Okay, I really AM on vacation. Today involved a leisurely swap meet, some birdwatching, some time in the library, catching some crabs, and drinking diet root beer while staring at boats. My idea of a good time.
it is GCC time again!
Ellen Meister has her debut novel on audiobook read by Lisa Kudrow. Click here for the clip. How cool is that?
The book is SECRET CONFESSIONS OF THE APPLEWOOD PTA, and it's a distinctly adult tale of three conflicted Long Island housewives whose lives come apart when a Hollywood location scout comes to town. Library Journal gave it a starred review and said: "Meister's debut novel is heartbreakingly funny, her characters facing life's dramas and disappointments head on with wit and spunk." And you can read a preview here.
Her blog is good fun, and she has all the GCC members pitch and cast their book as a Hollywood movie. (I'm up in a couple months for the Boy Book, but haven't done it yet!) So if you're curious about what all those funny women from my blog fantasize about when the imagine their books as movies, head on over. Cute pictures of Josh Lucas, Adrian Grenier, Christian Coulson and the like, don'tcha know?
Anyway, read on to see Ellen's Fly survey, in which she made me think about Superman in a whole new way.
The Fly on the Wall Survey
questions by ME, answers by Ellen Meister
1) If you could be a fly on the wall somewhere, anywhere – where?
kk Backstage at the Oprah show when they're discussing book recommendations.
2) If you could have one superpower, what?
A Since I have 60 hours of work to do every day, I think it might come in handy if I could move like The Flash.
3) What is your superhero name? Why?
Multimom, capable of doing so many tasks at once it seems like there's more than one of me
4) Who is your favorite superhero?
Superman, of course. I mean, he's the man of steel. Use your imagination.
5) Favorite non-super hero?
A certain wonderkid who's overcome more obstacles than anyone should have to.
6) Recommend us a superhero movie.
I'm not much of an action movie fan, but I liked Spiderman.
7) If you could turn in to any animal, what? Why?
A dog. They're the loyalest friends.
8) Do you (or have you ever) read comic books? What? When?
As a kid, I was a fiend for Superman comics.