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“This funny and poignant story of relationships in Hollywood is fun to read, with characters who beg to be discussed, and it really captivated me. What a great book club pick!”
— Lynda Schultz, Explore Booksellers & Bistro, Aspen, CO

Description


Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. THIS ONE IS MINE is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.

About the Author


Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She has escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family on an island off Seattle. This is her first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316031332
ISBN-10: 031603133X
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: March 24th, 2010
Pages: 289
Language: English
         

This One Is Mine (Paperback)