Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: I'm Glad About You

Any Smash fans here? If so, you'll recognize the name Theresa Rebeck, as she created the show. Her novel, I'm Glad About You, is out today for your reading entertainment! Thanks to Putnam, we have THREE copies to share with some lucky US readers!


In I’M GLAD ABOUT YOU, Rebeck introduces Alison Moore and Kyle Wallace, former high school sweethearts in Ohio. Growing up, they spent six volatile years in alternating states of misery and bliss thanks to Kyle’s mid-fifties’ Catholic values and Alison’s pragmatic determination to shed her Midwestern roots. Despite their fiery physical attraction to each other, Alison broke Kyle’s heart a half-dozen times before they finally called it quits. Intense and ambitious, Alison then headed to New York to make it as an actress, while the quietly introspective Kyle went off to medical school and into pediatrics with noble dreams of tending to children in third world countries.

But even as fate drives these mismatched souls forward and apart, each finds it tough to let go of the past. After countless dispirited auditions, Alison gets a lucky break landing a small role on a nighttime soap. Soon she’s television’s “it” girl and on the fast track to stardom. She’s as far from Cincinnati and her seven siblings as she ever imagined she’d be when she realizes the spotlight isn’t what it’s cracked up to be; it’s nasty and isolating and, at times, terrifying.

Kyle’s life gets complicated when Evangeline “Van” Shelly sets her cap for him and engineers a wedding shortly afterward. Bold, blonde and beautiful, Van knows she’ll never find another man to match Kyle for intelligence, grace, and steadiness, and she believes she has the key to making him forget all about Alison. Kyle soon finds himself stuck in a mundane practice in suburban hell and a distracted husband and father, wondering what could have been.

So when Alison and Kyle find themselves back in their hometown for the holidays, it’s inevitable that their paths cross. Emotionally bruised and battered, they are forced to see each other in the startling reality of their respective choices. The stage is set for an explosive reunion, one that will have repercussions for years to come.

Provocative and illuminating, I’M GLAD ABOUT YOU delivers the signature elements Theresa Rebeck is best known for—challenging characters, brilliant dialogue, and a refreshing point of view on life’s most difficult passages. The result is a riveting study of the rewards offered to, and sacrifices required from, those seeking a meaningful life.


Theresa Rebeck was named one of the 150 Fearless Women in the World by Newsweek in 2011. She has had more than a dozen plays produced in New York, including Seminar and Omnium Gatherum (cowriter), for which she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Referred to by The New York Times as “one of her generation’s major talents,” she was the creator of the NBC drama Smash and has a long history of producing and writing for major television and film successes. She is the author of Three Girls and Their Brother (2008) and Twelve Rooms with a View (2010). She has taught at Brandies University and Columbia University. Theresa lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Visit Theresa at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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US only. Giveaway ends February 28th at midnight EST. Confessions of a Bookaholic is also giving away some copies. (Worldwide. Ends 2/25.)

21 comments:

Bonnie Franks said...

No. He met with an unfortunate accident just prior to graduation.

Janine said...

My high school sweetheart passed away last fall :(

AiringMyLaundry said...

Ooo I loved Smash!! To answer the question, YES I watched and my favorite character was Jeremy Jordan's character. I forget his name on the show. It's been a while. But I was bummed when it was canceled. I have most of songs on my phone.

rhonda said...

No I haven't seen him.my brother lives near him so occasionally bumps into him.

StephTheBookworm said...

No. I'm not in touch with him anymore.

Jessica Meddick said...

I didn't have a high school sweetheart/love and I never watched Smash. Sorry I can't answer any of your questions, lol. The book sounds really good though!

traveler said...

I never did have a high school sweetheart. I found my soulmate a little afterwards.

Laurice McClung said...

I married him!30 years this year!

Bonnie K. said...

I have bumped into my former crush at a reunion with my hearing-impaired friends. We are now friends on facebook. This is one of the reason I like facebook. Catching up with friends.
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Linda Kish said...

No, I didn't really have a high school sweetheart. And, that first love soured years ago.

susieqlaw said...

I love SMASH! My favorite character...Karen!!

Grandma Cootie said...

I guess you could say so, since I married him 47 years ago!

jpetroroy said...

Nope!

TinaB said...

No, I'm no longer in contact with my h.s. boyfriend! Thank goodness!!

Holly said...

No, I haven't seen him in a long while.

Patricia said...

Watched Smash & loved it. Eileen (Anjelica Huston) was my favorite character by far.

Letty B. said...

I am not in contact with my high school sweetheart.

Allison Smith said...

I didn't have a high school sweetheart - but did have a college one. We're FB friends, with little contact.

Kimberly V said...

I didn't have a high school sweetheart.

bn100 said...

no

Jeryl M. said...

I think my favorite character on Smash was Ivy Lynn.