The Ten Best Days of My Life

The Ten Best Days of My Life

By Adena Halpern

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452289406, 261pp.

Publication Date: June 2008

Twenty-nine-year-old Alexandra Dorenfield suddenly finds herself in heaven after an unfortunate encounter with a MINI Cooper. The seventh--and highest--level of heaven to be exact. Her dog, Peaches, is with her; she is reunited with her beloved grandparents; she has the wardrobe of a movie star; and she lives in the house of her dreams next door to a handsome guy. This is heaven

But there's a catch. Alex must prove she led a fulfilling existence by writing an essay on the ten best days of her life--or she will be demoted to a lower level of heaven, where the clothes are last year's styles, the men aren't quite as handsome, and, worst of all, Peaches and her family won't be nearby. Witty and inspiring, this divine debut novel dares to ask a material girl--and the rest of us--what makes life precious.

About the Author
Diplomee de la New York University et de l'American Film Institute, Adena Halpern a d'abord ete journaliste pour "Marie-Claire", "Daily Variety" et le "New York Times", avant de signer plusieurs romans. Toujours pleins d'humour, ceux-ci sont egalement impregnes d'une vraie chaleur humaine et n'excluent pas, parfois, une certaine nostalgie. Bourrees de charme et de defauts, les heroines d'Adena Halpern nous ressemblent a s'y meprendre.Fiere d'etre nee a Philadelphie, Adena Halpern vit aujourd'hui a Los Angeles avec son mari, le celebre scenariste Jonathan Goldstein. La 20th Century Fox a acquis les droits cinematographiques de son roman "Les dix plus beaux jours de ma vie", un best-seller en Allemagne ou il a deja ete publie.