I'm a Brooklynite and I'm a book girl. For the past two weeks, I've had my nose in Prospect Park West: A Novel. I've lost sleep, let the comments slide a bit on the blogs, neglected chores, all so I could hang out with the wild women of this fictional Brooklyn community. This book is the equivalent of dark chocolate or red wine...so good it's sinful.
No Amy is not my sister or even a friend (though we did have good emails). Why am I promoting her book? She's just a talented writer who gets the monotony, stress and fleeting joys of motherhood and marriage.
The action centers on an affluent neighborhood. Celebrities are mixing with the masses in this hipster paradise. Relationships are strained by the additions of babies and the desire to achieve financial success. And it's all basically true. I live in this world, shop at these stores and know these people. In fact, word on the street is people are seriously ticked off because she's hit too close to home. This is Sex & the City for the mommy set--plenty of fast action and steamy scenes. My favorite character is Karen--she's crazy and self-absorbed and so well crafted--what a clever villainess.
I know you want more, so I'm going to give it to you. First, you can read my full-blown interview with Amy here on momtrendsnyc.com. Second, you can win one of FIVE Prospect Park Westbooks (generous I know).
To enter, leave a comment below telling me why you want this book.
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- Maximum number of entries will be three.
Be sure to add your contact email. Contest open to US residents ages 18 and over. Contest ends 11/30/09. Winner will be selected by random.org. Winners will be announced on a blog post. If winner fails to respond in three days a new winner will be chosen.
Momtrends was not paid for this post. Book was sent for review purposes only.