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1. Outside In: A Novel
2. Champagner f�r zwei
3. TV Guide July 19-25 2003 According
4. Tv Guide Feb 28 - March 6 1998
5. Weddings in Style, Spring 2001,
6. Outside in
7. Courtney Thorne-Smith Cover In
8. A Sparrow Falls
9. Courtney Smith: Roebling Hall.:

1. Outside In: A Novel
by Courtney Thorne-Smith
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-09-09)
list price: US$14.00 -- used & new: US$0.50
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Asin: 0767927508
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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From one of America’s most beloved television actresses: A sharply observed, comedic novel about the flipside of fame—and a fresh take on Hollywood in all its outrageous, entertaining glory.

On the outside, Kate Keyes-Morgan seems to have it all: a starring role on the hit television series Generations, a handsome husband who is also her manager, a stick-thin figure, and a career that, after a Kirstie Alley-style slide, is finally back on track. At the age of thirty, Kate knows what it’s like to have the tabloids turn on you, and she never wants it to happen again. Thank goodness her husband, Hamilton, is there to manage her every move—even if the strict dieting and morning weigh-ins are becoming more than she can manage.

But when Hamilton leaves her for another actress on Generations, the ruthless diva Sapphire Rose, Kate suddenly finds herself in charge of her own life. Now she must decide whether she’s ready to stop playing by the Hollywood rulebook and discover who she really is. With the help of her wise-cracking friend and tough-love hairstylist, Paige, and Michael, a high-powered film agent who secretly dreams of becoming a novelist, Kate begins to question her role in an industry that venerates appearance, money, and fame above all else, and that applies ceaseless pressure on women to always be thinner, younger, and more beautiful, at any cost.

From high fashion to on-set antics to the real-life whispers about celebrities that even the tabloids never tell, Courtney Thorne-Smith depicts the entertainment world as only an insider can. Yet beneath the glamorous facade lies a natural-born writer with a gift for comic timing and shaping memorable characters. If you’ve ever wanted to experience life in the spotlight or wondered what goes on behind dressing room doors, Outside In is your invitation into the glittering world of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
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Customer Reviews (18)

2-0 out of 5 stars Terribly written
I'm giving this 2 stars because it did amuse me, but is so terribly written I considered giving up on it several times.Way too much annoying banter between the characters and too many cliches and colloquialisms.I found myself rolling my eyes frequently and was overall just annoyed by this book, despite the somewhat-interesting storyline.Courtney, don't quit your day job!

3-0 out of 5 stars Fair
The first chapter of this book caught my interest.I read it morbid fascination - feeling deeply sorry for the main character and hating the "perfect" husband who basically tells his own wife that she is "getting fat" and "haven't we talked about this already".

Yeah, I know its all set in Hollywood and I guess these types of conversation are normal - but boy did I hate that guy!He sounded wayyyy to pompous and obviously thought of himself as perfect.

Author Thorne-Smith does a good job of showing the sleezy, morally bankrupt side of Hollywood - I assume she must know of what she speaks since she probably is stuck living these types of nightmares every day.

Although I like to read an "insider look" at Hollywood, for some reason, this book started to grate on me after a while.I felt as though every women in the book was put down and that because its Hollywood it was somehow acceptable.

Also, the printing in my book was soooo tiny, I was pulling my eyes out trying to read this book.

Although I wanted to really adore this "dishy" book, all I can say about it is that its a fair read.

3-0 out of 5 stars 1st in a series or unanswered questions?
If this is the first in a series, I wish we'd been told.Otherwise, we're left w/ burning, unanswered questions.Did Michael finish his script and was it used in the Vivian Leigh movie?Did he still get a commission for Sapphire's involvement in it?Does Kate still keep her soon-to-be ex-husband on as a manager?(If so, the logic of that is teetering on nonexistent.)I was SO disappointed that her husband's reaction to Kate owning half of his business wasn't addressed.His reaction probably would have been the high point of the book. We kept hoping he'd get his due but were denied that pleasure.

It was very difficult to read (for those of us who don't understand the abused wife/daughter who continues to stick it out). I kept screaming for Kate to grow a backbone already.

