*thank you Simon & Schuster for the gifted copy for review. All opinions are my own
Title: The Roxy Letters
About the author: (from author’s bio site)
Genre: Women’s Fiction; Coming-of-Age
Publish Date: April 7, 2020
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
What I Loved/Thought: ★★★★★
The Roxy Letters was everything I hoped it would be! It was such a fun, quirky read, and I adored main character Roxy so much. From her hilarious antics of working as the Deli Maid at Whole Foods to her burgeoning friendship with eccentric Artemis.
There were so many laugh out loud moments.. including Princess and her Pea.. the sushi..and the pink python panties.
Loved it and it definitely made me escape the past few days!
About the Book:
Meet Roxy. She’s a sometimes vegan, always broke artist with a heart the size of Texas and an ex living in her spare bedroom. Her life is messy, but with the help of a few good friends and by the grace of the goddess Venus she’ll discover that good sex, true love, and her life’s purpose are all closer than she realizes.
Bridget Jones penned a diary; Roxy writes letters. Specifically: she writes letters to her hapless, rent-avoidant ex-boyfriend—and current roommate—Everett. This charming and funny twenty-something is under-employed (and under-romanced), and she’s decidedly fed up with the indignities she endures as a deli maid at Whole Foods (the original), and the dismaying speed at which her beloved Austin is becoming corporatized. When a new Lululemon pops up at the intersection of Sixth and Lamar where the old Waterloo Video used to be, Roxy can stay silent no longer.
As her letters to Everett become less about overdue rent and more about the state of her life, Roxy realizes she’s ready to be the heroine of her own story. She decides to team up with her two best friends to save Austin—and rescue Roxy’s love life—in whatever way they can. But can this spunky, unforgettable millennial keep Austin weird, avoid arrest, and find romance—and even creative inspiration—in the process?
“Naughty, effervescent fun. A novel abounding in dauschunds, tweakers, real fulfillment centers, aisles of strange beer, and shrines to Venus (they work!). Roxy rocks Austin. And rights the world.”
—Joy Williams, author of The Visiting Privilege
“Bawdy, frank and laugh-out-loud funny, The Roxy Letters brings to antic life all the hilarity and peppy horrors of being rootless and questing in your twenties.”
—Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me
“Tom Robbins meets Bridget Jones’ Diary, eccentric, fun, delicious, for the thinking woman who loves her vagina.”
—Rufi Thorpe, author of Dear Fang, with Love
“Roxy’s life, from its wildly risqué escapades to its numerous crises du jour, is a total blast. Lowry’s debut is the racy, funny page-turner we could use in these times.”—J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of The Great Midwest