Here’s the dealio: I met Marilyn back in May at BookExpo and found her to be quite witty. Now with her second book, HUSBANDS and OTHER SHARP OBJECTS (LakeUnionPublishing), the laughs just keep on coming. It’s full of non-stop clever humor with a complimentary light story lines. At times, I felt as if I was reading/hearing a stand-up routine, and expected drum beats to follow.
After a lifetime of marriage, Marcy Hammer is ready to get herself unhitched—just as everyone else in her life is looking for a commitment. Her new boyfriend, Jon, wants to get serious, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Harvey, is desperate to get back together. When her headstrong daughter announces a secret engagement to Harvey’s attorney, Marcy finds herself planning her daughter’s wedding as she plans her own divorce.
Now with two huge events on the horizon, the indomitable Marcy soon realizes that there’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in everybody. From petty skirmishes over an ever-growing guest list to awkward confrontations with her sticky-fingered new in-laws, pulling off the wedding is going to be a challenge; seeing her divorce through is going to be a trial. And trying to make everyone happy might prove to be impossible—because in the end, Marcy alone must make a choice between something old and something new.
I’m looking forward to what Marilyn comes up with next. On a side note, I think she’s the queen of self-promotion. She comes up with wickedly funny ways to get the word out about her books. That takes talent, too, folks!
Marilyn Simon Rothstein is the author of Lift And Separate, winner of the Star Award presented by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association for Outstanding Debut, LIFT AND SEPARATE.
Marilyn grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, married a man she met in an elevator, and owned an advertising agency for more than twenty-five years. Marilyn received an MA in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and an MA in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut. She enjoys speaking at book festivals and community events.
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