Something Borrowed (novel)
Cover of most recent edition
|Genre||Chick lit, Romance, Comedy|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Press|
|Publication date||March 10, 2005|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and paperback), Audiobook, Ebook|
Something Borrowed is a 2005 chick lit novel by author Emily Giffin. The novel concerns morals regarding friends and relationships. It addresses the stigma against single women in their thirties and the pressure that society places on them to get married. "This is a realistic situation that women face in today's society", according to one book review.
The title comes from a "Something old, something new", a traditional nursery rhyme concerning a bride's attire.
The novel centers around the protagonist and narrator, Rachel White, a thirty-year-old single woman who is a consummate good-girl. She and Darcy Rhone have been best friends since childhood, and hard-working Rachel is often in the shadow of flashy, sometimes selfish Darcy. Then, after a night of drinking on Rachel's thirtieth birthday, she sleeps with Darcy's fiance, Dex. After this turns into an affair, Rachel explores the meaning of friendship, true love, and ethics.
Awards and honors
Hilary Swank and Molly Smith acquired the rights to co-produce a film based on the novel Something Borrowed. Warner Bros. (USA/Canada), Entertainment Film Distributors (UK), Summit Entertainment, (International) Alcon Entertainment developed the project along with 2S Films and Wild Ocean Films.
The film was directed by Luke Greenfield. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin played the lead role of Rachel. Kate Hudson was cast as Darcy, Rachel's best friend. John Krasinski played Ethan, Rachel's friend and confidant in both Something Borrowed and Something Blue. Colin Egglesfield played Darcy's fiance, Dex, while Steve Howey played Marcus. Warner Bros. released the film adaptation on May 6, 2011.
- Book Reporter: "Review: Something Borrowed"
- Macmillan: "Something Borrowed"
- Reading Group Guides: "Something Borrowed"
- Dave McNary. "Swank really 'Something': Actress nabs rights to Emily Giffin book". Variety. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Ginnifer Goodwin to Star in 'Something Borrowed'". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
- "'Something Borrowed' Movie Completes Casting With Kate Hudson As Darcy". MTV.com. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
- "'Melrose Place's' Colin Egglesfield Is 'Borrowed'". Retrieved 2011-03-04.
- "'Back-Up Plan' Opens And A New Cast Member Joins 'Something Borrowed' In Today's Tweet Dreams". MTV.com. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
- EmilyGiffin.com Something Borrowed
- Something Borrowed on IMDB
- Ginnifer Goodwin Films Something Borrowed on Park Ave
- Kate Hudson And The Something Borrowed Cast Hit The Beach
- Kate Hudson's Something Borrowed Romance
- John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin And Kate Hudson On Set Of Something Borrowed
- John Krasinski and Ginnifer Goodwin move their Borrowed scenes to the beach
- John Krasinski And Kate Hudson Film Scenes For Something Borrowed