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Book Reviews of Maneater

Author: Gigi Levangie Grazer
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416523345
ISBN-10: 1416523340
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 69 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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16 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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Helpful Score: 2
This book is a good example of the summer beach reading genre. It's light, fast moving, and set amongst the young, hip, and rich in Los Angeles. Her most recent book, The Starter Wife, is excellent too.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ok, a much better book than Starter Wife - a good, mindless, beach/airplane book.
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From Publishers Weekly

No other actor could capture the voice of spoiled L.A. golddigger Clarissa Alpert as perfectly as Thurman does here. She effortlessly evokes the petulance, sense of entitlement and "Ohmigod, wait 'til I tell you..." Valley Girl shallowness of this hilarious anti-heroine. Thurman effectively differentiates all the character voices, including Clarissa's coterie of colorful girlfriends. She offers a hint of British accent for Simon, Clarissa's pretentious, faux-English ex-boyfriend; a light Spanish accent for Alejandra, Clarissa's Brazilian mom; and a smarmy, false sincerity for the Hollywood movers and shakers who populate Clarissa's world. The story itself is frothy fun with a wicked satirical edge. As soon as she hears of Aaron Mason, the hottest movie producer in town, Clarissa decides to land him and his bankroll for herself, and begins phoning florists and caterers to plan their wedding-before they even meet. Her machinations are successful-or so she thinks. It turns out her quarry has been scheming just as shrewdly, motivated by his own agenda. Perfect for a long road trip or a lazy weekend at the beach, Grazer's entertaining satire is sure to spice up any occasion.
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This was a good story and I enjoyed it tremendously.
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A so-so read about life in Hollywood as a 20something (read: 30something!) desperate for love, life and happiness!
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Great "chic" book ~ took it with me to Cancun for a fun little beach read !
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A very nice, fun read that is about to be a mini-series on Lifetime.
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Entertaining and light, with some truly inspired wit.
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Great read- funny and hip! Made me want to read Grazer's other books!
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Welcome to the superficial world of Hollywood! Great plot twists that you won't expect!
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At twenty-eight(thirtyone), Clarissa Alpert is blessed with a designer wardrobe, a daddy subsidized apartment, and an A-list, speed dial. Gorgeous and wildly uninhibited, she has amassed a list of exes that amounts to a Who's Who of Hollywood Power Players. But with her twenty ninth (thirty second) birthday looming, she starts to panic. Who on earth could possibly make her an honest woman?

Enter Aaron Mason, the latest, hottest new producer in town, who Clarissa decides is th future Mr. Alpert. With the help of her vivacious friends, her aerobicized Latina mother, her ex-con father, and the most divine gay waiter in Hollywood, Clarissa plans the biggest wedding LA has seen in years--all before the couple's first date. Catching Aaron's eye is not the problem, he just seems to have his own agenda. Could Clarissa have finally bitten off more than she can chew?
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Hilarious!! You will love to hate the main character, Clarissa!
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Excellent book, I ate it up.
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If you like chick lit, you'll like this book. I found the character incredibly shallow but likeable despite that... even though I don't know why! The book doesn't turn out how I expected but it gives those who like a nice ending something to revel in.
Catspaw avatar reviewed Maneater on
Great read - well deserved ending!
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It has a bend on the front cover, but otherwise in great condition
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