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,

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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, Europe. Who needs reality?

Until we realize reality can't be avoided. And truth is, we don't 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...

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448208548
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/16/2012
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
701,286
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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