Other books byEllen Shanman
In a smart, sexy, wickedly funny new novel, the acclaimed author of Right Before Your Eyes introduces an unforgettable and irresistibly real heroine: Michaela“Mike” Edwards, a woman who is forced to reinvent herself— and discovers that the biggest risk is not taking one at all…. Fiercely independent and seriously lacking in social graces, Mike Edwards doesn’t do sugar and spice. Instead she writes great copy and stays above the fray—until mishandled office politics get her unexpectedly fired. Suddenly the young ad hotshot finds herself doing the unimaginable: moving back in with her widowed father, hiding from her lecherous mentor, rethinking her entire career—and trying to unravel complex feelings for her best guy pal, an Aussie journalist named Gunther. For Mike, a few wrenching twists of fate are leading to a job she never expected: teaching “life skills” to seventh-grade girls. But sometimes the best makeovers are the ones you never see coming. Because with a classroom full of kids who need her, a best friend who’s fast becoming something more, and a family she’s only just discovering, Mike has a few surprises in store…and she’s about to discover that going places in life doesn’t have to mean going it on your own. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Plays and Playwrights 2004
An anthology of plays by emerging playwrights from the previous theatre season produced in New York City. Representing the diversity and vitality of the downtown/alternative theatre scene, the ten plays included here range from timely works about living in post-9/11 America to warmly funny comedies of individualism; from send-ups of avant-garde theatre and reality TV to a richly poetic experimental exploration of sexual politics and a documentary theatre piece about artificial intelligence.