Sunday, January 8, 2017
Next Best Thing/Jennifer Weiner/389 pgs.
As a 3 year-old, Ruth Saunders survived a horrific car accident which left her parents dead, and one side of her face disfigured. Her spunky grandmother took over Ruth's care, seeing her through countless operations, and always being there for her. After graduating from college, Ruth follows her dream to go to California to become a screenwriter. Her grandmother goes with her, and Ruth eventually lands an assistant job to two "Daves"--both successful writers in Hollywood. They mentor Ruth, and she eventually gets "the Call" to produce her own television show. It's not what Ruth expects, and the reader is given an insider's view to the making of a successful television show. The book is a fast read, interesting characters and story line, and one that I can easily recommend!