Stuff in the ‘Husbands and Other Sharp Objects’ Category

6 July, 2018

HUSBANDS AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS awarded Earphones Award, AudioFile Magazine!

Exciting news! Husbands and Other Sharp Objects has been awarded an Earphones Award from AudioFile Magazine.

HUSBANDS AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS
Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Read by Pamela Almand • Unabridged • JULY 2018
Brilliance Audio • Trade Ed.

Listeners are swept away by romantic discovery and melodrama in this outstanding performance by Pamela Almand. Like most of her friends, Marcy wants a new start. She begins to date a man named Jon while planning to divorce her husband, Harvey. When her daughter announces that she’s getting married, Marcy is roped into planning her daughter’s wedding at the same time that her new boyfriend is pressing for a commitment and her husband changes his mind and begs Marcy to come back. Almand’s portrayal of Marcy, an exhausted mother who must keep the wedding planning from spiraling out of control, is absolutely spot-on. G.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine


7 March, 2018

HUSBANDS AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS, Marilyn Simon Rothstein

A heartwarming, hilarious novel for anyone who has ever had a family, from the author of Lift and Separate.

After a lifetime of marriage, Marcy Hammer is ready to get herself unhitched – just as everyone else in her life is looking for a commitment. Her new boyfriend, Jon, wants to get serious, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Harvey, is desperate to get back together. When her headstrong daughter announces a secret engagement to Harvey’s attorney, Marcy finds herself planning her daughter’s wedding as she plans her own divorce.

Now with two huge events on the horizon, the indomitable Marcy soon realizes that there’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in everybody. From petty skirmishes over an ever-growing guest list to awkward confrontations with her sticky-fingered new in-laws, pulling off the wedding is going to be a challenge; seeing her divorce through is going to be a trial. And trying to make everyone happy might prove to be impossible – because in the end, Marcy alone must make a choice between something old and something new.

Witty, humorous, heartwarming, entertaining, and wonderful.” Linda’s Book Obsession

“Hilariously funny, relevant, and full of charm. You can’t help but fall in love with this story! Marilyn Simon Rothstein will make you laugh and cry, and when you reach to the end, you’ll close the book with a smile on your face, fully satisfied. Highly recommended!” —Loretta Nyhan, author of All the Good Parts

“Funny, poignant, and downright heartwarming! Rothstein is definitely an author to watch. Her humor is snappy and smart, yet she knows how to tug at a reader’s heart and leave them with a sigh.” —Bette Lee Crosby, author of The Summer of New Beginnings

“From the very first page, I knew I was in expert hands; by the time I reached the last, I was already missing the hilarious and all-too-real characters in Marilyn Simon Rothstein’s Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. Rothstein has a true gift for humor and a knack for hitting the nail on the head—and her latest is no exception. Prepare to laugh a lot, cry a little, and come away from this novel feeling full of hope and joy.” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

“Hilarious and heartfelt, Rothstein’s latest overflows with authenticity as we follow Marcy navigating life after her marriage has gone to seed. The novel thrums with honesty, balanced with the perfect mix of tension, laughter, and self-discovery. Allow yourself to laugh out loud!” —Eliza Gordon, author of Dear Dwayne, With Love



2 March, 2017

Rothstein

Marilyn Simon Rothstein is the author of Lift and Separate, winner of the Star Award presented by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association for Outstanding Debut. Lift and Separate has topped the Amazon Best Seller charts in the categories of Satire as well as Humorous American Fiction. Her second novel, Husbands And Other Sharp Objects, was released by Lake Union Publishers in 2018.

Marilyn grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, married a man she met in an elevator, and owned an advertising agency for more than 25 years. She received an M.A. in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut.

She enjoys reading, theater, fillm and other activities that do not require motion. Twice a year, she hosts  large, boisterous groups for holiday dinners two nights in a row. Marilyn  lives in Avon, Connecticut, near Hartford, with her husband, Alan.

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