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Product Details

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Making It (May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0843956933
  • ASIN: B005Q6553A
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,982,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Welcome to the not so glamorous but often hilarious worlds of mail-order marketing and community theater. Jeannie is a LotsaCoups saleswoman moonlighting as a nun in the town production of The Sound of Music. Her ulterior motive is to reel in her fellow cast mates and win the company sales contest, but instead she gains a new circle of friends and a new perspective on life. Motew writes about everyday life: work, family, relationships. What makes it fun are the bizarre situations Motew throws in Jeannie's path. Take the pizza chain run by a group of ex-cons who become Jeannie's biggest customers. Or her ill-fated romance with the play's director, who asks her to read his poetry during a romantic moment. Fans of traditional romance novels might be disappointed that Jeannie doesn't find love, but there's plenty to love about this quirky novel. Aleksandra Kostovski
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From the Publisher

No one can resist a little drama at work. But what happens when drama is your work? You get COUPON GIRL, a riotous debut novel that will capture the minds and hearts of the Sex and the City generation. With the charm of Carrie Bradshaw and the chutzpah of Samantha, this zany tale takes readers on an unusual ride—one filled with characters both colorful and true-to-life.

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There are some genuine laugh out loud moments in this book, and Jeanie is thoroughly likeable.
Kf Cooke
The author deftly weaves many plot threads into a wonderful comic tapestry that pulls together beautifully in a hilarious finale.
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COUPON GIRL is an odd fascinating contemporary tale starring an interesting at times likable but at other times insipid heroine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carrie Kabak on May 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
The 36-year-old protagonist's face looked back at her-beaky little nose, wild hair and all. Her driver's license says her hair is brown and it is, sometimes the brown of a picnic basket, other times of fairly dark butterscotch. In days of yore she would have been called an old maid. An old maid and then some. She sells coupons. She's in competition with a lying, scheming, account-stealing b**ch. What's her plan? She's trying out for The Sound of Music. On Broadway? Of course not. The Worcester Spotlighters. Will the participation help any? Well, ya never know.

Becky Motew's COUPON GIRL is the best performance of amateur theatre ever performed in a book. With a wonderful,colourful cast

of characters, COUPON GIRL bubbles over with humour, conflict, warmth and sassy wit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Anne Graham on April 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
Jeanie's going to win the sales reps' contest and sell more coupons than any of her competitors even if it's the last thing she does. And it probably will be. But she could really do with the cash because her car's about to die on her. By the time she's seen three hot prospect clients reincarcerated, joined a community theatre project in the hope of making some sales to co-performers, and acquired two unwanted pets, she's under no illusions about hard this will be. And that's even before the sprinklers open on the ballroom scene in The Sound of Music in a finale that will see old scores settled. What a great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kf Cooke on August 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book kept me laughing, yet also provided enough tension (as well as a bit of a mystery) to keep me turning the pages to find out how it all panned out for the often beset, often bewildered, but always oh so believable main character, Jeanie. I love Becky Motew's style. There are some genuine laugh out loud moments in this book, and Jeanie is thoroughly likeable. Okay I admit it - I am a sucker for down to earth, slightly cynical main characters I can relate to - especially if they can make me laugh - that's why I really, really recommend this book. I loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Getze on July 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
Becky Motew writes up a comic storm. Laugh out loud with some of the funniest characters I've ever met. Phillis Diller meets Mark Twain.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Book Maven on October 6, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I love chick lit, and I was excited to pick up this book because of the good review from Johanna Edwards (author of one of my fave chick lit books, The Next Big Thing). Unfortunately, the book was a big dissapointment. I expect a good novel to have certain elements: an intriguing and definite plot, characters who change throughout the story and an ending that shows the impact made on the character throughout the book. Coupon Girl lacked all these elements.

The main goals of Jeannie are a) getting it on with Burton, the director of her community theater group, b) winning the contest to sign up the most new customers for LotsaCoups, her company and c) getting a promotion to sales manager. Her relationship with the director fizzles...I felt very little excitement for Jeannie, and Burton is a loser. She figures this out, but then no new and better love interest is introduced (a chick lit standard). Regarding the coupon sales contest, we get a lot of anecdotes about signing up customers, but in the end she doesn't win...and doesn't seem to care!..after this has "driven" her throught the novel! And she turns down the promotion that she "really" wanted because she figures that she doesn't really want the responsibility. So what does she accomplish? Um, nothing. She is at the same place at the beginning of the book that she is at the end, except she has now starred in a bit role in a crappy community theater production. I kept expecting something to happen, but nothing ever really does.

I gave this book three stars instead of one because there are a bunch of laugh out loud moments. Motew has a great talent for conjuring up hysterical images, and I laughed more than I have from any book in a long time. Too bad her talent doesn't translate to plot and character development in addition to comedy.
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