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Oct 09, 2001
| ISBN 9780440509233
Jun 01, 2004
| ISBN 9780440335030
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Oct 09, 2001 | ISBN 9780440509233
Jun 01, 2004 | ISBN 9780440335030
Her husband left her for another man.Her boyfriend may be cheating.Her mother’s got a secret.Is everyone having great sex but Rachel?Lately, stand-up comic Rachel Katz’s life has begun to resemble a not-so-funny comedy routine — the kind where nobody laughs and everybody inches toward the door. It began when her husband cheated … with another man. Now she’s raising a ten-year-old son who’s fixated on Barbra Streisand and wondering if her dentist boyfriend — who won’t stop flossing long enough to make love to her — is having an affair.Enter Matt Clapton, a wickedly sexy washing machine repairman who likes Rachel’s jokes and makes her feel like a woman for the first time in ages — maybe in her entire life. With her mother busy planning a wedding Rachel isn’t sure she wants, her son dead set on inviting Barbra to the reception, and the groom-to-be in South Africa, working on someone else’s oral hygiene, the question is: What’s she going to do about it? Especially when fame and fortune beckon in a comedy contest that could put her on the map … and change her life forever.Spin Cycle tells a wickedly funny, shamelessly erotic story of lovers and liars, exes and children, parents and other strangers. This hip and hilarious new novel by the acclaimed author of Neurotica introduces a heroine who never loses her sense of humor and who discovers, somewhere between the rinse and spin cycles, that love — and laughter — can truly conquer all.
Sue Margolis was a radio reporter for fifteen years before she started writing novels. Her books have sold more than half a million copies worldwide. She lives in England.
Don’t miss Sue Margolis’s Neurotica:“Screamingly funny sex comedy … the perfect novel to take on holiday.”— USA Today“Cheeky comic novel — a kind of Bridget Jones’s Diary for the matrimonial set … Wickedly funny.”— People (Beach Book of the Week)Available from Bantam Books
1. What’s the best moment for you in the process of writing a novel?Getting to the end! It’s a bit like giving birth – particularly since a novel takes me about nine months to write and there’s a fair amount of pain and shouting and cries of ‘this is the last time I will ever go through this’, along the way. At the same time, it’s also sad because I get really attached to the characters–only to abandon them.2. If you weren’t a writer, what career would you want to have?Easy–maybe I’m getting a bit carried away with the birth metaphors here, but I would love to be a midwife. I can think of nothing more fulfilling or rewarding than helping to bring new life into the world.3. What scene in your own books are you most surprised you wrote? All the sex scenes. Although I have a very relaxed and open attitude to sex, have always found it easy to talk about, and love writing these scenes, they still make me blush when I read them 4. What’s your secret vice? Eating the remains of the previous night’s take-out curry for breakfast–straight from the fridge.5. What do you give yourself when you need a pick-me-up?Curry! I’m an addict. I could live on Chicken Tikka Masala.6. What was your most memorable date (good or bad)?For our first date, this guy took me out for the most wonderfully romantic dinner. The food, the atmosphere, the location – everything was perfect. It cost a fortune. Afterwards we were in his car, about to drive home when he suddenly opened the door and threw up over the road. It turned out the crème brulee had been too rich. But it didn’t put me off. I ended up marrying him!7. What is your favorite quote?It has to be this from Samantha in Sex and the City:‘You men have no idea what we’re dealing with down there. Teeth placement, and jaw stress, and suction, and gag reflex, and all the while bobbing up and down, moaning and trying to breathe through our noses. Easy? Honey, they don’t call it a job for nothing.’
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