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Pen Pals
Pen Pals
Author: Olivia Goldsmith, Joyce Bean
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ISBN-13: 9781587888625
ISBN-10: 1587888629
Publication Date: 1/28/2002
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Unabridged
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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From the Best Selling Author of The First Wives Club and Compromising Positions (both made into very good films), as well as the less well known but insightful Switcheroo, and the cutely absurd Marrying Mom. In this one, a young lawyer takes the heat for her scummy boss and her boyfriend and only learns once she's in jail for their crimes that they set her up....in Goldsmith's world the women never get mad - they get EVEN!
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I really enjoyed this tale of survival and redemption. Goldsmith has a great way with her books, of making the bad guys really pay for their transgressions.
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Good story with a lot of run twists. A female version of Shawshank.
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A young woman in love gets talked into taking the fall for her boss and her lawyer fiancee. You can tell when he asks her to hand him the ring for safekeeping after she is convicted that the romance has just gone south. Once in prison, you meet a wonderful cast of characters, and while the story rings a bit far-fetched, it IS just a story and in Goldsmith style, you come to enjoy the characters and root for the underdogs. A definite good read.
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I never knew that even in prison women are denied services that are available to men. This was a real awakening for me. I had never given this much thought, but you don't hear anything about women's detention centers on the news. It is only the men's situations that are discussed. The fact that the main character never expected to go to prison and was promised a reprieve if she took the blame for her male boss made this all the more horrifying. A really good read.
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awesome book! About a wealthy lady taking the blame for white collar crime and she gets locked up. Get ending. Loved it!
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REALLY ONE OF HER BEST. IT SHOWS A LADY THAT GOT KNOCKED DOWN--GET UP AND TAKE BACK WHAT WAS HER'S. IT REALLY SHOWS A "GUTSY" LADY THAT LOOKED AT LIFE AND SAID SHE WOULD GO FOR IT ALL!! :}
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This book will make you appreciate woman and just how strong they really can be
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Really liked this, easy fun reading but not a waste of time either. Very good!
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Another great one by Olivia Goldsmith!
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You get caught up in the characters in the book.Funny book.This author wrote The First Wives Club.
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Olivia Goldsmith is a witty author who takes you inside wall street and women's prison. I enjoyed it very much.
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Just reading this most excellent novel made me sad all over again that Miss Goldsmith died and will never produce another novel like this---that can make you laugh and get mad and teach you at the same time. This was the third or fourth time I read this book----I find the Goldsmith novels stand up to re-reads very well!
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VERY good!!
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Good book! It's been awhile since I've read it, but still remember the details. Not your everyday book.
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An old hand at the hell-hath-no-fury revenge novel, Goldsmith sets her latest humorous caper in an unlikely location behind bars. When "Wall Street showboater" Jennifer Spencer agreed to "take the heat" for her boss's insider trading, she thought at worst she'd be sent to some country club prison for white collar ladies. At the very least, Tom Branson, "the sharpest (and most handsome) young counsel on the Street" (as well as her "beloved fiance") would arrange for special treatment and an expedited appeal that would have her back in her posh office within days. But once the gate is locked at Jennings Correctional Facility, Jennifer realizes that her boss, and somehow even Tom, have abandoned her to serve the full three to five years in a "battleship pink" hellhole.
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This is the first book I've read by Olivia Goldsmith, but it's not going to be the last! I couldn't put it down; it was hilarious. She has also written "The First Wives Club" which was made into a movie.
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This was NOT supposed to happen. Wall Street wiz Jennifer Spencer took the rap for her powerful boss on insider trading charges--barely questioning his assurances that she'd never actually be convicted. Now she's exchanged her Armani suit for an orange jumpsuit, and she's settling in at the Jennings Correctional Facility for Women. And her well-connected lawyer, who also happens to be her fiance, has taken her 3-carat diamond ring back--for "safekeeping." Things look grim. But after a rocky start, Jennifer finds herself making friends with Movita, who works in the warden's office, and getting to know her fellow inmates Suki, Cher, and Theresa. Then Movita discovers that as gloomy and run-down as Jennings may be, it might soon get worse--because a profit-minded private company is angling behind the scenes to take it over. If there's anyone who knows about bad deals, it's Jennifer Spencer. And with Movita's street smarts, Jennifer's Wall Street smarts, and Cher's talent for larceny, they're about to make the investment of a lifetime...

Funny book which also addresses serious issues about women's prisons with heart and soul. Excellent book!
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i do not have the original cover to this book but the book itself is in good condition.
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