Plan C: Just in Case

Plan C: Just in Case

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by Lois Cahall
     
 

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A screwball comedy with a heart. Thelma & Louise go to Europe. A revenge on midlife crisis.

Plan A: We grow up, get married, have babies, white picket fence.

Plan B: Mortgages, marriages, mistresses, divorce, my kids, his kids, stepkids, blended families. College tuition. Empty nest. Empty soul.

Plan C: Cabernet, passports, jet lag, Ambien,

Overview

A screwball comedy with a heart. Thelma & Louise go to Europe. A revenge on midlife crisis.

Plan A: We grow up, get married, have babies, white picket fence.

Plan B: Mortgages, marriages, mistresses, divorce, my kids, his kids, stepkids, blended families. College tuition. Empty nest. Empty soul.

Plan C: Cabernet, passports, jet lag, Ambien, Europe. Who needs reality?

Until we realize reality cant be avoided. And truth is, we dont want to avoid it.We are a nation of underdogs - a society of hope. Plan C is accepting life as it comes, with no plan at all.

Once upon a time there was a divorced, single mother named Libby Crockett, living and working her fingers to the bone on Cape Cod. Her Plan A had failed, and now she dreamed of a new life and a new love -- her Plan B. And Plan B worked! It brought her to glamorous New York to a new man, a new life...and his expensive ex, his out-of-control kids, and the biggest recession in 70 years. Was this really what Libby had been dreaming of? Maybe it was time for Plan C...

Editorial Reviews

Simon Beaufoy

This is that rare and delicious thing, a satire with a heart. Lois Cahall has written a Thelma and Louise for a credit-crunched world - a book so sharp and funny it would make Billy Wilder jealous. But Plan C is more than just the sum of its laughs. As Cahall skewers the ridiculous follies of modern life with a perfect six-inch heel, she also forgives all our vanities. Which is what makes this, finally,
a surprisingly moving read.

Jessica Stedman Guff

Make it your A #1 priority to pick up Plan C. Lois Cahall has created a heroine you'll want to hang out with. Libby is a true girlfriend: hysterically funny, bawdy, and smart -- you'll laugh, cry, and commiserate with her to the point where once you've finally put Plan C down -- after you've read every word of it -- you'll miss spending time with her.
Vanity Fair contributing writer and author of The James Wolcott

Racy, insouciant, uproarious, plugged-in and turned-on, Lois Cahall's Plan C is a breathless romp that knows all the best places to go, the worst people to avoid, and the perfect wisecrack to top off every occasion. It's a comedy precariously balanced on the awareness that the ground is shifting beneath the clicky heels of its sexy heroine, Libby Crockett, and the indignities of age are lying in ambush, ready to march up the driveway. But until then, kick back, raise a glass, and enjoy the ride.
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“This is that rare and delicious thing, a satire with a heart. Lois Cahall has written a Thelma and Louise for a credit-crunched world - a book so sharp and funny it would make Billy Wilder jealous. But Plan C is more than just the sum of its laughs. As Cahall skewers the ridiculous follies of modern life with a perfect six-inch heel, she also forgives all our vanities. Which is what makes this, finally,
a surprisingly moving read.” —Simon Beaufoy

“Make it your A #1 priority to pick up Plan C. Lois Cahall has created a heroine you'll want to hang out with. Libby is a true girlfriend: hysterically funny, bawdy, and smart -- you'll laugh, cry, and commiserate with her to the point where once you've finally put Plan C down -- after you've read every word of it -- you'll miss spending time with her.” —Jessica Stedman Guff, Executive Producer, ABC News and The View

“Racy, insouciant, uproarious, plugged-in and turned-on, Lois Cahall's Plan C is a breathless romp that knows all the best places to go, the worst people to avoid, and the perfect wisecrack to top off every occasion. It's a comedy precariously balanced on the awareness that the ground is shifting beneath the clicky heels of its sexy heroine, Libby Crockett, and the indignities of age are lying in ambush, ready to march up the driveway. But until then, kick back, raise a glass, and enjoy the ride.” —James Wolcott, Vanity Fair contributing writer and author of The Catsitters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448208210
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
201,840
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Lois Cahall began her career as a newspaper journalist in Boston, Massachusetts and as an associate producer for Nick (son of Judith Krantz) pursuing true-life stories for CBS TV movies.

Shes also appeared on numerous Television shows and was the anchor for ABC TV news "Top Priorityand" an occasional host on Good Morning America Now.

