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Mini Review: Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

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Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie

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Been There, Married That is exactly what I imagined it to be. A smart and funny divorce fiction that parodies Hollywood elites in a tongue in cheek way.

You will find no moral of the story here. It’s just an adventure in the life of Agnes Nash. Her douchy husband Trevor, her fickle friends, and her ex-con sister (who is hilarious btw). Agnes could come off as a little naive at times, which frustrated me to no end, but it kind of fit with her path through the horrible divorce and her faux pas along the way.

Boy, were there a lot of faux pas! That’s the clincher though. It’s what makes this book so fun to read and a definite page turner.

Agnes’s snarky wit was the best part:

“We’d shimmied to Flo Rida’s three dance songs in a hell circle of rich people biting their lower lips and awkward twerking.”

 

Yeah, so I giggled a lot reading this book. While I’m glad that Agnes didn’t lose all of her friends, it wasn’t a hole in one happily ever after, it just ended, well, nice.

Divorce fiction is a new-to-me genre, but a humorous spin is definitely the guilty pleasure I was looking for.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Been There, Married That

Mini Review: Been There, Married That by Gigi Levangie
by Gigi Levangie
Published by St. Martin’s Press
on February 11th, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, Women's Fiction
Pages: 336
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars

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Blurb:

When he changes the locks, she changes the rules.

Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife – she has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband Trevor is a bigshot producer, and from the outside it looks like they’re living a picture-perfect celebrity life, complete with tennis tournaments and lavish parties.

But the job description of a Hollywood wife doesn’t cover divorce, which is the way Agnes’ life is headed after she comes home one day to find her credit cards cancelled and the security passwords to get into her enormous LA home changed. Oh, and there’s a guy there whose job it is to tase her if she tries to enter…which she does.

Needless to say, Agnes’ husband is dead set on making sure she loses big time, but Agnes isn’t the type to just lie down and take it. In a world of fremenies and hot nannies, personal psychics and “skinny” jello shots, Agnes may be losing her husband, but could that mean getting her own life back?

Been There, Married That is a drop-dead hilarious battle of wills that will make you laugh out loud, cringe, and keep turning the pages to see what crazy disaster will happen to Agnes next…and how she’ll rise from the ashes.

ARC smart and funny

About Gigi Levangie

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Gigi Levangie (formerly Gigi Levangie Grazer) is the author of seven novels: Rescue Me (2000), Maneater (2003), The Starter Wife (2006), Queen Takes King (2010), The After Wife (2012), The Seven Deadlies (2013) and the upcoming Been There, Married That (2020). The Starter Wife was adapted for an Emmy Award-winning USA Network miniseries starring Debra Messing, and later for a television series; Maneater was adapted for a Lifetime miniseries starring Sarah Chalke in May 2009. In addition, Gigi wrote the screenplay for Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. Gigi's articles have appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour and the Wall St. Journal. She lives in L.A. with her husband, two sons, a miniature dachshund, an English bulldog and a leopard gecko.

 

 

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Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
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This sounds like a fun read. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it!

Coro
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lovely topic i really appreciate it, well i write short poems but somehow,I get some time for reading books & you given us some great books so definitely i’m in 🙂 thank you for lovely sharing..

Mary Kirkland
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I haven’t read this one but it sounds pretty good.

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Nice review! This one sounds like a pretty amusing one overall.

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I am always up for a funny read, and though the topic can go dark, it sounds like the author kept it on the fun side.

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