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1. Where the Truth Lies
2. Wolves in Chic Clothing: A Novel
3. The Twins Of Tribeca : A Novel
4. The Botox Diaries

1. Where the Truth Lies
by Rupert Holmes
Audio CD: Pages (2003-06)
list price: US$27.50 -- used & new: US$13.12
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Asin: 0739304577
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Where the Truth Lies is a tour de force of sinister mystery, sly comedy, grand cuisine, and incredible sex—a sensual, sardonic, neo-Dickensian thriller in which a latter-day Alice careens through the seductive Wonderland of New York and Los Angeles in the dark heart of the 1970s.

This novel of intrigue speeds from one vivid setting to another, all of them factually real even as they are fantastically surreal: a clandestine club in Disneyland with a dazzlingly well stocked bar; a dizzying Shangri-La of a castle hidden away in Burbank; a drive-in movie theater nestled below the most chic streets of midtown Manhattan; an elegant table for four perched thirty thousand feet above the earth.

Written by Edgar, Tony, and Grammy Award winner Rupert Holmes (who first came to public attention in the mid-seventies as a singer and writer of story songs), Where the Truth Lies will wine and dine you in wickedly whimsical company, all the while luring you into a labyrinth of ever-sharpening bends and darkening corners.

The tale is told by O’Connor, a vivacious, free-spirited young journalist known for her penetrating celebrity interviews and bent on unearthing secrets long ago buried by the handsome showbiz team of singer Vince Collins and comic Lanny Morris. These two highly desirable men, once inseparable (and insatiable where women were concerned), were driven apart by a bizarre and unexplained death that may have cast one of them as a murderer.

As the tart-tongued, eye-catching O’Connor ventures deeper into this unsolved mystery, she finds herself compromisingly coiled around both men, knowing more about them than they realize and less than she might like, but increasingly fearful that she now knows far too much.

At once funny, frightening, delightful, and disturbing as it restores the opulent Hollywood and Manhattan of the seventies to their garish glory, Where the Truth Lies drops its veils like a giddy and voluptuous Salome who knows not what reward or punishment awaits her when she is at last naked. It is the work of a master storyteller and wit at the very top of his form.

From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (41)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Real Roller Coaster Ride
Don't you just hate to get your hands on a good book and you don't want it to end?Well, Where the Truth Lies is one of those books.I found out about this book when I was searching the profile of Colin Firth over at the IMDB site, saw that it had been made into a movie and decided to read the book first.I was sucked into the "dead girl in the bathtub" scenario because it sounded like a great mystery.

But while reading this book, I fell in the love with the characters and the dark humor sprinkled throughout.This story takes so many twists and turns, it's impossible to put down and after I finished those last couple of chapters I realized how many of the clues Rupert Holmes had dropped within the first couple of pages of reading.

This is a real gem and I highly recommend it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mystery lite
I'm not sure why this book is so highly rated. Didn't really do much for me. Decent enough book and all, but not a knockout, imo.

I think the part that grew most tiresome for me was the central character - she's really quite self-absorbed and a bit too clever for her own good. I guess it all works out for her in the end, but the choices she makes along the way didn't make a whole lot of sense.

Yet despite the seemingly poor judgement, she ends up on top at the end by solving the mystery and...

The '...' means there are two huge cliches that come true at the end that I will not reveal here - but you just want to roll your eyes and groan a bit as they occur.

Anyway, I'd call this a 'mystery lite'.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sorry I've TriedBut I Can Only Get Through The First Couple Chapters
I was really excited to get this book. I saw Mr. Holmes on the Today Show and his book sounded interesting. A good mystery is always a good read to me.This book is so hard to read because of its many characters.I lost track of who is who after awhile.It's not a fast read!

5-0 out of 5 stars Gob-smackingly good
Everything you may have heard about this book - whether from the Times of London or the Washington Post - is true. I will use the word 'sensational' here and solemly promise never to use it again.

There were more times than I can remember when I actually had to say to myself (aloud) "calm down, calm down". And not because of the mesmerising storyline but because of the sheer beauty and accomplishment of the writing, all the more so since the book is 'narrated' by a twenty-something female journalist.

