The Botox Diaries

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lynn Schnurnberger, Janice Kaplan

Narrated By: Susan Denaker

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: March 2004

Duration: 11 hours 6 minutes

Summary:

In a world where plastic surgery is as popular as a pair of sexy Manolo Blahniks, suburban single mom Jessica Taylor is trying to make it past forty with nothing more than moisturizer and a swipe of mascara. Her glamorous best friend, TV producer Lucy Baldor, has a different idea of aging gracefully. My body is a temple, Lucy explains. I just dont want it to crumble like St. John the Divine.
Jess and Lucys friendship has weathered the trials of marriage, the births of children, and the transition from itty-bitty bikinis to Kindest Cut one-piece suits. Now the women are discovering that midlife crises arent just for men, theyre equal-opportunity dilemmas.
To Jesss dismay, Lucy announces that shes taken a lover. A very famous lover. Her husband, Dan, is bound to find out (especially after a picture of the amorous duo appears on Page Six of the New York Post), but Lucys too wrapped up in the joys of expensive lingerie and romantic retreats to care. Jess finds herself in the midst of her own romantic predicament when, after ten years of silence, her sexy French ex-husband, Jacques, ends up back in her life, and in her bed.

Whether navigating bake sales, bicoastal affairs, or bagels-and-Botox parties, these wise and witty women know that their friendship will remain the one true thing they can count on. Well, that and a good push-up bra, of course. And their bond withstands everything, from an orgy in Willie Nelsons trailer to a reality TV-show bachelor named Boulder.
Funny, brazen, and often poignant, this irresistible novel offers an unexpected and entertaining look at two womens midlife adventures. From Thai massage to tantric sex, who would have thought forty could be so much fun?


From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Jefferson

    Fun book, easy listen, made my travel time go fast. The plot was good and the narrator was entertaining.

  • Nacheska Gentry-Combs

    I enjoyed this light read. It had real people with real problems though their lives are very different from my middle class existance in suburbia. It touched on friendship through thick and thin, the difficult trials of marriage and the interesting lives "other" people lead. It was fun and not something that was supposed to be deep or complex.

  • Ellen

    Lots of sily fun - sometimes a little hard to swallow, but an enjoyable listen. Anna Gastameyer does a fantastic job with all the voices!

  • kdn

    I like to rotate my listens--one biography, one business, one serious fiction and one silly fiction; repeat. This one is the poster child for silly fiction. It's a cute listen but some of the stuff that happens is so predictable and at the same time totally implausible; I found it somewhat amaturish.

  • Cara McNevich

    This was a funny story, cute and an easy listen. The main character has some interesting things that happen to her and how she handles them. I would recommend this story to any of my friends.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the book and I thought it was funny. It seemed shorter than other books I have listened too (only 4 CDs).

  • Loren

    It's a fun book. Not too complicated, but smart.

  • Brittany Martin

    an easy read. hilarious at times. overall, i enjoyed it

  • Anonymous

    Good for a mindless read, but very boring and predictable. I personally would not recommend this. I found myself rolling my eyes in the car at some of the completely predictable plot twists.

  • Anonymous

    I found Botox Diaries to be very predictable. I think this audio book was saved by its reader, Ana Gasteyer of SNL, who I enjoyed listening to.