Synopses & Reviews
Every five years my mother had her fortune read by Lulu Cho, owner of the Golden Lotus Massage Club for Men. Now it was my turn. And Lulu predicted one hurricane of a future for me!
Judith Soo Jin Raphaels childhood was shaped by her hardworking immigrant mother, her father who left them, and her struggles to fit in as a half-Korean, half-Jewish kid in a tough urban neighborhood. But music lessons gave her a purpose and passion. Now, as Judiths fiftieth birthday nears, she has rewarding work as a cellist with the Maryland Philharmonic, an enthusiastic if uncommitted lover, and a quirky but close relationship with her mother.
Then chaos strikes: Judiths first love, who dumped her decades ago, returns to dazzle her with his golden pedigree and brilliant career. Her long-absent father arrives out of the blue with a snazzy car and a con mans patter, turning her mother into a love-struck flirt whom Judith barely recognizes. All this while her mentor at the orchestra falls seriously ill. No wonder Judith develops a paralyzing case of stage fright.
Judith finds herself feelingand sometimes actingslightly unhinged, but shes convinced that happiness will arrive any day now. Shes just got to hold on tight during this midlife shake-up...and claim the prize that life surely has in store for her.
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“Devens tackles meaty topics touching many womens lives.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet)
“An excellent read! Toby Devens weaves an intricate tale of lust, deceit, divorce, and face-lifts, as her unique protagonist navigates her way.”—Ben Mezrich, New York Times bestselling author of Sex on the Moon and The Accidental Billionaires
“Zing it on! Toby Devens has created three warm and witty characters that Id love to have as my friends.”—Rebecca York, USA Today bestselling author of Shadow of the Moon
“A delicious concoction of delightful characters for whom the best revenge is proving that a womans middle years can be rich, ripe, and wickedly funny.”—Chassie West, Edgar and Anthony award-nominated author of the Leigh Ann Warren Mysteries
About the Author
In 1981, Toby Devens published a humorous collection of poetry that was excerpted in McCalls and Readers Digest. She has held jobs in publishing and public relations, has led writing workshops, and is interested in medicine and travel. She has her own blog: www.midlifepassions.com and is the author of My Favorite Midlife Crisis, Yet.