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Spin Doctor by Leslie Carroll

Question:What do Amy, the new mom; Meriel, the West-Indian housekeeper; Claude and Naomi, the alternative couple; Faith, the elegant widow; and Talia, the super-skinny ballerina have in common?Answer: Abso-freakin'-lutely-nothing!Except that they all live lives of not-so-quiet desperation on the Upper West Side of New York City. What gets them through? Their unusual therapy sessions with supershrink Susan Lederer, held in the depths of the laundry room. Susan knows that all of life's problems eventually come out in the wash, but while the washers keep breaking down, she helps her female friends take control.But Susan's life has become an agitated mess. Her teenage daughter seems destined for a fast-food future; her son's adolescence hasn't quite hit yet . . . and her perfect husband is hiding something. Susan could use a really good shrink.Instead, her dirty linen exposed, she finds that it's her friends who rally 'round her, and by the final spin, she realizes that while it might not take a whole village, it does sometimes take a laundry room to get rid of the nastier wrinkles in life.Now if only she could find the formula for getting rid of that ring around the collar.

About the Author

Native New Yorker LESLIE CARROLL is a professional actress as well as a novelist and Bachelor of Arts. On stage, she has played classical and contemporary virgins, vixens, and villainesses in New York and in regional theatre, and has appeared in short films, daytime dramas, commercials, on voiceovers and talking books.

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Publication date

24th January 2006

Author

Leslie Carroll

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Publisher

William Morrow Paperbacks an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780060596132

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