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Publisher Comments:

Everything Clarissa Alpert wants, Clarissa Alpert gets.

Gorgeous, funny, and wildly uninhibited, her exes are a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood power players.

At twenty-eight (thirty-one), she is blessed with a firm (if curvaceous) bod, a designer wardrobe, a daddy-subsidized apartment, and an A-list speed-dial.

But with her thirty-second birthday looming, our heroine is starting to panic. Who on earth (Hollywood) could possibly make Clarissa Alpert an honest woman? Enter Aaron Mason, the latest, hottest new producer in town. From the moment Clarissa sees him, she sets her sights on making him the future "Mr. Alpert." With the eager help of her vivacious (if neurotic) friends, her aerobicized Latina mother, her philandering but loving ex-con father, and the most divine gay waiter in Hollywood, Clarissa finds herself phoning the florist to the stars (his private line) and planning the biggest wedding the town has seen in years — even before the couple's first date. Catching Aaron's eye is not a problem. But it seems her intended might have his own agenda. Could Clarissa have finally bitten off more than she can chew?

Review:

"Grazer's satire never loses sight of the hilariously self-centered, devilish core of her creation's fierce personality. Mean-spirited, jaw-droppingly shallow, and hellaciously determined: Clarissa is one for the ages." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[A] beach book par excellence....The reader can savor this book's silliness while appreciating its cleverness equally well, and its heroine's essential decency comes through." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"Maneater labors to be bold, brassy, and bitchy but is instead crude (it's full of the 'f' word) and often tedious....It could work as a film, but it doesn't work as a novel, so save your money." Library Journal

Review:

"Maneater is like eavesdropping at a D-list Hollywood party; you can't believe someone is saying these things out loud, or how excited you are to overhear them. (Grade: B-)" Amy Feitelberg, Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

Already optioned for a major feature film, Maneater is the hilarious story of a sociopathic Hollywood social climber who meets her match in the unlikeliest of conquests. With delicious details and brilliant characterizations only a woman in the know would know, Maneater has the wicked appeal of Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber mixed with the glamour and sexiness of Sex and the City. Clarissa Alpert is the most delectable anti-heroine since Candace Shapiro of Good in Bed.

Synopsis:

Everything Clarissa Alpert wants,

Clarissa Alpert gets.

Gorgeous, funny, and wildly uninhibited, her exes are a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood power players.

At twenty-eight (thirty-one), she is blessed with a firm (if curvaceous) bod, a designer wardrobe, a daddy-subsidized apartment, and an A-list speed-dial.

But with her thirty-second birthday looming, our heroine is starting to panic. Who on earth (Hollywood) could possibly make Clarissa Alpert an honest woman? Enter Aaron Mason, the latest, hottest new producer in town. From the moment Clarissa sees him, she sets her sights on making him the future "Mr. Alpert." With the eager help of her vivacious (if neurotic) friends, her aerobicized Latina mother, her philandering but loving ex-con father, and the most divine gay waiter in Hollywood, Clarissa finds herself phoning the florist to the stars (his private line) and planning the biggest wedding the town has seen in years — even before the couple's first date. Catching Aaron's eye is not a problem. But it seems her intended might have his own agenda. Could Clarissa have finally bitten off more than she can chew?

About the Author

Gigi Levangie Grazer is the screenwriter of 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 Pacific Palisades, California, with her husband, producer Brian Grazer, and their three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743226851
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Author:
Grazer, Gigi Levangie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Subject:
Hollywood
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series Volume:
107-749
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 19.328 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 320 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743226851 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Grazer's satire never loses sight of the hilariously self-centered, devilish core of her creation's fierce personality. Mean-spirited, jaw-droppingly shallow, and hellaciously determined: Clarissa is one for the ages."
"Review" by , "[A] beach book par excellence....The reader can savor this book's silliness while appreciating its cleverness equally well, and its heroine's essential decency comes through."
"Review" by , "Maneater labors to be bold, brassy, and bitchy but is instead crude (it's full of the 'f' word) and often tedious....It could work as a film, but it doesn't work as a novel, so save your money."
"Review" by , "Maneater is like eavesdropping at a D-list Hollywood party; you can't believe someone is saying these things out loud, or how excited you are to overhear them. (Grade: B-)"
"Synopsis" by , Already optioned for a major feature film, Maneater is the hilarious story of a sociopathic Hollywood social climber who meets her match in the unlikeliest of conquests. With delicious details and brilliant characterizations only a woman in the know would know, Maneater has the wicked appeal of Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber mixed with the glamour and sexiness of Sex and the City. Clarissa Alpert is the most delectable anti-heroine since Candace Shapiro of Good in Bed.
"Synopsis" by ,
Everything Clarissa Alpert wants,

Clarissa Alpert gets.

Gorgeous, funny, and wildly uninhibited, her exes are a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood power players.

At twenty-eight (thirty-one), she is blessed with a firm (if curvaceous) bod, a designer wardrobe, a daddy-subsidized apartment, and an A-list speed-dial.

But with her thirty-second birthday looming, our heroine is starting to panic. Who on earth (Hollywood) could possibly make Clarissa Alpert an honest woman? Enter Aaron Mason, the latest, hottest new producer in town. From the moment Clarissa sees him, she sets her sights on making him the future "Mr. Alpert." With the eager help of her vivacious (if neurotic) friends, her aerobicized Latina mother, her philandering but loving ex-con father, and the most divine gay waiter in Hollywood, Clarissa finds herself phoning the florist to the stars (his private line) and planning the biggest wedding the town has seen in years — even before the couple's first date. Catching Aaron's eye is not a problem. But it seems her intended might have his own agenda. Could Clarissa have finally bitten off more than she can chew?

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