Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blog Tour - Mating Rituals of the North American WASP


Today is the blog tour for Mating Rituals and I've dropped the ball on my end of it.  I have to admit that I haven't finished the book yet, but didn't want to let the other tour members and Miriam at Hachette down by just NOT participating.  That's not how I am.  I gave my word, but LIFE got in the way.  Yes, I know it happens to all of us, but I wanted to give you something today having to do with this book.  There are great reviews for this one all over the blogs today, so you won't be getting that from me (hard to do anyway, when I haven't finished it.)  What I am going to give you is plenty of info about the book and the author, to whet your appetite for this book, should you choose to read it.  

About the Book: After arguing with her live-in boyfriend about his inability to commit, Peggy Adams flies to a friend's bachelorette party in Las Vegas, and wakes up next to a man she can't remember. Hung-over and miserable, she sneaks out of the sleeping man's hotel room and returns home to New York, where her boyfriend apologizes for the fight and gives her a Tiffany box containing a pre-engagement ring. Not what she expected, but close enough! The next day she receives a phone call from the Las Vegas one-night stand, Luke, claiming she's already married to him¬-and he faxes her the license for proof! Both are ready for an annulment, until Peggy arrives in quaint New Nineveh, CT, where Luke cares for his Great Aunt, and the old woman makes Peggy an offer she can't refuse.

About the Author:  Lauren Lipton is the author of two novels, It's About Your Husband (2006) and Mating Rituals of the North American WASP (2009). She is also a freelance journalist who specializes in style, business and trend stories.

She is currently fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor at ForbesWoman magazine. She has also contributed features on society and media to the New York Times Sunday Styles section. A former Wall Street Journal staff writer, she reported on copycat brides who steal their friends' wedding ideas, pajama parties for grown women, and luxury homes with his-and-hers garages.

Her work also has appeared in Conde Nast Portfolio, In Style Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Best Life, Glamour, Marie Claire, Fit Pregnancy and Working Mother, and on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times.

Born in Providence, R.I., Lauren grew up in the North County of San Diego and in Los Gatos, Calif., before moving to Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and anthropology from Occidental College and a master's degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California.

She lives with her family in New York City and in Litchfield County, Conn.  

You can read more about Laura in her NY Times profile or Vanity Fair Culture & Celebrity blog. 

Quotes to tease you:

"She'd passed out in a strange man's room.  Her next thought was, My purse!  She half expected not to find it, but it was there, on a table with a scattered stack of papers, two smudgy champagne glasses, and a bottle nose-down in a bucket of melted ice.  The man's jacket was draped neatly across the back of a chair."

"Sweetie, stop.  All that happened was you drank too much and had fun with a man and didn't make it back to our hotel room.  Nothing bad.  You'll go home and your life will be exactly as it was before."

"Peggy shook Luke Sedgwick's hand as briefly as she could.  He mumbled, 'Nice to see you," though she wass pointedly avoiding his eyes...She recalled, suddenly, the way he'd looked asleep on the hotel bed in Vegas  Had at any point his legs been entwined with hers?"

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bermudaonion said...

I thought this was a fun book!

Shalonda said...

I'm so excited to read this one! I usually don't read adult titles (even though I'm 20 something, I prefer YA), but this one sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

I want to read more books ..its really worth reading...i really enjoyed it..

Thank you so much...

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