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Publisher's Summary

Everything Clarissa Alpert wants, Clarissa Alpert gets.

Gorgeous, funny, and wildly uninhibited, her exes are a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood power players. At 28 (31), she is blessed with a firm (if curvaceous) bod, a designer wardrobe, a daddy-subsidized apartment, and an A-list speed-dial.

But with her thirty-second birthday looming, our heroine is starting to panic. Who on earth (Hollywood) could possibly make Clarissa Alpert an honest woman? Enter Aaron Mason, the latest, hottest new producer in town. From the moment Clarissa sees him, she sets her sights on making him the future "Mr. Alpert." With the eager help of her vivacious (if neurotic) friends, her aerobicized Latina mother, her philandering but loving ex-con father, and the most divine gay waiter in Hollywood, Clarissa finds herself phoning the florist to the stars (his private line) and planning the biggest wedding the town has seen in years, even before the couple's first date. Catching Aaron's eye is not a problem. But it seems her intended might have his own agenda. Could Clarissa have finally bitten off more than she can chew?

©2003 Last Punch Productions; (P)2003 Simon & Schuster Inc. All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS. is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Maneater is such a beach book par excellence that the sound of surf nearly accompanies the turning of its pages." (The New York Times)
"Grazer...never loses sight of the hilariously self-centered, devilish core of her creation's personality...Clarissa is one for the ages." (Kirkus Reviews)
"There's much to be enjoyed here. Grazer has a gift, to be sure....Uma Thurman gives a terrific reading." (Times Union)

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  • Andrea
  • Newport Coast, CA, USA
  • 05-17-06

Fluffy and Funny

I loved this book - it is a great escape from everyday life. Clarrissa is good at her core and yet deliciously evil at times. Uma is a GREAT narrator - I wish she would read more books. It is full of "inside" jokes that you will get if you keep up with celebrity gossip and such. A cute story!

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  • Kmrsy
  • Fort Wayne, IN United States
  • 09-14-03

less than trash

Hey, trash can be fun sometimes, but this is boring trash. The author tries sooooooooooo hard to shock that you just want to say "oh, Puh-leeeeeze!" All I can say is that they selected a narrator that matches the book in reading ability.

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  • Vicki
  • HoustonUS Minor Outlying Islands
  • 03-14-10

WASTE OF TIME!

The story lines is ridiculous. She got married because she decided she wanted to and then picked a husband?! She got pregnant using a turkey baster?! She didn't know her husband's real name because he was pretending to be someone else?! I kept thinking something was going to happen to salvage the book. But all I got was a narrator who droned on and on enough to put me to sleep every time I listened. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY and steer clear of any other books by this author.