Okay, I know I keep saying this about the other authors on the Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit, but I really want to read this book. It's exactly the sort of escapist (i.e. fun) fiction I love to lose myself in. (Also the kind I aspire to write. Nothing makes me happier to hear than that someone 'couldn't put my book down." ) Besides, if you're being thrifty (and who's not, these days) books are an incredible bang for your entertainment buck. Even if you're the kind of reader Woody Allen joked about who took Evelyn Wood's Speed Reading course, read War and Peace, and said, "It's about Russia," a book will give you hours and hours of distraction from the world. At pennies per hour. PENNIES, I tell you! Plus it's GREEN in the sense that it needs no plugging in, it is re-giftable in almost infinite measure, and it allows you to be completely happy staying home and not driving anywhere. Now that's what I call public transportation.
Praise for Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead
"Through a winning blend of hip and humble humor, Rosenberg simultaneously skerwers and celebrates the institution of suburban sisterhood." - Booklist
"Great read. Hilarious and heartwarming!" - "Good Housekeeping Quick and Simple Magazine’s Book Pick of the Week (July 22, 2008)
Saralee Rosenberg’s latest novel is zany and will have you laughing out loud. But under all the hilarity is a wonderfully touching story that grabs you at page one and doesn’t let go until the end." -Debbi Honorof, Book Columnist, "Long Island Woman"
"Mindy Sherman is as loveable and funny a hero as any I’ve read in years... I laughed, I cried, and loved every minute!" - Valerie Frankel, author of Thin Is The New Happy
"Heartfelt, wildly funny, and pitch perfect. Rosenberg knows her turf like a Sherpa."
- Leslie Carroll, author of Choosing Sophie
"Filled with belly laughs and a great big heart! I loved this smart, saucy take on suburban angst. Every page is a gem!" - Ellen Meister, author of The Smart One
Lucy had Ethel living next door but I want to borrow my sugar from MIndy Sherman. I loved Mindy! Part "Dear Abby," part "Mr Rogers," part Bette Midler, what's not to love? If Mindy was YOUR neighbor, you'd never leave home again." - -Christine O’Hagan, author of The Book of Kehls.
"I just had to send you an e-mail concerning your book, Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead. I’m on vacation and finished it late last night. I have never laughed and cried so much while reading a book. Bravo!" -
Nora Ephron Hates Her Neck. Big Deal! Mindy Sherman hates her whole body.
In Mindy's yoga-obsessed, thirty-is-the-new-wife neighborhood, every day is a battle between Dunkin' Donuts, her jaws-of-life jeans, and Beth Diamond, the self-absorbed sancti-mommy next door who looks sixteen from the back. So much for sharing the chores, the stores, and the occasional mischief to rival Wisteria Lane.
It's another day, another dilemma until Beth's marriage becomes fodder on Facebook. Suddenly the Ivy League blonde needs to be "friended," and Mindy is the last mom standing. Together they take on hormones and hunger, family feuds and fidelity, and a harrowing journey that spills the truth about an unplanned pregnancy and a seventy-year old miracle that altered their fates forever.
Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead is a hilarious, stirring romp over fences and defenses that begs the question, what did you do to deserve living next door to a crazy woman? Sometimes it's worth finding out.