My Hollywood by Mona Simpson audiobook

My Hollywood

By Mona Simpson
Read by Bhama Roget

Blackstone Publishing
14.79 Hours Unabridged
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Claire, a composer and a new mother, comes to Los Angeles so that her husband can follow his dream of writing television comedy. With Paul working all hours and Claire left with the baby, William, whom she adores but has no idea how to care for, they hire Lola, a fifty-two-year-old mother of five who works in America to pay for her own children’s education back in the Philippines. Lola stabilizes the rocky household, and other parents try to lure her away. What she sacrifices to stay with Claire and William remains her own secret.

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Summary

Summary

A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book

Claire, a composer and a new mother, comes to Los Angeles so that her husband can follow his dream of writing television comedy. With Paul working all hours and Claire left with the baby, William, whom she adores but has no idea how to care for, they hire Lola, a fifty-two-year-old mother of five who works in America to pay for her own children’s education back in the Philippines. Lola stabilizes the rocky household, and other parents try to lure her away. What she sacrifices to stay with Claire and William remains her own secret.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Simpson works habitual magic, showing how love travels, ownerless and unbidden, among children who need adults and adults who need children.” New York Times Book Review
“It takes a very subtle, sophisticated, and confident writer to make our most common problems come off as unique on the page as they feel at three in the morning.” Los Angeles Times
“This is a domestic novel and a highly political one.” Time
“It takes a very subtle, sophisticated, and confident writer to make our most common problems come off as unique on the page as they feel at three in the morning.” Los Angeles Times
“Beautifully realized…One of the most insightful books in years about contemporary American life.” San Francisco Chronicle
“The real richness of My Hollywood lies in Simpson’s gift for conveying enormous meaning in moments depicted so prosaically that they don’t reveal their significance at first glance.” Boston Globe
“This is classic Simpson…The most serious and potent truths are told.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A hilarious and heartbreaking take on the real housewives of Southern California.” Marie Claire
“Writing in both women’s voices, Simpson deploys a sharp eye and mordant wit to show us the backstairs view of a Hollywood we’ve never seen.” More magazine
“In Mona Simpson’s new novel about a modern marriage and its discontents, the saga of its Filipina domestic sketches a new variation on the American dream…An intimate, ironic tale.” Elle
“Simpson tells a blistering story of fractured love and flailing parents…Simpson’s taut prose allows her to drill into the heart of relationships, oftentimes with a single biting sentence. Funny, smart, and filled with razor sharp observations about life and parenthood.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Mona Simpson

Author Bio: Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson’s books include Anywhere but Here, The Lost Father, and A Regular Guy. She was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and has won the Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Grant, the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation. She has taught at Bard College since 1988.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 14.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English