Mine Are Spectacular! (Mass Market Paperback)

By Janice Kaplan, Lynn Schnurnberger

Ballantine Books, 9780345490629, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2006

List Price: 7.50*
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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.

About the Author

Between them, authors JANICE KAPLAN and LYNN SCHNURNBERGER have lived in three countries, married four times, raised three children, and published eight books. They've produced hundreds of hours of network television shows and written articles for just about every women's magazine in America. Both have appeared regularly on television shows including Oprah, Good Morning America, and Today. Each is happily married and living in New York. They are the authors of the smash hit novel The Botox Diaries. "From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For Mine Are Spectacular!

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“[A] MIDLIFE-CRISIS BONBON . . . should be sold with fuzzy slippers and a tube of cucumber eye gel.”
–The New York Times Book Review

–ABC’s The View

“WARNING! READING THIS BOOK COULD CAUSE LAUGH LINES! It may also lead to sleep deprivation–since once you start, you won’t be able to stop. I loved it.”
–Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

“A SEXY ROMP . . . which leads charmingly back to the basics of being best friends.”

–The Washington Post