Saturday, June 16, 2012

MORE LIKE HER by Liza Palmer


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I first ‘discovered’ Liza Palmer through her first book, Conversations with the Fat Girl, which was an international best seller the first week it came out, because come on, who doesn’t LOVE that title? And it was a great book! More Like Her is her fourth novel, and it's about friendship, survival, grief and love.

Here is the blurb:

What really goes on behind those perfect white picket fences? 

In Frances’s mind, beautiful, successful, ecstatically married Emma Dunham is the height of female perfection. Frances, recently dumped with spectacular drama by her boyfriend, aspires to be just like Emma. So do her close friends and fellow teachers, Lisa and Jill. But Lisa’s too career-focused to find time for a family. And Jill’s recent unexpected pregnancy could have devastating consequences for her less-than-perfect marriage. 

Yet sometimes the golden dream you fervently wish for turns out to be not at all what it seems—like Emma’s enviable suburban postcard life, which is about to be brutally cut short by a perfect husband turned killer. And in the shocking aftermath, three devastated friends are going to have to come to terms with their own secrets . . . and somehow learn to move forward after their dream is exposed as a lie. 

Read an excerpt here: More Like Her

Here’s an interview with Liza on SheKnows Book Lounge you may like to check out!

Fun fact: Liza earned two Emmy nominations writing for the first season of VH1’s Pop Up Video – do you guys remember Pop Up Videos – those were so cool!

Anyway! To enter to win a copy of More Like Her, tell me, is there anyone you wish you were “More like her?” And why? And I don’t mean in a jealousy type way – who do you admire?

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91 comments:

Sakib Hasan said...

KNOWLEDGE WORLD

lucy872 said...

I wish I was more like my friend Karen - she is always upbeat and is just a great person. I try to follow by example...;-)

Carie Casey said...

My friend Amber. She is so physically fit and runs marathons and such. I wish I had her motivation.

Carie

Mary Jo Burke said...

I wish I was more like my friend, Mary. Patient, kind, funny: my three goals.

Anonymous said...

I wish I was more like my friend Kelly. She handles everything that comes her way with grace and integrity.

Colbey J

Kelleyc said...

My friend Gina...she has so much patience, and handles anything that comes her way without a complaint or anything! I wish I cold have her patience and good attitude!!! :)

Carol5814 said...

My mom. She was kind, gracious, loved by all.

betsy_blixt said...

My friend Shelley. She is confident, care about EVERYONE, and is such a hard worker. She gets what she wants but without hurting people in the process. She took me in when I was new to Boston and has helped me make so many friends. Not many people would do that.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I wish like I was more like my 21 year old self and still wearing a size 4!

Anonymous said...

My cousin Lauren - She is only 21, but she has almost completed college, traveled the world for missionary work, and is the most amazing person I know. She has done more in her 22 years than I have done in my 36 years! jennyb75

Juliet Farmer said...

not really. is that bad? ;)

Carly said...

I am pretty happy to be me but if I could take one of my good friend's attributes I would have more will power like Heather. I am impressed by her ability to eat right on a regular basis even when faced with sweet temptations. I am a sucker for sweets!

Carly H

Luvschocolate said...

My best friend, she has struggled with a lot of obstacles but always comes out on top.

Melissa said...

No one in particular, but I do wish I had more patience and could let things go (not bother me so much). Mel Rem

robynn78 said...

well my husband at times, he has a backbone in which at times i had..

equinn726 said...

I admire my friend Laura from nursing school. She's dedicated to her work outs and she exhibits an incredible amount of confidence and competence when working with patients and their families. She's a good leader, friend and role model.

Emily said...

I often wish I was more like my sister - she is sensitive, like me, but able to hide it a little better and not let things get to her as much.

Emily116

ludy2288 said...

I strive to be like my great grandma, kind, honest, with just the right amount of sass.

Joelle said...

I don't think there is anyone I'd like to be more like. there are things I wish were different about me, but not anything that anyone else is...if that makes sense at all.

- jobella

EBrowning said...

I wish I was more like Jillian Michaels or some other celeb trainer. Their motivation to exercise and stay healthy is something I greatly admire, but sometimes lack myself.

Nanette said...

I am inspired by my Spin Class instructor. She is in AMAZING shape and such a nice person!!

Nan :)

Bridget O'Neill said...

My friend Amy is really motivated and I really wish I had her motivation!

Denise said...

My best friend, she's more outgoing and spontaneous than I am. Or my sister, she's better with money :)

-Denise F.

