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Dissatisfied both with writing a lifestyle column and with her boyfriend, Ruby Capote sends her best columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of The New York News and lands herself a new job in the big city. In New York, Ruby revives the venerable tradition of Poker Night with a group of outspoken girlfriends — a way to eat, drink, smoke, analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and, most of all, raise the stakes. But when Ruby falls for her boss, Michael, all bets are off. He's a challenge. He's her editor. And he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become the writer — and the woman — he knows she can be. As smart as it is funny, Girls' Poker Night is a refreshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love.

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When cub reporter Ruby falls for her boss, all bets are off. He's a challenge, he's her editor, and he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become the writer — and the woman — he knows she can be. But what happens when she realizes Mr. Right has his own unresolved past?

Synopsis:

Dissatisfied both with writing a Single Girl on the Edge/ Ledge/Verge lifestyle column and with her boyfriend (who has a name for his car and compulsively collects plastic bread ties), RubyCapote sends her best columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of The New York News and lands herself a new job in a new city.

In New York, Ruby undertakes the venerable traditionof Poker Night-a way (as men have always known) to eat, drink, smoke, analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and, most of all, raise the stakes. There's Skorka, model by profession, homewreckerby vocation; Jenn, willing to cross county lines for true love; Danielle, recently divorced, seducer of at least one father/son combo in her quest to make up for perceived missedopportunities.

When Ruby falls for her boss, Michael, all bets are off. He's a challenge. He's her editor. And he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become thewriter-and the woman--he knows she can be. Adding to Ruby's uncertainty is his amazing yet ambiguous kiss in the elevator, and the enjoyably torturous impasse of he-loves-me, he-loves-me-not.

What happens when you realize that Mr. Right has his own unresolved past? Where does that leave the future you envisioned? Ruby knows that happy endings aren't for cowards, andshe hasn't lost hope that there are risks worth taking. As smart as it is laugh-out-loud funny, Girls' Poker Night is a twenty-first-century His Girl Friday and are-freshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

After landing a job as a reporter at the "New York News," Ruby Capote joins three other women for evenings playing poker and finds herself falling for her intriguing and challenging boss, Michael.

About the Author

Jill A. Davis was a writer for Late Show with David Letterman, where she received five Emmy nominations. She has also written several network pilots, screenplays, and short stories. Before moving to New York City, she wrote a humor column for a small metropolitan newspaper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588362254
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Davis, Jill
Author:
Davis, Jill A.
Author:
Jill Davis
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
227

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

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Product details 227 pages Random House - English 9781588362254 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When cub reporter Ruby falls for her boss, all bets are off. He's a challenge, he's her editor, and he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become the writer — and the woman — he knows she can be. But what happens when she realizes Mr. Right has his own unresolved past?
"Synopsis" by , Dissatisfied both with writing a Single Girl on the Edge/ Ledge/Verge lifestyle column and with her boyfriend (who has a name for his car and compulsively collects plastic bread ties), RubyCapote sends her best columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of The New York News and lands herself a new job in a new city.

In New York, Ruby undertakes the venerable traditionof Poker Night-a way (as men have always known) to eat, drink, smoke, analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and, most of all, raise the stakes. There's Skorka, model by profession, homewreckerby vocation; Jenn, willing to cross county lines for true love; Danielle, recently divorced, seducer of at least one father/son combo in her quest to make up for perceived missedopportunities.

When Ruby falls for her boss, Michael, all bets are off. He's a challenge. He's her editor. And he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become thewriter-and the woman--he knows she can be. Adding to Ruby's uncertainty is his amazing yet ambiguous kiss in the elevator, and the enjoyably torturous impasse of he-loves-me, he-loves-me-not.

What happens when you realize that Mr. Right has his own unresolved past? Where does that leave the future you envisioned? Ruby knows that happy endings aren't for cowards, andshe hasn't lost hope that there are risks worth taking. As smart as it is laugh-out-loud funny, Girls' Poker Night is a twenty-first-century His Girl Friday and are-freshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love.

From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , After landing a job as a reporter at the "New York News," Ruby Capote joins three other women for evenings playing poker and finds herself falling for her intriguing and challenging boss, Michael.
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