This One Is Mine by Maria Semple audiobook

This One Is Mine: A Novel

By Maria Semple
Read by Claire Christie

Little, Brown & Company 9780316031165
9.70 Hours Unabridged
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Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life -- except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. This One is Mine is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more -- and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.

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Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life -- except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. This One is Mine is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more -- and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[A] sharp-witted look at having it all in L.A. and wanting more.... Semple has the prime-time satire gene. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“A fresh, flamboyantly witty new voice.” Helen Fielding, New York Times bestselling author of Bridget Jones’s Diary
Maria Semple writes like a cross between Dorothy Parker and Nathanael West. This One Is Mine is an uncompromising and trenchantly funny portrait of Los Angeles life that rings uncomfortably true. Darren Star, creator of Sex and the City
Maria Semple delves unafraid, with a sharp eye and sharper hand, into the big issues: Love, Happiness, Life and Death, and emerges with a Los Angeles we never knew, but always suspected. A triumphant debut."—Gigi Levangie Grazer, author of The Starter Wife
A fresh, flamboyantly witty new voice. Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones's Diary
Maria Semple's remarkable first novel isn't just a witty, sharp-edged satire about adultery, social climbing, and the absurdities of L.A. On a deeper level, This One is Mine is a complex, unexpectedly moving story about the risks and rewards of love, in all its irrational glory. Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Little Children
Maria Semple begins like a roller coaster, clacking up slowly and ominously and then, Hold on! You are plunging into the great dreamworld of LA money and ambition where nothing is quite real until it breaks apart and suddenly there is the terrible bottom and end of it all. This is a love story with real thorns and a heroine you will weep for. James Salter, author of Light Years and Last Night
[A] smart and funny debut.... Semple's takes are tack sharp as her delightful cast is driven comically and tragically ever deeper into a culture of artifice. Semple obviously knows her turf, and she does an exquisite job of stomping all over it. Publisher?s Weekly
Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. It is funny, carefully observed, beautifully written, very knowing and in general a real treat. Stop wondering which book to buy. Buy this one. Merrill Markoe, author of Walking in Circles Before Lying Down
This delightful novel gives pleasure on every page. Deftly satiric, wickedly hilarious, brilliantly plotted to ensure maximum mayhem, it also sustains a sweet, triumphant tenderness towards characters who act so appallingly. If at first it seems a puzzle that the novelist can inspire such rueful yet endearing affection for these too-often greedy, shallow people, the answer is that we come to recognize them-as us. Phillip Lopate, author of The Art of the Personal Essay
“[This One Is Mine] is funny, carefully observed, beautifully written, very knowing, and…a real treat.” Merrill Markoe, New York Times bestselling author of Cool, Calm, and Contentious
“Maria Semple’s remarkable first novel isn’t just a witty, sharp-edged satire about adultery, social climbing, and the absurdities of Los Angeles. On a deeper level, This One is Mine is a complex, unexpectedly moving story about the risks and rewards of love, in all its irrational glory.” Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Election and Little Children
“[A] sharp, funny first novel…This One Is Mine is a delight.” Boston Globe
“Semple’s takes are tack sharp as her delightful cast is driven comically and tragically ever deeper into a culture of artifice. Semple obviously knows her turf, and she does an exquisite job of stomping all over it.” Publishers Weekly
“Sure to be a hit.” Library Journal
“This novel will charm readers.” Bookmarks
“This is a love story with real thorns and a heroine you will weep for.” James Salter, author of Light Years and Last Night
“This delightful novel gives pleasure on every page.” Phillip Lopate, author of The Aft of the Personal Essay

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Author Bio: Maria Semple

Author Bio: Maria Semple

Maria Semple is the author of This One Is Mine, Today Will Be Different, and the New York Times bestseller Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Before turning to fiction, she wrote for Mad About You, Ellen, and Arrested Development. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English