By Marian Keyes
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060512149, 426pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2004
After catching her husband having an affair and being fired from her job, Maggie Walsh suddenly finds her perfectly organized existence has become a perfect mess. She decides, for the first time in her life, to do something daring -- and flees to her best friend, Emily, in the faraway wonderland of Los Angeles. In this mecca of tanned, beautiful bodies, unsvelte, uncool Maggie is decidedly a fish out of water. Yet, overnight, she's mixing with film folk, pitching scripts, even experimenting with sex -- and discovering that the end of a marriage is not the end of the world.
“A heavenly romp…Keyes entertains every inch of the way.”
“Beguiling….A balmy, welcoming emotional climate.”
“Warm-hearted and hilarious.”
“Warm–hearted and hilarious.”
“A laugh–out–loud tour through the land of the broken hearts and fun shoes.”
“A funny, good–hearted comic novel.”
-San Jose Mercury News
“Genuinely funny, sharply observed and winning.”
-Publishers Weekly, Featured Interview
“Wacky and wonderful...She imbues her charming stories about flawed yet feisty women with incredible warmth and wit.”