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Deirdre Griffin has a great life; it’s just not her own. She’s the around-the-clock personal assistant to her charismatic, high-maintenance, New Age guru brother, Tag. As the family wallflower, her only worth seems to be as gatekeeper to Tag at his New England seaside compound.

Then Deirdre’s sometime boyfriend informs her that he is marrying another woman, who just happens to be having the baby he told Deirdre he never wanted.

While drowning her sorrows in Tag’s expensive vodka, Deirdre decides to use his massive online following to get herself voted on as a last-minute Dancing with the Stars replacement. It’ll get her back in shape, mentally and physically. It might even get her a life of her own.

Deirdre’s fifteen minutes of fame have begun.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cook’s penchant for hitting the emotional sore spot and combining it with humor hits the mark…A thoroughly enjoyable and amusing read, this story is sure to delight.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “A fun-filled romp of a middle-aged woman coming into her own. Through Claire Cook’s skilled narrative, [readers] won’t realize till the very end they’ve been taught a wonderful lesson. It is never too late to find your place in the world.”

    San Francisco Book Review

  • “Filled with sweet humor and all the eye-rolling moments of jumbled yet ultimately loving family relations, romance, and coming into one’s own, this women’s fiction is a definite pleaser for devotees of the genre.”


  • “A fun and inspiring read…Cook’s humor and narrative execution is impeccable; Deirdre’s increasing self-consciousness elicits support for her to overcome insecurity and endure in her journey to find happiness and fulfillment on her own terms.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Selected for the June 2012 Indie Next List
  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, June 2012
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About the Author
Author Claire Cook

Claire Cook is the bestselling author of Life’s a Beach, Multiple Choice, Ready to Fall, and Must Love Dogs, which became a major movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She has been a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is a member of the Cape Cod Writers’ Center faculty. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, with her husband, where they are occasionally visited by their borderline adult children and their laundry.