Monday, March 22, 2010

This One is Mine Review & Giveaway

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This One Is Mine By Maria Semple



Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap.

My thoughts - The book takes place in LA and some of the characters are so shallow that you want to scream at them. There were very endearing moments and the characters seem to redeem themselves. The book also really showed how much people are willing to risk to find what they think will bring them happiness. This is a perfect book for a book club. There is a reading guide available! Here

Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She has escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.
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Disclosure - A product was given for review for my honest opinion, no other compensation



38 comments:

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Looks like an interesting read!

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Jennifer said...

Maybe we should read this for our next book club meeting...

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