The Botox Diaries by Janice Kaplan audiobook

The Botox Diaries: A Novel

By Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger
Read by Ana Gasteyer

Random House Audio
4.77 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739312759

In a world where plastic surgery is as popular as a pair of sexy Manolo Blahniks, suburban single mom Jessica Taylor is trying to make it past forty with nothing more than moisturizer and a swipe of mascara. Her glamorous best friend, TV producer Lucy Baldor, has a different idea of aging gracefully. “My body is a temple,” Lucy explains. “I just don’t want it to crumble like St. John the Divine.” Jess and Lucy’s friendship has weathered the trials of marriage, the births of children, and the transition from itty-bitty bikinis to “Kindest Cut” one-piece suits. Now the women are discovering that midlife crises aren’t just for men—they’re equal-opportunity dilemmas. To Jess’s dismay, Lucy announces that she’s taken a lover. A very famous lover. Her husband, Dan, is bound to find out (especially after a picture of the amorous duo appears on Page Six of the New York Post), but Lucy’s too wrapped up in the joys of expensive lingerie and romantic retreats to care. Jess finds herself in the midst of her own romantic predicament when, after ten years of silence, her sexy French ex-husband, Jacques, ends up back in her life—and in her bed. Whether navigating bake sales, bicoastal affairs, or bagels-and-Botox parties, these wise and witty women know that their friendship will remain the one true thing they can count on. Well, that and a good push-up bra, of course. And their bond withstands everything—from an orgy in Willie Nelson’s trailer to a reality TV-show bachelor named Boulder. Funny, brazen, and often poignant, this irresistible novel offers an unexpected and entertaining look at two women’s midlife adventures. From Thai massage to tantric sex, who would have thought forty could be so much fun?

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Summary

Summary

In a world where plastic surgery is as popular as a pair of sexy Manolo Blahniks, suburban single mom Jessica Taylor is trying to make it past forty with nothing more than moisturizer and a swipe of mascara. Her glamorous best friend, TV producer Lucy Baldor, has a different idea of aging gracefully. “My body is a temple,” Lucy explains. “I just don’t want it to crumble like St. John the Divine.”
Jess and Lucy’s friendship has weathered the trials of marriage, the births of children, and the transition from itty-bitty bikinis to “Kindest Cut” one-piece suits. Now the women are discovering that midlife crises aren’t just for men—they’re equal-opportunity dilemmas.
To Jess’s dismay, Lucy announces that she’s taken a lover. A very famous lover. Her husband, Dan, is bound to find out (especially after a picture of the amorous duo appears on Page Six of the New York Post), but Lucy’s too wrapped up in the joys of expensive lingerie and romantic retreats to care. Jess finds herself in the midst of her own romantic predicament when, after ten years of silence, her sexy French ex-husband, Jacques, ends up back in her life—and in her bed.

Whether navigating bake sales, bicoastal affairs, or bagels-and-Botox parties, these wise and witty women know that their friendship will remain the one true thing they can count on. Well, that and a good push-up bra, of course. And their bond withstands everything—from an orgy in Willie Nelson’s trailer to a reality TV-show bachelor named Boulder.
Funny, brazen, and often poignant, this irresistible novel offers an unexpected and entertaining look at two women’s midlife adventures. From Thai massage to tantric sex, who would have thought forty could be so much fun?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Talk about a lift! The Botox Diaries is a potent injection of humor and insight. JEANNE WOLF, Jeanne Wolf’s Hollywood
What midlife crisis? The Botox Diaries is the perfect antidote to scalpel scandals and yoga yuppies . . . and far, far more satisfying than a carb-free éclair will ever be. KAREN MOLINE, author of Belladonna
“A sexy, sophisticated romp guaranteed to keep you entertained. Highest ratings to the hilarious TV tales, told with an insider’s wry and loving eye. A great read! DICK CLARK
“Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger may have written the Ur Post-Chick-lit novel. The Botox Diaries is a romp that lauds the ‘tender’ virtues we all embrace. Try not to deepen your laugh lines as you follow the adventures of these two lovable grownup girls. JACQUELYN MITCHARD, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
Warning! Reading this book could cause laugh lines! May also lead to sleep deprivation—since once you start, you won’t be able to stop. I loved it. LAUREN WEISBERGER, author of The Devil Wears Prada

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Reviews

by Kathryn 9/13/2017
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Ana Gasteyer is Wonderful!

This is a solid story about two friends and the troubles that any 40-something woman living in New York with high powered friends goes through. Seeing as I'm not close with anyone fitting that description, I just have to assume that that's true.

The plot is concise, the characters are believable, and the story has an amazing narrator! Ana Gasteyer breaths life into this story. I wouldn't enjoy this book were it not for the narrator. I also really like her on SNL, though this was obviously not sketch comedy.

Author

Author Bio: Janice Kaplan

Author Bio: Janice Kaplan

Janice Kaplan is editor of Parade, America’s largest magazine. She has produced television shows for the major networks and coauthored several novels, including The Botox Diaries and Mine Are Spectacular in addition to Lacy Fields’ debut mystery, Looks to Die For. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.

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Author Bio: Lynn Schnurnberger

Author Bio: Lynn Schnurnberger

Lynn Schnurnberger is the bestselling author or coauthor of five books, including The Botox Diaries and Mine Are Spectacular! She has written for New York magazine, the New York Times, People, Parade, and Reader’s Digest, among others, and has made regular television appearances, most notably on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and Entertainment Tonight. She is also the founder of Foster Pride, a nonprofit that provides art classes and mentoring to New York City foster children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English