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Lift and Separate Audiobook

Lift and Separate: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Marcy Hammer's life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, didn't think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy's through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress.

Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey's departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all.

©2016 Marilyn Simon Rothstein. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Diane C.
    Riverside, CA
    11/03/17
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    "slow start, good middle and end"

    Almost gave up during beginning - too much whining, but as other characters and their problems were introduced the story picked up. Good job by narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Burton
    United States
    16/03/17
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    "Couldn't stand her!"

    Really disliked the protagonist. Kept listening, hoping she would move on, but with just an hour left I have very little hope.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Patie
    01/08/17
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    "Sweet Though Predictable"

    Good book. sweet story. Easy listening, good narration. a bit predictable but a relaxing experience

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LaDonna Cherry
    Atlanta, Georgia United States
    28/04/17
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    "Nice take on renewal!"

    I really liked this tale of rebirth; very relatable. Easy, positive listening for the soul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Segovia-Munoz
    Ca. USA
    10/04/17
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    "great story
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    I love the way the audio version brought the book to life great story
    I loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria Wright
    The Berkshires, MA
    08/04/17
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    "Bought it for the title, stayed for the story"

    This is becoming a theme in my reading list, but I'm getting a major kick out of the books starring women my age. They've learned to take the long view and are available to hand out sensible advice to the younger ones. It helps that men are eternal, no matter how old or young, and that's not necessarily a good thing. ;~)

    I give five stars only to gorgeous prose, but I did enjoy this book. Solid four stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    MONROE, LA, US
    14/03/17
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    "cute"

    Good story. Mid-life crisis at its best. I really enjoyed this book. Cute cute cute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crystalew
    Anchorage, AK
    09/03/17
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    "Nine hours of my life I can never get back."

    I have listened to a lot of books this one has been the most disappointing story of all. This book is too much like real life we're usual stuff happens and most of the time we don't much about it. When it comes to books I should be entertained. I wanted the main character to react. I really wanted to like it.The writing itself isn't bad actually I've given better reviews to books that are written worst becuase atleast there was an attempt to have an entertaining storyline. I waited the whole story for the point, I never got it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chris Vernon
    CORALVILLE, IA, United States
    04/03/17
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    "Not Funny or even interesting. Hours of whining."

    Narrator was fine. But the main female character. (And I am so happy that I do not remember her name. Hoping that is a sign I will forget this whole painfully annoying book soon. ) Is so weak willed and whining about her poor life and her husband's affair. Which he tells her about instead of hiding it. How he is a Type A personality and Lingerie Mogul. But also a loving parent and caring husband, till he has a mid life crisis. Then she throws away 33 years of her marriage and tries to blame him. Even their kids think she is being a Drama Queen and Over reacting. In general she is a easy to hate character that goes to show Harvey is lucky to be getting free of her. Harvey is the Hero of this take. I truly hope this author does not keep trying to write such terrible characters and plots.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • BRUCE L. MANSFIELD
    HURST, TX USA
    28/04/17
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    "Rich wife whining about her divorce"
    What did you like best about Lift and Separate? What did you like least?

    Marci is funny but other than that the story is like a thousand others about a women going through a divorce. I would like one of these novels be by a women who is working and having trouble paying the bills and is not being supported by the husband they despise in a lavish life style. Having done divorce for 35 years the wife cheats as much as the husband but it is always the husband in these novels.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    There is no real ending. She learns to go on with her life like six billion other people


    Which character – as performed by Donna Postel – was your favorite?

    Marci is funny which is the only saving grace of this novel.


    Could you see Lift and Separate being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to this novel waiting for a real story to develop but it was like a thousand others. Wife learns to live on her own, like it is a great achievement.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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