Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What is Stephanie Kate Strohm reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Stephanie Kate Strohm, author of The Taming of the Drew.

Her entry begins:
Food Whore by Jessica Tom

My fiancĂ© picked this up for me while we were browsing the shelves at the Book Cellar, our favorite neighborhood bookstore in Chicago. I think he might have picked it up as a joke because of the title, but I loved it. An intern becomes a ghostwriter for the most famous food critic in New York, and the descriptions of the meals are lushly epic – you can tell this was written by someone who loves food, just like me. Sort of like The Devil Wears Prada with Michelin stars. It’s...[read on]
About The Taming of the Drew, from the publisher:
Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with “witch” more times than she cares to count. But that’s all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play—Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew—in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont.

But Cass can barely lace up her corset before her troubles begin. Her leading man, Drew, is a complete troll, and he’s going to ruin Cass’s summer. Even worse, Cass’s bunkmate Amy has somehow fallen head over heels for Drew. Cass can’t let Amy throw herself at a total jerk, so she comes up with a genius plan to give Drew the personality makeover he so desperately needs: they’ll tame Drew just as Petruchio tames Kate! But as Shakespeare’s classic plays out offstage, Cass finds it harder and harder to resist falling for Drew herself.

The best kind of entertainment, The Taming of the Drew is smart, funny, fresh, and original. You’re going to love this badass heroine and her friends. You might even end up liking Drew, too.
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