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The Starter Wife: A Novel

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In Hollywood, they like to love 'em and leave 'em.

A scathingly funny novel from the bestselling author of Maneater.

When her husband, Kenny, dumps her by cell phone (!) mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock is dazed and confused. Though life as the wife of a semi-famous Hollywood studio executive often left her yawning, Gracie always believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she'd be a starter wife.

But Kenny has upgraded, and with images of his new pop tartlet girlfriend everywhere Gracie turns, she seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion. Then a mysterious hunk saves her from drowning and suddenly drowning in her sorrows seems like a waste of time. And when she takes up with Kenny's boss, one of Hollywood's better-known Lotharios, she discovers that maybe life after divorce — Hollywood-style — isn't so bad after all!

Review:

"Grazer clearly knows this scene, and is a lively, wry reporter of Hollywood's strident triviality and narcissism. But the novel falters, as many screenplays do, after the setup." Lisa Zeidner, The Washington Post

Review:

"Just when one thinks Grazer is getting too serious, more outrageous realizations and celebrity cameos surface, keeping the story fresh. The result is a fun, sometimes surprising, summer read." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Review:

"Ms. Grazer is a kind of Jackie Collins with a sense of humor....The novel, which begins as a satire, unaccountably turns into a rather creepy mystery-romance. This goes a long way toward explaining why the The Starter Wife is a non-starter." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"Fearless and fabulous. Only an insider like Gigi Grazer could have so much wicked fun with the intricacies of Hollywood's power couples." Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

Review:

"The third and funniest in a succession of novels about the cutthroat social mores of the entertainment industry by a woman who has witnessed them up close." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of Maneater comes a sexy, savvy, and wickedly funny novel about life after divorce and one woman redefining herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head. With her signature wit and cameos of the rich and famous, Gigi Grazer tackles the most delicious and dastardly details of a divorce and recovery, Hollywood style.

Synopsis:

IN HOLLYWOOD, THEY LIKE TO LOVE 'EM AND LEAVE 'EM.

The Starter Wife

A scathingly funny novel from the bestselling author of Maneater.

When her husband, Kenny, dumps her by cell phone (!) mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock is dazed and confused. Though life as the wife of a semi-famous Hollywood studio executive often left her yawning, Gracie always believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she'd be a starter wife.

But Kenny has upgraded, and with images of his new pop tartlet girlfriend everywhere Gracie turns, she seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion. Then a mysterious hunk saves her from drowning and suddenly drowning in her sorrows seems like a waste of time. And when she takes up with Kenny's boss, one of Hollywood's better-known Lotharios, she discovers that maybe life after divorce — Hollywood-style — isn't so bad after all!

Synopsis:

When Gracie's semi-famous husband unceremoniously dumps her by cell phone, she soon finds refuge with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, and her ex-husband's boss, one of Tinseltown's better-known womanizers. Soon to be a USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing ("Will & Grace").

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:
9780743265034
Author:
Grazer, Gigi Levangie
Publisher:
Downtown Press
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Divorced women
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pg tsr
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 13.51 oz

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Product details 448 pages Downtown Press - English 9780743265034 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Grazer clearly knows this scene, and is a lively, wry reporter of Hollywood's strident triviality and narcissism. But the novel falters, as many screenplays do, after the setup."
"Review" by , "Just when one thinks Grazer is getting too serious, more outrageous realizations and celebrity cameos surface, keeping the story fresh. The result is a fun, sometimes surprising, summer read."
"Review" by , "Ms. Grazer is a kind of Jackie Collins with a sense of humor....The novel, which begins as a satire, unaccountably turns into a rather creepy mystery-romance. This goes a long way toward explaining why the The Starter Wife is a non-starter."
"Review" by , "Fearless and fabulous. Only an insider like Gigi Grazer could have so much wicked fun with the intricacies of Hollywood's power couples."
"Review" by , "The third and funniest in a succession of novels about the cutthroat social mores of the entertainment industry by a woman who has witnessed them up close."
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of Maneater comes a sexy, savvy, and wickedly funny novel about life after divorce and one woman redefining herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head. With her signature wit and cameos of the rich and famous, Gigi Grazer tackles the most delicious and dastardly details of a divorce and recovery, Hollywood style.
"Synopsis" by , IN HOLLYWOOD, THEY LIKE TO LOVE 'EM AND LEAVE 'EM.

The Starter Wife

A scathingly funny novel from the bestselling author of Maneater.

When her husband, Kenny, dumps her by cell phone (!) mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock is dazed and confused. Though life as the wife of a semi-famous Hollywood studio executive often left her yawning, Gracie always believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she'd be a starter wife.

But Kenny has upgraded, and with images of his new pop tartlet girlfriend everywhere Gracie turns, she seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion. Then a mysterious hunk saves her from drowning and suddenly drowning in her sorrows seems like a waste of time. And when she takes up with Kenny's boss, one of Hollywood's better-known Lotharios, she discovers that maybe life after divorce — Hollywood-style — isn't so bad after all!

"Synopsis" by , When Gracie's semi-famous husband unceremoniously dumps her by cell phone, she soon finds refuge with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, and her ex-husband's boss, one of Tinseltown's better-known womanizers. Soon to be a USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing ("Will & Grace").
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