Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pg. 69: Maria Semple's "This One Is Mine"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: This One Is Mine by Maria Semple.

About the book, from the publisher:
Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. This One Is Mine is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.
Read an excerpt from This One Is Mine.

Learn more about the book and author at Maria Semple's website.

Maria Semple has written for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen.

The Page 69 Test: This One Is Mine.

--Marshal Zeringue