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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; MP3 Una edition (Sept. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441759395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441759399
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.5 x 18.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Praise for Me, Myself and Why?

"Davidson is in fine form with the over-the-top humor and outrageous situations that have made her a best-seller. Best of all, this is a fresh new story with nary a vampire or werewolf." --Booklist
 
"Wacky, witty and wonderful! Me, Myself and Why? is on eof the most unique and engaging stories to come along this year. There's nothing typical and everything wonderful about Cadence Jones and her "sisters." Prepare yourself for a wild and entertaining ride." -RT Book Reviews
 
"Me, Myself, and Why? is a nail biting, heart pounding ride on the tilt-a-whirl of craziness and crazy has never been so good!" --Fallen Angel Reviews
 
"Laugh-out-loud funny with a twist of suspense." --Romance Junkies
 
“Awesomely original, fast paced and fun, with characters you’ll never forget!” –Lori Foster, #1 New York Times bestselling author  

Praise for MaryJanice Davidson:

“With her hot-selling tales about a beautiful, wisecracking vampire queen from Edina, MaryJanice Davidson has sunk her teeth into a career most writers can only lust after.” --Minnesota Monthly

 

“Davidson’s witty dialogue, fast pacing, smart plotting, laugh-out-loud humor, and sexy relationships make this a joy to read.” --Booklist

 

“A bawdy, laugh-out-loud treat!” --Book Page

 

“Smart, sarcastic, frequently profane and manically inventive.” --The News-Press (Florida)

 

“When it comes to outlandish humor, Davidson reigns supreme!”—Romantic Times BOOKreview

 
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From the Back Cover

“Wacky, witty, and wonderful! Prepare yourself for a wild and entertaining ride.”

RT Book Reviews

IF THE SHOE FITS…

Cadence Jones isn’t your typical girl-next-door. She’s a Special Agent for the FBI’s team of operatives who are psychologically gifted—which is the polite way of saying she’s nuts. The tough-as-stilettos Cadence simply can’t keep her mind off whatever—or whoever—pops into her head. Which is enough to drive any man away. Except one…

why not fall head over heels?

He’s tall, dark…and high up on America’s “Most Wanted” list. The FBI wants Cadence to enlist her mad-hot sisters, Shiro and Adrienne, to trap the notorious Threefer Killer, who—surprise—arranges his victims in threes. But Cadence has a WANTED list of her own, featuring her best friend’s criminally handsome brother. Unfortunately, the closer she gets to her crush, the closer the killer gets to her…and her sisters.

“Over-the-top humor and outrageous situations…a fresh new story.”

Booklist

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By Rebecca T on May 25 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
While disorienting at first, this book quickly becomes a merry-go-round of fun. Laugh out loud funny and quirky, it leaves you wanting more of the Jones "sisters".
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Take A Pass People Aug. 5 2010
By Dianne E. Socci-Tetro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product
Me Myself and Why by MaryJanice Davidson

This is the first book in a new trilogy by Ms Davidson and it features Cadence Jones a not so typical FBI agent, who just happens to have a multiple personality disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder. No, not your usual comedic romance plot lines. But then again this IS MaryJanice Davidson we're talking about. She is the one who was able to turn forced sex (MJD did acknowledge this to be a rape scene) into a semi-series Secrets: The Best in Women's Erotic Romance, Vol. 6 and the participants into semi-recurring characters in her Betsy Queen of the Vampires books. So if anyone can take a politically incorrect theme and turn it into an interesting story it's MaryJanice Davidson.

Unfortunately I had a very difficult time finding anything humorous about an FBI agent with three very different personalities. The personalities range from namby- pamby (Cadence) to down right violent (Adrienne) and smartly manipulative (Shiro). Granted this is a branch of the FBI that can only come out of Ms Davidson's very fertile imagination, as it also houses pickpockets, sociopaths, psychopaths and other diverse and rather unfunny characters. And the idea that the FBI would use mentally damaged people because if you weren't already mentally unstable, working the job would make you so, made sense in a twisted sort of way.
The story itself was clever was not difficult to read. What I DID have a problem with was keeping track of which personality I was reading about at the moment. We would start out with Cadence being in the forefront; her conversation or thought would stop half way through and we would be on to Shiro. I did not really understand what was going on in between some of the chapters...who I was reading about until the end I thought it was the killers' ramblings, but once you know who the killer is you realize that isn't possible.

