Sunday, February 6, 2011

Book Review: The Actor and the Housewife

I pick most of my books from reviews in some of my favorite magazines (People & Entertainment Weekly) and from friends. My buddy, Kat, told me about this book last year and on my recent trip to DC, I read this whole book on the plane rides. It was THAT good!

The Actor and the Housewife, by Shannon Hale, is the story of a Utah housewife named Becky who writes a screenplay and ends up in L.A. trying to sell her work. She achieves the dreams of many women when she meets her movie star crush in person! That meeting sets off a sequence of events that is a wild ride and will keep you guessing where this relationship is going.

I found the writing to be captivating and the story is a wonderful balance of humor and drama. Any book that can actually make me cry in public is a winner in my mind. And for the record, if this were ever made into a movie, I can totally see Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz in the lead roles. Check it out!

7 comments:

Shannon said...

Austenland is the only book by Hale I've read... and I really enjoyed it.

I think I have this book... somewhere. Of course, when I read it, I'm totally going to picture Daniel and Rachel!

Cerise said...

I will have to put that on my list! I'll be needing a break from series when I finish up Harry Potter.

Brandy@YDK said...

sounds fab!

Kat said...

Oh, I am so glad that you liked it. I LOVED that it was so unpredictable. There was even a part where I groaned - I could not believe that was the path to the happy ending - and it wasn't! And yes cry - big ugly cries - such a good book!

Shelley said...

Thanks for the heads up..

Heather said...

Oh, I'm so adding this one to my Reading List!

Brandy said...

Kat recommended this book to me too. I'm adding the preview to my Nook today so that I don't forget. Thanks!

 

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