This is Ms. Cahalls twentieth year as "The Screen Queen" (www.screenqueen.com), a syndicated radio personality covering the movie beat with an eye toward educating the "Bus Stop Mom" about age-appropriate family viewing of the latest Hollywood releases. Her broadcasts over the Saga Communications network reach more than 3 million listeners every week.

Stepping outside of her personal of ""The Screen Queen"" Ms. Cahall writes about womens empowerment issues for womens magazines - including Redbook, Seventeen, Cosmo Girl, SELF, Marie Claire, Readers Digest, Ladies Home Journal, Mens Journal and Bon Appetit. In the UK shes written for RED and Psychologies magazine and for the London Times.

Ms. Cahall has completed her first novel, Plan C: Just in Case, edited by Simon Beaufoy, The Full Monty screenwriter who won the Oscar and Golden Globe for his runaway screenplay success with Slumdog Millionaire.
Lois Cahall began her career as a newspaper journalist in Boston, Massachusetts and as an associate producer for Nick (son of Judith Krantz) pursuing true-life stories for CBS TV movies.

Shes also appeared on numerous Television shows and was the anchor for ABC TV news "Top Priority" and an occasional host on Good Morning America Now.

For over two decades, Ms. Cahall has been "The Screen Queen" (www.screenqueen.com), a syndicated radio personality covering the movie beat with an eye toward educating the "Bus Stop Mom" about age-appropriate family viewing of the latest Hollywood releases. Her broadcasts over the Saga Communications network reach more than 3 million listeners every week.

Stepping outside of her personal of ""The Screen Queen"" Ms. Cahall writes about womens empowerment issues for womens magazines - including Redbook, Seventeen, Cosmo Girl, SELF, Marie Claire, Readers Digest, Ladies Home Journal, Mens Journal and Bon Appetit. In the UK shes written for RED and Psychologies magazine and for the London Times.

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Plan C: Just in Case 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have to find humor in daily stresses and that's what Libby does in Plan C. This book is for women who have been-there-done-that and are ready to throw caution to the wind. Mature audiences only. For women who are up for a laugh, just plain tired, and just get it. Or in other words...want to escape and have some fun!
dkb2 More than 1 year ago
Makes you really take stock of what is important in life, for you. Really important for mothers, to give themselves permision to do what they should do to make themselves Happy. The main charetor had raised her daughters with love and caring. Giving all she could to give them a great childhood. It was truly time for her to let go and let them make their own choices. To spend some time alone by herself to choose what was important for her for the rest of her life. To choose what would make her happy, which in turn would make those that loved her happy. May we all learn this,especially mother's that give all they can for their children, we must make ourselves happy too. Our loved ones want us to be happy! dkb2
mara13JC More than 1 year ago
This book was just a light humorous look at the life of many mature females. Sometime if you don't smile at life you'll pull your hair out. Don't take what happens always so seriously. This is a book you can pick up, read it quickly and don't have to over analys it. Enjoy!
booklovertraci More than 1 year ago
There was alot of jumping around and unnecessary bad language that wasn't relevant to the story. It drug at times and I had a difficult time making it through the book. Probably wouldn't read anything else from this author. However, if you want a book that you don't have to think too much on, it would be ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and very insperational. Great book for people that love travel or feel that burning need for a change.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not rocket science but a very good look at the human condition
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was hilarious and hard to put down! Just finding then humornin every day life makes you wantbto come back for more. The characters are well developed and hilariously funny. I want more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I'm an early 50's (age-wise) guy!!! Thought I had the ending figured out, but it did take a small 'twist' at the end• As I said in my ' title' , I really did enjoy this book - it was light-hearted and not really "heavy"• Look forward to reading MORE of Lois Cahall! I would reccomend it to just about anyone-especially if you are at least in your mid-20s* Five stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deleted the book due to the vilgarity of the language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit of sex in the city mixed with a lot of calamity.
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Damndan96 More than 1 year ago
Gah! I can't believe this is getting good reviews. It was trite, boring and, if I had to guess, loosely based on the characters from Sex and the City - with all of their depth and wisdom.
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PatAK More than 1 year ago
It was okay - light reading - interesting, modern writing style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this story hilarious and had a hard time puting it down. I want to read more books by this author. I love it when I find a book that I really enjoy as much I have this one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
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Your book is awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hm, soon you will have a connexion...soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your turn to be the master.