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
30 שנים מרגו חייה בצל אהבתה הגדולה לפין. היא פגשה אותו כשהייתה בת 19 והוא בן 39. הם היו החברים הטובים ביותר ואז משהו קרה (שהוא בגדר ספויילר עצבני והרסני ) ומרגו נוטשת את פין בחופה.
היום. בגיל 50, מרגו לבד, מרוששת, שתיינית כרונית של ג'ין והיא מגיעה להוליווד לחתונה של אחייניתה ג'ורג'יה. אבל החתונה לא מתקיימת, ואחותה למחצה, שרלוט, מבקשת את עזרתה באיתור הבת הסוררת.
למסע מצטרף טאלי, החתן הנטוש. במכונית ספורט משנות החמישים, רכב לאספנים בלבד ללא חגורות בטיחות ושאינו עובר 80 קמש, הם יוצאים לפאל ...more
Reading books can be a hit or miss proposition. Lately, I have read several books that I wasn't overly fond of. Add this to the stress of this time of year, and I was getting burnt out. I needed a fun book to remind me that reading is supposed to be entertaining. I found that book when I got approved to read The Bette Davis Club from NetGalley. It is fun, fast-paced, and fabulous!
The fun begins as Margo attends the wedding of her nineteen year-old niece, Georgia, to a much older, nerdy fellow na ...more
A “road trip” book for the “over forty” set. So much fun!
The Hollywood elite.
A runaway bride.
A vintage sports car.
A cross country romp.
A flawed heroine.
A damaged hero.
Not one, but two, mysterious manuscripts.
A maniacal bad guy.
A lesbian dance competition.
A tragic love affair.
The voice of reason in the form of an always-rational best friend.
A failing business,
And the chance at a multi-million dollar payoff at the end of it all.
What more could you possibly want in a quick, fun read on a Sunday aft ...more
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
The author of this book was a friend of my sister-in-law. When my wife suggested I read it, I thought Oh sure, a book written by a friend (who, incidentally, died shortly after the book's completion). Doesn't everyone have a friend who thinks they are a writer and who keep sending you their stuff to read even though it is junk. What a surprise this book was. I think it is as well written as anything I have read for quite some time. Jane Lotter has a uniquely poignant, smart, and funny voice. A r ...more
Actual rating: 2.5 stars
I'll start by saying that I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was nuts in the best possible way, Margo was a funny and charming MC for the most part and the book as a whole was just hilarious. I loved that the MC was a single woman in her 50s very much enjoying life, although she still had the problems typical of any chick-lit book (struggling for money, a crappy family situation and a disastrous love life). Why then the kind-of-low rating? Well, while the story was ...more
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
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