When she isn’t waiting tables, Parker Grey doesn’t have much to do except watch reruns of MEDS and fantasize about “M.” In fact, sometimes she feels like her life is one big TV show—one she’d channel-surf right past. But now Parker’s roommate has disappeared. Knowing she’s a lot better at watching drama than creating it, Parker turns to TV for help. Inspired by the sexy star of La Femme Nikita, she takes to the streets of Manhattan. To find Lil. To find a life. And to start writing a whole new script for...
THE PARKER GREY SHOW
“Funny, feisty, and full of life—this charming novel will reaffirm your belief that ‘happily ever after’ is actually possible.”—Jillian Medoff, author of Good Girls Gone Bad
“Brilliant! Hilarious! Irreverent! Parker Grey is the mouth-piece for the Anti 'It Girl' establishment.”—Simon Doonan author of Wacky Chicks and Confessions of a Window Dresser: Tales from the Life of Fashion
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What People are Saying About This
Funny, feisty, and full of life -- this charming novel will reaffirm your
belief that 'happily ever after' is actually possible.
Jillian Medoff, author of Good Girls Gone Bad
A GREAT READ! A funny, inspiring, adventurous journey through friendship, love, and rediscovery.
How fab! The Parker Grey Show is a modern girl's madcap adventure, referencing plasma television sets, the Iron Chef, Kinko's and even Elvis Presley. Who can resist?
Brilliant! Hilarious! Irreverent! Parker Grey is the mouth-piece for the Anti-'It Girl' establishment.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the story of Parker Grey. A young woman who lives out her life viewing herself as the star of her own tv show. Alas, it is not nearly as interesting as it sounds. Imagine a mix (if you can) between a gen x Sex in the City, the movie Waiting, and a crime caper that really isn't. Sounds like it could be good, but for some reason it just wasn't.
One of my favorite silly beach read type books. I'm a very visual person and I love the descriptions this author gives.
Although 'The Parker Grey Show' is probably dubbed as 'chick lit,' it's really just a light, easy read into the life of a young New York City woman trying to make it on her own. She doesn't know what to do with her life, is bored with trying to make ends meet as a musician, and lives for her favorite TV show, MEDS, which stars a man, M, whom she can't get out of her mind. The author of the novel, Kristen Buckley, has a knack for setting the mood of every scene. And her observations are witty and dead-on: 'Kinko's is a strange place, populated by odd people obsessed with collation, paper grade, and copier imaging. Strange as they are, I admire their commitment to the process.' The characters feel so fleshed out that I can definitely see this as a possible network TV sitcom one day. Parker herself is a true waitress her thoughts, her feelings, her actions, and her apathy. I found Parker, the character, very likable in that she's not a bad person. She says so herself: 'If the tip sucks, I'll be forced to steal from the bar, and I really hate to do that because basically, deep down, I'm an honest person.' It's a thought that goes through the minds of all young servers, whether they care to admit it or not. It's evident that Ms. Buckley has been a server in her own time, as she truly captures the spirit of being a waiter/waitress, much like the movies 'Waitress' and 'Waiting...' The novel is a tale of finding oneself and, thankfully, by novel's end, Parker does. Everything is wrapped up in a neat little package, complete with bow. Maybe a bit too neat and complete for 'real' life, as the moment that defines her and changes her outlook seems a bit over-the-top and silly (her roommate is kidnapped and she must save her), but the story is lighthearted and enjoyable nonetheless. Lastly, without giving away too much, as the novel came to a close, I appreciated the multiple meanings of the title. It was a nice touch, and something unexpected. This is definitely a 'beach read' book or something to pick up your spirits on a rainy day. And, hopefully, one day...a sitcom. There's a lot to be enjoyed watching The Parker Grey Show.
The most entertaining book I've read in a year. I LOVED it... Parker Grey feels so real in a way that other 'chick lit' protagonists don't. The book is hilariously funny, but also makes some deep points about identity, and self-worth.
This is a terrific read - it deconstructs the typcial chick book with wry insight and humor.