Sslinsky said...

I wish I was more like my friend Michelle. She seems to have it all together. Boundless energy!

Sarah

Kristi said...

My BBF Stephanie. We grew up together and she's just an all around fantastic person. She always has shown a patience and insight that I haven't quite gotten figured out yet!

aggiekristi04

susieqlaw said...

susieqlaw

I wish I was more like my Mom-disciplined with her diet and exercise, never makes excuses, loving life, and fun!

Megan said...

i really admire my friend Jen. She is an amazing mother she's hip, and is so strong.
Eloisepeaches

Margaret said...

I wish I was more like a good friend of mine who is so into taking care of herself not just working out but spiritually too. Taking time out for herself. I always tend to get frazzled and well lazy too.

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

Corgi Lover said...

My mom. So patient and kind.

jdstec said...

My Mom. She is a giver.

Dani In Chicago said...

I wish I was more into relationships. but I'm just not. I like keeping things casual.

Jessica said...

I don't want to win this book because I've already won it on another site but I want this to be counted towards the grand prize that contains all of the books.

I wish I was more like Kelly Ripa. She is so pretty and thin and she seems so fun and down to Earth.

Thanks!
-Jessica M
walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

I'm always inspired by any woman who has her house clean, kids taken care of, etc. I work all day plus kid activities and really wish I had the energy to keep the house cleaner!
-tmd636

slm8803 said...

There are several people that I'd like to be more like...with attributes like patience and being able to see the positive side of things!

Bridget said...

I wish I was more like Ellen Degeneres. She is funny, and a great interviewer. And she is always giving back.

iambtinrb

canative said...

No one specific comes to mind. I guess any woman who has it together. Poise- confidence.

Nicole

Books & Reviews said...

There isn't anyone, I wish, I was like. Is that bad?

Kristen said...

My mom, for sure!

Kristen27

Becki**** said...

my friend Vicki is one of the most selfless people I know. . .truly without motive ..

EKB said...

my mom. she just seems to have it all together- she is insanely busy but is so organized and just goes with the flow from one thing to the next always making time for everyone. And she can time out her meals so well- I always end up with one side dish overdone and one not ready with everything else...

Marla W. said...

I admire my friend, Melissa. She's strong, motivated, intelligent, inspirational, a great mom while also being a great career woman...she's a great runner and takes care of her body - she's just all around AWESOME. She's an awesome friend and I'm lucky to have her in my life (she's my boss too - I'm a lucky gal)!

Lilian said...

I actually, secretly, admire my older sister...even though I would never admit it. She balances housework, school, and work so well.

lilianxchengATgmail.com
Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Jen said...

There are a few blogs that I follow that I wouldn't mind being like: Crunchy Betty (the creativity and adventuresome spirit to live/grow an all natural life style), The Bloggess (her amazing sense of humor and excellent vocabulary) & Jen Lancaster (her awesome outlook on life), to name just a few!

-Jen
jenknee1976@hotmail.com

TaraUB said...

I admire Michelle Obama. She seems like a very strong woman, and a great role model. Do I want to be just like her? No, but she has many great qualities that I could definitely work towards.

Melissa said...

That's a really tough question. I can't think of anyone off the top of my head. I wish I were more motivated like a lot of women I work with and I wish I were more like the amazing authors I read novels from.

Melissa A from CLC

Kim W. said...

I wish I was more like my friend Danna. She's very positive and has a great outlook on life. Plus, she's a naturally awesome mother!!

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I wish I was more like my friend Ashley. She doesn't let what other people say get to her like I do.
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keltban said...

I wish I could be more like my fiend Melissa. Her dedication to working out and eating right is something I strive for.

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I like being me.

brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

Shellybelly43066 said...

I agree with above.... I like who I am

Betsy said...

I admire anyone who is energetic, and like so to exercise.

ncsuloges said...

Manic Mommy or Emily Giffin maybe. This is a great book! I have already read it but noticed your reminder to enter everyday in order to win the grand prize.

Chrissy said...

I wish I was more like my friend Deedee. She makes things happen!

ReadWriteSing

Erin G said...

I wish I were more art & crafty like my friend Joy :)

Lindsay said...

My aunt!

faithspage said...

Nicole Kidman.
I wish I was her, so I could be married to Keith Urban haha

Kristin said...

