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My Lurid Past

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Staff Pick

I hate chick-lit. I am tired of the books about women who hit thirty and feel the need to marry and have babies before it's "too late". Two problems: A) Thirty isn't that old; and B) Most of these books are written by married women. However, I raise a large and overfull glass to Lauren Henderson who has written a snarky, wicked, and funny novel about feeling unfulfilled but pretty damned sure that a husband and kiddies are not the answer.
Recommended by Billie Bloebaum, Powell's Books at PDX

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Publisher Comments:

She's a bona fide man-eater.

As a successful publicist specializing in the food trade, Juliet Cooper has never had any trouble meeting men; she just doesn't want them hanging around her London flat on a Sunday, asking her how she feels about her mother (who, for the record, hails from hell). After four years of serial dating Juliet's suddenly realized that men — like big lunches — have a tendency to repeat on you. But what else is a girl to do?

She's hungry for love.

Though Juliet secretly envies her friend Gillian's life — The comfort and companionship of marriage? Lovely! — Gillian said goodbye to her sex life when she said, "I do." And as much as Juliet likes sporting leather for her friend Mel's fetish parties, she's much too lazy to be a dominatrix. Fortunately, as Juliet masterminds the career of her new celebrity chef client Liam, who has the sex drive of a testosterone-crazed rhino, these friends are about to discover the truth about what women really want, and how sometimes — against the odds — they end up getting it.

Review:

"Henderson may push the chick-lit genre to the wall with this hint of a fetish fest." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Successful and single publicist Juliet Cooper secretly envies her married friend Gillian's life...but when she said, "I do," Gillian also said goodbye to her sex life. And much as Juliet likes sporting leather for her friend Mel's fetish parties, she's much too lazy to be a dominatrix. Fortunately, as Juliet masterminds the career of her new celebrity chef client Liam, who has the sex drive of a testosterone-crazed rhino, these friends are about to discover the truth about what women really want.

Synopsis:

Single publicist Juliet Cooper secretly envies her married friend Gillian's life . . . but when she said, "I do," Gillian also said goodbye to her sex life. Fortunately, as Juliet masterminds the career of her new celebrity chef client Liam, these friends are about to discover the truth about what women really want.

About the Author

Lauren Henderson is the author of My Lurid Past, also available from Downtown Press. She studied English at Cambridge University and writes for the UK newspapers The Guardian, The Times, and The Mail on Sunday.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743464680
Author:
Henderson, Lauren
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
107-993
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 11.165 oz

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Product details 368 pages Downtown Press - English 9780743464680 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I hate chick-lit. I am tired of the books about women who hit thirty and feel the need to marry and have babies before it's "too late". Two problems: A) Thirty isn't that old; and B) Most of these books are written by married women. However, I raise a large and overfull glass to Lauren Henderson who has written a snarky, wicked, and funny novel about feeling unfulfilled but pretty damned sure that a husband and kiddies are not the answer.

"Review" by , "Henderson may push the chick-lit genre to the wall with this hint of a fetish fest."
"Synopsis" by , Successful and single publicist Juliet Cooper secretly envies her married friend Gillian's life...but when she said, "I do," Gillian also said goodbye to her sex life. And much as Juliet likes sporting leather for her friend Mel's fetish parties, she's much too lazy to be a dominatrix. Fortunately, as Juliet masterminds the career of her new celebrity chef client Liam, who has the sex drive of a testosterone-crazed rhino, these friends are about to discover the truth about what women really want.
"Synopsis" by , Single publicist Juliet Cooper secretly envies her married friend Gillian's life . . . but when she said, "I do," Gillian also said goodbye to her sex life. Fortunately, as Juliet masterminds the career of her new celebrity chef client Liam, these friends are about to discover the truth about what women really want.
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