The romance was weak and felt somewhat cut and pasted in. Although it's a nice thought that someone with these kinds of problems would attract a man like that and it makes sense that his upbringing was around his sister who also suffered from a mental issue so he would be familiar and comfortable with a woman with mental health problems. I didn't like his manipulative ways with Cadence. and I found myself waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm wondering just what the next two books are going to involve.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This is one strange book Aug. 7 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product
I can see people having quite different opinions about this book, but I really don't see anyone loving it. I liked that it was a quick read. The chapters are rarely longer than 3 pages. It has some funny parts but never laugh-out-loud funny. It is part murder mystery, part romance, part study in psychological disorders.

The premise of the book is really off the wall, but I'm willing to suspend disbelief for a good story. This is only a so-so story. Cadence works for a division of the FBI called BOFFO. Apparently they are staffed solely by people with fairly severe psychological disorders. In real life these people would never get into the FBI (except maybe as criminals). Cadence, our heroine's, disorder is multiple personality disorder. She witnessed a terrible trauma at age three that caused her to develop two added personalies she calls "sisters" - Shiro and Adrienne. Shiro, a petite Asian, is the no-nonsense martial arts expert that comes out when Cadence is in danger. Adrienne is the psychotic, totally deranged sister that comes out when Cadence is angry, as far as I can tell. Adrienne's part of the book were the strangest, written in verses, often including "Wheels on the Bus."

Cadence is the "normal" personality. She's pretty and blonde, is friendly, has good people skills, doesn't swear and thinks she's a virgin. Meanwhile her sisters leave her to wake up naked in bed with strange men.

Cadence and the BOFFO team are trying to catch a serial killer nicknamed ThreeFer because he kills in threes. The murder mystery part of the book was actually pretty clever and unpredictable. That said, the ending wasn't all that spectacular.

This was a so-so read, and I wouldn't really recommend it to my friends.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Different and Quirky Oct. 8 2010
By Karen Keyte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Fans of Queen Betsy, the Cyborgs and (my personal favorites) the Alaskan Royal Family know that the odd, quirky and unexpected is par for the course when you crack open a MaryJanice Davidson novel. Me, Myself and Why? certainly delivers the off-beat, piquant characters that make Davidson such a successful and popular writer, not to mention so wonderfully fun to read. But this novel is also longer on mystery and lighter on romance than Davidson's previous works and it has a whole lot more depth for the reader to digest.

This is the first in an intriguing new trilogy featuring Cadence Jones, an agent with an under the radar branch of the FBI which goes by the unusual (but fitting) acronym BOFFO. Cadence and her fellow BOFFO Agents all suffer from serious psychological disorders. Cadence's little quirk is that she is always with her `sisters,' Shiro and Adrienne. Sisters who just happen to be fractured pieces of her own psyche. And if Cadence's multiple personality disorder would seem to be an unusual trait in an FBI agent, consider her partner George - he's a sociopath.

Cadence has even more on her mind than usual these days. She and the annoyingly self-centered George are on the trail of a serial killer, which would be stressful enough, but Cadence's best friend's older brother seems to be making a move on Cadence - and on Shiro and Adrienne to boot. So Cadence is all about juggling her work and her personal life, but keeping them separate turns out not to be an unworkable notion. As she and George turn up clues at the `Threefer Killer's' crime scenes, Cadence starts finding that things are disturbingly familiar.

