This was just ok. It was a very quick read. The story was very cute and parts were very funny, but it wasn't the greatest book I've read this summer. If you only have a few credits I'd pass this up, but if you have some to spare this might be worth a read.
This timely media spoof focusing on a parody of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" is read with style and aplomb by veteran narrator Mary Peiffer. Peiffer charges 30-something heroine Marcy Mallowitz with energy and emotion. When Marcy is dumped on live TV by her orthodontist boyfriend for giving him the wrong answer, she becomes a media darling, sought after by Diane Sawyer, Rosie O'Donnell, even Oprah Winfrey, and others. Fast-paced and funny, Samuels's story and Peiffer's performance team up to sweep listeners into today's frantic world in which the media creates TV stars out of ordinary people
*** (three stars)
A quick, mindless read -- like junk food or TV. Three weeks in the life of a 34-year-old woman who appears on "So You Want to Be Filthy Rich!" (a thinly-disguised "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"). The show is hosted by a very Regis Philbin-like Kingman Fenimore, who wears monochromatic dark shirts and ties and also hosts a morning chat show called "Gabbing! With Kingman and Tracy Ellen." Published in 2001, this book is really dated. And some of the multiple-choice TV trivia questions that open each chapter are laughably easy:
What line of work was George Jefferson in?
What was Thurston Howell III's wife's name?