Emmy-nominated comedy writer Kristin Gore is the daughter of Tipper and Al Gore and has written for several television shows during the past five years, including Saturday Night Live and Futurama.
An Emmy-nominated comedy script writer â€“ so what? â€“ But the author also happens to be Al Goreâ€™s daughter and to our surprise she can write and itâ€™s entertaining to boot. Balancing seventy-hour working weeks on Capitol Hill as an aide to a Senator, an exciting love affair and an over-active imagination fuelled by coffee and cosmopolitans would keep anyone busy. But Sammy's also trying to run a national political campaign whilst battling against journalists, treachery and a tendency to sabotage herself... Says Newsweek, â€˜Sammyâ€™s Hill is a laugh-out-loud literary debut, certain to draw comparisons to Bridget Jonesâ€™s Diaryâ€™ and we rather agree. Comparisons: Helen Fielding
In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Jiminy Davis abruptly quits law school and flees Chicago for her grandmother Willa's farm in rural Mississippi. In search of peace and quiet, Jiminy instead stumbles upon more trouble and turmoil than she could have imagined.She is shocked to discover that there was once another Jiminy--the daughter of her grandmother's longtime housekeeper, Lyn--who was murdered along with Lyn's husband four decades earlier in a civil rights-era hate crime. With the help of Lyn's nephew, Bo, Jiminy sets out to solve the cold case, to the dismay of those who would prefer to let sleeping dogs lie.Beautifully written, and with a sure grip on the tensions and social mores of small towns in the South, Sweet Jiminy will captivate its readers, and fans of Kristin Gore's earlier novels will be intrigued and compelled by this new direction for her fiction.Praise for Kristin Gore and Her Previous Titles"e;A beltway Bridget Jones."e; -Elle"e;Refreshing and charming."e; -USA Today"e;Juicy."e; -Women's Health"e;A lighthearted, fun read."e; -Entertainment Weekly"e;Funny . . . illuminating and even inspiring."e; -Publishers Weekly"e;Gore has a sardonic sense of write-what-you-know dictum."e; -The Los Angeles Times"e;Sweet, smart, sexy."e; -The Washington Post Book World"e;Smart yet vulnerable . . . a modern-day Mary Tyler Moore."e; -The Chicago Sun Times"e;A hilarious and suspenseful romp."e; -Bookpage "e;A delightful read."e; -The New York Post"e;Sly plot twists and big laughs, and every word rings true."e; -Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons
In this incisive comedy, late twenty-something Sammy Joycehypochondriac, klutz, jumper-to-conclusionsis in the White House as a health-care advisor to the newly elected administration. All the chips seem to be falling into place: Shes living with her best friend and reveling in her romance with Charlie Lawton, an up-and-coming Washington Post reporter.However, soon after taking office, the administration finds itself deep in a red-hot scandal. President Wyes old problem with the bottle re-emerges. His family is creating havoc. And an informant begins leaking damaging information. On top of it all, a secret deal with an Indian pharmaceutical company unleashes a fury that threatens the administration to its core. As Sammy fights to distance herself from professional turmoil, Charlie gets promoted and moves to New York. Can she hold her ground when her relationships, ideals, and ability to trust are all coming apart at the seams? In SAMMYS HOUSE, Kristin Gore brings a novelists eye to the inner workings of the White House, giving hilarious insight and a fresh perspective on political life.