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When her husband Kenny dumps her (by cell phone) mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock finds herself reeling. Though her role as the wife of a semifamous Hollywood studio executive often left her cold, Gracie had grown accustomed to the unique privileges extended to Tinseltown's power elite: reservations at Spago on a Friday night; beauty treatments by dermatologists (Arnie), manicurists (Jessica), and colorists (Christophe) to the stars; line-jumping at Disneyland with her daughter and Ugg-wearing celebrity offspring. And despite consenting to naming their daughter Jaden in a (failed) attempt to lure Will Smith into one of Kenny's productions, Gracie believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she?d be a starter wife. But now that her marriage is over, she's a social pariah, and it's only through a faux pas by her world-class florist that she learns her husband has upgraded: Kenny is dating a pop tartlet.With images of the ?tween queen everywhere she turns, Gracie seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion for some much-needed divorce therapy. Soon she's associating with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, the security guard at her gated community, and ? God forbid ? Kenny's boss, one of Hollywood's better-known Lotharios.With her signature wit, sassy style, and cameos of the rich and famous ? and wannabe rich and famous ? Gigi Grazer tackles the most delicious and dastardly details of a divorce and recovery, Hollywood style.
When Gracie's husband unceremoniously dumps her (by cell phone) mere months before their ten-year anniversary and takes up with a famous pop starlet, she finds herself reeling. Though somewhat uncomfortable in the role of "Wife Of" her semi-famous husband, she has grown accustomed to the privileges of power and wealth afforded by Hollywood. And of course there's her beloved daughter Jaden who might now call a tween queen "stepmom."
Suddenly stripped of quasi-celebrity status, Gracie seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion for some much needed "divorce therapy." Soon she's associating with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, the security guard at the gated community, and God forbid her ex-husband's boss, one of Tinseltown's better-known womanizers.
Filled with the most delicate and dastardly Hollywood details, cameos of the rich and famous and wannabe rich and famous, and Gigi Grazer's trademark wit and sassy style, The Starter Wife is a hilarious tale about life out of the spotlight.
A sexy, savvy, and wickedly funny novel about one woman's life after her divorce from a Hollywood studio head, from a Hollywood insider and the bestselling author of Maneater. When Gracie's husband Kenny unceremoniously dumps her (by cell phone) mere months before their 10-year anniversary, she finds herself reeling. Kenny's the number two guy at one of the most powerful studios in Tinseltown and she's grown somewhat accustomed to the privileges it affords her. When Kenny kicks her out of the house, and takes up with a famous pop starlet, Gracie's low reaches a new depth. Filled with delicious verisimilitude, cameos from the rich and famous (and quasi-famous), and Gigi Grazer's trademark wit and sassy style, The Starter Wife is a hilarious yarn about life out of the spotlight.