Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wife in the Fast Lane


I was recently asked to review this book. I'm horrible at reviewing books, but here goes. I had read the author's (Karen Quinn)earlier book The Ivy Chronicles and thoroughly enjoyed the ups and downs, ins and outs to getting into the elite prep schools of NY. Very eye opening and almost unbelievable what goes on before these little angels are allowed to grace these schools with their presence. So I thought I'd read this book, Wife in the Fast Lane, as it similarly dealt with upper crust of NY. This was a fun read. It centers around the main character (totally forgot her name as I finished it about 3 weeks ago)and her journey to the top with her sportswear company. She's a former Olympic athlete and realizes she has "made it" when she is 38, single and finally invited to a highly selective conference in Switzerland. CEOs abound. Here she finds romance and her life changes very quickly. Thrown into the mix is a child from an unlikely source and here is where chaos ensues. However, she handles it all very well and it's an interesting ride to the end. Her experiences with the PTA "rich bitch" are the best parts of the book in my opinion. So I'd recommend it if you're looking for an easy read. It's fun.
I needed something light after reading The Shack.

Check my sidebar for the very cute book I'm reading now. This was written by a Duke University French professor and it is a comical autobiographical story of when she met her husband while studying in Paris, France. I'm really enjoying it!

4 comments:

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

pinkpolkadotaa said...

I read the Ivy Chronicals and thought it was good. I like easy reads, so this book looks like something I would enjoy.

Mom x 2 said...

I read the Ivy Chronicles and thought it was funny at times but mostly fluff. Sometimes fluff can be good, right?

I heard they're going to make the Ivy Chronicles a movie and SJP is going to play Ivy. Hmmmm...

The Mrs. said...

I haven't read these yet but I read the shack and I needed a light one too after that!!! I am reading One Fifth ave right now.