It's fun to read about trophy wives getting dumped, being crushed and coming to realize that there's more to life than planning parties and buying Prada. Well, it's not always fun, but when reading Gigi Levangie Grazer you find yourself rooting for the heroine, hoping she will triumph against the odds and the ex-husband. Grazer got famous after USA made her book The Starter Wife into a miniseries (it's mind-rotting--great clothes, a mysterious swimsuit-wearing man and a sardonic view of Hollywood). Now Grazer has come up with another great one. Her new book wades back into the divorces of rich people when an NYC real estate mogul dumps his wife, and wackiness and female empowerment ensue. Grazer's promoting Queen Takes King 7 p.m. Friday, so meet her and pick up a copy at Barnes and Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Highway. Call 214-739-1124.
Fri., June 19, 7 p.m., 2009