The Easy Hour: A Novel of Leisure (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages
5 Reviews
Welcome to the “Easy” life!

When overworked, underpaid women’s wear retail slave Lisa Galisa (the rhyming name is only the beginning of her agonies) suddenly becomes the personal assistant to an infamous Chicago socialite, she accidentally, hilariously, becomes the toast of the town. Catapulted into the role of trendsetter, this frustrated working-class girl seizes the opportunity to unleash some South Side mayhem on a gullible society that hungrily embraces the next “new thing.”

Lisa offers them the “Easy” lifestyle, encouraging her new crowd to shake it up and party alongside janitors, fry cooks, and bricklayers. Soon she has the upper crust patronizing dive bars, wearing cheddar-hued polyester, and grooving to the bewitchingly canned melodies of easy listening—the emperor’s new music. And the social set is having it.

But as the Bridgeport-born-and-raised charlatan begins to buy into her own fraud, longing to leave behind the land of retail hell and Polish “saah-sidges” for life among the beau monde, her eccentric family and a mysteriously handsome janitor with a penchant for astronomy dip into their own bag of tricks to keep her on the right side of sanity, if on the wrong side of the tracks.

Join Lisa Galisa and the rest of these charming oddballs at the Easy Hour, where they find the best remedy for a hard existence is a little easy listening.


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Review: The Easy Hour: A Novel of Leisure

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Did not even finish the book. Got about 100 pages in, and was so uninterested that I had to put it down. While the Chicago setting was mildly interesting, I found zero entertainment in the narrator. Read full review

Review: The Easy Hour: A Novel of Leisure

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

better than fat bald jeff but not as good as unimaginable zero summer (the first book i found from this author). she manages to make her main characters un-sympathetic but then somehow likeable. kind of strange. fun 'easy' read :) Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
18
Section 4
29
Section 5
37
Section 6
42
Section 7
47
Section 8
51
Section 16
138
Section 17
147
Section 18
168
Section 19
180
Section 20
185
Section 21
198
Section 22
202
Section 23
208

Section 9
61
Section 10
75
Section 11
83
Section 12
93
Section 13
103
Section 14
111
Section 15
126
Section 24
219
Section 25
236
Section 26
243
Section 27
258
Section 28
260
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About the author (2007)

LESLIE STELLA is the author of Fat Bald Jeff. She lives with her husband in Illinois. Visit her website at www.lesliestella.com.


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