The cougar club

by McBride, Susan, 1964-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Green Tree Public Library Adult Fiction F MCB
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  F MCB
 
 
Summary


Meet three women who aren't about to run and hide just because the world says they should be on the shelf and out of circulation.

Kat

Her life seems perfect until she loses her high-powered advertising job and catches her live-in lover in a compromising position--with his computer!

Carla

This sexy TV news anchor is in danger of being replaced by a twentysomething blond bimbo. Wasn't it just yesterday that she was the up-and-coming star

Elise

A married dermatologist, Elise thinks her plastic surgeon husband is playing doctor with someone else.

Kat firmly believes that aging gracefully isn't about giving up; it's about living life with your engine on overdrive. So this unofficial "Cougar Club" quickly learns three things about survival of the fittest in today's youth-obsessed society:True friendship never dies, the only way to live is real, and you're never too old to follow your heart.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Three girlhood friends are reunited at age 45 when Kat Maguire is fired from her New York advertising job, dumps her younger but wealthier boyfriend, and returns to St. Louis. Her two best friends, Carla Moss, the number-one news anchor in St. Louis, and Elise Randolph, successful dermatologist and empty nester, are facing their own issues with aging. Carla's ex-husband, who is also her boss, is trying to replace her with his latest perky young girlfriend despite Carla's on-air popularity, and Elise's plastic surgeon husband seems never to come home, claiming to be spending all his time with the partner in his practice. As the three talented, attractive, vibrant women reinvent themselves, they find a slew of younger men who find them enticing. Despite some romance and a traditional romantic conclusion for one of the protagonists, this is more chick-lit than romance with brand names, designer shoes, and the power of female friendship at the forefront.--Tixier Herald, Diana Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "They are middle-aged, hear them roar. And so they do, this trio of 40-something careerists and lifelong BFFs-Kat, an out-of-work and out-of-love New York advertising exec; Carla, a St. Louis anchorwoman who's protecting her turf from an invading bimbo; and Elise, a successful dermatologist wife and mom who's undone by her empty nest and empty sex life. Kat's abrupt job loss sends her running home to St. Louis, which triggers a reunion of the three friends and prompts their rediscovery of each other and the awakening of their inner cougars. In the process, the gals rifle through a slew of good-looking young hunks in the search for love and meaningful employment. The journey is full of curves and detours, even if the destination is a foregone conclusion. McBride, author of the YA series the Debs, explores new territory with these adult heroines and puts together a good-old-girls club with characters who are smart and insatiable, and who like their men young, athletic, and accommodating. It may not be likely, but it sure is a fun fantasy. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Female friendship -- Fiction.
Middle-aged women -- Sexual behavior -- Fiction.
Young men -- Sexual behavior -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Avon,2010
Edition 1st Avon pbk. ed.
Language English
Notes "A+ author insights, extras & more"--Cover.
Description 309 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780061771262 (pbk.)
0061771260 (pbk.)
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