It's official - book club has begun. Yesterday we decided to kick off with If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend by Allison Pace. From the reviews, it sounds like this is chick lit that everyone will like - fingers crossed. My intention for book club is to cover anything from quick, girly reads to thought-provoking novels. We'll see if that happens. I'm starting out with a good dose of chick lit to make sure I get some of my friends through the front door. The book is hard to find but is available on Amazon.
Here is a quick review I pulled from Chick Lit Books:
Meet Jane Laine. She works for the prominent Dick Reese gallery in New York City. At the beginning of our story she has just been dumped unceremoniously by her boyfriend Jack. She enjoys her artsy job, although Dick Reese, the gallery owner, is a complete tyrant, and at least one of her coworkers is catty and annoying. Jane holds a Master’s degree in Art and usually is really good at figuring out the meaning behind each artist’s piece. That is, until she comes across Ian Rhys-Fitzsimmons. Ian is known as a genius, and his work is highly regarded throughout the art world. When Jane’s boss drops the bomb on her that she has to accompany Ian on a five month international art fair tour, Jane is disappointed. How is she going to promote an artist’s work she doesn’t even “get”? And why now, when she is trying to get her love life started back up?
Thus begins Ian and Jane’s tour, which starts in England and continues on through Rome, Chicago, and many other places. Through their time spent, Jane begins to slowly learn just what it is about Ian’s work that is so popular. And she begins to wonder if maybe she had someone great in front of her the whole time, but just didn’t know it…
I'm hoping the travel and art aspects will create for something interesting conversation. I'll let you know shortly!