As a bonus, not that one were really needed, Holmes has written the best sex scenes in modern fiction (I thought Jane Smiley had already done that in 'Good Faith').

But, strangely and astonishingly, it was only after some three hours had passed since finishing this modern masterpiece that I stopped dead in my tracks and the hair on my neck suddenly rose to attention. Earlier I had wondered how such a perfect evocation of grief and loss had come to be written. And there in the author's acknowledgments right at the end is the answer. A double-whammy indeed.

Drop everything else and read this now.

4-0 out of 5 stars Embracing the myth

I'm not going to attempt a full review of this book - that's been handled ably by others already.But I want to contribute a brief perspective on the element of the story that resonated so profoundly for me.

There is a wonderfully evocative sequence set in Disneyland that both exposes the artifice of the fantasy and embraces our romantic longing for its own mythology.Once I experienced this part of the book, the significance of the story for my own life leaped out at me.

There is so much of the emotion and dramatic power of our world that feels calculated and artificial, from the stories we see on television to the persona of our politicians to the paper tigers of some of our sports heroes.Everywhere we turn, we slam into the cynical constructs of a world driven by media and marketing.

The message that "Where The Truth Lies" speaks to me is that, in spite of this apparent duplicity in the cultural myths of our lives, the power they have can be undiminished, because that power comes from ourselves, not the corporate manipulations that create their veneer.

Having the behind-the-scenes-workings of Disneyland revealed in the book did little to diminish the romantic and nostalgic wonder the scenes there evoked in me.That theme continues throughout the book, ultimately showing how the double-dealing, self-deception and cynical brutality of the worlds of show business and publishing could not quench the flame of human connection and hope - a flame that flickered all the way to the final wonderful sentence. ... Read more

2. Wolves in Chic Clothing: A Novel
by Carrie Karasyov, Jill Kargman
Audio CD: Pages (2006-04-11)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$4.00
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Asin: 0739324462
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In The Right Address, Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman seared through the upper crust of New York’s glitterati with wicked glee. In their delicious new novel, Wolves in Chic Clothing, they train their merciless spotlight on the young princes and princesses poised to inherit Park Avenue.

Julia, a hip, downtown salesgirl at Pelham’s jewelry store, finds her social life turned on its head when she is asked to deliver a necklace to the store’s young heiress, Lell Pelham, on Lell’s wedding day. Beguiled by Julia’s earnest cluelessness and her vintage-chic vibe, Lell and her gang adopt Julia, and “Eliza Doolittle” her into passing as the heiress to a family fortune, just for a laugh.

Dazed by the whirlwind of trust funds, pedigrees, Cosmopolitans, and penthouses in her new world, Julia is unprepared for the ardent advances of Lell’s husband—or the vicious claws her new “friends” develop when they decide Julia is an ingrate, and demote her from society goddess to penniless cling-on with one well-timed editorial. Suddenly, she must return the borrowed couture clothes and try to remember who she was before the body snatching took place.

Hilarious and completely addictive, Wolves in Chic Clothing is a modern-day rags-to-riches-and-back-again fairy tale that will leave fans stamping their Manolo Blahniks for more.

From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (49)

2-0 out of 5 stars Bad
This writer is terrible, 30 preview sample pages is all I need before wasting my money.Her sentences are jumbled and all over the place which makes for a terrible uneven flow.She describes 5 or more characters in 3 pages which has me so confused as who is who..I even tried 'The Right Address' and felt the same inexperienced nonsense and hoopla.And describing things just goes on and on, I found myself skipping pages just just to get it overwith. Her books are boring and pointless.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Loved this book.Great weekend read, but I wish it could of been longer.From the first page, I was lost in the world of New York High end fashion.Hated to come back to reality.

1-0 out of 5 stars Make it go away...!
Where to begin?The mind boggles.Well, its target audience cannot be older than 15, for starters.

Then we can move on to eye-rollers such as: the horribly cliched phraseology ("Gag!" says the heroine after her employer's husband makes a pass,); the one dimensional stereotypes that populate its pages (catty male makeup artist, rich philandering dad, star-struck gay pal, jealously malicious best friend - now I have the urge to say "gag" myself...); the gratuitous obscenities that punctuate the characters' sentences to an excessive degree; and the tiresome name-dropping of "hip" restaurants, drinks, hotels, shoes, baby carriages, yadda-yadda - apparently calculated to make the book seem like a coveted window on the world of privilege for all us yobs out here with our noses pressed again the glass.

