The Starter Wife
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,...more
This book was not as enjoyable as I wanted it to be. The structure of narrative was somewhat halting because there were commas all over the place. I understand that it was a narrative, and we all think in long sentences, but the numerous commas and no periods was a little excessive. One thought would abruptly jump into the next in the same sentence.
If you know a lot of famous names, then maybe you'll like th...more
Long story short, I never read it. It was one of those books that I always intended to read; I toted it around with me to school and back home for three semesters in a row, but I never got around to actually reading it. On my recent trip to New Yo...more
(view spoiler)[ The boss goes...more
Okay, so it's pretty obvious that I don't have a lot of sympathy for their plight, and I think you kind of have to in order to read this book without rolling your eyes. The poor heroi...more
Gracie is the wife of a Hollywood producer who gets told of her pending divorce over the phone. And she does nothing to do to fight it. He wants a divorce, I guess that is the way life is! So annoying, already. She moves into her friends beach house for the summer with her 3 yr old daughter and meets d...more
The divorce part of a book like this, fiction about a woman who is dumped by her husband and then finds happiness after and realizing she had not been happy in her marriage, is always the hard part. After that was over, and it lasted a particularly short time in this book, then I could relax and enjoy her new life...more
I picked the book up again because I caught the first episode on USA again and I wanted to give it another shot to decide if I should get rid of it or keep it on my bookshelf.
The first three chapters are pretty doggone boring but if you can get past those...more
It seemed Kenny had moved on to other and y...more
Honestly, I AM glad that I didn't purchase it; however, I am surprised that it wasn't total crap. The book was funny in parts, and definitely smart in that "I'm an insider in Hollywood" way. I really did like the main ch...more
Even so, this one was a bit of a disappointment. It was promising at the beginning, I thought. But as the story went on, the situations...more
It eventually got better, but how good can a novel be when Britney Spears is one of the characters? I admit she added a little something to the story, her presence puts the ex husband's desperation into perspective... yet utimately Britney is a microcosm of the book's personality - fluff that...more
She is a coauthor of the screenplay for Stepmom and has written for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and other publications. Levangie lives in Los Angeles with her two children and one miniature dachsund.