author incognito wearing such cute boots, just like they wear in France.
Bridget Asher is the pen name of a good friend of mine (she also happens to be a very well-known writer) who spent a formative year in France. I say this because she is blessed with a certain, well, sang froid when it comes to extra-marital affairs, except, it's not really true and second, I'm not really sure what sang froid actually means but I just cannot stop saying it. Anyway, back to my point. Jul--oops-- uh, Bridget's book is about 'lovable cheats' which is not something you would even say if you hadn't spent a lot of time in a place where infidelity is more like a tiny misdemeanor, like, say, leaving your socks on the floor of your bedroom when you just know your wife hates that messy trail of flaccid black footwear on her pristine floors...so, anyhow, the premise of this novel, is this. "When Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she came home, opened up his little black book, and decided she wasn’t going through it alone." So she drunk dials the first few names in the book and summons the bitches to come and assist her with things like bedpans and so forth. What happens next is funny and surprising and even insightful, if I do say so myself.
I began reading the novel on Saturday and thought was so much fun that I spent my weekend curled up on the couch instead of dutifully collecting dirty laundry and other housewifely things. I spent twenty hours inhaling MY HUSBAND'S SWEETHEARTS because it was just good plain fun and I HAD TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. To my mind, that is the best reason for reading a book. Because it entertains you. And what's better, it isn't at all sang froid about affairs. Nope. Instead, it's realistic and funny and smart and doesn't use any french words that I know of.
So if i were you i'd click on the amazon link where the hardback is only $14 and also, please do start saving your pennies for my next book, due out in June, which will also be in hardback, will also be fun to read, and will have no french words to speak of. Oh, and my protagonist is also named LUCY...
I would have interviewed her but that's getting old so instead I'll just say cut to the chase and get the book before the movie comes out!