Thursday, August 23, 2018

Spotlight and Giveaway: Smothered

We're pleased to share Smothered by Autumn Chiklis (her last name makes us think of Chick Lit) today, as we've heard lots of great buzz about it. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have TWO copies to give away!

Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house. Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. Who else will help her hide her latest binge-shopping purchases from her husband, go to SoulCycle with her, and hold her hand during Botox shots?

Smothered is a hilarious roman à clef told via journal entries, text messages, emails, bills, receipts, tweets, doctor’s prescriptions, job applications and rejections, parking tickets, and pug pictures, chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college. Told from Lou’s point-of-view, Smothered tells the story of two young(ish) women, just trying to get it right, and learning that just because we all grow up doesn’t mean we necessarily have to grow old. (After all, what is Juvaderm for?)

Photo by Karen Ray
Autumn Chiklis is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, where she studied theater and screenwriting. She’s an actor (The Shield), stand-up comedian, and contributor to The Huffington Post. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Visit Autumn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




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15 comments:

Janine said...

"Because I Said So" is one of my favorite movies about a mother and her daughters.

traveler said...

Mamma Mia is delightful.

Elena L. said...

I enjoyed the "Little Miss Sunshine" =)

Mary C said...

The Joy Luck Club

RD said...

Mamma Mia

Mary Preston said...

I have to go with the classic LITTLE WOMEN.

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed Terms of Endearment.

Grandma Cootie said...

Freaky Friday (both the original and the remake) and Moonstruck.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Because I Said So is one of my favorite movies about mother daughter relationships.

Dianne Casey said...

Terms of Endearment

Lesley McIntosh said...

Mamma Mia and the sequel Here We Go Again

StoreyBookLover said...

Steel Magnolias is one of my all-time favorites!

Kate Vocke said...

Mamma Mia!!!

bn100 said...

no fav

Dianna said...

One of my favorites is Stepmom.