This is a funny book about stepmothers, divorce, and second marriages. While I did enjoy it, I thought it was a bit difficult to follow all of the characters and relationships and how they were all interconnected, not exactly a page-turner. I could not read it in one sitting. Having stated that, I did thoroughly enjoy Laura Ruby's cynical outake on the movie Stepmom, so true!
I truly loved this book! I enjoyed it so much that I read it all in one sitting. It's an honest look at step-parenting.
I really can't write up a summary of "I'm Not Julia Roberts." Why? Because this book failed to have any kind of plot line.
Ok. I get that this book was supposed to be sarcastic. I get that the humor was supposed to have a dry sort of character to it. It's definitely not supposed to be the "laugh out loud feel good book of the year." However, instead of a humorous take on what being a step-parent/second wife can be, all I got was a mass of convoluted (and unrealistic) semi-related characters who all whined, complained, and moaned either about their exes, their exes new spouses, or their step children.
That was the entire story. Lu complains about Beatrix, Beatrix complains about Ward, Ward complains about Beatrix, Alan complains about Ward, and a whole mass of other less important characters who made brief appearances to farther complicate the mix of these two couples. Add in about 6 or 7 random kids and you have a huge crockpot meal that someone shoved all the contents of their veggie drawer into, left the mass on the counter for 10 hours, yet forgot to hit cook.
Basically at the end of the book I was left with the same remnants of that crockpot meal: a mess of goo.
Wish I could have given it zero stars. In fact, the only reason I did NOT put this book down was because it was the only book I had for an 8 hour day of test proctoring.