Skinnydipping | Bethenny Frankel | 2012 Novel | 368 Pages
I was looking for a light, fun, summer read last week and happened to pick this up at Barnes & Noble. As soon as I started reading the first chapter, I knew this was exactly what I was wanting to bury my head in. I was literally laughing out loud! If you are wanting a funny, easy read, then skinnydipping is a great one to consider. Utterly entertaining to say the least. I couldn’t put the book down and that say’s a lot with my chronic A.D.D. You will notice that this book was inspired by actual events in Bethenny Frankel’s real life with fictional characters that are parallel to hers.
Faith Brightstone is Bethenny Frankel. Muffin is Cookie, her dog. Have Faith Muffins were her own muffin company, called Bethenny Bakes before her skinnygirl empire. She does have a very strained relationship with her father. Have Faith mojitos is her $120 million skinnygirl cocktails. She did also get her big break from Martha Stewart’s spinoff of “The Apprentice” like “Domestic Goddess.” Her prince charming, Harris is Mr. Jason Hoppy…
‘Swamp Crotch’ and “Can someone please tell me why we spend our entire childhoods trying to get our underwear out of our asses, and our entire adulthood trying to put it back in there?” are just some of the funny inserts you will read. 🙂
Enjoy! X KJ
Faith Brightstone is an aspiring actress just out of college, who moves to LA determined to have it all—a job on the most popular TV show, a beach house in Malibu, and a gorgeous producer boyfriend. But when reality hits, she finds herself with a gig as a glorified servant, a role that has more to do with T&A than acting, and a dead-end relationship. Finally, Faith decides she’s had enough of La La Land and moves back to New York with just a suitcase and her dog Muffin.
Five years later, Faith has finally found her groove as an entrepreneur and manages to land a spot on a new reality TV show hosted by her idol —the legendary businesswoman and domestic goddess Sybil Hunter. Diving into the bizarre world of reality TV, Faith’s loud mouth and tell-it-like-it-is style immediately get her in trouble with her fellow contestants— the delusional socialite; the boozy lifestyle coach; the moody headband designer; and her closest friend, the ambitious housewife who eventually betrays her. Even Sybil is not what she appears.
As the show comes to a dramatic close, Faith discovers that the man of her dreams may have just walked in to her life. Will she choose fame or love? Or can she have it all?