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Close Relations Paperback – Bargain Price, August 18, 2009
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From the Back Cover
It was a situation from which half-hour television comedies are made. "Marcia! In tonight's episode, Marcia Green's warm and winning and wise and wonderful Jewish family reminds her that she is thirty-five, divorced, and childless."
That's Marcia on her close relations. True, she's one of the best speechwriters around in the tough world of New York's smoke-filled rooms, but her family wants something else for her. No, not that Irish person she's living with. Another doctor, or at least a dentist.
But Marcia claims she's happy, getting plenty of the two things that exhilarate her most: sex and politics. She's not looking for commitment, and certainly not looking for a wealthy Harvard-educated man-about-town who is every mother's dream. Yet as wise mothers everywhere are fond of saying: you never know.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Susan Isaacs is the bestselling author of eleven novels, two screenplays, and one work of nonfiction. She lives on Long Island.
Top customer reviews
Marcia is supposed to be a high-powered political operative and in demand for her speech-writing skills, but little evidence of this is shown. Given the mess of her personal life, it's a bit hard to imagine she functions so well professionally.
If all of this weren't tedious and insulting enough to the reader, Marcia meets Mr. Right finally and, of course, Mr. Right is not only a perfect conversationalist, a gourmand, good-looking, liberated, and a magnificent lover but also RICH, RICH, RICH! Just like real life.
I generally like Susan Isaacs and her wit and good writing tend to keep me in one of her books to the end, despite its quality. Unfortunately, Close Relations is one of her lesser offerings and I grudgingly gave it only three stars.