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
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
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.
Very witty and had me laughing out loud at parts! Great story with great characters. I would actually love to see this as a movie! Especially
The part near the end when Margo goes to the AA meeting. That was so hilarious and so touching at the same time.
Please note that since Goodreads does not allow for half stars that I gave this book 2.5 stars and rounded it up to a 3 on this site.
So here's the thing. I feel like a shit person for this but I did not like this book. I feel terrible about it because the foreword written by the author's daughter is touching and moving. And I really wish, sincerely wish that I had liked this book. The author passed away right before this book was published and the family was overjoyed at it being picked up by L ...more
What a piece of trite garbage, and no amount of emotional manipulation in the forward changes that.
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
The Bette Davis Club is the debut, and sadly the only, book by Jane Lotter. In a touching preface, Lotter's daughter describes her mother as a devoted fan of classic movies and this book as, in part, an homage to them. Lotter self-published this book but died before it was brought out by a publishing house.
The book is a delightful "screwball comedy" type adventure of the It Happened One Night (the 1934 classic of this kind which one Oscars for the film and both its leading actors). Margo Just (w ...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.