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Blog Tour: Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

May 27th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group for the chance to review this book.  My review is up here and see below for a chance to win a copy!

Summary: After arguing with her live-in boyfriend about his inability to commit, Peggy Adams flies to a friend’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas, and wakes up next to a man she can’t remember. Hung-over and miserable, she sneaks out of the sleeping man’s hotel room and returns home to New York, where her boyfriend apologizes for the fight and gives her a Tiffany box containing a pre-engagement ring. Not what she expected, but close enough! The next day she receives a phone call from the Las Vegas one-night stand, Luke, claiming she’s already married to him¬-and he faxes her the license for proof! Both are ready for an annulment, until Peggy arrives in quaint New Nineveh, CT, where Luke cares for his Great Aunt, and the old woman makes Peggy an offer she can’t refuse.

About Lauren:


Lauren Lipton is the author of two novels, It’s About Your Husband (2006) and Mating Rituals of the North American WASP (2009). She is also a freelance journalist who specializes in style, business and trend stories.

She is currently fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor at ForbesWoman magazine. She has also contributed features on society and media to the New York Times Sunday Styles section. A former Wall Street Journal staff writer, she reported on copycat brides who steal their friends’ wedding ideas, pajama parties for grown women, and luxury homes with his-and-hers garages.

Her work also has appeared in Conde Nast Portfolio, In Style Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Best Life, Glamour, Marie Claire, Fit Pregnancy and Working Mother, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times.

Born in Providence, R.I., Lauren grew up in the North County of San Diego and in Los Gatos, Calif., before moving to Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and anthropology from Occidental College and a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California.

She lives with her family in New York City and in Litchfield County, Conn.  Visit her website:


I have one copy of this book to give away.  The usual rules apply:

1. Open only to US residents.

2. All you need to do is post a comment here with your email address so I can contact you if you are a winner.

3. To receive an additional entry add me to your blogroll, subscribe in Google Reader, post about the giveaway on your blog, facebook, Twitter, etc. and leave the link in a comment.  You will get an additional entry for each place you post.

4. Contest is open until June 7.

5. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner of each book.

Visit other blogs participating in this tour and see what they have to say:

Posted in Books, Giveaways

31 Responses

  1. Anastasia

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  2. Laura

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  13. Belinda

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  14. Jason

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    Want to read this.

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  16. Nicole

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  17. Alicia

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  24. Nicole C.

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