The Goddess Lounge

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Penne Armour's bad day just keeps getting worse. First, she has to visit The Goddess Lounge, the notorious LA coffee house/knitting salon/menstrual palace decried by religious conservatives as a "man-hating elevator to hell." Then, she learns that her "inner goddess" is Venus, the goddess of love, the one goddess-if she believed in goddesses-that divorced-mom Penne would want nothing to do with. But when her ex-husband goes missing and she sets out to find him, maybe Venus is just what Penne needs to face down a ...
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Penne Armour's bad day just keeps getting worse. First, she has to visit The Goddess Lounge, the notorious LA coffee house/knitting salon/menstrual palace decried by religious conservatives as a "man-hating elevator to hell." Then, she learns that her "inner goddess" is Venus, the goddess of love, the one goddess-if she believed in goddesses-that divorced-mom Penne would want nothing to do with. But when her ex-husband goes missing and she sets out to find him, maybe Venus is just what Penne needs to face down a one-eyed fashionista, a boar-taming olive-oil rancher, a hypnotic lounge lizard, an ocean of traffic, and her own increasingly irrepressible feelings for a businessman with a dangerous secret.
A comic yet thoughtful riff on Homer's Odyssey, The Goddess Lounge asks the eternal question: Why be a hero when you can be a goddess?
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Victoria Patterson
Smart, funny, and strangely comforting, Margaret Finnegan’s The Goddess Lounge made me laugh out loud. Finnegan tackles the big subjects—Parenthood, Responsibly, Family, Divorce, Spirituality, Commitment, and more—with an open, disarmingly honest, and humorous touch.
~Victoria Patterson
This Vacant Paradise
Petrea Burchard
You've never read The Odyssey? Me neither. But if The Goddess Lounge, Margaret Finnegan's inventive take on The Odyssey, is any indication, it's a wild, hilarious and empowering adventure.
~Petrea Burchard
Pasadena Daily Photo
Desiree Zamorano
The Goddess Lounge is a wonderful romp that took me on a gleeful adventure. Its wry humor, deft writing, and modern twist on a classic tale all kept me reading and pleading for more. Equal parts guilty and literary pleasure—thank you, Goddess Margaret.
~Desiree Zamorano
Human Cargo, Latinidad’s Mystery Pick of 2011
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984915477
  • Publisher: Lucky Bat Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Finnegan's work has appeared in Salon, LA Times, FamilyFun and other publications. She lives with her husband, two children and dog, Scout, in South Pasadena, California. She is partial to all of them, but must admit that the dog gives her the least grief, for which she is grateful.
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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Finished The Goddess Lounge last night. I loved it! It kept me l

    Finished The Goddess Lounge last night. I loved it! It kept me laughing and page turning until I couldn't keep my eyes open. It's a quick, fun and enjoyable read. The perfect thing for a little mini-vacation without even leaving the house. And I know just enough of the Odyssey to see the parallels. Yeah, I really needed to be smacked upside the head with the same lesson as Penne... (If you're a mom, you'll totally relate, I promise you.)

    I really can't wait to see what else Margaret comes up with next! Always funny and well written.

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  • Posted September 9, 2012

    This book was lots of fun! I loved it and completely recommend

    This book was lots of fun! I loved it and completely recommend it. It's so funny but also really exciting. I couldn't put it down!

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