"Nicole is a single girl living in Miami who enjoys life and the challenges that come with it. This book takes you inside her love life, that is not so great at the beginning, but soon becomes a fairy tale that every girl wishes for by the end of it. Her relationships with her friends, her neighbors, and her parents are also a big part of the book, but the dumpster that sits below her bedroom window is the one thing that she sees as a curse in the beginning, but it actually becomes a blessing in disguise. I loved this book because as a woman who has been with the same man since I was a teenager, it was refreshing to read about a woman who struggles, but soon finds herself living a happy life without a special someone in it all of the time. This book was easy to read and there was always something interesting happening at the turn of each page. I look forward to reading more of Becky's books in the near future."
"Although this book is far more graphic than what I usually read, I found it to be well-written and fun. This would be a great read for modern women of any age who find themselves making wrong choices in relationships. Keep in mind, however, the subject matter and language are graphic, so reader beware. Throughout it all, you will cringe at the female protagonist Nicole's mistakes, giggle at the awkwardness of it all, and sigh in relief when she learns to respect herself."
"I really enjoyed this book. A good spoil free summary would be "A woman clearing her mind and shedding unneeded baggage to get to what/who she really needs". This book is funny, intelligent, and a very entertaining read however my advice would be to take it for what it is Light hearted entertainment. This book is not meant to be rocket science. And for the prudes out there I will say the main character really enjoys sex if this is something that might offend you this book is not for you. She is certainly not a virgin/nun type. Sure there are a few "graphic" parts in it however as an ADULT I took it for what is was and where the character is in her life at that moment. The honest truth is we have all been in situations that might not sound so pretty described on the written page but they were still part of our lives. Drop the harsh "moral" judgment and see it for what it is a true depiction of the characters life at that point and you will enjoy this book."
"The Dumpster is a great book to sit outside and spend the afternoon reading. It tells the story of Nicole, a woman with low self-esteem who makes some changes in her life to become a vibrant, confident, happy person. I loved this book. Once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down. I just couldn't wait to see what happens next!"
"After reading the first few chapters, I knew I had to finish reading it or else I wouldn't be able to get through my day. This story of a young woman (Nicole) is obsessed with the idea of love, and men. After finding herself in desperate relationships and failed connections, she moves her journey from sex and love to true love and self-discovery. The dumpster parked in front of her home is a foreshadow of what's to come in her life - ridding of baggage and other things that clogged her mind/body and home. She starts throwing away everything she didn't need anymore (things that reminded her of certain men) and junk. This starts to change her life. This is a book I'd normally read at the beach or on vacation. Didn't require much thinking and the writing was easy to understand. It's a light hearted combo of strong woman and insecurity at once. Recommend!"
"This book was good because of the easy flow of the writing. If I didn't have to stop to eat, sleep, or go to church, I would have read the whole book in a matter of days instead of the traditional week. This book had me so immersed in it that I read almost half of the 196 pages in my first sitting. It bothered me that most of Nicole's men were self-absorbed. They only stayed around because they got what they wanted. She did make it easy becoming intimate with them so quickly. Why buy the cow when one can taste the milk free, right? Some of the men she dated had personalities that smelled as bad as that dumpster outside her window. I will give her credit though for not sleeping with the guy she called "the geek'.
That dumpster was symbolic. I admire the way Nicole pitched everything unwanted out her window into the dumpster, starting with the portable DVD player Tom gave her with his "Valentine's Day" message. I clapped when she whizzed through her apartment, getting rid of old stuff. I really admired the way Nicole handled her breakup with Stan "the rebound man" and the way she let Tom know it was over. Her comebacks had me cracking up. If this were made into a movie, who would play the lead role? It might become a cult classic."
"I Loved this book! What Can I Say About it Nicole rocks really I’m so glad Becky Due wrote a character that really is perfect for every woman not just me but everyone self-esteem is very important and I’m glad I found an author whose main heroine wasn’t a size zero but was beautiful being full figured even if it didn’t happen till later in the book to realize it.. Now some of the men in her life were real douche bags and seriously Tom I’m sure there’s a few men out there who dump chicks that way. I loved the love she had for friends and family. The dynamic between everyone and I think I really fell for Ernest he was my fav character!!! Rick deff isn’t half bad for sure. This book made me laugh out loud and tear up at points awesome job Becky!"
"I really enjoyed this book. The main character is a chubby woman named Nicole. Nicole is overweight and unhappy. She drinks and has one night stands. Sex and liquor are an obsession for her. She creates alternate realities with her one night stands and really sets herself up for heartbreak. No, high self-esteem is not on Nicole's list.
However she bounces back from the rejection of these many men quite quickly. I was glad that her sex obsession did not make her a stalker. Somehow she perseveres and finds love. The book was an easy read. It covered serious situations, in an amusing way. I recommend this book to woman of all ages."
"Nicole, a 20-something self- sufficient, working women has a front seat few of her world and everything that is changing in it. From family problems, boyfriend issues, to best friend relationships changing Nicole finds herself where many women her age are...while lacking self-esteem to boot. From the start everything is heading in a happy ending with some unexpected new arrivals, and some wonderfully written steamy scenes. The funny yet so-true-of-many-women antics made this a funny, pleasurable, and easy read."
"The Dumpster tells the story of Nicole, a twenty-something banker living in Miami, FL, who is searching for Mr. Right, but getting Mr. Right Now time and time again. A dumpster is placed under the window of her condo, and in her quest to have the smelly dumpster removed, she finds herself, and love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was sucked in right from the start, and although it is a quick read, I did not want to put it down. In fact, I would love to read a whole series on this character. I found Nicole easy to relate to, though she is nothing like me. I also found the openness and honesty of the book on topics like sex, relationships, and even the less glamorous parts of womanhood, to be just enough without going over the top, and it was a rather refreshing read. Funny, entertaining, and a good quick read. :) I received an electronic copy to read for this review, but I would definitely buy works by this author, and especially this character, in the future."