From the bestselling author of Maneater comes The Starter Wife, a sexy, savvy, and wickedly funny novel about life after divorce and one woman redefining herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head.
Simon and Schuster
Featuring: Gracie Pollock
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Contemporary | Fiction
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 semifamous 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
With her signature wit, sassy style, and
cameos of the rich and famous -- and wannabe rich and famous
-- Gigi Grazer tackles the most delicious and dastardly
details of a divorce and recovery, Hollywood style.
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