From the publisher:
A hilarious novel full of Hollywood glitz, glamour, and scandal from New York Times bestselling author Gigi Levangie.
When he changes the locks, she changes the rules.
Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife – she has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband Trevor is a bigshot producer, and from the outside it looks like they’re living a picture-perfect celebrity life, complete with tennis tournaments and lavish parties.
But the job description of a Hollywood wife doesn’t cover divorce, which is the way Agnes’ life is headed after she comes home one day to find her credit cards cancelled and the security passwords to get into her enormous LA home changed. Oh, and there’s a guy there whose job it is to tase her if she tries to enter…which she does.
Needless to say, Agnes’ husband is dead set on making sure she loses big time, but Agnes isn’t the type to just lie down and take it. In a world of fremenies and hot nannies, personal psychics and “skinny” jello shots, Agnes may be losing her husband, but could that mean getting her own life back?
Been There, Married That is a drop-dead hilarious battle of wills that will make you laugh out loud, cringe, and keep turning the pages to see what crazy disaster will happen to Agnes next…and how she’ll rise from the ashes.
Agnes Murphy Nash comes from humble beginnings but has managed to turn herself into the perfect Hollywood wife; the world revolves around her husband, and every single decision she makes, from the sheets on the bed to who she lunches with, is in service to his ego.
The level of Hollywood narcissism shown here is astounding and makes it hard to empathize with or even believe the characters in this marital farce. Trevor Nash is the Oscar-winning producer who wants to divorce Agnes, because he is no longer happy, whatever that means. Together they have a daughter, and she is the unlikely pawn, also known as “leverage,” in this divorce.
Agnes is more self-aware than many of her contemporaries, realizes she is living in a bubble but likes it there. We get to read her every thought, and she has them at a dizzying pace making this a quick read, at times humorous, but mostly just exhausting.
Verdict: For fans of the Kardashians, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and the latest celebrity memoirs. Buy for demand only.
©Library Journal, 2020
2/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
BEEN THERE, MARRIED THAT by Gigi Levangie. St. Martin’s Press (February 11, 2020). ISBN 978-1250166814. 336p.
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