Book Club

NEW DATE: Thursday, August 5th
7:30 P.M.

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

MY LUCKY STAR (Joe Keenan). The glamorous Hollywood novel gets a sharp send-up as a smart drawing-room comedy crossed liberally with farce in this third offering from a successful television writer. Struggling playwrights Philip and Claire are summoned to Tinseltown by their calculating friend Gilbert to be screenwriters for a legendary diva, Diana Malenfant, and her megastar son, Stephen Donato. When the budding screenwriters are revealed as inadvertent plagiarists, Philip is forced to ghostwrite the memoirs of Diana's toxic has-been sister, Lily, and turn over all potentially damaging pages to Diana and Stephen. Lily is threatening to expose the silver screen's best-kept secret, that Stephen is gay. All are coexisting in a glittery detente until L.A.'s most fashionable madam gets the goods on the entire cast and demands a production credit, prodding the ever-capable Claire to devise the most madcap of rescues. The witty banter, zany plot twists, and colorful, likable characters (even the dastardly villains) provide a delight for fans of brainy comedy. If the ghost of Noel Coward isn't pleased, Frasier's is. (Kaite Mediatore, BOOKLIST)
  1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or
  2. Read it.
  3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
  4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!


Anonymous said...

TOMMY: This was a fun book. I think I still have it somewhere. I put the event on my calendar. I'd love to come. said...

Mid-leadership camp and school starts next week... swamped, so I'll miss this month. :-( Sorry! See you in September!! James

Anonymous said...

I will be there