Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


This week's pick:   Best to Laugh by Lorna Landvik
Due out September 15, 2015


Product Information taken from Amazon:


No one steps up to life’s banquet, holds out her tray, and orders, “Grief, please!” But as a child, Candy Pekkala was served a heaping helping of it. Every buffet line has a dessert section, however, and when a cousin calls with a Hollywood apartment to sublet, it seems as though Candy is finally offered something sweet. It’s good-bye to Minnesota and hello to California, where a girl who has always lived by her wits has a real chance of making a living with them. With that, the irrepressible Lorna Landvik launches her latest irresistible character onto the world stage—or at least onto the dimly lit small stage where stand-up comedy gets its start.
Herself a comic performer, Landvik taps her own adventurous past and Minnesota roots to conjure Candy’s life in this strange new Technicolor home. Her fellow tenants at Peyton Hall include a female bodybuilder, a ruined nightclub impresario, and a well-connected old Romanian fortune-teller. There are game show appearances and temp jobs at a record company and an establishment suspiciously like the Playboy Mansion, and of course the alluring but not always welcoming stage of stand-up comedy. As she hones her act, Candy is tested by humiliation, hecklers, and the inherent sexism that insists “chicks aren’t funny.”

Written with the light touch and quiet wisdom that have made her works so popular, this is classic Lorna Landvik—sometimes so funny, you’ll cry; sometimes so sad, you might as well laugh; and always impossible to put down.

7 comments:

Petra said...

I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing. :)
Here's my WoW

Michelle Sedeño said...

Haven't heard of this before. Is is YA?

Here's my Wednesday post.

Kim@Time2Read said...

I've read this author before and she is kind of hit or miss with me. Hope this one is 'hit'!
Here's my WoW!
http://mytime2read.blogspot.com/2014/06/waiting-on-wednesday-conversion.html

ladysmartypants said...

What a great pick - it sounds really nice and funny
I hope you'll enjoy it :)

Yours
Smarty

Jenea Whittington said...

Sounds like a good read. Great pick.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

Jill said...

I had no idea! I LOVE HER!

Nemo Rosa said...

It's always good to read a funny book from time to time and this ones sounds great :)

Here's my pick