Are You in the Mood?

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Kensington Books, 2005 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The moment Camille Chaplin gets a rave review in The New York Times for her performance in an Off-Off Broadway show, she's certain it's her ticket to the big time. Instead the show tanks, her agent drops her, and suddenly Camille's career is about as hot as Tara Reid's. At least there's her sweet, reliable boyfriend, Daniel. All he wants is to marry her and start a family. Suddenly, Camille finds herself navigating a surreal, Upper East Side swirl of saccharin-sweet mommy-and-me classes, nannies with indecipherable accents, and women who can't seem to stop chirping about how "fulfilled" they are. Then, while apartment hunting, Camille runs into the charming, sexy Broadway director, Eric Hughes. It can't hurt to pretend to be interested in his stunning apartment. Or to be single. And childless. And available for an audition. Can it? Now, Camille is playing the role of her life--pretending to be two vastly different women on two completely different stages, and having a long as she can keep up the facade. But is she willing to risk everything she has for something she wants?

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Status Read from October 17 to November 10, 2016
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I just developed a hobby for reviewing books and this is my first review filled with disappointments.
At first, other than this book is set in NYC, it has terrible plots and horrendous characters.
How can a mother to a newly born be so disgusting who luckily also has a loving husband who is ready to understand and comfort her on every stupid steps she takes.
This book is set around Camille who is in my sense and opinion a failure in every aspect of life. All her life her lived with a fake name just to seek attention and she's such a selfish self-centered woman who actually thinks about throwing her baby out of the window just because he was caring to be fed!!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU WOMAN!!!
Camille is holding grudges on her dead father who was also a cheat to both, she and her mother... A man who was stuck in his fantasies and made his daughter drawn in them too...
I just have a thought here "How can you choose a profession or anything which already had torn your family apart..."
Honestly, I thought to give up this read many times but still I am not a quitter and Alas! I made it through this terrible book. Personally, I felt this book is the writer's (Stephenie Lehman) unfulfilled lust filled with filth that she was never able to make it on big screen or hearts.

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Stephanie Lehmann is the author of The Art of Undressing, Thoughts While Having Sex, and Are You in the Mood? A playwright and contributor to, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. You can visit Stephanie at

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