Eliza is looking to date a rock star -- though she uses the term loosely. None of her boyfriends have been famous. Most have unbearable habits and overbearing mothers. A few only played show tunes. Read more...
Eliza is looking to date a rock star -- though she uses the term loosely. None of her boyfriends have been famous. Most have unbearable habits and overbearing mothers. A few only played show tunes. Still, they're intense. Pierced. Tragically stubbled. With a predilection for dressing in black. Eliza finds them deep -- in theory, anyway. But in reality, none comes close to the object of her original rock-star crush: actor/crooner Jack Wagner. When her latest catch turns out be another mama's boy, Eliza begins to realize love is nothing like her favorite '80s song. Is she ready to face the music?
Just as Eliza is planning her next move, she's dealt an emotional triple-whammy involving her sister, her best friend, and a horrific blind date. That's when she realizes that only by taking a good look at her past -- and her tape collection -- will she ever be able to hear a different kind of song and live a different kind of life.
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Every woman needs a rock star in her past. In Elise Juska's cheeky novel, Getting Over Jack Wagner, Eliza's rock star Karl comes with unique baggagea throbbing Saab Turbo 9000, and a mama who pinches his cheeks and eyes Eliza with suspicious dismay. Eliza has her own baggagefear of commitment in the relationships she bounces through. Still, she always has her two dearest friends to confide in. But even Hannah and Andrew can't give her the answers to life and relationships that she seeks. Juska takes 20-something chicklit one step further into real life in this quasi-autobiographical search for the great truths of living. Eliza audaciously refuses to let the disappointments of life bring her down. And when she goes home again, she discovers it's okay to do her living on her own. Addictive as dark chocolate, the home truths surreptitiously woven into this story are just as delicious