About "Reinventing Mona"
REINVENTING MONA is the story of a 30-year-old woman who sets out to change her life, but winds up changing everyone else's around her. A self-described "mustard stain on a Sears tweed couch," Mona Warren hasn't done much with her life. When her company offers voluntary buy-outs for engineers, Mona impulsively decides she's going to leave her job and make her new career reinventing herself.
In an effort to win the heart of Adam Ziegler, the family accountant Mona has secretly loved for seven years, Mona stages several public relations stunts designed to make her appear to be the height of fabulousness.
Assisting her in her life makeover is Maximum For Him columnist, Mike "Dog" Dougherty. Crying foul every step of the way is Mona's oldest friend, Greta a therapist with secrets of her own. Along the way, Mona befriends a stripper, a retired Naval captain, an independent theatre company and a soccer team called the Kickin' Chicks.
With ample homage to "It's a Wonderful Life," REINVENTING MONA is a story about how one person can change the world – one blunder at a time.
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"An over-the-top, laugh-out-loud romp." - Jennifer Crusie, best-selling author of Bet Me
"A coming-of-age novel for women approaching, at or over 30, Reinventing Mona is a witty, surprising, and sometimes sad—in the good-cry way." - Valerie Frankel, best-selling author of The Not-So Perfect Man
"Jennifer Coburn's giving personality and warm heart makes for a giving novel filled with the best of chick lit, so sit back, enjoy, and receive her gifts with a smile." - Lynn Isenberg, author of My Life Uncovered
"The two great pleasures of reading this witty, wisecracking novel are witnessing Mona Warren discover her own possibilities as you watch her discover the key to real love: having the courage to be yourself!" - Diane Stingley, Dress You Up in My Love
"By turns funny and poignant, combining elements of screwball comedy with a quest to get over the past and be loved in the present, Reinventing Mona is sure to please the readers who enjoyed The Wife of Reilly." - Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of The Thin Pink Line and Crossing the Line
"Reinventing Mona is a clever, sparkling tale of personal discovery, that kept me turning the pages late into the night! Jennifer Coburn does a lovely job of developing characters that shine, not despite their flaws, but because of them. You can't help but find something familiar in each of them. I was rooting for the entire cast from beginning to end. Mona is a real winner!" - Donna Kauffman, best-selling author of The Cinderella Rules
"Watching Mona Warren reinvent herself is like watching Plain Jane metamorphose into a modern day Scarlett O'Hara. Original, funny and heartfelt Jennifer Coburn once again delivers another creative page-turner. This book is a wonderful invention!" - Whitney Lyles, author of Always the Bridesmaid
"Jennifer Coburn has invented a Mona with misadventures you'll remember, and a heartwarming, page-turning, funny story that will leave you wanting more." - Laurie Graff, author of You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs