Walk Of Fame
would you do if you woke up
and discovered your fun-loving,
sexy husband has been replaced by
a workaholic celibate android
whose every move is planned with
WOULD YOU a) be content to be a bored and fed up suburban housewife with
writer's block, fantasising that your real parents are Jackie Collins
and Sidney Sheldon; b) reach for the Prozac, or c) move in with a Hollywood
heartthrob with the kids in tow?
In The Motherhood Walk of Fame by Shari Low, Carly is a writer for Family
Values magazine with two sons, whacky friends and psychotic PMS who has
had the lot a handful of hunky ex-lovers, exotic jobs in weird and wonderful
places and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Now, with two books published but with
her family taking her for granted and no time to herself, she has had ENOUGH!
Frazzled, exhausted and permanently splattered with food by her offspring, Carly
is being driven to the point of demented hysteria.
There she is one moment, wishing a famous, fabulous movie star would whisk her
away from all this and the next, she is called by an old flame who just happens
to be a famous, fabulous movie star! And he's got Hollywood falling in love
with her book. No contest the chance of a lifetime to make her presen-tations
to Hollywood moguls. Is there anything this girl can't do?
Told in a matter-of-fact, go-with-the-flow kind of way, The Motherhood Walk
of Fame is an amusingly-written easy read that takes a no-holds-barred poke
at life as Carly weathers the see-sawing emotions that all mothers will recognise
while she tries to balance family with possible fame. Missing her husband but
loving her new life in a Hollywood mansion with the promise of success, crunch
time will come soon enough.
Superstar Sam or husband Mark which one will win? Or will it be fairy
godmother Jojo who can transform Carly into a vision of loveliness at the bat
of a false eyelash? Will her fragile ego be shattered on the marble coffee table?
Shari takes us on a roller-coaster ride through Carly's life and you begin to
wonder where Carly ends and Shari begins. The Motherhood Walk of Fame
keeps you guessing and throws up a number of issues facing career-minded mothers.
The 'paralysing medical condition' (sulkus extremis) that prevents Carly from
calling her husband on the other side of the pond is one that strikes home and
you can understand why Carly would never have Botox when all she needs to control
her family is the lift of an eyebrow!
Who wouldn't swap a libido-less husband and domestic strife for glitz and glamour?
Carly thinks red-carpet dresses, film premieres and obscene amounts of money.
What she doesn't foresee is marital disaster, a stormy career and Temptation
with a capital T.
Carly has got her foot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but can she make
it to the end without falling flat on her face? Is life in La-La Land all it's
cracked up to be? And is home really where the heart is?
And that, dear reader, is for me to know and you to find out…
The Motherhood Walk of Fame by Shari
Low, published by Avon, is available from all good bookshops at an RRP of just
£6.99 (Go get it, girl!).
"There are only two words for Shari Low: utterly hilarious!" Carmen
Reid, author of The Personal Shopper
"Great fun from start to finish," Jenny Colgan, author of West End
Shari Low Shari's working life has been nothing if not varied.
She has been a nightclub manager, standing on club doors, arguing with crazy
drunk people in Glasgow and Shanghai; run a leisure complex in Hong Kong; and
was a big name in toilet paper sales (yes, really!).
After getting engaged six times, she finally made it down the aisle with the
man of her dreams. Two children (and the stretch marks to prove it) later, Shari
now spends her days writing books, screenplays she has a sitcom in develop-ment
with the BBC and two weekly columns for the Daily Record.
Check out Maggie Woods' interview
with Shari, read the review of her latest book, Temptation
Street and visit her website at sharilow.com.