The Spinster Diaries by Gina Fattore audiobook

The Spinster Diaries

By Gina Fattore
Read by Tanya Eby

Blackstone Publishing 9781945551734
4.75 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
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Our heroine, a moderately successful TV writer in LA, wants her life to be as sunny and perfect as a Hollywood rom-com: a cool job, a wacky best friend, and lots of age-appropriate hot guys just dying to date her. Instead, she’s a self-described spinster who is swimming in anxiety and just might have a tiny little brain tumor. So she turns to an unlikely source for inspiration: the eighteenth-century novelist and diarist Frances Burney, who pretty much invented the chick-lit novel. A semi-autobiographical unromantic comedy, The Spinster Diaries is a laugh-out-loud satire of both the TV business and the well-worn conventions of chick lit—as well as the true tale of the forgotten writer who inspired Jane Austen to greatness. It’s an endearing and refreshingly honest testament to how one person’s life can reach out across the centuries to touch another’s.

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Summary

Summary

Our heroine, a moderately successful TV writer in LA, wants her life to be as sunny and perfect as a Hollywood rom-com: a cool job, a wacky best friend, and lots of age-appropriate hot guys just dying to date her. Instead, she’s a self-described spinster who is swimming in anxiety and just might have a tiny little brain tumor. So she turns to an unlikely source for inspiration: the eighteenth-century novelist and diarist Frances Burney, who pretty much invented the chick-lit novel.

A semi-autobiographical unromantic comedy, The Spinster Diaries is a laugh-out-loud satire of both the TV business and the well-worn conventions of chick lit—as well as the true tale of the forgotten writer who inspired Jane Austen to greatness. It’s an endearing and refreshingly honest testament to how one person’s life can reach out across the centuries to touch another’s.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A heartfelt, hilarious, and addictively un-put-downable story of anxiety, ambition, and love (or learning to live without it) in twenty-first-century L.A. and eighteenth-century Britain.” Adam Langer, author of Crossing California
“You have a woman you root for who makes Bridget Jones seem like a boring cow and a book that makes you laugh and, well, not cry exactly, because she is resilient, decent as hell, and whip-smart, and it is such a special pleasure to watch her find her unique way of being in a world that doesn’t deserve her.” George Hodgman, New York Times bestselling author
“Like Carrie Fisher, Fattore is funny as hell and in love with words and curious things.” David Duchovny, actor and author of Holy Cow
“Witty, whip-smart and winning…a sheer delight.” Megan Abbott, Edgar Award–winning author
“Paying homage to women who self-actualize through their art, The Spinster Diaries focuses on two women separated by time who live out their beliefs…Their resilience and humor are dominant and infectious. Fanny inspires Gina to maintain hope in the face of death, even as she herself outlives everyone she loves. The ending is unexpected and delightful.” Foreword Reviews
“A humorous and heartfelt look at the expectations women have lived with, and triumphed over, across the centuries.” Kirkus Reviews
“Sign me up for the Gina Fattore fan club. I adore her.” George Hodgman, New York Times bestselling author
“An utter delight from start to finish.” Adam Langer, author of Crossing California

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Author

Author Bio: Gina Fattore

Author Bio: Gina Fattore

Gina Fattore is executive producer of the USA network series Dare Me. She’s also written for Masters of Sex, Parenthood, Californication, Gilmore Girls, and Dawson’s Creek. Before moving to Los Angeles to become a TV writer, she was an assistant editor at the Chicago Reader. Her essays and reviews have appeared there and also in The Millions, Salon, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. In 2015 she delivered a TEDx talk about spinsterhood called “Become What You Believe.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English