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3/22/10

GIVEAWAY -- This One Is Mine by Maria Semple (Book Review 2010-45)

Product Description

Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. THIS ONE IS MINE is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.

About the Author

Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She has escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.
http://www.mariasemple.com

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books (March 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031603133X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316031332
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LOVED IT


This is such a refreshing debut.  I knew when I first saw the description of this book I knew I needed to read it.  The author does a wonderful job of capturing the whole LA lifestyle and culture.  Semple pokes fun at new age, people with way too much money and power.  You meet the cast of characters and wackiness ensues.  I loved the fact that it is Violet that has the affair and her husband  waits it out with  a zen quality.  

If you enjoyed the Agency by Ally O'Brien or The First Assistant by Clare Naylor, this one will take you to the next level.  This is the perfect book for this summer!



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