Maneater by Gigi Levangie Grazer
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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 twenty-eight (thirty-one), 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?


About Gigi Levangie Grazer

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Gigi Levangie Grazer is the author of three prior novels: Rescue Me "(2000), Maneater "(2003), and The Starter Wife "(2006). The Starter Wife "was adapted for an Emmy Award?winning USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing, and later for a television series; Maneater "was adapted for a Lifetime "miniseries starring Sarah Chalke in May 2009. In addition, Gigi wrote the screenplay for Stepmom, "starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. Gigi's articles have appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, "and Glamour. "She lives in L.A. with her two children and three miniature dachshunds.
Published June 3, 2003 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Clarissa has never held a job beyond that of trying to land the right husband and is a full-fledged member of “the Army of Disinterest,” a specifically LA type that Grazer characterizes by “ingrained laziness, a willingness to bestow blow jobs on men in powerful positions, and a sense of entitlem...

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As soon as she hears of Aaron Mason, the hottest movie producer in town, Clarissa decides to land him and his bankroll for herself, and begins phoning florists and caterers to plan their wedding—before they even meet.

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After her first sighting of him, Clarissa reserves the hotel and the florist and selects her Vera Wang wedding gown.

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("rich, good family, married, dead.") At first glance, Clarissa seems slightly sociopathic, albeit with a sharp sense of fashion and an even sharper sense of humor.

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Timothy Busfield's brisk-but-never-busy direction gives Maneater its forward momentum, even if Clarissa is occasionally saddled with lines that seem a little stale, such as ''Look at Britney and Lindsay — crazy is the new sexy.'' Levangie Grazer knows her Tinseltown subject matter, and the s...

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The author, a Jackie-Collins-come-lately married to A Beautiful Mind producer Brian Grazer, loves parenthetical phrases (there are 66 in the first chapter).

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