there s a catch Alex must prove she led a fulfilling existence by writing an essay on the ten best days of her life or she will be demoted to a lower level of heaven, where the clothes are last year s styles, the men aren t quite as handsome, and, worst of all, Peaches and her family won t be nearby Witty and inspiring, this divine debut novel dares to ask a material girl and the rest of us what makes life precious.

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    About Adena Halpern


    1. BREAKING NEWS 20th Century Fox has just attained the rights to Adena s most recent novel, 29 Look for it in theaters soon Adena Halpern is the author of a memoir TARGET UNDERWEAR AND A VERA WANG GOWN NOTES FROM A SINGLE GIRL S CLOSET and the novel THE TEN BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE Adena has also written for Marie Claire, Daily Variety and The New York Times She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from The American Film Institute 20th Century Fox has attained the rights to THE TEN BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE with Amy Adams to star A proud Philadelphia native, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband, screenwriter Jonathan Goldstein.


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    1. A heavenly novel about what truly matters in life. In this hilarious and heartwarming first novel, twentynine- year-old Alexandra Dorenfield suddenly finds herself in heaven after an unfortunate encounter with a Mini Cooper. The seventh—and highest—level of heaven to be exact. Her dog Peaches is with her; she is reunited with her beloved grandparents; she has the wardrobe of a movie star; and she lives in the house of her dreams next door to a handsome guy. This is heaven! But there’s a ca [...]

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    2. The Ten Best Days of My Life by Adena Halpern was such a cute story. Alexandra Dorenfield finally finds her purpose in life and then gets hit and killed by a Mini Cooper. When she arrives in Heaven, she find it to be more than she expected, but there is a caveate must write an essay on the ten best days of her mortal life. Thus begins the body of the story as she reflects back as to what really mattered and didn't matter in her short life. This was a cute story, and I look forward to reading mor [...]

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    3. We had the best conversation with this book group selection! We had more fun naming our "ten best days." It was really a fabulous way to really get to know book group friends.

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    4. Alex (that's Alexandra NOT Alexander) Dorenfield is living her normal 29 year old life when she suddenly finds herself in seventh heaven - the REAL seventh heaven. That's right, she dies. I'm not giving away any secrets here. The first line of the book is "I died today, which is so weird." Sadly, dying doesn't guarantee a stress free life, as Alex finds out. The powers that be aren't really sure Alex belongs in seventh heaven - maybe she's more suited for fourth. So Alex sets out to prove her wo [...]

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    5. I love the way Alex reflect upon her life that she lived on earth in and essay .d realizes only in the end of it all that it was a fulfilling life she leadi think she had realized in her subconscious mind when she stated working on her how dressing up people.We all do come to this point in our lifewhen we wait, look around and think for ourselves our life worthwhile, have we done any good to people around us, our parente we heading to right direction in our lives, what do we want out of our life [...]

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    6. 3.5 stars. Fun book. The beginning was a little rough for me, because the heroine, Alexandra, was, well, a little annoying. But – she’d just died, at 29, so I guess she had a right. The descriptions of heaven and its rules, levels, conditions, etc. were fun…loved it. I love the concept of thinking about the 10 best days of your life and how they represent you and what you value in life. What seemed like a fun, beachy read, actually ended up having some thought-provoking substance. By the [...]

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    7. Well, I stuck with it to the end, but it was pretty diabolical. Depressingly formulaic: self-centred, spoilt rich princess realises~ she is actually a contributing member of society? Yeah, right. The protagonist's voice is particularly grating, describing her so-called best-friend in such judgemental, shallow language I almost gave up right there. But I hate to not finish a book so I plodded on, right to the chicklit-by-numbers hackneyed ending. Do yourself a favour and steer clear.Plus side? It [...]

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    8. This sappy, silly, light read has been sitting on my shelf for years, and I'm so glad I finally got to it. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, I laughed and ugly-cried, and was even able to look past the fact the timeline doesn't add up and the typos (perhaps mine is an ARC that isn't marked as such?).

