If you are a die-hard British chick-lit fan but also love a taste of American sensibilities, then Jane Green is the perfect author for you. This fabulous writer who penned the book JEMIMA J (my friend Jayna turned me on to that book and I loved it!) is a fabulous and fun writer who gets you right into the story with her great characters and storylines you could relate to. Who wouldn’t want to swap lives with someone who they think is living the life they’ve always wanted to live? Well, Swapping Lives does just that when a single Fashion editor at a British magazine trades places with a suburban Connecticut mom living a cushy life in a McMansion, with a doting husband, cute kids and a live-in nanny. I read this one in 24 hours. Give it a try…you won’t be disappointed! To purchase Swapping Lives Click Here or for more information about Jane Green and her latest books, visit her website at

For the chick lit afficionado, look no further than Sophie Kinsella, a fabulous British author who has captured the essence of what it’s like to be an ambitious, materialistic woman with a really great sense of humor. I’ve read all of Kinsella’s Shopholic books and loved every minute of them…probably because I can relate so well to her main characters. If you’re addicted to your blackberry and crazed on the job and wonder what it would be like if you chucked it all one day and stepped into someone else’s shoes, then The Undomestic Goddess is for you.
I finished book and thought it was adorable. Sophie Kinsella is a chick lit Goddess! If you’re heading out for a vacation or need a quick read on your commute, then this is the book for you! Click here to buy The Undomestic Goddess.


This book my Role Mommy friends is a doozy. I’m totally a chick lit fanatic so I never imagined I’d be hooked by this serious novel about a family who faces the greatest challenge in their lives when Anna, a 13 year old girl decides to hire a lawyer so that she can gain medical emancipation from her parents who have been using her since she was an infant to help cure their older daughter who is battling cancer. Very heavy subject, but let me tell you this – the moment you start reading, you will not be able to put this book down!
Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller who writes in the voices of all of her characters. The twists and turns in the book are amazing and it’s a story that will not only make you cry, but it’ll make you think about what you would do if faced with a similar situation. This is a great book to take along on a vacation, long train ride, or if you have an hour or two at the beach this summer. If you like this book, you can check out Jodi Picoult’s website for other great books – she’s the ultimate mother of reinvention…a woman who has found a way to pursue her passion while still being a great mom! Click Here to buy the book or visit Jodi Piccoult’s site for more information.

It?s one of the most anticipated novels of the season. Paul Malmont?s ?The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril? takes readers on a non stop pulp fiction ride through old New York. You may have already read the reviews calling ?The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril ? one the best books of the summer ? but there?s so much more to this story than just what you?ll read between the action packed pages. The story behind the book is one of the sweetest and most poignant love stories we?ve ever heard. Like most new parents, Paul and his wife Audrey were deliriously happy with the arrival of their son Nathanial but deliriously sleep deprived as well. Doting dad and husband that he is, Paul would get up ridiculously early with Nathaniel every morning and allow Audrey a few extra hours of much needed sleep. Paul started writing the book during these early morning playdates with his baby boy. While Nathaniel watched the Wiggles and Audrey slept, ?The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril? was born. After about a year of these am dates with his little man, Paul had completed the book. Audrey never knew what her husband was up to so you could imagine her surprise when he presented her with a most unique Mother?s Day gift ? his first novel, lovingly dedicated to his wife and young son. Note to all husbands ? a novel beats flowers and a spa gift certificate hands down! PAUL MALMONT PODCAST!!! Want to hear more about this new book that’s already climbing up the best seller’s list? Then listen to this free podcast featuring the author, Paul Malmont…Click here.

I just finished reading this book and it’s hilarious. Okay, it’s not chick-lit, but if there were chick-lit written by guys, then this would fit perfectly into the category. In fact, let’s call it Kitsch-lit. This happens to be a true story that reads like fiction. The story of a 28 year old comedy writer who decides to try out early retirement and moves to Century Village, Florida. Rodney moves in with an eccentric widow, her two cats and parrot that mimics his signature phrase “Hey Man, What’s Up?” and his annoying alarm clock. During his six month stint at Century Village, Rodney joins every club imaginable, from Shuffleboard to the Red Hatters Club and comes across a cast of characters that every Jewish kid who has been to Florida can easily relate to. I won’t give anything else away, but this is a great read for young, old and anyone with a sense of humor. Click Here to buy now!

The Escort Service

I run a personal escort service. Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. It’s not that kind of business. I’m my four year old son’s personal escort. If he has an urge to go to the bathroom in a restaurant right when our food arrives, he glances at me, his personal escort and declares, “Mommy, take me to the bathroom!” Sure my husband is sitting right next to him and can take him to the men’s room, but no, I’m the lucky chaperone who gets to escort him to the loo and wipe his cute behind since he always saves the number twos for me. But the personal escort service doesn’t stop at the bathroom. I have also found myself escorting him to the basement, the pantry, his bedroom, the toy chest, you name it and I’ve been there with my little companion. Don’t get me wrong. I love spending time with him but it’s getting to the point where he needs to start being a little more independent. Mommy does not have to escort you to the bathroom in the house when she’s literally 10 feet away on the couch and can monitor your every move. I’ve even gone so far as to offer monetary compensation if he takes a trip to the bathroom without me as his tour guide. The tactic worked and so far I’m out one dollar. Today, after I walked him downstairs and then took him to the bathroom he said, “Mommy, does Superman go to the bathroom by himself?” I thought for a moment and replied, “Absolutely, nobody has to take Superman to the bathroom, he can go by himself.” My son thought for a moment and then said, “Okay, then if Superman can do it, so can I. You can go sit down now Mommy.” Hmmm…maybe we’re onto something. Maybe I can finally close my shingle on my personal escort service. “Mommy…come take me to the kitchen,” I hear from the other room. Wishful thinking. Back on duty.