The Joke's on Me (2020)

The Joke's on Me Laurie Boris The Joke s on Me Former stand up comic Frankie Goldberg left her family behind to pursue success But fifteen years later when a mudslide plummets her hopes her home and her entire collection of impractical footwear
  • Title: The Joke's on Me
  • Author: Laurie Boris
  • ISBN: 9780982642399
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
The Joke's on Me Laurie Boris Former stand up comic Frankie Goldberg left her family behind to pursue success But fifteen years later, when a mudslide plummets her hopes, her home, and her entire collection of impractical footwear into the Pacific, she flees Los Angeles for her idyllic hometown In this story about family love and redemption, Frankie craves comfort, but continually finds that the jokeFormer stand up comic Frankie Goldberg left her family behind to pursue success But fifteen years later, when a mudslide plummets her hopes, her home, and her entire collection of impractical footwear into the Pacific, she flees Los Angeles for her idyllic hometown In this story about family love and redemption, Frankie craves comfort, but continually finds that the joke s on her.
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  1. Katherine

    Laurie Boris has written a comical book with her first novel, The Joke s on Me Humor is entwined throughout this book about former actress comic, Francine Goldberg, Frankie to family and friends, who returns home when she feels that she has been a failure The cherry red convertible and I bounced down the excuse for a road leading to my mother s bed and breakfast This was not the most pleasant car trip I d ever taken, and by the time I got to Woodstock, bed and breakfast were the only two things [...]

  2. L.B. Clark

    If you ve read any of Laurie Boris s other books, like Drawing Breath or Don t Tell Anyone, you already know what an amazing storyteller she is You know that she knows how to blend drama and comedy in a way thatwell, that pretty much emulates life And if you haven t read any of her work before, you should start immediately The characters, the story line, the prose, the dialogue, the descriptionsl great The Joke s On Me sucked me in from the get go, and I had to force myself to put the book down [...]

  3. Jessica Shepard

    I really truly enjoyed this book It was such a wonderful look into life, in almost a quiet way Having lived in the Hudson Valley for many years, I thought this book also did an amazing job of capturing life in a small NY town.

  4. Nancy Fischer

    I really liked this book The humor was very effective It was well written and descriptions of both place and feelings were spot on Good story.

  5. Georgiann Hennelly

    I was given a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.Frankie Goldberg is a former stand up Comic She had left her family behind in order to pursue success Fifteen years later she returns home after a mudslide sends her home and her collection of shoes, and her hopes into the pacific ocean She leaves LosAngeles for her hometown This is a beautifully written story of Family love and redemption What she finds in Woodstock her hometown is not what she left behind it seems her Sister [...]

  6. Linda

    Funny and romantic A must read Don t let the cover fool youis is a great book A heartwarming story about 2 sisters who handle life differently and learn about each other in the process There s also a sweet romance that makes you smile The story is full of quips that make you laugh out loud I loved it

  7. Dale

    Another engaging novel and likeable relatable characters from Laurie Boris Laurie is a true weaver of words and ideas with strands of story and real issues pulling me seductively along with them, making me think and far feel deeper beyond the entertainment value of this novel.

  8. Meg

    One of the things I love about books is their endless power to surprise you When I was offered a copy of Laurie Boris s The Joke s On Me, I wasn t quite sure what to expect but I accepted based on the first chapter It sounded funny Punchy And it didn t let me down.When Frankie Goldberg pulls back into Woodstock, N.Y with just her few possessions lodged in a bright red convertible, she s immediately greeted by her sister, Jude, leading a holistic retreat at the family bed and breakfast Nothing to [...]

  9. Nicole Storey

    Hello and Happy Monday Today, I am reviewing a book that I finished last week First of all, let me say that I normally don t read romantic comedies, so please excuse me if this review doesn t flow like like the ones I usually write The story started out slow for me I am sure this is because I m not used to this genre of books I hate to start a story and not finish it if I can help it , so I kept with itd I m glad I did Let this be a lesson to everyone don t give up on a book just because it does [...]

  10. Kati Bowditch

    This was a wonderful, light hearted look at sister parent and other relationships it was a very enjoyable though quick read and had me laughing at a few points along the way It seemed that the quick wit and humor that cropped up from time to time was extremely amusing but could have been I don t know I just wanted to see of the comedian take over and react to situations instead of the character trying to hold that part back, it seemed an huge part of her life away from home that she failed to [...]

  11. Kristin

    I won this book on First Reads.The book starts off a little on the slow side but than makes up for it later It s funny, sweet, and very well written It was so fun to watch the characters grow and come into their own at last This book is well worth the read.

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