This is another good one! I’ve got your New York Times bestseller right here:
THE PRIZE: This book — as well as Moriarty’s previous one, The Husband’s Secret — has been recommended by a variety of Fug Nationals, AND Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have just optioned it, and I am delighted to be bringing it to you today, not the least because it involves possible MURDER at a primary school fundraiser, a crime I suspect many parents have wanted to commit. It’s getting great reviews, and I myself am excited to read it. Per Barnes & Noble:
A murder . . . a tragic accident . . . or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.
But who did what?
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
THE TASK: I am going to pick our winner at random from the comments. However! In order to keep it fun, please tell us which Hollywood celebrity is, in your opinion, most often lied to by her stylist. You know, in the form of, “that looks GREAT on you! You should totally wear it.”
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday. (US and Canada residents only, unfortunately.) FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, (a) I’m very glad you’re here and (b) the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you.