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The Starter Wife

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
there are starter jobs. starter cars. starter houses. and then there are starter wives.


From the bestselling author of Maneater comes The Starter Wife, a sexy, savvy, and wickedly funny novel about life after divorce and one woman redefining herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head.


When her husband Kenny dumps her by cell phone mere months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock finds herself reeling. Though her nine-year role as the wife of a semifamous Hollywood studio executive often left her dry and she never fully embraced the "status" (according to Kenny), Gracie has grown accustomed to the unique privileges afforded by Tinseltown's brand of power and wealth: reservations at Spago on a Friday night; beauty treatments by dermatologists (Arnie), manicurists (Jessica), and colorists (Cristophe) to the stars; line-jumping at Disneyland with her daughter and Ugg-wearing celebrity offspring. And despite the fact she had consented to name their daughter Jaden in a (failed) attempt to lure Will Smith to one of Kenny's productions, Gracie believed she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she'd be a starter wife. But now that her marriage is over, her phone isn't ringing, her mailbox is empty, and it's only through a faux pas by her world-class florist that she learns her husband has upgraded: Kenny is dating a pop tartlet.

With images of Kenny's 'tween queen everywhere she turns, Gracie seeks refuge at her best friend's Malibu mansion for some much-needed divorce therapy. Soon she's associating with all the wrong people, including a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning, the security guard at her gated community, and -- God forbid -- Kenny's boss, one of Hollywood's better-known Lotharios.

With her signature wit, sassy style, and cameos of the rich and famous -- and wannabe rich and famous -- Gigi Grazer tackles the most delicious and dastardly details of a divorce and recovery, Hollywood style.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Starter Wife (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Gigi Levangie
ISBN: 1-84617-465-1 / 978-1-84617-465-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59722-045-0 / 978-1-59722-045-3 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 0-7432-6502-5 / 978-0-7432-6502-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Starter Wife - Movie Tie-In
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-4165-4448-8 / 978-1-4165-4448-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Star
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1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Starter Wife
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ISBN: 0-552-77165-1 / 978-0-552-77165-8 (UK edition)
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August 2006 : UK Perfect Paperback

Title: Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie
ISBN: 0-552-21378-0 / 978-0-552-21378-3 (UK edition)
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 0-7432-6503-3 / 978-0-7432-6503-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Downtown Press
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March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Starter Wife, The
Author(s): Gigi Levangie
ISBN: 0-593-05550-0 / 978-0-593-05550-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-5012-7302-7 / 978-1-5012-7302-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Starter Wife, The
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-5012-3379-3 / 978-1-5012-3379-1 (USA edition)
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
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ISBN: 1-4558-0786-9 / 978-1-4558-0786-4 (USA edition)
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Starter Wife
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59737-624-8 / 978-1-59737-624-2 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
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ISBN: 1-59737-620-5 / 978-1-59737-620-4 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59737-616-7 / 978-1-59737-616-7 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59737-615-9 / 978-1-59737-615-0 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59737-617-5 / 978-1-59737-617-4 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59737-618-3 / 978-1-59737-618-1 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59737-623-X / 978-1-59737-623-5 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
ISBN: 1-59737-619-1 / 978-1-59737-619-8 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

June 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Starter Wife
Author(s): Gigi Levangie Grazer
Publisher: Pocket Books
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