The only thing that made the book even worse was to hear its audio version, narrated by Susan Denaker.Her vocal characterizations were not only grating and stereotypical, but they kept sliding into Paul Lynde Land ... where so many of Denaker's myriad characters tend to dwell.Those that didn't flucuated between Ms. Denaker's misplaced and anachronistic impressions of Valley Girls and swishing queens. In the first fifteen minutes, I flinched and protested aloud so often that I switched off my iPod and never returned.

4-0 out of 5 stars As Delicious As A Banana Split Oozing w/ Hot Fudge, Carmel & Butterscotch!
Wolves in Chic Clothing is as delicious as a banana split oozing w/ hot fudge, caramel & butterscotch!

Forget Chick Lit, I'm talking juicy Gossip Lit. Yum! Dig in!

Set against the glittering backdrop of New York City, Karasyov & Kargman co-author a tale dripping w/ wicked goodness.

Welcome to the lush, decadent society sphere that few live but many dream of making it their own.

Ahhh, the glitz & glamour of the beautiful people, wrapped in ravishing clothes, dining @ extravagant restaurants, shopping @ posh boutiques & living the moneyed life. *Sigh*.

Wolves in Chic Clothing's irresistible Julia goes from ingénue to trendsetting sweetheart unexpectedly.

Genteel Lell Pelham, heiress of Pelham's, leader of the highbred hyenas is about to stroll down the aisle.


Yes, polished Lell has landed the "perfect chap" in Willoughby Banks, a man w/wandering eyeballs, a passion for Lell's assets & the determination to ingratiate himself into the blue blood realm.

The rest of the players have interesting stories that Karasyov & Kargman showcase smoothly.

Subsequently, Julia realizes that the opulent life of the Big Apple's blooming aristocracy isn't as amazing as it appears.

Karasyov & Kargman do such an outstanding job w/ narration, you will find yourself not only yearning to live the life of the well-heeled but living it as you turn each scrumptious page!

3-0 out of 5 stars characters gave me whiplash
Cute story; fun read. But ... the characters changed their personalities so much in mid-stream, I had to stop and think ... what happened???Sweet Hope is so in love with her husband ... then, bam! just like that ... she's contemplating an affair ... huh?
Anyway, buy it at a thrift store if you must ... ... Read more

3. The Twins Of Tribeca : A Novel
by Rachel; Gasteyer, Ana Pine
 Unknown Binding: Pages (2005-01-01)

Asin: B003FSXYPW
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars a pathetic excuse for celebrity lit
This book is such a waste of time, I really don't know how & why it got published.

3-0 out of 5 stars Well-written, but falls flat compared others in the genre
Like The Devil Wears Prada and Because She Can, The Twins of Tribeca tells the story of a young, optimistic and naive young woman taking a job in a notoriously difficult environment because she is certain (a) the stories are exaggerated, and (b) the experience will be worth it. This light book obviously tracks working for the Weinstein brothers at Miramax, and is an enjoyable enough read especially anyone interested in or involved with the movie industry.

For me, the narrative never reached the levels of The Devil Wears Prada, and the drama was much less dramatic (which is a positive for the poor narrator if not for the reader). Still, this book was nowhere near as satisfyingly evil as other offerings in the genre, and left me feeling a little flat. A decent plane or beach read, The Twins of Tribeca doesn't live up to its hype, but is well-written enough to rate three stars.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ultimately silly, but captivating
Worlds apart from your average ridiculous "chick-lit" book, this is a great tale about a hapless but ambitious young woman who goes to work for a nightmare of a movie studio in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood. The author worked at Miramax pictures for three years and it's very plain that she didn't do a lot, while writing this, to mask identities or situations. Who cares whether or not it's all true - it's all very entertaining, mostly because it hard to imagine why someone would voluntarily work for a bunch of hostile, neurotic nutcases, even if the job ostensibly gives you entre into a world closed off to many.

I agree this is very much like the Devil Wears Prada although I felt the heroine in this case was much less of a whiner than the protagonist in Devil Wears Prada. She has legitimate ambitions and wants to do a good job, but it's impossible to succeed when faced with complete and total irrationality 24/7. Which leads me to another point.

I have read a few of these books now - memoirs by people who worked at the lower levels of some high-powered industry (film, fashion, publishing, etc.) and I think it should be pretty clear to all bright-eyed, bushy-tailed ambitious young women out there that slaving away for some high-profile megalomaniac isn't necessarily the best idea. I've never worked for Miramax, or Vogue, or CAA, but I have worked for a couple of real headcases in my time. Here's some friendly advice to all young career girls starting out in their job search:

- You can avoid wasting time at a frustrating, impossible job by finding out in advance that it is frustrating and impossible. How? In the job interview. Too many young people - especially young women - go into job interviews thinking they are the supplicant, on their knees, begging for a job. Even very high-profile, high-powered companies need good people and don't want to waste time with a wrong hire that's a bad fit. As the interviewee, you are interviewing the company to determine fit just as much as they are interviewing you. If the company doesn't seem all that interested in you or your qualifications (much like Karen's job interview in the book) that's a red flag. Are they just looking to fill a seat and not interested in developing a person's professional skills? Are they in a crunch because the last person quit with no notice? A good interview is more like a conversation about what each party needs and how everyone's needs can be met if the interviewee takes the position. One-sided interviews generally aren't a good sign the company is concerned about an employee's welfare.

- If, as in this book, a company asks you to quit your old job with no notice, has no formal employee training plan or orientation, and doesn't allow you to tour the offices or meet who you would be working for and with before you accept an offer, proceed with caution. Actually, those are all good questions for the time in the interview when you're asked if you have any questions. The answer to that question should never be "I don't think so." Ask about how they train new employees. Ask to see where you will be working, ask to meet your coworkers and your potential boss, if they aren't doing the interview and if they are available. Be extremely wary of anyone who won't allow you to talk to current employees or at least let you see where people are working. There's probably a reason, and it has nothing to do with confidentiality of sensitive information.

- The other critical interview question is "how did this position become available?" Wouldn't you like to know, before jumping in with both feet, what happened to the person you're replacing? If they got promoted to a higher position or made an upward move to a different part of the company, that's usually good. If they made a lateral move to another part of the company, that could be good, or bad. (It may signal a desperate attempt to get away from a psycho boss. Usually if people move, they move upward, or they stay where they're at.) If the interviewer says it's not important, glosses over the question, or starts badmouthing the previous employee, watch out.

- Research your potential employer. Use the Internet. Ask friends if they've heard of the company, or ask your parents' friends. If push comes to shove, stand outside the doors at closing time and approach one of the current employees. Companies don't get seriously bad or difficult reputations for no reason. If no one can say anything good about the place, that is a HUGE red flag.

- Beware any company primarily run by 40-year-olds who aren't married, don't have kids, and don't appear to have any interests outside of their work. On your aforementioned tour of the office, look for family pictures, wedding photos, evidence of hobbies like skiing, boating, etc. Don't see any? That's probably a pretty good clue no one leaves the office except to sleep, and they will expect you to do the same. Eavesdrop a little on the office chatter. Are people talking about what they did last weekend or what they plan to do on the coming weekend, their families, their pets, their upcoming vacations, etc.? Or is everyone complaining about how tired they are, how many hours they worked last week or will work this week, how they haven't had a vacation in forever, etc.? Look around the office at people's workspaces - people who keep tons of food at their desk, have old takeout containers (or takeout menus), energy drinks, trash, etc. everywhere probably aren't getting to take breaks during the day to eat. Which is fine in crunch times, but months of never getting more than 5 minutes to scarf down soup at your desk can take its toll.

The bottom line here is that when you take a job, you commit to spending 40 waking hours a week (usually more - sometimes a lot more) with a certain group of people, doing certain tasks. Once you've taken a job - especially once you're on your own, and have rent to pay - it's difficult to leave it, even if the job is a nightmare. Wouldn't it be good to know, before you commit, if you're going to spend 60 hours a week wedged into a cube with another person you can barely stand, coping with a bunch of abusive harpies with personality disorders, working for a boss who basically refuses to speak to you, as in this book? Yes, some people who go to work in thankless entry-level jobs for companies like Glorious Pictures do go on to be very successful and high-powered themselves. What no one tells you is that an equal or greater amount of people burn out, wash out, and end up not so successful. You only have a certain number of years to be young - be careful about who you choose to give countless hours of your youth to. They may not appreciate or repay the favor.

4-0 out of 5 stars Dishy and Delicious - If You're Interested...
This is another one of those confessional/chick lit books that are oh-so-popular right now, in the same vein as The Devil Wears Prada (fashion magazine),The Nanny Diaries (Manhattan nanny), and The Perfect Manhattan (bartending in the Hamptons).In fact, Pine is gracious enough to give her predecessors a send-up in the form of referencing Miranda Priestly, the faux-Vogue editor that stars in TDWP, who apparently attends a party the main character is working at.

In short, Rachel Pine used to work in publicity at Miramax.Now she's written a book about a slightly misfocused career-go-lucky girl named Karen who ends up with a chance job in publicity at Glorious Pictures, a fictional studio with elements of many of the studios out there, particularly Miramax, if you follow that sort of thing.

There isn't exactly a disceranable PLOT persay, but that isn't exactly the point of the book.Much like TDWP and TPM this is a book about finding out what life is (possibly) like in this 'fantasy' world we are only rarely exposed to.Being in the marketing/advertising industry I can only imagine that a good chunk of it is truer than true. What's most fascinating of all is how deep the betrayals within the studio and manipulations of audiences really go - it makes you wonder how much of our culture today is derived from what spin doctors in the movie (and probably television) industry deem 'trendy'.A glance at the newsstand at a grocery checkout will tell you enough that's for sure - it's all celeb rags, ones that simultaneously expect us to tear these lads and ladies apart and worship them for the rare times they make a step in the right direction.

Overall the book takes you through a series of mishaps, events, and insights into the industry that fall into Karen's lap at some point or another.There are a few mysteries and questions that keep you guessing throughout, right up to the last few pages where it is wrapped up quite speedily.I'm not saying I was entirely satisfied with this slightly rushed job of an ending, but then, the ending was never really the point or the intrigue into this kind of book.In short, if you've read any of the other 3 books I've namechecked in this review, you'll already (think you) know how this one ends.After all...Rachel Pine had enough time to write a book now didn't she?

I liked this book because it was on a topic I was interested in, and wasn't afraid to hide the fact its solidity in terms of plot line was shaky at best.Instead it was dishy and got me so wrapped up in the last 2/3rds I finished it in two days.Aside from the obvious literary shortfalls, my only other complaint would be there was an insane # of names used in the book.Although Pine does her best to use original names to help distinguish each character from the next, often you'd get confused as to whether the person being spoken about was an animal (seriously), a celebrity, or one of the figures in the offices where Karen works.Still this is a great dishy read into the movie industry - if that's your bag.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Twins of *YAWN*
I picked up this book for a light summer read while I was on vacation and promptly discovered that there is, indeed, such a thing as a too-light summer read.

The thin, predictable plot is not enhanced even by the references to barely-renamed celebrities, most of which are so obvious there's no fun in trying to identify their real life counterparts - not that I cared enough to bother even when it wasn't apparent within a second.The heroine has little insight and less wit and, worst, was eminently unlikeable throughout the book.To call rest of the characters two-dimensional would be an insult to squares.

If you want fun chick-lit, go read Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary again - a far better use of time than this, even if it is your tenth read.Even the occasionally painful purchase-binges of Kinsella's Shopaholic series are better than this fluff - fluff that, like cotton candy after the age of 8, only tastes sticky and leaves you nauseated that you tried to swallow it. ... Read more

