Friday, October 12, 2012
Bad Marie - Marcy Dermansky
Bad Marie, Marcy Dermansky
Harper Perennial, 2010
Marie is bad. Very, very bad. Outrageous, in fact. She's been in prison. She has no boundaries. She will steal your money and the food in the fridge and your bathrobe and your French husband and your child. She will run away to France with your French husband and your child ... and think she is better for them - the husband and the child, and probably the bathrobe and all of France, too - than you are. And as outrageous as she is, you will find yourself, against all odds, sort of ...liking her.
Marie has both the naivete and the chutzpah to break rules without a second thought. She will be annoyed and inconvenienced by the royal mess she sets in motion, but she won't feel guilty. Marie's misguided indignation will make you laugh in spite of yourself. And although her offenses are truly egregious, there is something oddly sweet about her.
Pair this brisk, entertaining read with imported berries, chocolate mousse, and a shot of whiskey.
I purchased my copy of Bad Marie from Powells.