When her husband Kenny dumps her (by cell phone) mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock finds herself reeling. Though her role as the wife of a semifamous Hollywood studio executive often left her cold, Gracie had grown accustomed to the unique privileges extended to Tinseltown’s power elite: reservations at Spago on a Friday night; beauty treatments by dermatologists (Arnie), manicurists (Jessica), and colorists (Christophe) to the stars; line-jumping at Disneyland with her daughter and Ugg-wearing celebrity offspring. And despite consenting to naming their daughter Jaden in a (failed) attempt to lure Will Smith into one of Kenny’s productions, Gracie believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she’d be a starter wife. But now that her marriage is over, she’s a social pariah, and it’s only through a faux pas by her world-class florist that she learns her husband has upgraded: Kenny is dating a pop tartlet.
With images of the ‘tween queen everywhere she turns, Gracie seeks refuge at her best friend’s Malibu mansion for some much-needed divorce therapy. Soon she’s associating with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, the security guard at her gated community, and―God forbid―Kenny’s boss, one of Hollywood’s better-known Lotharios.
With her signature wit, sassy style, and cameos of the rich and famous―and wannabe rich and famous―Gigi Grazer tackles the most delicious and dastardly details of a divorce and recovery, Hollywood style.
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Gigi Levangie Grazer wrote the screenplay for Stepmom, the Columbia TriStar movie starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. Her previous novel, Rescue Me, is being developed into a film at Fox Searchlight. Grazer lives in Los Angeles with her two young sons and three miniature dachshunds.From AudioFile:
In another excursion into the fantastic plastic world of Hollywood, Gigi Grazer emerges with extended claws and vibrant wit. Narrator Susan Ericksen embodies the titular character, who tells her own story. A middle-aged soon-to-be-divorcée, she has lost her identity--and her good looks, thanks to excessive cosmetic surgery--during her marriage to a meathead studio boss. Ericksen plays not only the comedy well but also the pathos and eventual bathos. Listeners will find themselves feeding all 10 CDs into their favorite players as this story transcends mere sentiment and satire. The production sustains its "indie" integrity, with fun and heart to the very end. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2011. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. abridged edition. 5.50x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1455807869