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    9. I loved this very quick, light read about an essay the heroine must write in order to get into the 7th level of heaven. The title of the book makes for good conversation. If you had to write an essay about the 10 best days of your life, what would YOU include?

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    10. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was light and funny and an entirely different perspective on heaven. I never thought about heaven from this angle. How awesome would it be if heaven was like it was portrayed in this book?!?! Who knows it's probably beyond our wildest dreams or novels!

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    11. This book was fun to read about the perfect heaven after death. We all would want to be on the seventh level. You'll understand what I mean if you read this book.

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    12. * spoiler alert* The ten best days of my life by Adena Halpern.This is my review about the book: The ten best days of my life. If you like fantasy, sci-fi, drama and a little bit of romance you're at the right place, if you don't like any of these genres you have to find a another book review to copy ( sorry buddy), and if you want to know this book contains 261 pages and I would say this book is for the ages 13 or higher.I hope you will enjoy my review.This story is about a girl named: Alex Dor [...]

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    13. When I first read the synopsis for this book, it really sounded like something I’d like. I liked the sample, and downloaded the book, excited to get started.The story takes place after the central character of the book has died; and no, this is NOT a spoiler. That’s the first sentence!Picture It’s a Wonderful Life meets Touched by An Angel, but not as compelling, or profound.Some tender moments, but mostly whiny, self indulgent prattle.One thing in it!s favor though, it was over quickly.ju [...]

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    14. Ten Best Days was cute, and at times, a little funny. I was worried it would be too whiny. It wasn't. Worried it would have too much of an immature, entitled brat. It didn't, thankfully. I enjoyed it.

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    15. Story of rich girl getting killed and has to earn 7th heaven (vs a lower level heaven) by reflecting on her life

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    16. Alexandra Dorenfield is dead at 29. At first, I didn’t know what to expect from this book since the protagonist dies after getting hit by a Mini Cooper while walking her dog at four in the morning. Automatically, I thought this character would be one of those girly book characters. I wasn’t that far off. I can’t say that I loved or hated this book, and it was a perfect book to read on an airplane. So after Alexandra (or Alex as she prefers) dies, she is sent to heaven with her beloved dog, [...]

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    17. Die junge Alexandra wird von einem Auto überfahren und stirbt. Kaum angekommen im siebten Himmel, wird sie schon von ihrer (verstorbenen) Familie begrüßt und herzlich aufgenommen. Dort scheint erst mal alles perfekt: sie bekommt ihr Traumhaus, kann essen und trinken ohne zu zunehmen, Klamotten nach dem letzten Schrei stehen ihr grenzenlos zur Verfügung – kurzum: der siebte Himmel ist ein Schlaraffenland. Doch man ist sich noch nicht schlüssig, ob Alex für den siebten Himmel geeignet ist. [...]

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    18. Alexandra Dornfield is 29 and thinks she has her whole life ahead of her to live still and make her mark on the world. Until she suddenly finds herself in Heaven, Seventh Heaven to be exact, due to an unfortunate encounter with a Mini Cooper. Now, everything seems great, her family that has passed on too is around again, the little things about life are gone or easier now, and she is living next door to her dream guy. There is a catch to it all for Alex though. In order to stay in Seventh Heaven [...]

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    19. I just finished The Ten Best Days of My Life, by Adena Halpern and I LOVED it (and I'm not just saying that either). It was the perfect book for me to read today. Yes, we miss those who pass onto the next life (heaven, in this case). But it was nice to read about everyone in heaven having a great time and that families were together again. None of them wanted any of us left behind to worry about them. They were happy and loving it there.I also liked how Ms. Halpern explained heaven as being diff [...]

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    20. This novel tells the story of a woman named Alex, who finds herself in heaven with her dog after they get hit by a car. At first, everything seems perfect to Alex, she's reunited with her grandparents, uncle, one of her mothers good friends, and she meets this guy who seems perfect too. She gets to her house, and discovers that it's the house that she's always dreamed of, and has everything she could possibly imagine in it. After some time in perfect bliss, she finds out that it could all be rip [...]

