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"Make it your A #1 priority to pick up Plan C.  Lois Cahall has created a heroine you'll want to hang out with.  Libby is a true girlfriend: hysterically funny, bawdy, and smart - you'll laugh, cry, and commiserate with her to the point where once you've finally put Plan C down - after you've read every word of it - you'll miss spending time with her."
Jessica Stedman Guff, Executive Producer, ABC News & “The View”

"Racy, insouciant, uproarious, plugged-in and turned-on, Lois Cahall's Plan C is a breathless romp that knows all the best places to go, the worst people to avoid, and the perfect wisecrack to top off every occasion. It's a comedy precariously balanced on the awareness that the ground is shifting beneath the clicky heels of its sexy heroine, Libby Crockett, and the indignities of age are lying in ambush, ready to march up the driveway. But until then, kick back, raise a glass, and enjoy the ride."
James Wolcott, Vanity Fair contributing writer and the author of The Catsitters

"This is that rare and delicious thing, a satire with a heart. Lois Cahall has written a 'Thelma and Louise' for a credit-crunched world -a book so sharp and funny it would make Billy Wilder jealous. But Plan C is more than just the sum of its laughs. As Cahall skewers the ridiculous follies of modern life with a perfect six-inch heel,she also forgives all our vanities. Which is what makes this, finally, a surprisingly moving read."
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours

 

 

About the Author

Lois Cahall began her career as a newspaper journalist in Boston, Massachusetts and as an associate producer for Nick and Judith Krantz, pursuing true-life stories for CBS TV movies.

She's also appeared on numerous Television shows and was the anchor for ABC TV news "Top Priority" and an occasional host on Good Morning America Now.

This is also Ms. Cahall's tenth year as "The Screen Queen" (www.screenqueen.com), a syndicated radio personality covering the movie beat with an eye toward educating the "Bus Stop Mom" about age-appropriate family viewing of the latest Hollywood releases. Her broadcasts over the Saga Communications network reach more than 3 million listeners every week.

Stepping outside of her persona of "The Screen Queen" Ms. Cahall writes about women's empowerment issues for women's magazines - including Redbook, Seventeen, Cosmo Girl, SELF, Marie Claire, Reader's Digest, and, most recently Men's Journal and RED in the U.K.

Ms. Cahall has completed her first novel, Plan C: Just in Case, edited by Simon Beaufoy, The Full Monty screenwriter who won the Oscar & Golden Globe for his runaway screenplay success with Slumdog Millionaire.

The mother of two daughters, Ms. Cahall now divides her life between New York City and London.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2110 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader; 1 edition (January 23, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006W98HSA
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By AV on March 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Plan C is the story Libby Crockett, a divorced and single mother in her forties looking for a fresh start, which, she gets but it's too messy. Ben, his ex-wife, their kids, her kids and the drama going on with her friends all together make her life in New York so overwhelming that she and her friends, Kitty and Bebe decide to drop what they're doing and take off to Europe hoping to figure things out.

>As far as women's fiction go, Plan C by Lois Cahall is pretty standard with elements of chick lit and romance. We follow the three ladies and their adventures in Europe while they're trying to 'find themselves'. Libby and her friends are witty, relatable and engaging. Although, the story sometimes got a bit too corny for my taste, over all it was pretty funny, entertaining and light. Libby was quite charming and really funny. Although on the surface Plan C may be about a getaway plan, this book was more about finding love, happiness and contentment, just with a funny front.
I like how the book focused on not just Libby but also gave us a bit of all the other people around her. The supporting characters actually played a part in making the book enjoyable and that's kind of a first.

Predictable and cheesy at times, Plan C is still humorous enough to keep the reader entertained for a few hours. It makes a pretty nice feel-good novel.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. on August 19, 2012
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I was interested in this book's premise, but after a couple of chapters, I stopped reading and deleted it off my Kindle. Why? Because the author simply tries too hard to engage the reader's interest and compassion. The descriptions use every cliche and well-worn analogy possible. My advice: just write the story, keep it simple, stop so obviously trying to engage the reader. A story either captures the imagination or it doesn't--veteran readers don't need to have feelings or issues spelled out for them. This story has a good premise, the author should consider that her using a tedious storytelling style overrides what could prove to be a good story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole Magidow on September 21, 2013
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This is a great book. Easy read and funny. Story about true friends,and life's plans& adventures.
Have fun reading this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid reader on February 6, 2013
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The author touches on some of the thorniest issues of 40ish urban, American, women with enough understanding to know she's wrestled some of them. Dialogue is quick-paced if sometimes outlandish, bending circumstances to far outside believability. Cahill's laugh out loud humor, though, for this reader at least, forgives her. Would read her again.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Helena on March 18, 2012
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PLAN D - you wont be able to get on with your own life until you have finished this little gem of a book. Plan to spend the next day or two captivated by the shenanigans of Libby and her entourage of friends, lovers, family and a outrageously over the top predicaments in this hilariously touching romp of a story. It weaves like a modern day fairy tale with a meaningful illuminating 21st century twist. The power of a woman living in the moment whose destiny is at her fingertips.... We all have the right to live our dreams and choose which ones become a reality. Libby is on the forefront of this endeavor as she paves the way discovering her most inner truth and bright future.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Bredberg on May 17, 2012
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I'm still waiting for Plan C. I keep reading, hoping it will get better. But in the meantime, I wonder: couldn't she afford proof readers. The errors are numerous and so annoying. How do these all get through the publishing process?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alan A. Elsner VINE VOICE on April 21, 2014
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It took me forever to get interested in this "Sex in the City"-style book about Libby and her friends Bebe and Kitty. All three are New York City types, around 40, with various lives and loves and troubles. Libby is divorced with two college-age daughters but is living with Ben - who is responsible for two monster twins around 8 years old from a previous marriage. Ben is nice but weak. He allows the terrible twins to terrorize both him and Libby - until she walks out. Will they find a way to reconcile? Read several hundred tedious pages and you'll find out.

Meanwhile Bebe has adopted adorable but psychically-damaged Tamara from an orphanage in Kazakhstan and Kitty is spending her money on cosmetic surgery of various kinds and trying to bed Helmut, a preposterous German artist who specializes in depicting penises. Helmut's last name is Fach, pronounced Faaach -- and you can't imagine the fun our imaginative and inventive author has with this simple pun. Sophisticated humor this aint.

The book is written in the present tense and contains lots of designer shoes, blouses, coats and pants. The characters are uniformly shallow and one-dimensional. They are archetypical denizens of the Republic of the Upper East or West side and nothing that is happening elsewhere in the world interests them. There is a brief jaunt to Paris to eat croissants and smell Gitanes but it does little to spice up the limp narrative.

This is the kind of book that needs to be light and witty to work. Unfortunately, the air of this particular soufflé has leaked out, leaving a soggy mess.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MMW3 on August 19, 2012
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Read this if you are stuck on a desert island with absolutely nothing else to read. In all fairness I should tell you that I didn't finish it so maybe it gets better towards the end?
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