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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (733 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paula Froelich Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Paula Froelich, a well-connected gossip columnist for the New York Post, brings her insider’s perspective to this delicious debut about the bonds of friendship among three very different women.

Penelope Mercury, an intrepid reporter at the New York Telegraph, has pounded the pavement for five years from city borough to borough, carrying out her boss’ eccentric orders to break stories that seem inconsequential to everyone but him. Finally, she is inches away from being promoted to her dream job—covering courtroom drama for the paper—but after one spectacularly disastrous day, she is fired instead.

Lena “Lipstick Carcrash” Lippencrass has a pretty fabulous life, even by a socialite’s standards, as top editor at the high fashion magazine Y. Long lunches with her girlfriends and afternoons spent shopping at Bergdorf’s are all in a day’s work. But when her indulgent parents abruptly cut off her cash flow and kick her out of her beloved West Village duplex because she refuses to work for the family business, Lena is forced to confront the reality of what it takes to pay the bills.

Dana Gluck, a workaholic lawyer, had been married for two years to a man who was perfect on paper but increasingly critical in reality. She hoped that her dreams of motherhood would be fulfilled soon, which surely would also fix their marriage problems. Instead, her husband leaves her for an exchange student/model who, to make matters worse, promptly gets pregnant.

When fate conspires to have these three very different women move into the same SoHo apartment building, they soon discover that having their carefully planned lives fall to pieces might be the best thing that could have ever happened to them.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jami | 2/20/2014

    " This was a cute witty story about the friendship of 3 very different women, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cheryl Doran-girard | 2/18/2014

    " a cute bubblegum coming of age story... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dena | 2/16/2014

    " I'm not sure why I finished this. I skimmed the last half. It was a little boring and I just didn't really care about any of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan | 2/13/2014

    " This was a fun book with a lot of what I would call "quirk" making it fun. Two of our heroines were from Ohio - Cleveland and Cincinnati - living in New York, so O-H-I-O! The only two drawbacks were that the character from Cincinnati once referred to tipping cows as the only alternate activity to smoking in junior high (somehow I have managed to find more to do in our little city), and, more importantly, the ending seemed very abrupt. The rest of the book was a nice time. "

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About the Author
Author Paula Froelich

Paula Froelich is a reporter for the New York Post and a gossip correspondent on Entertainment Tonight. Her articles have also appeared in the magazine New York. She lives in Manhattan.