Day: November 23, 2013

What I’m Reading Now: Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick

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A book that will make you see yourself clearly for the first time.

When Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s whisked from her trailer park home to New York. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer, who presents Becky with an impossible offer: He’ll design three dresses to transform the very average Becky into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.

Soon Becky is remade as Rebecca – pure five-alarm hotness to the outside world and an awkward mess of cankles and split ends when she’s alone. With Rebecca’s remarkable beauty as her passport, soon Becky’s life resembles a fairy tale. She stars in a movie, VOGUE calls, and she starts to date Prince Gregory, heir to the English throne. That’s when everything crumbles. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But the idea of a prince looking past Rebecca’s blinding beauty to see the real girl inside? There’s not enough magic in the world.

Defiant, naughty, and impossibly fun, GORGEOUS answers a question that bewilders us all: Just who the hell IS that in the mirror?

My Thoughts on The Trial of Fallen Angels by Kimmel

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I thought that the premise of this book, a defense attorney dies and is given the job of defending other souls before the judgment bar, was great. But I stopped reading this book about 2/3 of the way through. It just started getting a little odd — one too many trips down the rabbit hole. If you don’t mind weird, dig in! You may really like it!