The after Wife

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611735024
  • Publisher: Center Point Large Print
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: Platinum Fiction Series
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Pages: 431
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.73 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Gigi Levangie Grazer
Gigi Levangie Grazer
A sassy, brassy practitioner of the "write what you know" technique, screenwriter/novelist/Hollywood wife (of movie producer Brian Grazer) Gigi Levangie Grazer dishes the dirty details of divorce, rehab, and Tinseltown tactics in buzzed-about bestsellers like Maneater and The Starter Wife.

Biography

Gigi Levangie Grazer has written numerous screenplays, among them the movie Step-mom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. Her first novel, Rescue Me, was published by Simon and Schuster in June 2000. Her next novel, Maneater, was published by Simon & Schuster in June 2003. The Starter Wife her third novel, was published in June, 2005. Her fourth novel, Queen Takes King, came out in June, 2009. She is a proud mother of two young boys, proud stepmother to two grown children, and proud auntie to three nephews and one niece. And yes, she is tired. Biography courtesy of Author's website.

Good To Know

In our interview, Grazer offers some tips for her fans:

"I like chocolate. A lot. See's, preferably. Bring some to book signings."

"I like margaritas. A lot. Patron, gold. Bring a pitcher to book signings."

"I like babies. A lot. Do not bring them to book signings. (I'm kidding!)"

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    1. Also Known As:
      Snoopy DeLongpre ("My porn star name")
    2. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 2, 1963
    2. Place of Birth:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Education:
      Degree in Political Science, UCLA, 1984

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    Witty take on widowhood in LA

    This book was surely a surprise. I read her first book, The Starter Wife and loved the story and all of the Hollywood insider tidbits and jokes. The resulting mini-series was disappointing, but I have come to expect that from book adaptations.

    In The After Wife, Hannah Marsh, a reality television show producer finds her world altered when her husband dies suddenly. Left to pick up the pieces and raise her daughter, her hilarious friends rally around her for support. While she tries to hold on to her life, her job, and her sanity, she questions (out loud) why this is happening to her. She actually gets an answer and a whole new world and insight into life after death opens up to her.

    I didn't know anything about this book when I read it and was truly happy with the outcome. Grazer is still hilarious and manages to fit in so many pop culture references and jokes that you feel as if you are reading about friends. This is the time of year when we hear a lot about "beach reading" and I'm not sure how many people actually take books with them to the beach, but this should be one of them.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

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    Believe it or not, while reading a book about heartbreaking loss

    Believe it or not, while reading a book about heartbreaking loss and grief, I often found myself laughing out loud. Gigi Levangie Grazer is a gifted writer who is comfortable with the self deprecating kind of humor and Hannah is quite comfortable at poking fun at herself. Hannah's "Grief Team" is such an eclectic group of friends that there are several laughs to be found there as well. I never imagine that I would my find myself laughing at a book with such a serious subject matter, but it really is quite funny.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Sorry I wasted my time on this book.

    Not a great read. Dopey story line.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    Not nearly as good as Levangie-Grazer's previous books. This boo

    Not nearly as good as Levangie-Grazer's previous books. This book is a downer and quite boring. The main character, Hannah, is a big downer, and pretty much complains throughout the whole first half of the book. There's no real action or plot, it's just the same, page after page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    I like chic lit, but this was so mindless it hurt.

    I like chic lit, but this was so mindless it hurt.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

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    This is my first Gigi Levangie Grazer novel. Thank you for sen

    This is my first Gigi Levangie Grazer novel. Thank you for sending it to me. The After Wife is her most recent novel.

    Product DetailsSynopsis:

    Hannah Bernal loves life, loves her husband, and their daughter. One morning John leaves to run an errand but does not come back. Hannah is in shock and immediately calls the Grief Team. They are her friends which consist of her superior Jay, Chloe the blogger, and Aimee the middle aged actress. They are always at her side ready to offer advice and drama. Hannah loves and depends on her team but she also has developed a special talent. Where will Hannah’s life turn? Will she survive her husband’s death?

    My Thoughts:

    This novel is sad. In this novel the main character is devastated with grief. I thought the characters were very interesting and unique. I did find it humorous to read about the antics of the Grief Team. The author writes about a side of LA I have never known. I liked this novel and was very interested to see how it turned out. There is a little more to the title After Wife. Hannah develops a new talent which involves helping people through different situations.

    The Grief team concept was very interesting to me. Who would be on yours? What you do you think you would do?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    I would recommend a skip on this one.

    Our book club read it this summer and met this September. We barely discussed it. Some members just could not finish it. We found it not really believable and frivolous. It maybe a hit on the west coast, but here in the Midwest...It's a fizzle. Sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    This was a delightful book. I was a little wary as the subject i

    This was a delightful book. I was a little wary as the subject is an unexpected death of a spouse and as a widow of 3 years I did not want to subject myself to a sad read. I just loved it and hope word of mouth puts it on the bestseller list. Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Love it

    At firstvwhen i started reading this bookni wasnt sure about it but i loved it and couldnt put it down

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  • Posted July 27, 2012

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Who would have

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    Who would have thought that a book that centers around the first year in a widow's life would be so light and entertaining? Right in the beginning we meet a great couple - Hannah and John, but right after meeting them the reader learns that John is killed in an accident leaving Hannah to raise their daughter, Ellie. Hannah was the career woman, while John stayed home with Ellie, so this is a complete life change for Hannah, one that is going to take a lot of support from her friends.

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