This work is included in round-ups of new fiction in women's magazines eg "Cosmo", "Elle". It is spunky chick-lit. "Spin doctor" is the story of Susan Lederer, a New York City therapist who's developed a bit of a hobby: giving out free advice to the other women who live in her apartment building. Her "office" is the basement laundry room of her building; her hours 7 a.m. until her neighbors run out of problems or their whites are whiter, whichever comes first. Among her pro bono neighbor/clients, there is Faith Nesbit, whose fiftieth wedding anniversary is approaching never mind that her husband has been dead for five years now. Talia Shaw is recovering from a divorce worthy of FOX reality TV. Alice is missing her best friend, her grandmother who recently passed away. Amy is the world's angriest young woman - and all over about ten extra pounds of baby weight she can't take off (and the two sisters who are thinner, prettier, better than her). All these women have in common is a shared laundry room, but what they have to offer each other is endless support, hope, experience, and energy. And as each of them negotiates a crossroads in their lives, they'll need those things more than ever.
Used availability for Leslie Carroll's Spin Doctor
January 2006 : USA Paperback
October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition