The Spare Wife takes its readers into the world of socialites in Manhattan with a story full of secrets, affairs, fancy parties, and high society life. The story follows a single, divorced Ponce Morris, known as “the spare wife,”. She navigates this world with such ease, managing the lives of the powerful couples around her with grace. “She watches football with Stan Crandall, while Bitsy reads magazines in bed and thanks God she doesn’t have to; she plays golf with George Stein, because Carol only likes tennis; and not only does she go to Knicks games with Larry DeLynn but she lets him eat as many hot dogs as he wants and never tells Lila, who forbids him to have nitrates.” Not only that – she also goes shopping with the wives, making her the perfect, non-threatening companion for everyone– until a young reporter suspects that she’s having an affair with the city’s most successful (and married) doctor.
This book is intriguing and witty, and indeed an entertaining escape into the world of men and women who are appearance-conscious, vain and rich.. a world many of us may not really experience in real life. Although I am not really into this type of story line, this book could be a good one to pick up for a weekend read or while on a road trip.
The Spare Wife is now available on Amazon and other major book retailers.
Thanks to Mother Talk for providing me a copy of this book for review.