Skinnydipping

Skinnydipping

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
A tale by the natural foods chef and star of Bethenney Ever After… is loosely based on the author's early adulthood and follows the experiences of a struggling actress and outspoken businesswoman whose ambitions lead her through several high-profile relationships. (This title was previously listed in Forecast.) 150,000 first printing.

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& Taylor

A tale loosely based on the author's early adulthood follows the experiences of a struggling actress and outspoken businesswoman whose ambitions lead her through several high-profile relationships.

Simon and Schuster
Four-time New York Times bestselling author and talk show host Bethenny Frankel makes her fiction debut with the novel Skinnydipping: “A totally fun, dishy read. This is the kind of book that is perfect to pack in your beach bag” (Hollywood Reporter).

Beloved by countless fans for being devilishly dishy, outrageously funny, and always giving it to us straight, four-time New York Times bestselling author Bethenny Frankel now makes her fiction debut with the story of Faith Brightstone. Faith is an aspiring actress just out of college who moves to LA determined to have it all: a job on the most popular TV show, a beach house in Malibu, and a gorgeous producer boyfriend. But when reality hits, she finds herself with a gig as a glorified servant, a role that has more to do with T&A than acting, and a dead-end relationship. Finally, Faith decides she’s had enough of La La Land and moves back to New York with just a suitcase and her dog, Muffin.

Five years later, Faith has finally found her groove as an entrepreneur and manages to land a spot on a new reality TV show hosted by her idol—the legendary businesswoman and domestic goddess, Sybil Hunter. Diving into the bizarre world of reality TV, Faith’s loud mouth and tell-it-like-it-is style immediately get her in trouble with her fellow contestants, and she learns about betrayal.

As the show comes to a dramatic close, Faith discovers that the man of her dreams may have just walked into her life. Will she choose fame or love? Or can she have it all?

Publisher: New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451667370
145166737X
9781451667431
1451667434
Characteristics: 350 p. 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Adamson, Eve

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Skychirp
Jul 12, 2018

Pretty good. Female empowerment qualities. Oddly similar to the author’s real life, however ending is fairytale based, not her actual ending at all.

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readlisten
Oct 19, 2012

I usually enjoy chick lit, but I found the first few chapters of this book quite upsetting. The heroine was initially quite reprehensible. A vacuous and thoroughly unpleasant slattern. However, the character soon morphs into a bright, amusing, loyal and hard-working young woman who finds herself on reality tv with a vicious Martha Stewart type character. It turns out that this novel is quite autobiographical and the author was indeed on reality tv (The Apprentice) with ....Martha Stewart! Frankel now has her on reality tv show. An easy read.

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freestone
Aug 27, 2012

Very similar to Bethenny's personal story..the plot was ok and somewhat predictable...still an ok read.

lafemmebonita Aug 16, 2012

It reminded me of what the show masterchef is like combined with what bethenny describes is her life.

mmg2681 Jul 16, 2012

This book seemed close to what life is like for Bethenny Frankel. I love her whit, but the book was a little too close to what she's mentioned about her family. A father that cared more about the horse races than raising his daughter, a mother who was never there for her, clubs and reality TV. It was pretty much Bethenny's life story with a little bit of fiction thrown in. I would consider this book average at best.

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zoe5years
May 24, 2012

If you like Bethenny Frankel you will love this book.

True to life, fast and funny read!

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