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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janice Kaplan, Lynn Schnurnberger Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781415922712
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In the wealthy New York suburb of Hadley Farms, divorced mom Sara Turner is juggling a new fiancé, a new TV career, and a Newcomer’s Club that throws sex-toy parties. Her oldest friend, Kate Steele, is Manhattan’s “Derm Darling”—a successful Park Avenue skin doctor whose office is always packed with the city’s crème de la thin … and whose bedroom is frequented by a real estate mogul who has his own plane—and his own very big problem. Meanwhile, Sara’s new neighbor, Berni Davis, has just quit her career as a wildly successful Hollywood talent agent: pregnant with twins, she’s leaving behind her A-list parties and high-profile pals, trading in the fast track for the cul-de-sac. Will heating formula be as thrilling as creating the formula for the next box-office blockbuster?

At an age when women expect to find doors closing, forty-one-year-old Sara and her friends are all on the brink of new beginnings. For these three savvy and spirited friends, facing new options at midlife brings unexpected twists—a baby shower starring a male stripper, the latest Brazilian anticellulite treatment, and a day at a doggie spa that features lipo. Complications arise when a long-gone husband returns from Patagonia, a seductive ex-wife fights to win back Sara’s fiancé, and a hunky soap star stands waiting in the wings. But in a world where women spend their forties trying to look thirty, and girls as young as four use alpha-hydroxy to keep their skin baby smooth, these best friends help one another keep their priorities straight. Most of the time.

A fresh, funny novel about starting over, Mine Are Spectacular! will delight readers with the exploits of these irresistibly witty women. By turns touching and laugh-aloud funny, this is a must read for every woman who knows you’re always the right age for new adventures.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilarious…a novel so delicious readers might feel compelled to diet after devouring it.”

    People (four stars)

  • “Ferociously funny.”

    New York Times

  • “[A] spirited page-turner.”

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  • “[The authors] are deservedly renowned for their ability to document the social habits and favorite trends of wealthy women.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 2/17/2014

    " Good beach read. Great bargain from library sale at $1. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosemean | 2/11/2014

    " This book was cheesiest! It felt like it was written by 2 teenagers who are obsessed with brand names! It really annoyed me how the main character can sooo easily be a full time mom, an art teacher AND a tv cooking show host! Give me break! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharron Browinski kurland | 2/1/2014

    " Prob would've given it 3 1/2 stars but since they don't do halves, gave it 4. It was a cute, fun story and provided me with an escape which is exactly what I needed now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krissy Obermark | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoyed the various women stereotypes portrayed in this book: the woman obsessed with looking younger, the career-woman turned stay-at-home mom, the woman who lets men use her, etc. etc. But very few of the characters actually grew, which left me feeling very disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JennS | 1/22/2014

    " Another perfect book for the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Savicki | 1/18/2014

    " This was funny and full of twists. A single mom who has a son and teaches is ready to marry a wealthy man and put her into a world that she is unfamiliar with when out of the blue her ex husband, the father of her son comes back into her life. Some parts are a bit hokey but still puts a smile on your face. A good, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 1/17/2014

    " Loved it-made me laugh! 'done-in-a-day' summer read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/2/2014

    " This book was okay...it was fun to listen to but dragged in some parts. Still, it satisfied my interests although I'd kind of have to agree with the reviews that criticize it for its unoriginality, but still a fun, quick and light listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurazuleta18 | 12/25/2013

    " Funniest thing ever. This two girls are amazing together. I've read their three books and they've all been great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devin | 12/8/2013

    " Really great book. Don't let the title or the cover make you feel embarrassed to read it. Great beach read. Kept me on my toes throughout the whole book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsti | 11/28/2013

    " a fun, very light hearted "chick-flick" book, good for summer reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah. | 11/26/2013

    " I can see the amusement in it, but I put it down to read my book club book and haven't picked it up again yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/19/2013

    " A little slow at first, but great book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 11/18/2013

    " Not my usual read but it was light and funny and a quick read. Sometimes you need that, right? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/15/2013

    " it was ok, typical chick-lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/12/2013

    " It's funny, I started this book and put it down because it seemed completely superficial and stupid. Must not have been in the mood. A couple weeks later I started over and ended up enjoying it. I liked the main character. There was a nice mix of humor and meaningfulness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haizle The Princess Williams | 7/2/2013

    " This was a pretty decent work of chick lit. It actually didn't end the way I expected it, which is good. I'd enjoy reading more of this author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 1/24/2013

    " Listed to this over Christmas break while I was driving - it was okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 11/2/2012

    " VERY ENTERTAINING...LOVED IT "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcella | 9/4/2012

    " I downloaded this book to my Ipod. At first the narrator seemed alittle blase but either she has grown on me or she has gotten better as the book goes along. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime Marmolejo | 7/16/2012

    " Its a light hearted girlie book that offers its humerous parts. But I was just not that into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 3/8/2012

    " Reminiscent of Devil Wears Prada. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 2/18/2012

    " I loved it! I found it so entertaining and it really made me smile "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 1/28/2012

    " When I read the first chapter I groaned to myself and figured I was in for a book that I was going to crawl through. Then, something changed and I found myself quite interested and liking the characters. I thought it was cute, if easily forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 1/28/2012

    " This was a cute book. It was pretty light reading, and great to start and finish in a weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 8/4/2011

    " Bought this book in a thrift store for 20cents for a light, beach-side read and I ended up loving it. Cute story, twists and turns, first time that I couldn't predict the ending. Loved it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 7/21/2011

    " This would be a great beach/pool read; a book to just kill time with. It didn't make me feel anything. Mostly fluff. If you like fluff, this is the book for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 5/1/2011

    " Fun, easy read. I enjoy this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy | 3/30/2011

    " Not trashy, and the prose is quirky and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/18/2010

    " Good girly book, about three business women. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 8/20/2010

    " Good beach read. Great bargain from library sale at $1. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcella | 4/3/2010

    " I downloaded this book to my Ipod. At first the narrator seemed alittle blase but either she has grown on me or she has gotten better as the book goes along. "

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About the Author
Janice Kaplan has enjoyed wide success as a magazine editor, television producer, writer, and journalist. The former Editor-in-Chief of Parade magazine, she is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including the New York Times bestseller I’ll See You Again. She lives in New York City and Kent, Connecticut.
About the Narrator

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.