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Ellen Meister

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Thank you for visiting my Goodreads page. I'm proud to announce that my newest book, THE ROOFTOP PARTY, will be published by Mira in May 2021.

My other books include LOVE SOLD SEPARATELY, DOROTHY PARKER DRANK HERE, FAREWELL, DOROTHY PARKER, THE OTHER LIFE, SECRET CONFESSIONS OF THE APPLEWOOD PTA and THE SMART ONE. I'm also an editor, public speaker, and creative writing instructor. If you want to know more about me or my books check out my website, ellenmeister.com, or follow me on Facebook. You can also follow my popular Dorothy Parker Facebook page.

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When I was active at Goodreads, a friend wrote to ask me why I gave all my books 5 out of 5 stars, and here's my response:

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êêêêê Witty and wild!
This book has everything fun! A glamorous New York setting, a witty and strong woman in charge, a heart-pounding romance, zinging one-liners,

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“She had been so vulnerable, and Norah wanted only to protect her. But that vulnerability was tied to a massive mistake, a perception of herself too damaged to love. If Norah got anything from this book, it's that we're all damaged. The tragedy is letting it define you.”
Ellen Meister, Dorothy Parker Drank Here

“It was the yearning she related to. Shriver seemed to understand the specific human pain of wanting and pushing away at the same time. It left her with a gorgeous ache, and when she turned the last page of the book and closed the cover, Norah's connection to the writer felt absolute. It was a breathless, consuming rapture....”
Ellen Meister, Dorothy Parker Drank Here

“Unlike your mother," she said, exhaling, "I told the culprit immediately. I thought at the very least he would visit me in the hospital after it was all done, but the son of a bitch sent me a get well card. Can you imagine? Serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.”
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“Unlike your mother," she said, exhaling, "I told the culprit immediately. I thought at the very least he would visit me in the hospital after it was all done, but the son of a bitch sent me a get well card. Can you imagine? Serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.”
Ellen Meister, Dorothy Parker Drank Here

“It was the yearning she related to. Shriver seemed to understand the specific human pain of wanting and pushing away at the same time. It left her with a gorgeous ache, and when she turned the last page of the book and closed the cover, Norah's connection to the writer felt absolute. It was a breathless, consuming rapture....”
Ellen Meister, Dorothy Parker Drank Here

“She had been so vulnerable, and Norah wanted only to protect her. But that vulnerability was tied to a massive mistake, a perception of herself too damaged to love. If Norah got anything from this book, it's that we're all damaged. The tragedy is letting it define you.”
Ellen Meister, Dorothy Parker Drank Here

“Doesn’t water still come up through the tap?” she asked. “Capitalism marches on, Dot. What good is free water when you can pay a hotel three dollars a bottle?” “And people are okay with this?” “Of course. America’s love affair with commerce never cools.” “If you tell me they’re still reading Ayn Rand I may spit.”
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Ellen Thanks, Sarah. Good to see you here! xx

Sarah wrote: "Hi!!! I think we are friends on Cafemom as well! I remember when you were trying to get your books published! I can't wait to read you books. They are on my summer reading list!"


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Sarah Hi!!! I think we are friends on Cafemom as well! I remember when you were trying to get your books published! I can't wait to read you books. They are on my summer reading list!


message 27: by Gail

Gail Koger Hey Ellen

Live life with laughter and chocolate!

Gail


message 26: by Melanie

Melanie Benjamin Thanks for the comment, Ellen. When is YOUR new book coming out??? I figured you'd beat me to the punch!


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Lori Thanks for the add.

Have a great week.

Lori


AboutYourBook Good to see you here as well! I think we have all the social media covered!


Aggie Villanueva Hi Ellen. Thankx for the add. It's nice to meet you.


message 22: by Dean

Dean Baker thanks for adding me, Ellen


message 21: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Ellen and thanks so much for adding me as a friend!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 20: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, just stopping by to say hello! Continued success to you and best wishes!
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message 18: by William

William Hello Ellen
Thanks for the add. Looking forward to talking books

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message 17: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi, Ellen. I hope all is well.


message 16: by Kate

Kate Congrats on your novel and good luck on your book tour event!
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message 15: by Dorlana

Dorlana Hi Ellen,

Thanks for the friendship. Have a great afternoon.

Dorlana :)


message 14: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi, Ellen. Thanks for being a friend on Good Reads. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.


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T Hi Ellen, i cant wait until i read your books!


message 12: by Liz

Liz Thank's ellen for adding me,

Smiles,

Liz


message 11: by Sandra

Sandra Hi Ellen--it's such a pleasure to meet you here on Goodreads. Your book, Secret Confessions of The Applewood PTA, sounds intriquing. I hope when my book, Heart of Stone, comes out this year, you'll check it out.

Thanks,




message 10: by Michael

Michael Hi Ellen--thanks for being a friend here on Goodreads. Hope you'l check out one of my books sometime.

All the best from your Long island friend.

Michael


Sundang Saputra Hi Ellen.. nice to see you, your books... what about ?


message 8: by Daniel (last edited Jan 24, 2008 01:23PM)

Daniel
Ellen, I've added your books: Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA and The Smart One to my to-read list.


message 7: by Kaye

Kaye I am so excited to see you have another book coming out in 2008!!! I loved Applewood PTA, so I know I will love this one!!!


Sherrie Hey Ellen,
Good to see you here. Take Care!!

Sherrie


message 5: by Susan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:23AM)

Susan Henderson Hi Ellen!

xo


message 4: by Tom (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:22AM)

Tom Thanks for the invite, Ellen!

yours,
tom j.


message 3: by Felix (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:22AM)

Felix mihnea nice to accept me like a friend. :)


message 2: by G.c. (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:21AM)

G.c. Hiya Ellen. Good to be here.


message 1: by Myfanwy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:20AM)

Myfanwy Hello, dear Ellen!!!


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