I admire a few friends and wouldn't mind having some of their strengths - Maureen, Amy and you! You ladies rock and you know it :). And my friend Jessica, she is my mom role model. She keeps it real with me and is always there when I need her. Can I get some of my Grandma Dot's awesome characteristics as well? She was a rock star and I miss her.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I absolutely admire Aimee (an old co-worker). She would set a goal for something & just do whatever it took to get it done. I still struggle with my goal setting & her only advice is "you know WHAT you want, how bad do you want it?"

Terri said...

I'd like to piece together characteristics of all women in my life. Each one has something wonderful about her.

Terri M.

Bev V said...

I wish I could be more like my weight watcher leader. She's made her goal (and had as much as I do to get there), and is always so full of energy.

Bev (shaggy552@gmail.com)

A.C. said...

I wish I was more like my sister. Confident, outgoing, incredibly athletic, and beautiful.

TinaB said...

I wish I was more like my cousin, Kelly. She is crafty and makes almost everything her family eats from scratch! I'm not crafty at all and I'm a horrible cook...lol!!
Brannanflooring@aol.com

Emma S. said...

I wish I was more like my mom and oldest sister, Erin. They are both very patient, which I lack.

TinaPow said...

My friend Megan...she is always so sweet, thoughtful and optimistic

buttah said...

I wish I were more like my non-hormonal self before I had C-Man...early menopause SUCKS!!

accidentalgypsy said...

I wish I was more like my friend, Andrew. He's so outgoing, competes in IronMan races, and everything always seems to work out perfectly for him...it's almost freaky.

Alice said...

I wish I were more like my college roommate Allison. She has done everything she has ever set out to do and has become them most amazing teacher along the way.

Crystal said...

ooh wee...I'd have to pick one of my friends that are clean, healthy eaters and LOVE to work out. Oh! and that have good metabolisms. lol

crystal717

Sherry said...

I really don't have one person--there are several people that I wish I had part of them. Such as my son's BFF's mom who is so calm in every situation, and my BFF's willpower to lose weight and work out. I guess we surround ourselves with people of different qualities that we desire.

Amelia said...

my friend jennifer because she actually makes things instead of just reading about making things on the internet

Jeffie T said...

There are things that I admire about all the women around me. Otherwise, I wouldn't hang out with them.

Leslie said...

I wish I were more like my friend Jenna. She is dedicated to keeping in shape, frugral (but not overboard), and living a more green lifestyle. Oh well, maybe someday I will get there too! LeslieGC

Kimmi said...

I wish I were more like my friend Cindy, who's uber-organized and bursts with energy.

Krystal said...

I like being me! However, I wish wish I were more motivates and would love to master self-control!
kndyer

Dawn in CA said...

Wish I could be more like my friend Jill. She is a risk taker, fun, and doesn't sweat the small stuff.

Kristi said...

I don't wish I could be like anyone else. I'm happy being me although I wouldn't mind being a little more outspoken.

daisy said...

I wish I could be more like the women who go running everyday.

Margie said...

I have some friends who are very charming and gregarious. I wish I could be more like them sometimes.
Margie T

your invisible pixie said...

I have a few friends who I admire a lot because they definitely go after what they want. I try to be like them when I can.

Lisamarie said...

My friend Krista...Patient, Kind & women of God. Never a negative thing to say about anyone.

Nancye said...

I sometimes I wish I was more like my mom.

nancyecdavis At bellsouth DOT net

GoGreen said...

This one sounds good.



Bonnie

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

My friend Kris - she has so many friends and is a great friend herself.

Leah B said...

My sister - holy cow the girl does it all and makes it look semi easy. Plus I love her to death!

Anonymous said...

I admire my old boss. She is a strong woman who knows what she wants.

-Donna W.

Read Baby Read said...

Cheryl Straned that wrote the newest Oprah book pick, Wild. I admire that ANYONE, let alone a single woman could attempt something so bold, and adventurous. It is incredible what she did. I could not attempt to walk that many miles!

Katie said...

I admire anyone who can work full time and have a family and still be involved in activities such as church and charities.

LaVonne said...

My old neighbor Mary. She is the most gracious woman I've ever met and always perfectly put together.

bluestarbrite said...

My mom because she is so loving and caring. She has volunteered at places giving her time to help. She always helps me and my brother with anything that we need help with. She did a great job raising me and my brother and I only hope I can do as good a job with my children.

Christina said...

I wish I was more like my friend Andrea - she's so smart, confident, and a great leader. I work with her and I so admire her professionalism and corporate smarts...like how to play the politics and stuff!

ChristinaL

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