“A raunchy, raucous, joyride of a book!” Jennifer Weiner, author of In Her Shoes
“Completely delicious and original.” Heather Graham, actress
“Uproarious” US Weekly
“Raucously funny with dead-on observations. Grade ‘A'.” Entertainment Weekly
“I absolutely loved this witty, charming, and wickedly funny book….Lutz introduces a character whose experiences are accurate, poignant, and so hilarious they will make you laugh out loud.” Amanda Brown, author of Legally Blonde and Family Trust
“Laugh-out-loud funny with a nasty edge, this is chick lit for mean girls.” Publishers Weekly
“An adorably hilarious book…You won't put it down until you're done.” Selma Blair, actress
“The Bachelorette Party is laugh-out-loud fun and not to be missed!...[It] will keep you turning the pages and hoping for a sequel.” Jane Heller, author of An Ex to Grind
It should come as no surprise that the coauthor of the movie Legally Blonde has penned an equally hilarious, female-bonding-inspired romp. Zadie Roberts is an attractive high school teacher who finds herself fantasizing about the young Abercrombie model in her English class as the rest of her friends pair off in grown-up relationships and get hitched. Not that she's against monogamy-her soap opera star fianc recently abandoned her at the altar, leaving her a little bit bitter and a lot horny. When she learns her best friend, Grey, is getting engaged to her perfect, prudish cousin Helen, Zadie thinks the world as she knows it might truly have ended. To make matters worse, Zadie must attend Helen's bachelorette party, complete with tea, yoga and the type of "dull women who have two-hour conversations about the contents of their children's diapers." But then the party takes a naughty turn, and chaste and virtuous Helen sets out to prove that she isn't the "uptight" girl everyone thinks she is. When all is said and done, Zadie must decide if her loyalties lie with her cousin or her best friend. Will she save Grey from a future of unhappiness or simply ruin their friendship forever? Laugh-out-loud funny with a nasty edge, this is chick lit for mean girls. (Feb) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Lutz is the co-writer of the hit movie Legally Blonde, so one might expect her first novel to be a perky piece of chick lit. It is, but with a bit more cynicism and seaminess. High school teacher Zadie Roberts is still reeling after being left at the altar by her waiter/actor, now soap star ex-fianc . She relies on the sympathy of her best male friend and drinking buddy, Grey, and the guilty pleasure of sexually fantasizing about one of her students. But then Grey becomes engaged to Zadie's nauseatingly perfect and priggish cousin, Helen. Reluctantly fulfilling her duty as bridesmaid, Zadie attends Helen's bachelorette party: a planned day of yoga, high tea, and other ladylike pursuits. But the day takes a turn after the girls visit the Hustler store for lingerie and sex toys, and the bride decides to paint Los Angeles red. Should Zadie tell Grey about Helen's bad girl behavior? While the novel is solidly written, Zadie's often superior attitude makes her a hard character to like, and the ostentatious vulgarity may not appeal to some. Recommended for larger fiction collections, especially where more cynical women's fiction (e.g., Merrill Markoe's It's My F--ing Birthday) have proven popular.-Lisa Davis-Craig, Canton P.L., MI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.