Stuff in the ‘Marilyn Simon Rothstein’ 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 Husbands and Other Sharp Objects (Lake Union, 2018) and  Lift And Separate (Lake Union, 2016), the hilarious and heartwarming novels for anyone who every had a family.

For more than twenty-five years, Marilyn owned an advertising agency in beautiful downtown Avon, Connecticut.

The author grew up with her two sisters in Flushing, Queens.  She went to Francis Lewis High School. Marilyn earned her degree in journalism from New York University, and began her writing career at Seventeen, the magazine. She has a master of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, and a master of arts in Judaic Studies from the University of Connecticut.

Marilyn is married to a man she met in an elevator to whom she dedicated Lift And Separate, and has two daughters. One is an award-winning playwright (By The Water, All The Days, The Invested), and the other one makes a living.

She enjoys theater and movies and other activities that do not require motion. Marilyn has few hobbies, other than hosting large, boisterous groups for holiday dinners two nights in a row.  Follow Marilyn on Twitter: @NounsandVerbs1, “Like” her page on FB: Marilyn Simon Rothstein

 


7 February, 2017

LIFT AND SEPARATE, Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Lift And Separate is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming story that begs to be a blockbuster starring Nicholson and Keaton and shares the vulnerability, wisdom, and brilliance of Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.” —Jennifer Belle, bestselling author of High Maintenance

Marcy Hammer’s life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, did814XnGZ221Liftn’t think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy’s through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress.

Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey’s departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all.

Lift and Separate is published by Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing (November 2016).

About the Author:

For more than twenty-five years, Marilyn Simon Rothstein owned an advertising agency in Connecticut. She grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, and married a man she met in an elevator.

Marilyn received a master of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and a master of arts in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut.


4 March, 2016

LIFT AND SEPARATE, Marilyn Simon Rothstein

The Ephron sisters meets Jennifer Weiner in a hilarious novel about what happens when a middle-aged woman’s husband, owner of a lingerie empire, Bountiful Bosoms, leaves her for his 32DD twenty two-year old fitting model. In the wake of the most humiliating event of her life, she seeks reconciliation and revenge, and finds friendship and love in unexpected places. Rothstein had a successful career in advertising before writing this debut novel.  The deal includes a sequel.  (Lake Union/Amazon Publishing, World Rights, October 2016 for Book 1)