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Surrender the Pink

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Dinah Kaufman writes scripts for a living, and it fits: her life is full of bad lines. Particularly with men. They are all losers. Worse, they turn her down. Imagine her feelings when she finds a real man, Rudy Gendler, polished and successful, who loves her and wants to get married.

Alas, he is not what he seems and the marriage ends just short of disaster. Dinah pulls herself together and finds...that she still loves Rudy! How can she win him back?

"A witty, astute, ...

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Overview

Dinah Kaufman writes scripts for a living, and it fits: her life is full of bad lines. Particularly with men. They are all losers. Worse, they turn her down. Imagine her feelings when she finds a real man, Rudy Gendler, polished and successful, who loves her and wants to get married.

Alas, he is not what he seems and the marriage ends just short of disaster. Dinah pulls herself together and finds...that she still loves Rudy! How can she win him back?

"A witty, astute, voyeuristic approach to the mating ritual that confounds us all." (West Coast Review of Books)

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
By making a dismal attempt to conform to her ex-husband's expectations, soap opera scriptwriter Dinah Kaufman tests her ``pink'' girlish fantasy that the right man will secure her happiness forever. ``Unlike Fisher's fragmented, rather brittle first book, this one allows readers to get close to the main character, with the result that smart, funny Dinah is also quite touching,'' said PW. (Oct.)
Library Journal
The five connected vignettes of actress Fisher's first novel, Postcards from the Edge (LJ 8/87), exhibited greater coherence and stronger plot than this rambling, talky second novel. Here Dinah Kaufman, soap opera writer/producer, works through her divorce from her long-time companion/husband, playwright Rudy Gendler. Despite some very funny bits (especially one with Mama, a Sag Harbor psychic), the ``process'' still seems interminable. By novel's end, the reader may feel like Blaine MacDonald, one of Kaufman's soap opera characters, who says on his deathbed, ``You know, one of the things I'm looking forward to most about dying? . . . I won't have to talk about relationships anymore.'' A disappointment, but readers of Postcards will probably request this. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/90; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.-- Francine Fial koff, ``Library Journal''
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476702612
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 5/12/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,324,722
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her star-studded career includes roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She is the author of five bestselling novels, Wishful Drinking, Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher's experience with addiction and mental illness--and her willingness to speak honestly about them--have made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate.
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