4. The Botox Diaries
by Janice Kaplan, Lynn Schnurnberger
Audio Cassette: Pages (2004-06-01)
list price: US$25.00 -- used & new: US$10.95
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Asin: 0739312731
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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In a world where plastic surgery is as popular as a pair of sexy Manolo Blahniks, suburban single mom Jessica Taylor is trying to make it past forty with nothing more than moisturizer and a swipe of mascara. Her glamorous best friend, TV producer Lucy Baldor, has a different idea of aging gracefully. “My body is a temple,” Lucy explains. “I just don’t want it to crumble like St. John the Divine.”
Jess and Lucy’s friendship has weathered the trials of marriage, the births of children, and the transition from itty-bitty bikinis to “Kindest Cut” one-piece suits. Now the women are discovering that midlife crises aren’t just for men—they’re equal-opportunity dilemmas.
To Jess’s dismay, Lucy announces that she’s taken a lover. A very famous lover. Her husband, Dan, is bound to find out (especially after a picture of the amorous duo appears on Page Six of the New York Post), but Lucy’s too wrapped up in the joys of expensive lingerie and romantic retreats to care. Jess finds herself in the midst of her own romantic predicament when, after ten years of silence, her sexy French ex-husband, Jacques, ends up back in her life—and in her bed.

Whether navigating bake sales, bicoastal affairs, or bagels-and-Botox parties, these wise and witty women know that their friendship will remain the one true thing they can count on. Well, that and a good push-up bra, of course. And their bond withstands everything—from an orgy in Willie Nelson’s trailer to a reality TV-show bachelor named Boulder.
Funny, brazen, and often poignant, this irresistible novel offers an unexpected and entertaining look at two women’s midlife adventures. From Thai massage to tantric sex, who would have thought forty could be so much fun?

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Customer Reviews (59)

5-0 out of 5 stars Champagne, Botox and a Whole Lotta Laughs
This is a light hearted and wonderful novel that focuses on two forty-something women in suburban New York. Lucy Baldor and Jess Taylor are best friends and complete opposites. Lucy is married to a great man, has a glamorous job as a television producer, and has a television game show host boyfriend on the side.

Jess on the other hand has been divorced for ten years, has a pre-teen daughter, Lily, and has realized that her love life is nearly non-existent. In fact, her love life has become so pathetic that Lily has entered her in a contest out of Cosmo Magazine to win a date with a famous surfer. Has it really come to this?

As Jess tries to understand how Lucy can tempt fate by cheating on her husband, Lucy goes into full mid-life crisis mode. Before you know it, we delve into the world of botox, breast enlargement consultations, and buying outrageous amounts of jewelry and expensive lingerie in order to keep men interested.

I absolutely loved every minute of this book. In fact, I have already loaned it out to a few friends who have raved about it as well. It is a fun and witty story that will definitely make you laugh out loud.

1-0 out of 5 stars Really, really bad!...Just BAD....
I think the great reviews are the authors' friends, parent, editors...etc. This book is so dumb and boring it's unbelievable that anyone over 16 would be entertained by it. It is NOT "funny", or "sexy" or "fresh". It is contrived and cliche-riddled and dull as dirt. Also, the writing has a strange aged quality to it. I am pushing 40 and so are my friends, but the women in this book sound like our moms (60+). No hip woman in NYC EVER wears panty hose! EVER. And only dated old fuddy-duddies say "Blue Jeans". Those are just a couple of eye-rolling offenses I could remember as I forgot most of this forgettable drivel the second I put it down

1-0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.
I'm sorry I wasted my time on this book. It was horrible!

If I could have, I would have given it zero stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
These two authors write absolutely hysterically funny material for us "older women"!!!! Once started, it is with great difficulty to put it down. The characters are ALL entertaining with usually one outstanding.But the humor is just too, too much!Enjoy.

2-0 out of 5 stars Readable, But Bad
The Nannie Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ivy Chronicles... The Botox Diaries joins a long list of chick lit with the theme "aren't rich people crazy and amusing?" The twist is that this novel focuses on a forty something women.
Unfortunately, The Botox Diaries brings nothing new to the table. The novel is poorly plotted, completely lacking in cohesion. Did the authors outline the plot beforehand, or did they just make it up as they went along?
The main character is not nearly as funny or charming as she's supposed to be, and the main character's best friend is downright unlikeable. Nobody would be best friends with someone who doesn't listen to your problems, is completely self centered, and puts you in compromising positions.
The hot French ex-husband of the main character speaks tenth grade French throughout the novel. This is really a minor point, but it bothered me.
The ending is insulting to the reader's intelligence.
Skip this book and spend your money on something better. ... Read more

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