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Starter Wife, the (2005) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

There are starter jobs, starter cars, starter houses, and then there are starter wives.

When her husband Kenny dumps her by cell phone mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock finds herself reeling. Though her nine-year role as the wife of a semi-famous Hollywood studio executive often left her dry and she never fully embraced the "status" (according to Kenny), Gracie has grown accustomed to the unique privileges afforded by Tinseltown's brand of power and wealth: reservations at Spago on a Friday night; beauty treatments by dermatologists (Arnie), manicurists (Jessica), and colorists (Cristophe) to the stars; line-jumping at Disneyland with her daughter and Ugg-wearing celebrity offspring. And despite the fact she had consented to name their daughter Jaden in a (failed) attempt to lure Will Smith to one of Kenny's productions, Gracie believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she'd be a starter wife. But now that her marriage is over, her phone isn't ringing, her mailbox is empty, and it's only through a faux pas by her world-class florist that she learns her husband has upgraded: Kenny is dating a pop tartlet.

With images of Kenny's 'tween queen everywhere she turns, Gracie seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion for some much-needed divorce therapy. Soon she's associating with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, the security guard at her gated community, and -- God forbid -- Kenny's boss, one of Hollywood's better-known Lotharios.

Original title: The Starter Wife
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's FictionChick Lit

Edition #1: Starter Wife, the

Starter Wife, the (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Fearless and fabulous. Only an insider like Gigi Grazer would have so much wicked fun with the intricacies of Hollywood's power couples." Lauren Weisberger
  • "Gleefully naughty, a fond yet biting peek into a powerful Hollywood subculture." Daily News (NY)
  • "In The Starter Wife, with delirious aplomb, nerves of Sub-Zero steel, and a mordant case of the giggles, Gigi Levangie Grazer covers a very expensive waterfront: that gated colony inhabited by the great EWs: Entertainment Weekly, Edith Wharton, and Evelyn Waugh." Bruce Wagner
  • "Acidic and unforgiving, Gigi Levangie Grazer's hilariously accurate skewering of the mores, and the morons, of Hollywood left a deliciously vile taste in my mouth, and I loved it." Simon Doonan
  • "...a lively, wry reporter of Hollywood's strident triviality and narcissism." The Washington Post
  • "...quick-witted beach book queen." The New York Times
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Starter Wife, the (May 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Pocket Star
ISBN: 9781416544487
Dimensions: 5.45 x 7.29 x 1.03
Pages: 463

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Starter Wife, the (May 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0743265025
Dimensions: 6.44 x 9.8 x 1.24
Pages: 368

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