Archive for July 2014

Sexual Politics, Hollywood Style: The Actress

Sexual Politics, Hollywood Style: The Actress
You know what I would have liked to title this review? Was I not such a ‘fraidy cat, it would have been “Ooooooo, Girl! I Knew (Insert Name of Famous Actor) Was Gay!” But I don’t want to get sued, so you’re just going to have to read the book. Before I go any further,... Read more »

Setting the Midlife Crisis on Fire: The Arsonist

Setting the Midlife Crisis on Fire: The Arsonist
Do you know where you fit in? 42-year-old Frankie is still trying to figure it all out in Sue Miller’s “The Arsonist,” her latest on the heels of bestsellers including “The Senator’s Wife” and The Lake Shore Limited.” Miller’s primary character, Frankie Rowley, is in a bit of a freefall—unsure of her present, she heads... Read more »

Parents Putting on Airs: It's All Big Little Lies

Parents Putting on Airs: It's All Big Little Lies
Elementary school, helicopter parents and someone gets killed at the PTA fundraiser? I’m in. Author Liane Moriarty has already seen huge success with books like What Alice Forgot and The Husband’s Secret. But this? Delving into the world of the bossy, busybody moms of 5-year-olds, all the while acting like terrorists operating under the guise... Read more »
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Rachel Bertsche: Living the (Celebrity) Dream

Rachel Bertsche: Living the (Celebrity) Dream
Everyone has an obsession or two. For author Rachel Bertsche, it could have easily been Us Weekly and babymaking. Odd combo? Not so much, really. It takes just a chapter or two of her latest book, Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me:  The Pursuit Of Happiness, One Celebrity At A Time, to see the big picture—becoming one’s... Read more »

Beach Book Bucket List: Me Before You

Beach Book Bucket List: Me Before You
If you’re looking for a beach read that begs the question, “What would you do for love?” look no further than “Me Before You.” By bestselling English author Jojo Moyes, this book’s title has been on the lips of just about anyone I have talked books with. So on the bucket list it went and... Read more »