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    21. Je vous avoue que j'ai eu du mal à terminer cette lecture. C'est bien écrit, il y a un peu d'humour, et le sujet est traité de façon original. Lui-même est quelque peu original. Mais la mayonnaise n'a pas pris avec moi. J'ai eu beaucoup de mal avec cette histoire de paradis qui finalement n'en est pas vraiment un puisqu'il y a des étages. Je ne vais pas entrer dans un débat religieux mais finalement, ça ressemble trop à la Vie. Sauf que là ce n'est pas une histoire de sous pour être e [...]

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    22. Alex Dorenfield could give Paris Hilton a run for her money in the shallowness department. A spoiled little rich girl, her life is all about having the best of everything and having fun no matter what the cost (like the $55,000 bill for demolishing a suite at the Plaza Hoteljust send it to Daddy). Then Alex and her dog Peaches have a run-in with a MiniCooper while taking a walk, and suddenly Alex finds herself in Heaven. Heaven is, well, heavenly. Alex is reunited with her grandparents and belov [...]

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    23. Witty, light hearted, and thought provoking.Alex learns about the meaning of life in the after-life when she and her dog Peaches are killed in an unfortunate late-night encounter with a mini-Cooper. They are promptly transported to 7th heaven, i.e. the highest plane. She is reunited with her beloved grandparents and great uncle Morris. She lives in her dream house. And it’s filled with all of the things that she loved on earth.But there’s a catch. Her guardian angel explains that the powers- [...]

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    24. Trois qualificatifs pour résumer ce livre : attachant, attendrissant, réconfortant.Quelle bonne surprise ! À la base, je n'aimais ni le titre ni la couverture. La présentation ne me faisait pas plus envie. J'ai donc ouvert le livre par curiosité, cru à une bonne blague (une nana de 29 ans se fait renverser par une voiture, alors qu'elle promenait son chien, et s'envole au Paradis, direct au 7ème Ciel). Disons que le début est surréaliste et merveilleusement superficiel. Mais enlevez le [...]

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    25. I haven't read like a true crap chick-lit book in so long! This was not the best one to jump in with, but it could have been worse (but not by much). Girl is walking her dog and they both get killed and she goes to "7th heaven" which is like the best world you could possible imagine. Everything you want is yours. Unfortunately, a few days later, the Girl's guardian angel tells her that even though she died young, because of that, she has to prove to the powers that be, that she deserves to stay [...]

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    26. A sweet read with a dark subject - death and the afterlife. Stepping back and taking a look at the book and the subject matter, I realized that this was a cute way to approach the subject of does your life matter and what are you doing to better the world around you. In a twisted way, I was inspired to evaluate where I spend my time, money and emotions - do they help those around me or am I wasting it all away?Before I dive into a deep though provoking, off topic tangent - the book. A girl just [...]

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    27. Finished this book in a day. What a beautiful story about heaven and seeing our loved ones again. Loved the Philly setting and all the references of my hometown.

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    28. I really wanted to love this book. Truly. It sounded promising, delightful even. Maybe it is just me? Maybe I’m too hard to please? Yet I can’t help but think the ten best days of my life definitely don’t include those spent reading this tale.As I mentioned, Adena Halpern’s “The Ten Best Days of my Life” sounds like an entertaining read. Promising. Charming. But it is hard to become enamoured with a storyline with a vacuous and self-absorbed lead character. I appreciate this is where [...]

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    29. Zehn Tage - zehn Geschichten hatte mir das Buch empfohlen, geholt habe ich es mir dann über Tauschticket. Ich fand es zu Anfang sehr befremdlich, dass ständig jedes einzelne Kleidungsstück von Alex einem Designer zugeordnet wurde und fast hätte ich daher schon nach zwei Kapiteln aufgegeben. Doch dann fing Alex an aus ihrem Leben zu erzählen, ihr Anfang als "biologisches Wunder" und dann war ich plötzlich drin in dem Buch. Mal war mir die zu Anfang sehr oberflächliche Alex sehr unsympathis [...]

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