Me, Myself and Why? is an ambitious undertaking and while it is a little slow and confusing in the early stages (the jumps between personalities are a little tough to sort out until the reader becomes familiar with each of the `sister's' voices), the writing throughout is accomplished and extremely readable. About a third of the way through things really pick up - both in the central mystery and in Cadence's personal life. When I first read the description of this book on Good Reads, I was really curious to see how Davidson would make the idea work, so I was thrilled to win a copy through first-reads. Things were really getting interesting and complicated at the end and I find myself looking forward to the next entry in the Cadence Jones trilogy.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Funny at times but constant shifts in perspective just cause too much confusion Aug. 5 2010
By AlexJouJou - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product
I can almost guarantee you have not read anything like this novel before (unless you've read Skin Deep (Laura Blackstone, Book 1) which has a similar Multiple personality type thing going on). I say that in both a good and a bad way, unfortunately. I'll state at the front that I really like this author's other books so I was eager to jump into a new series.

The concept itself is genius - an FBI agent with Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) working in a secret FBI department with others who are not "normal", in fact could (and are) considered crazy by large segments of the population. But it is their very uniqueness that sets them apart and helps them to get the job done. Who better to understand the mind of a sociopath than a sociopath? A klepto than a klepto?

Cadence is the main character along with her 2 other personalities Shiro and Adrienne. Some of the best moments in the book are between Cadence, Shiro, and Adrienne and the mandatory shrink they have to visit on a regular basis. Truth be told Shiro is my favorite - who does not love a tough as nails protector who is always ready with a snappy and efficient comeback line?

It is in the humor and the details where this novel reads well when it works- what happens when your "other personality" puts you back in the drivers seat while you are chasing a criminal speeding down a freeway? How do you handle certain oh so personal situations like boyfriends (e.g. mattress mambo)?

Unfortunately, this same humor and details (where it doesn't work) are where it falls completely flat. The constant shift in perspective (some chapters are a few sentences long) left me very confused--more confused than I have been in a book for years. Until the later part of the book I felt like a ping pong ball bouncing from one to the other. Completely pulled me out of the story.

There were many questions left unanswered such as how could others tell which "sister" it was and how on earth can one sister look completely different (hair, eye color, etc). I also felt like I never really got to know any of them that well because the perspective shift was constantly interrupting me.

And I'm not sure what to class this as? Humor? Chick Lit? Mystery? Suspense? Romance?

Now normally my comments tend to be along the lines of they could have cut 100 pages out and still done the job as far as the story..here it is the opposite. More fleshing out - less shift from one to the other. I recognize that, due to the fact you are dealing with a split personality, maybe the intent was to have the reader feel as confused and push-me-pull-you'd as Candace--but it just didn't work for me in terms of getting into the story or the characters.

Overall the idea is great, parts of it were good, but for the reasons mentioned above it just has to come it as an "o.k." only. I really wavered on 2 or 3 stars but I did finish it and the parts I liked I REALLY liked so I'm good with my "it's o.k." review. I definitely think I'd wait for reviews on the second of this trilogy before purchasing.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
H@#l I just don't know Aug. 10 2010
By Lost In Kansas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product
I don't know what to make of this book. Is it a mystery? Is it a romantic story? Is it a comedy? The answer is not really any of these. The back of the book says, "3 times the fun 3 times the danger.." but this is not true.

First you have to understand that the main character in the book has multiple personalities and works for a FBI agency made up of sociopaths, kleptomanics, pyromaniacs, agorapholes pychotics, ...well you get the picture. Just your normal FBI agents and they carry guns. Are you laughing now? There is a serial killer who kills in threes being chased by a person with three personalities. Getting the mystery now? There is a baker who wants all three persoanlities. Romantic? The mystery part can be figured out rather easliy or part of it for sure.

The writing is the problem for me. The author has to switch between the two of the personalities so much that it becomes confusing after awhile. The third one talks in a rhyme and has poem like pages.

As for the "sex" well the good personality for some strange reason strips for the baker and kisses the mirror. Hmmm maybe that is a turn on for some one, who knows.

The best way to discribe this book is scattered brained all over the place. If this si to be a series, I can't see where it can go. Where ever it goes I am going in the opposite way.

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