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The Accidental Bestseller

Wendy Wax has written a book chockful of interesting characters -- from Kendall, the empty nester who leaves the conference early only to find that her husband is having an affair; to Tanya, my favorite character, the hopeful trailer park dweller who hopes to write her ...
Wendy Wax has written a book chockful of interesting characters -- from Kendall, the empty nester who leaves the conference early only to find that her husband is having an affair; to Tanya, my favorite character, the hopeful trailer park dweller who hopes to write her way to a better life; to Mallory (whom I didn't care for so much) who appears to be patterned on Judith Krantz with her romantic clothes, fistful of bestsellers and seemingly perfect life. Finally, there's Faye Truett, the pastor's wife who writes "inspirationals" and the lowly editorial assistant who is much wiser and more savvy than her uninspired boss, Plain Jane. In some ways, the whole premise and set-up reminded me a bit of David Lodge's books about academia, in which there are a number of memorable characters whose stories intersect, weaving back and forth between them.

posted by BANCHEE_READS on September 15, 2009

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With titles like Leave it to Cleavage what better way to sell her latest book than to advertise the obvious taboo world of her craft?



Speaking to a majority female crowd at the Margaret Mitchell House on June 2, Wendy Wax shares her thoughts of her latest book, ...
With titles like Leave it to Cleavage what better way to sell her latest book than to advertise the obvious taboo world of her craft?



Speaking to a majority female crowd at the Margaret Mitchell House on June 2, Wendy Wax shares her thoughts of her latest book, The Accidental Best Seller. With her real family in tow, she was careful not to talk too much about S.E.X (spelling out each letter loudly). Heaven forbid her children would know anything about that. As comedian Chris Rock states in a bit about his parents, "I know my parents are cool once, I'm here! They had some loving in them."



Candidly speaking about the writing process, Wax is constantly working on her books. "When you have a 400 page project due, you got to work on it a little everyday, break it down" exclaims Wax. Being a natural morning person, Wax does most of her writing early in the morning. Most of her books center on women dealing with a life changing issue. Fortunately Wax sends the characters a life line made up of a circle of friends that help her protagonist deal with life's endless stream of challenges.



Wax kidded that one of the reasons she chose to go to the University of Georgia was her love of Gone with the Wind. "Most of my female leads are a modern Scarlet, except for the lack of a Civil War or other southern icons", confessed Wax.



The Accidental Best Seller, centers on the premise of a writer, Keller Aims, who is tapped out of the creative process. Aims is simply spent and cannot write. Quickly to the rescue come her three best friends, who happen to be writers, to help save the day. Full of suspense, S.E.X., and twist this book should be on the top of your summer's reading list.



In concluding her remarks Wax recognize her strong writer's support group that were in the audience that night and stated that her inspiration is other writers. "Only writers understand the solitary world of being a writer, I celebrate them." shared Wax.

posted by Dr_Wilson_Trivino on August 28, 2011

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

    Too predictable

    I knew from the beginning that the collaboration was going to fall apart. Good for a fast summer read, but that is all.

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