Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.
I didn't think I would enjoy this nearly as much as I did. Very well performed and competently written - a writer who knows her craft. The plot reminded me of a Susan Elizabeth Phillips' story line, except Phillips somehow made her spoiled females likable - I never liked the protagonist in this story. Phillips also incorporates humorous dialog that usually puts her books in 5 star category for me. Material Girl is not without humor, but neither is humor a key element.
If you expect plenty of hot bedroom scenes, you might be a bit disappointed with this book. I get the feeling that the author included only what she thought she had to in order to sell the book and didn't enjoy writing physical scenes.
The narrator does a fantastic job, doesn't falter once.
I liked the setting - the dark side of Hollywood life. The descriptions of the way Meg survives without money - or a home - is fun, but a bit slow. The story is light, but it isn't a comedy. It has a few surprises at the end, which I did not see coming. It is not the great American novel, but I enjoyed it. The performer did a good job.
I purchased this book as I could not find anything else in chic lit I had not read that appealed. I was very surprised the storyline was good. I enjoyed the character of Robin Lear and how she developed. The story was very entertaining if a bit unbelievable but I purchased the next two in the series as soon as I finished this.
The narrater was great also a very good voice.
A great holiday read.