Thursday, July 5, 2018

Elyssa Friedland is tuning a book giveaway

Photo by Lucia Engstrom
We're glad to have Elyssa Friedland back at CLC. Her debut, Love and Miss Communication, published in 2015. Thankfully these past few years have flown by and she's now back with The Intermission. Today, she's here to tell us about her top five favorite TV shows from the past and present. Thanks to Kathleen Carter Communications, we have TWO copies of The Intermission for some lucky readers!

Elyssa Friedland attended Yale University, where she served as managing editor of the Yale Daily News. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and subsequently worked as an associate at a major firm. Recently, she has written for POPSUGAR, and Bustle. Prior to law school, Elyssa wrote for several publications, including Modern Bride, New York magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, CBS, Yale Alumni Magazine, and Your Prom. Elyssa grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City with her husband and three young children. Her debut novel, LOVE AND MISS COMMUNICATION, was praised by Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and InStyle magazines as well as numerous other publications. (Courtesy of Elyssa's website.)

Side note: Melissa A is happy that Elyssa is also a fan of the Hamilton soundtrack.

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Have you ever had a secret so gut-wrenching you couldn't tell anyone, not even the person who shares your bed? Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly-happy marriage, posing the question: how much do we really know--and how much should we want to know--about the people we love the most?

After five long years, the unshakable confidence Cass Coyne felt as a bride is gone. Her husband, Jonathan, on the other hand, is still smitten. It's true that the quirks he once found charming in his wife--her high standards, her refusal to clean the dishes--are beginning to grate. But for him, these are minor challenges in a healthy relationship.

So it comes as a complete shock to Jonathan when Cass suddenly requests a marital "intermission": a six-month separation during which they'll decide if the comfortable life they've built is still the one they both want.

Aside from a monthly custodial exchange of their beloved dog, contact will be limited. But as the months pass, they begin to see that calculated silences just like these have helped to drive them apart--and that it may finally be time to confront the blistering secrets they've been avoiding.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

Favorite shows from my youth:
  • Beverly Hills 90210
  • Full House
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Party of Five
  • Dallas

Current favorite shows:
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • Forensic Files
  • The Crown
  • 30 Rock

Thanks to Elyssa for sharing her favorite shows with us and to Kathleen Carter Communications for sharing her book with our readers.

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Janine said...

Some of my most favorite tv shoes from the 80s would have been Miami Vice, Magnum PI and Dynasty. I can't pick a favorite between them. I liked them all equally.

Kelley B said...

I am currently loving This Is Us.

Carla S. said...

I used to watch Charlie's Angels, Dynasty , Dallas and more with my Mom when I was a teenager.

Elena L. said...

Well, I wasn't used to watch TV Shows when teenager but I enjoyed the Ellen Degeneres

traveler said...

My favorite shows were Dallas and Dynasty.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I loved Beverly Hills 90210.

Bookapotamus said...

We have a lot of the same! Beverly Hills 90210 and Party of Five for sure!

kristin tahai said...

When I was a teenager, I would have to say it was Saved by the Bell and ER that I watched the most.

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Rita Wray said...

I didn't watch much TV but I did like Days of Our Lives.

Nancy said...

I liked to watch The Avengers when I was a teenager.

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Mary Preston said...

PART OF FIVE was fun to watch.

diannekc said...

Dallas and Dynasty were two of my favorites.

Jennifer said...

Full House! And Dawson's Creek.

Lesley McIntosh said...

We did not have TV in New Zealand when I was growing up, I was in my 20s when we got TV in our house We liked a lot of the westerns , like Bonanza

Bonnie K. said...

The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Barney Miller, Masterpiece Theater.

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Linda Kish said...

Ben Casey, The Donna Reed Show, 77 Sunset Strip Laugh-In, The Fugitive. Good, classic TV.

Milena said...

I loved watching Dawson's Creek

Jessica said...

Gossip Girl

StoreyBookLover said...

Saved by the Bell was one of my favorite shows as a tweenager!

Unknown said...

Mary Tyler Moore, That Girl, can't remember any others.