Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven?

( 10 )

Overview

I'm Lily, a New York newspaper columnist, mother of two, divorcee of one and partner in crime to Michael, English professor, novelist and best friend extraordinaire. We've been friends forever -- well, since I nearly burned down our apartment building while trying to cook. Michael and I have weathered disco, bad fashion, bad perms, bad boyfriends -- for both of us -- my failed marriage, parenthood and writer's block. 

Laughter has helped ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (25) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $50.00   
  • Used (24) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(181)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

I'm Lily, a New York newspaper columnist, mother of two, divorcee of one and partner in crime to Michael, English professor, novelist and best friend extraordinaire. We've been friends forever -- well, since I nearly burned down our apartment building while trying to cook. Michael and I have weathered disco, bad fashion, bad perms, bad boyfriends -- for both of us -- my failed marriage, parenthood and writer's block. 

Laughter has helped -- and so have the martinis. 

But now we face our biggest challenge: the C word. And if I have my way, Michael will be giving up his freewheeling bachelor ways and settling down once and for all. Because I have some very specific wishes for who should take over parental duty when I'm gone. Of course, I refuse to take this lying down -- even when the doctors tell me to lie down and shut up. Because although I'm sick, I'm determined to wear my high heels and lipstick. I'm gonna look good or die trying, dammit.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373895359
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Erica Orloff is a transplanted New Yorker who now calls South Florida home. She is the author of Spanish Disco (called "hilarious" by Cosmopolitan magazine), Diary of a Blues Goddess and Divas Don't Fake It (both US Weekly Hot Book Picks), and now Mafia Chic (all published by Red Dress Ink), as well as The Roofer, published by MIRA Books. She also writes for the new Silhouette Bombshell line. In her personal life, she likes to play poker (well) and chess (poorly), tend to her large menagerie of pets, and watch old movies.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 10 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
  • Posted August 18, 2013

    Talk about a good book, wow ¿Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven¿

    Talk about a good book, wow ‘Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven’ was such an amazing story. After the past few years I have had, watching my mother who is also my best friend go through cancer treatment and going through the fear of losing her and everything else that goes with stage four ovarian cancer that had spread to her cervix, stomach, uterus, and bladder, I can definitely say this book touched me on a personal level.

    There were plenty of tears shed while reading this book. She writes such an amazing, inspirational character in Lily, she never ever gave up. She lived her life to the fullest and that is really inspirational. I really enjoyed reading this book and think that everyone no matter what their personal situation is should take the time to read this book there are a lot of life lessons in it. It was beautifully written, emotionally touching, motivational book. I would definitely highly recommend it to anyone.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 27, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Jennifer Wardrip - Personal Read

    I don't often read "chick lit" romances, just because most of them remind me of an episode of Sex and the City--and I'm not a fan of the show. I am so, so happy that I picked up Erica Orloff's DO THEY WEAR HIGH HEELS IN HEAVEN? though, because this story transcends typical "chick lit" books. <BR/><BR/>Lily has just turned the big 4-0. With two children, the teen-aged Tara and seven-year-old Noah, an ex-husband endearingly called The Spawn of Satan who has a child-bride in London, and a gay best friend, Michael, Lily lives a full life. She's also a columnist for the local newspaper, and even though her dog is now wearing a t-shirt that says "My b***h is 40", she has a very fulfilling life. <BR/><BR/>Her editor at the paper, Joe, wants her to get a mammogram done for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Except good humor isn't going to get her through this one. There's a spot on her breast that the doctors are worried about, and rightfully so. Lily has cancer, the bad kind that has already spread to her lymph nodes, and life is about to get a whole lot more complicated. <BR/><BR/>DO THEY WEAR HIGH HEELS IN HEAVEN? is, to put it simply, amazing. Filled with laughter, tears (have a box of Kleenex handy!), and the ups and downs of daily life, Erica Orloff has captured everything there is to love, friendship, and tragedy. <BR/><BR/>One of my favorite chapters in the book is the part where Lily comes up with questions for God, besides the high heels in heaven one. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there cancer, not to mention snakes and cockroaches? Why is a good man hard to find? Is Satan real? Does God really have a problem with gay people? Do dogs go to heaven? Most importantly, why does Lily have to die before she's old? <BR/><BR/>This book is a winner. The love between Lily and Michael, and that between Lily and her children, is perfectly told. You won't go wrong with this book, and the tears you'll shed while reading it are well worth it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    An Absolutely Amazing, Wonderful Story

