The morning of her nieces wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes shes made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.When the young bride fleestaking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guestsher mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the brides jilted and justifiably crabby fianc, Margo sets out in a borrowed 1955 red MG on a cross-country chase. Along the way, none of what she discovers will be quite what she expected. But it might be exactly what shes been seeking all along.From acclaimed humor writer Jane Lotter comes this madcap, laugh-out-loud adventure, The Bette Davis Club. Revised edition: This edition of The Bette Davis Club includes editorial revisions. ...
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The Bette Davis Club Reviews
I don't usually read what I call midlife crisis fiction. But the premise intrigued me and Margo drew me in -- I actually read this in pretty much one sitting! This is why despite some things I didn't like as much, this book gets an extra star. Extremely well written, pretty true to real life (obviously not completely cause it IS chic-lit!) and I was engrossed all the way to the end. Plus, the humor is wonderful and Margo's breakdown near the end is downright legendary. If you want humor, romance ...more
Let me just say I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book and what started out as a wacky search for a run away bride turned into a wonderful, deep, introspective story of a woman who finally figures out who is and what she really wants.
Margo Just is the daughter of a famous Hollywood screen writer, alas she was born on the wrong side of the bed covers as the English would say. When she is 8 she moves in with her father, his wife and daughter following the accidental death of her mot ...more
I couldn't remember why I'd bought this book, but then it came to me. It was mentioned in a NYT article about a woman who'd written her own obituary. That made me feel bad about my urge to trash it, but, OTOH, she's dead and presumably her feelings can't be hurt. Besides, I paid perfectly good money for a self-published book that, but for the NYT story, no one would have bought, so her estate is presumably better off.
I suppose it's not a terrible book. But it is a bad one. Clearly written with a ...more
I completely love this book. It's perfect in every way. It's fun where it needs to be fun, serious where in needs to be serious. Everything is deftly handled and appears effortless, which is the mark of a very well-written novel.
Thank you to NetGalley.com and to the publisher for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Because of Tom Hatten and the Channel 5 (LA) Sunday Family Film, I fell in love with classic movies. And like Margo Just, I idolized that time period in cinematic history – especially Cary Grant films. Since I had such an immediate connection to the main character, I thoroughly enjoyed The Bette Davis Club and devoured it in about 2 days. The plot is that from a screwball comedy of the ‘50s ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this light cozy caper of two people that are thrust together into a Tinseltown adventure. Against both of their better judgements they set out toward Palm Springs in a classic, convertible MG with the thought of catching up to a flibertijibbit, runaway bride. Imaginative and ever changing characters mixed with a sturdy plot, made this a fun read.
Fun, easy, light, weekend read. Good story, it kept my interest. Fun characters. This would be a good book to take on vacation.
What a great trip! Lovely "beach read" contemporary / chicklit with a 'heroine' that's a touch older than the usual 'leading lady' in this genre (plus the backdrop of LA/movie industry vs. Manhattan). It was touching to learn this was published posthumously.
Was it my favorite? Not by a stretch but I definitely enjoyed it and enjoyed what made it different. It lifted my spirts and tickled me. It reminded me of "Forces of Nature" with Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck.
Summary: Margo (50s) is in LA ...more