The morning of her nieces wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes shes made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.When the young bride fleestaking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guestsher mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the brides jilted and justifiably crabby fianc, Margo sets out in a borrowed 1955 red MG on a cross-country chase. Along the way, none of what she discovers will be quite what she expected. But it might be exactly what shes been seeking all along.From acclaimed humor writer Jane Lotter comes this madcap, laugh-out-loud adventure, The Bette Davis Club. Revised edition: This edition of The Bette Davis Club includes editorial revisions. ...
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The Bette Davis Club Reviews
I really love this book. The story is about Margo the middle aged woman who has the misfortune life. Apart from her lonely childhood, she has fallen in love with the wrong men for all her life. Until one day in order to find her niece Georgia who runaway from her wedding, she take the road trip with her niece’s jilted fiancé. Because Margo hates flying she take the trip use her deceased father vintage MG car. Margo always lose track of Georgia but what she find instead is a great experience. I l ...more
Please note that since Goodreads does not allow for half stars that I gave this book 2.5 stars and rounded it up to a 3 on this site.
So here's the thing. I feel like a shit person for this but I did not like this book. I feel terrible about it because the foreword written by the author's daughter is touching and moving. And I really wish, sincerely wish that I had liked this book. The author passed away right before this book was published and the family was overjoyed at it being picked up by L ...more
This is such a delightful book. No, it's not War and Peace, which should be the kind of novel that earns five stars. It's better. It's infinitely readable. Such bright and frequently endearing characters. To use a term from the book, it really is a screwball comedy, but without the cringe-worthy aspects of that genre. While the many aspects of the story are tied up with a bow, it is not predictable. It made me quite happy.
The touching forward was written by the author's daughter. The author hers ...more
I absolutely loved this book! To me, it was a book that appealed to my love of old movies, all things California (old Hollywood, in particular) and books that won't let me put them down! This book has personality and lots and lots of action!
First the characters. Margo is a hoot! She's a boozing 50-something looking for something - of course, she doesn't know exactly what. She's down on her luck because she fell for a man that she could never have, yet could not let go. Her friends are hilarious ...more
This was just a fun, fun read. Predictable, yes; silly, yes; unlikely, yes. But. I just enjoyed the heck out of it. I read the bulk of it on my patio but would have loved being served my iced umbrella drinks by a cabana boy on the beach while doing so....it was that kind of book and that kind of trip.
Margo is being paid by her half-sister to chase down Tully's bride who jilted him at the altar and also stole “something” valuable as well.
Margo is afraid to fly so it's a great ride from Californ ...more
The foreword of this book is so touching. I just have to comment on it and hope somewhere up there, the author is seeing that, yes, her book is in print and hopefully gets a wide readership. Also while looking on Twitter to reach out to the daughter, I came upon a link to the obituary that the author wrote herself. If you have the time, search for the author's name and read it. It was touching as well.
Now to the book. I loved this book!! It's premise had me on page one and kept me entertained u ...more
30 שנים מרגו חייה בצל אהבתה הגדולה לפין. היא פגשה אותו כשהייתה בת 19 והוא בן 39. הם היו החברים הטובים ביותר ואז משהו קרה (שהוא בגדר ספויילר עצבני והרסני ) ומרגו נוטשת את פין בחופה.
היום. בגיל 50, מרגו לבד, מרוששת, שתיינית כרונית של ג'ין והיא מגיעה להוליווד לחתונה של אחייניתה ג'ורג'יה. אבל החתונה לא מתקיימת, ואחותה למחצה, שרלוט, מבקשת את עזרתה באיתור הבת הסוררת.
למסע מצטרף טאלי, החתן הנטוש. במכונית ספורט משנות החמישים, רכב לאספנים בלבד ללא חגורות בטיחות ושאינו עובר 80 קמש, הם יוצאים לפאל ...more
Let me just say I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book and what started out as a wacky search for a run away bride turned into a wonderful, deep, introspective story of a woman who finally figures out who is and what she really wants.
Margo Just is the daughter of a famous Hollywood screen writer, alas she was born on the wrong side of the bed covers as the English would say. When she is 8 she moves in with her father, his wife and daughter following the accidental death of her mot ...more