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...
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The Bette Davis Club Reviews
What a piece of trite garbage, and no amount of emotional manipulation in the forward changes that.
A rare did-not-finish.
Despite the appealing title for a big Bette Davis fan, and the appeal of the book description, the writing never engaged me. I didn't like or care about any of the characters, or how the plot would proceed. I quit around page 50.
This was just a fun, fun read. Predictable, yes; silly, yes; unlikely, yes. But. I just enjoyed the heck out of it. I read the bulk of it on my patio but would have loved being served my iced umbrella drinks by a cabana boy on the beach while doing so....it was that kind of book and that kind of trip.
Margo is being paid by her half-sister to chase down Tully's bride who jilted him at the altar and also stole “something” valuable as well.
Margo is afraid to fly so it's a great ride from Californ ...more
If a half star were a option, then The Bette Davis Club would have 3.5 stars.
There are lots of twist and turns and the plot moves along quickly. The opening scene is one of a runaway bride which loosely echoes a similar event in the narrator's past. This wedding gone awry starts the bride's half-aunt and the jilted groom on a road trip across Route 66 in a classic convertible to find the missing bride along with some mysterious stolen items.
What could be a slap-stick comedy turns serious in t ...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
actual rating: 2,5 stars
Reading story narrated by a woman who's over 50 years old was out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it anyway. Branching out, spreading my horizonts, that's what I was thinking about.
I knew that, what I was about to read was a comedy, but if you ask me what was it that I expected from this book, I wouldn't know what to tell you.
The story follows Margo, a fifty-something years old woman who finds herself at her niece's wedding. Everything would be great if there wasn' ...more
Truly enjoyed this book!! Easy read and sometimes I chucked out loud. If you need a in between book to read why not pick this one.
This is such a delightful book. No, it's not War and Peace, which should be the kind of novel that earns five stars. It's better. It's infinitely readable. Such bright and frequently endearing characters. To use a term from the book, it really is a screwball comedy, but without the cringe-worthy aspects of that genre. While the many aspects of the story are tied up with a bow, it is not predictable. It made me quite happy.
The touching forward was written by the author's daughter. The author hers ...more