“Lala Pettibone’s Act Two” by Heidi Mastrogiovanni

Lala Pettibone’s Act Two


Lala Pettibone is a forty-something widow whose life is not on a good track right now. Forced to leave her beloved Manhattan and move back to Southern CA (oh, the horror!) when she loses her job following a cell-phone-related indiscretion, Lala and her menagerie of senior pets struggle with health problems, love problems, and the eternal question of whether you really need one more drink (the answer is always yes!).

This book is so endearingly goofy, zany, far-out, and every other word in that general category that it’s hard to know where to start with it. The jokes, wisecracks, and ridiculous situations come at you at a mile a minute, so that sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the actual plot. Lala herself is that crazy, zest-filled friend/maiden aunt you have stashed away somewhere who’s sort of really irritating and sort of the most fun person in your life, and reading about her is in turns hilarious and maddening. All in all, quite a fun little sex-and-alcohol fueled romp for the over-forty set, with the added bonus of sweet, lovable dogs 🙂

My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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