Skinnydipping

  • by Bethenny Frankel
  • Narrated by January LaVoy
  • 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This outrageously entertaining and bawdy roman à clef from popular reality TV star Bethenny Frankel follows a business-savvy, would-be actress in hot pursuit of the perfect man, the perfect job, and the perfect body. Burning through men like she burns through calories, our sexy, loud-mouthed heroine grasps at any opportunity that might take her to the top.
Listeners will jump at the chance to hear about the thrilling highs and cringe-worthy lows of Bethenny’s first shaky steps into adulthood, told here in a fictional format. Fans know Bethenny won’t shy away from the nitty-gritty details of her career failures, romantic faux pas, and wild stories of “only needing a Tic Tac and a coochie” to have a good time on the town - and she will deliver them all with the biting wit her fans have come to love through her TV shows and best-selling non-fiction. While it may be a novel, there is no doubt that this is Bethenny, straight from the hip.

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An amusing story that may have already been told

I have followed Bethenny Frankel since Housewives. I've always enjoyed everything she has ever said and done. This book is written as fictional but is clearly based on her life. It allows you to see where her anxieties comes from and why she is always so driven.
It was an entertaining book with Bethenny's sense of humor and funny take on the world and people in it.
I felt as though I knew where the story was going from the very beginning and I was right. No big surprises and the story line was OK. Watching Bethany Ever After, I feel as though I know the story line for part two already. It's not the best book I've ever read but if you like Bethany, you will like the book.
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- K. Jacobson "Should read more"

Strong, fun beginning, kind of a "cop-out "end!

Where does Skinnydipping rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Unusual in that I could see the "reality show" in it (as it actually was a combination of a few of them)


What did you like best about this story?

I thought the narrator's performance was excellent. She had to do a variety of voices/styles (often in the same paragraph) and it was fun listening. I especially enjoyed the "Martha Stewart-like" character - dead on!!


Which scene was your favorite?

I thought the primary character's early years in LA were a blast. I can definitely see most of those things happening


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not "Skinnydipping" that's for sure. I actually don;t know why the book has this title - did not make sense to me. I don;t think I would make this book into a movie


Any additional comments?

Overall, a lot of fun to listen to. I really liked the beginning and middle, but was a little disappointed in the end where everything kind of magically fell into place (that part with Harris). The narrator's performance was top notch and I will seek her out for other books.

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- Stephanie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio