This is a thinly veiled novel about the author, Carrie Fisher and her first husband singer and composer Paul Simon. SURRENDER THE PINK is an enjoyable read as Carries' first novel POST CARDS FROM THE EDGE. She has some pretty funny insights about the human condition that is bound to keep you grinning and turning pages!
From Publishers Weekly
The tendency of Dinah Kaufman to blur the borders between her life and the soap opera scripts she pens is the central conceit of Fisher's ( Postcards From the Edge ) second novel. Two years after the breakup of her marriage to award-winning playwright Rudy Gendler, Dinah remains in limbo, not really wanting him back but lacking a satisfying stand-in. So, idled by a writers' strike, she tails Rudy and his current love, the compliant Lindsey, to the Hamptons. Dinah proves to be the prototypical "new woman" in her uncertainties and gender confusions; she finds it hard to relinquish the "pink" girlish fantasy that a man will indeed secure her happiness ever after. She knows she always seems to love men who later leave her, but understanding this and changing her life for the better pose two distinctly different challenges. Only after making a dismal attempt to conform to Rudy's expectations of her does Dinah finally--and literally--write him out of her life. Unlike Fisher's fragmented, rather brittle first book, this one allows readers to get close to the main character, with the result that smart, funny Dinah is also quite touching
It's what you would expect.....escapism to a place where women can understand the need to go. Absolutely no redeeming value, no great lessons to be learned. Simply a book for women who want to go somewhere else for awhile.
Liz L. reviewed Surrender the Pink (Spec Sales) on
An absolutely brilliant and tender read about being left behind by love, and how to hone that pain from a barb in the heart into a new direction and greater appreciation of those around us. Carrie Fisher is the finest of writers, each sentence a snippet of poetry, weaving together an evocative and moving story that rings true many times over.
Carrie Fisher is not only an actress, but a funny writer. Her character Dinah Kaufman, a soap opera writer, wants her ex-hauband back now that he is involved in a new relationship. What will she do to get him back?