Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reviews

"Exuberant characters, tenderness, satirical fun, and worthy insights ... should be a hit with middle-class women of a certain age."
Library Journal Xpress Reviews

"A funny, fast-moving page-turner of a book."
The Hudson Valley News


"Humorous, lively. Readers will sympathize and cheer for the characters, and find much to relate with in their own lives. Recommended for women readers, but all readers will enjoy it."
Booksie's Blog

"Thoughtful ... funny ... has humor and heart."
Lesa's Book Critiques

"A very enjoyable book, even if you think its world is science fiction."
Chaotic Compendiums

"Two thumbs up!"
Something She Wrote

"A true delight."
Book Loons


One of December's "Top 5 Must-Read Selections."
Jen's Jewels


"A must read."
Two Ends of the Pen


"Every bit as fabulous as I thought it would be."
Minding Spot

"A new entrant for one of my favorite books of 2011."
Great Thoughts


"The Mother-Daughter Show is a wise and lively look at real grown-ups, alleged adults, and women-in-training. The characters are wonderfully rendered and the setting, the ultimate, upscale private school in Washington, D.C., is perfect for author Natalie Wexler’s satire."
Susan Isaacs, New York Times bestselling author of As Husbands Go

"The Barton Friends School’s mother daughter musical is the stage on which the wildly talented Natalie Wexler plays out the foibles, insecurities, and imperfections that plague us all. Every page of this very contemporary page-turner is written with a heartfelt, humorous touch, with characters so vivid and real, they came to feel like friends I’d known forever. I loved the satirical look at the world of private schools, and I cherished the way it inspired me to feel: that ultimately it takes all of us, opening our hearts and turning to each other, for the show of life to go on."
Rachel Simon, New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Beautiful Girl and Riding the Bus With My Sister

"A terrific read. Told from the alternating points of view of Amanda, Susan and Barb, the book touches the dangerous heart of the mother-daughter relationship and captures an intimate portrait of these flawed and entirely sympathetic mothers. It’s funny and heartbreaking and so credible I laughed out loud. But oh, do I remember this story as my own!"
Susan Shreve, author, Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven

“These housewives of D.C. may be privileged, but they are nonetheless sandwiched between the rocks of their ailing mothers’ needs and the hard places of their unreadable daughters’ imminent graduation. Toss in a few marital and professional insecurities, and who can blame them if some of their stress gets displaced onto the planning of the annual musical? Witty and wise throughout, The Mother Daughter Show highlights Natalie Wexler’s keen perceptions—of family dynamics, social mores, and professional subcultures—and reminds us of life’s one constant: change.”
Erika Dreifus, author, Quiet Americans

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