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Moneyed suburban moms are the belles of this midlife romantic comedy. Divorced Jess Taylor saw the back side of 40 a few years ago, but doesn't much care. She's got her bubbly 10-year-old daughter, Jen, a house in New York City suburb Pine Hills and a fulfilling job at the Arts Council for Kids. She's also got a similarly equipped best friend—except Lucy has a glamorous TV producer gig, loving husband Dan, and now, suddenly, a famous TV show host lover. Jess is appalled, but secretly she wonders if she's not missing out. Enter Jacques, long-ago ex-husband, who's just as unsuitable—and sexy—as ever. Sprightly Jen is determined to get her mom hitched, up to and including booking her on a reality dating show. Meanwhile, Jess has to get New York City's wealthy and aptly named Alpha Moms together to cast their children alongside project kids in a small-scale benefit production of My Fair Lady, which somehow ends up taking place at Lincoln Center. This amiable, good-natured comedy will put the reader in mind of her favorite flannel pajamas—not sexy, exactly, but comfortable and fun.
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Best friends Jess and Lucy have seen each other through everything: Jess' divorce from her sexy French husband and the adoption of her daughter, Jen; Lucy's marriage to the perfect suburban father, Dan, and her tenacious clawing to the top of the television show production heap. Now they face their forties and must get through what appears to be a second childhood. Glamorous and flighty Lucy is having a hot affair with one of Hollywood's most beloved stars, dependable Dan is nursing a crush on his wife's best friend, and suburban single-mom Jess is herding a flock of bored young Park Avenue mothers determined to stage a charity production featuring ghetto kids and their own offspring. Only the strength of the women's friendship can get them through an hour of Thai massage, an orgy in Willie Nelson's trailer, and snobby PTA meetings. With snappy dialogue, hilarious and lovable characters, and enough tension to keep the pages turning, this first-time collaboration will be a great beach read. Kaite Mediatore
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Not that I was expecting "the next biggest thing" but I had hoped for a fun, light summer read. What I got what a dull book that I had to force myself to finish. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by A. Vegan
It's a cute story ... it just felt like the authors were trying TOO hard to be funny. Nice summer reading.Published on July 11 2004 by Danielle
Delightful! Rare that you can find a novel that makes you laugh out loud-but that also has intelligence and wisdom behind it. Read morePublished on June 14 2004
Everything about this book is terrific--it's funny and fast and filled with loveable characters. I laughed out loud and was also moved by the very real emotions and situations. Read morePublished on June 14 2004
O.K., so maybe I didn't finish the book, but I really tried. I wanted to like it because I spent my hard-earned money on it and it seemed right up my shallow-book-reading alley. Read morePublished on June 13 2004
The Botox Diaries is a fabulous book about two women in their forties, Jess and Lucy, which is breezy, fun and more. Read morePublished on June 12 2004
The Botox Diaries is a cut above even the best chick lit.
When I think of chick lit I think of improbable people in improbable situations. Read more
I picked up a copy of "The Botox Diaries" and read it practically straight through, it is that funny! Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by Dr. BJK