USA's six-hour television event, The Starter Wife, is based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name written by Gigi Levangie Grazer. Grazer has been one of chick lit's biggest and brightest stars but with The Starter Wife she has also conquered mom lit, fiction's hottest new category.
Gigi is the writer who dared to -- and succeeded in -- nailing Hollywood through her three brilliantly satirical and wickedly funny fictional send-ups. No other novelist has captured the cut-throat yet often sublimely ridiculous world of Hollywood and its caricature-like denizens as Grazer.
In all of her novels, she outs this insular society's undying addiction to attention-seeking and how far they'll go to uphold their status conscious-based values and superficial social mores. Grazer also has an uncanny talent for creating larger-than-life female characters who embody all of the messy contradictions that are inherent to a town whose main commercial product is celluloid fantasy, while still making her heroines relatable.