One of the previous reviewers summed it up nicely in pointing out that Ms. Thorne-Smith is obviously a neophyte in the writing genre.Her constant use of `that' when unnecessary and her refusal to use contractions are dead giveaways.Her editor should work a little harder for his/her salary.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not too shabby.
I was pleasantly surprised at Thorne Smith's writing. You just never know what to expect when an actor moves into the writing field (just like when a model says she wants to act... most of the time it's a big "Oh no!")

The story of hot starlet Katie and how her world turns upside down when her emotionally abusive and controlling husband dumps her is not deep or meaningful, but it is a pleasant diversion. The author obviously knows of whence she speaks, dropping names and tart commentary with equal aplomb.

The story follows a predictable path with Katie rising above her circumstances and ending up better off than with her jerk of a husband. She gets a new man, a new job, and a new friend in the bargain -- not too bad!

The biggest complaints I have are that the dialog seems a tad too contrived, with the banter too self-conscious. And I really wanted to see the philandering couple get theirs in the end, NOT get a plum movie role.

All in all, though, you could do a lot worse than Outside In.

1-0 out of 5 stars Humor ... the book has humor
The book has a cover - it has pages - the pages are even numbered. ... Read more

2. Champagner f�r zwei
by Courtney Thorne-Smith
Paperback: 352 Pages (2008)

Isbn: 3442370906
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3. TV Guide July 19-25 2003 According to Jim Courtney Thorne Smith and Jim Belushi
by TV Guide
 Mass Market Paperback: Pages (2003)

Asin: B002K77FRC
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4. Tv Guide Feb 28 - March 6 1998 Ally McBeal, Calista Flockhart, Gil Bellows and Courtney Thorne-Smith
by TV Guide
 Mass Market Paperback: Pages (1998)

Asin: B002KF335W
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5. Weddings in Style, Spring 2001, Courtney Thorne-smith Cover Shot
by w/d
 Paperback: Pages (2001)

Asin: B001H1GY1K
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weddings ... Read more

6. Outside in
by Courtney Thorne-Smith
 Paperback: Pages (2007)

Asin: B001OJNRLU
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7. Courtney Thorne-Smith Cover In Style Weddings Magazine Spring 2001 - Toni Braxton
by Editors of In Style
Paperback: Pages (2001)

Asin: B001D0OK66
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In Style Weddings magazine with Courtney Thorne-Smith cover story and Toni Braxton feature. Packed with gorgeous gowns, jewels, rings, accessories, cakes, flowers, etc., etc. ... Read more

8. A Sparrow Falls
by Wilbur A. Smith
 Audio Cassette: Pages (2001-03)
list price: US$124.95
Isbn: 0754005992
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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16 cassettes. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great story and a fast read
One of Wilbur Smith's fast paced, hang on to every page books.Great reading!

4-0 out of 5 stars Hooked On Smith
If you've never read a Wilbur Smith novel, take a chance and you'll be hooked . . . action, clever plots, characters, location, Smith writes with a style all his own and is never predictable.A Sparrow Falls is as good a read as any of his other novels.If a trip to Africa is out of reach, let Wilbur Smith take you there with his vast knowledge of the continent and his descriptive words.You will feel like you're part of the story.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Sparrow Falls
If you like Wilbur Smith you will like this book it is typical of his africa stories,a little rushed at the end could have been a little better ending.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Trilogy should NEVER go out of print!
In reading the reviews, I was dismayed that some readers experienced trouble obtaining some of these books (Trilogy). How can that be? - this Courtney Trilogy is or should be considered a classic. I read the series when they were first published and I still remember the stories.To the powers that be, please do not stop publishing this trilogy. I gave away my set and will make sure I have another set purchased soon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Charlie's Review
This is another excellent book of Wilbur Smith, I will continue to buy his books as long as he keeps writing ... Read more

9. Courtney Smith: Roebling Hall.: An article from: Artforum International
by Emily Hall
 Digital: 2 Pages (2007-05-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$9.95
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Asin: B001IOCB2M
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This digital document is an article from Artforum International, published by Artforum International Magazine, Inc. on May 1, 2007. The length of the article is 518 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Courtney Smith: Roebling Hall.
Author: Emily Hall
Publication: Artforum International (Magazine/Journal)
Date: May 1, 2007
Publisher: Artforum International Magazine, Inc.
Volume: 45Issue: 9Page: 373(1)

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