Falling in Love with Cathy Lamb

Our customers know books. So, when one of our customers suggested that I read a book by Cathy Lamb, I went straight over to the fiction section and picked up The Last Time I Was Me, by Cathy Lamb.  Then I spent a weekend reading the book cover to cover while simultaneously falling out of my chair laughing.

The Last Time I Was Me is about Jeanne Stewart, a creative director from an advertising firm in Chicago who recently had a nervous breakdown and lost her job. She is also facing civil and criminal charges for “creatively” breaking up with her boyfriend and is being forced to take anger management classes.  She ends up traveling to Oregon where her brother helps her get a job with the governor’s office. She buys a broken down house, runs naked by the river, falls in love and helps cover up a murder. And if that wasn’t enough to keep you interested, Cathy Lamb only hints at Jeanne’s “creative” break-up that landed her in anger management class, until the end when she has to go to court to face the charges.  I’m not going to tell you what she did, but I will say that it has something to do with peanut oil and an exacto knife.  Curious?  I guess you’ll have to read the book.  I want to reread the book, just writing about it.

So, if you love to laugh, I would highly recommend Cathy Lamb.  In fact, I’m going to go to Half Price Books right now and get another one of her books. 

What about you?  What author have you fallen in love with?

Julie is Production Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
You may follow her on Twitter at @auntjewey.

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