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My Hollywood

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    Not Recommended

    I could not get into this book. The writing style was hard to read and understand. I had to go back and reread a sentence that I had just read because I didn't understand what she was talking about. I did finish it but it took me weeks which I can normally read a book in a couple days. I don't recommend this book, it was dull and not captivating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    A great listen!

    Audio version exceptionally well done... this makes it worth your time. I was sorry to lose the charactors when it ended.

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  • Posted September 6, 2010

    Fun, Witty, Sad; An Excellent Beach Read

    Loved the Lola/babysitter character; Claire/ the "mom," as a character, was whiny, self-involved and "hard to love;" since the book is fairly evenly balanced between the perspectives of both women, in my opinion, the novel "loses steam" when focused on Claire. I'm not sure the novel's ending was completely convincing, either. However, the book on the whole is witty, well-written, and entertaining. I definately recommend the book -- a fun beach or airplane read.

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  • Posted July 26, 2010

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    stinging jocular indictment of the American marital system

    Before relocating to Southern California, Claire the composer and Paul the comedy writer shared raising their son William reasonably equal. However, in Santa Monica, Paul works long hours as a TV comedy writer; which leaves the raising of their baby almost totally to Claire.

    With no time for herself or her career, Claire hires fiftyish Filipino Lola to help with William. Lola sends most of her earnings back home for her children to attend better schools. Besides caring for William, the nanny tries to help her high powered employees remain a coherent family unit as Claire and Paul seem continents adrift. Other parents realizing Lola's full value try to buy her loyalty.

    Except for those who believe marriage is a sacred constitutional right, the readers will relish this stinging jocular indictment of the American marital system. Ironically the Hollywood pair lives in the same house while the nanny's family is across the Pacific, but seemingly the latter is much more content and helpful to others than her American counterpart. As Claire and Lola rotate leads so the audience can determine honesty and pretentiousness between the two mothers and their social circle this novel will make readers think about what is really important.

    Harriet Klausner

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