    I don't often read 'chick lit' romances, just because most of them remind me of an episode of Sex and the City--and I'm not a fan of the show. I am so, so happy that I picked up Erica Orloff's DO THEY WEAR HIGH HEELS IN HEAVEN? though, because this story transcends typical 'chick lit' books. Lily has just turned the big 4-0. With two children, the teen-aged Tara and seven-year-old Noah, an ex-husband endearingly called The Spawn of Satan who has a child-bride in London, and a gay best friend, Michael, Lily lives a full life. She's also a columnist for the local newspaper, and even though her dog is now wearing a t-shirt that says 'My Bi**h is 40', she has a very fulfilling life. Her editor at the paper, Joe, wants her to get a mammogram done for Breast Cancer Awareness month. [...]. Except good humor isn't going to get her through this one. There's a spot on her breast that the doctors are worried about, and rightfully so. Lily has cancer, the bad kind that has already spread to her lymph nodes, and life is about to get a whole lot more complicated. DO THEY WEAR HIGH HEELS IN HEAVEN? is, to put it simply, amazing. Filled with laughter, tears (have a box of Kleenex handy!), and the ups and downs of daily life, Erica Orloff has captured everything there is to love, friendship, and tragedy. One of my favorite chapters in the book is the part where Lily comes up with questions for God, besides the high heels in heaven one. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there cancer, not to mention snakes and cockroaches? Why is a good man hard to find? Is Satan real? Does God really have a problem with gay people? Do dogs go to heaven? Most importantly, why does Lily have to die before she's old? This book is a winner. The love between Lily and Michael, and that between Lily and her children, is perfectly told. You won't go wrong with this book, and the tears you'll shed while reading it are well worth it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2006

    suprise suprise

    I was headed out on a flight one day and needed to quickly find a read. When i was checking out I saw this book lying in a gently used bin. The title caught my eye, as welll with the cover. Having no time to read the back, i quickly disposed of my other readings and grabbed this dashing to the boarding line. I have to say: best plane trip ever. Read all of it between taking off and landing. It's amazing.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    I love to read............

    I loved this book, the author does a great job of creating characters that you want to be friends with. I was so sad to see this book end, I read it in two days. I am going to recommend this book for our book club.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    Great Read!

    This was a wonderful book about friendship and the journey of letting go when facing terminal illness. Loved it......

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2005

    Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven?

    Assigned to get a mammogram as a human interest focus for her column, Lily Waters is completely floored when the doctor finds something. The biopsy confirms all her worst fears it's stage four cancer. She can take treatments, but Lily knows that it's only a matter of time. Over the next months, Michael, her gay best friend, is her stalwart. Since before her failed marriage, he's always been there for her, and now is no exception. As sick and weak as Lily is, Michael hurts even more, but he has to be strong for her and the two kids she needs him to raise when she's gone. .................... *** If you are the least bit sad or prone to melancholy, avoid this book. Ms. Orloff perfectly captures the despair of a home afflicted with cancer. No amount of jokes or sharp wit can downplay the sorrow of being parted for however short or long lies between the moment their suffering ends and eternity reunites you. Gently minded readers who are conservative will need to be aware that Michael and his relationship with another man are portrayed a bit more bluntly than is really necessary, but that can be skipped over with ease. ***

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2005

    strong but sad chick lit tale

    Newspaper columnist Lily Waters, author of Divorce Survival Guide and single mother of two (Noah and Tara), just turned forty years old takes a mammogram as part of a human interest story. However, the journalist is shocked when the doctor reports the test results are positive and he follows up with a biopsy. Not long afterward, Lily learns she has stage four cancer. --- Lily knows she is dying, but worries more about what will become of her children. Her only hope is that her best friend Hudson University English Literature Professor Michael will raise her kids although he is gay as she knows their father will not be there for them. Michael as always is there for Lily, who is starting to show the signs of her ailment. Michael hides his pain at his upcoming loss as Lily is like a beloved sister to him, but he must show no hurt or fear because the kids need him. --- This is a terrific insightful look at an individual who uses humor to hide her fears of dying and what will become of her children. The well written but sad story line cleverly uses the chick lit sub-genre to raise the awareness of the deep emotional cut cancer brings to families and friends through the gloom and anguish of the key characters. Lily is a fabulous soul struggling to cope with her upcoming death and knowing that her openly gay best friend, who is in a relationship out in the open in the story line, is the best person to care for her children. This is a great insightful work that takes the typically lighthearted chick lit format into new horizons. --- Harriet Klausner

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)