Seeing Me Naked Elisabeth Page is the daughter of Ben Page yes that s right THE world famous novelist And yes she s also the sister of Rascal Page world famous novelist in his own right So what does Elisabeth do

  • Title: Seeing Me Naked
  • Author: Liza Palmer
  • ISBN: 9780446698375
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elisabeth Page is the daughter of Ben Page, yes, that s right, THE world famous novelist And yes, she s also the sister of Rascal Page, world famous novelist in his own right So what does Elisabeth do Much to her family s disappointment, Elisabeth is a pastry chef And a pretty damn good one, at Beverly, the hottest restaurant in LA The last relationship Elisabeth hadElisabeth Page is the daughter of Ben Page, yes, that s right, THE world famous novelist And yes, she s also the sister of Rascal Page, world famous novelist in his own right So what does Elisabeth do Much to her family s disappointment, Elisabeth is a pastry chef And a pretty damn good one, at Beverly, the hottest restaurant in LA The last relationship Elisabeth had was with Will, a man she grew up with and whose family ran in the same social circles as her family But Will s constant jaunts around the world have left her lonely and brokenhearted in L.A That is until Daniel Sullivan bids on one of Elisabeth s pastry tutorials at a charity auction Daniel is everything her family is not a basketball coach, a non intellectual, his family doesn t summer on Martha s Vineyard, and the only metaphors he uses are about passing the ball and being a team player But somehow they fit Between her family, Will, and the new cooking show that Elisabeth is recruited to star in, Elisabeth s life is suddenly incredibly new and different the question is, can she embrace being happy or has her family conditioned her to think she s just not good enough Liza Palmer expertly depicts a woman trying to come to terms with professional success, personal success, and finally dealing with a family that might love her from the bottom of their heart but doesn t necessarily have her best interest always at heart.

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    1. I was quite pleasantly surprised by how different this novel is from Palmer's latest, Nowhere But Home. And yet, both novels are written beautifully, gripping and energetic in their depth. I love the voice of these narrators, so honest and raw, yet flawed too. Usually, once I've read at least two books by the same author, I can sense a pattern of sorts. With Liza Palmer, her writer's voice is present and very much there, but subtle. What truly shines, instead, with her works is her talent for ca [...]

    2. to be fair, it probably deserves an extra half-star. i just can't go with the two stars because says that means i think the book is "okay" & i don't think it's "okay". this was crummy chick lit that deserves the "crummy" assignation. the protagonist is elisabeth, a pastry chef in los angeles. her father is a famous novelist who has won two pulitzers & hung around with jack nicholson & warren beatty back in their good ol' slipping-roofies-to-teenagers days. her brother, raskalnikov ( [...]

    3. Transcends Chick-Lit (men will love it as much as women)First off, Palmer can write. Not 'construct a sentence, give us a few laughs', write, but 'weave emotion and detail and character with such style you're amazed she isn't a household name', write. This isn't fluff. This isn't the 'lost girl searching for the right guy,' although there is a bit of that. This is a novel in which character dynamics with family and friends are vivid and real. The dialogue is crisp and full of subtext that most r [...]

    4. I liked this book. Nothing groundbreaking about the writing but I appreciated how the author went a different route with a love triangle situation and explored more of the internal struggle we all have about whether or not people will love us after they see us "naked", that is when we remove all the layers of self protection and allow them to see our true selves.

    5. Review originally posted hereThe Premise: Elisabeth Page is the pastry chef for a fancy restaurant in L.A. Her five-year plan was to one day open her own patisserie, but after the five years come and go, and then another five, Elisabeth wonders if that will ever happen. With a father who is world renowned novelist Ben Page, and a brother who is a publishing wunderkind, Elisabeth feels the pressure of unfulfilled expectations of her intellectual family. Her romantic life is no better than her pro [...]

    6. Originally posted here.Seeing Me Naked by Liza Palmer was a book recommended by Angie of Angieville and my copy was sent as a gift by Nomes of Inkcrush when I won her giveaway. I was craving for some contemporary romance reads along the lines of Unsticky by Sarra Manning and What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty so I asked Angie for suggestions and this was one of the titles that she mentioned.I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that Seeing Me Naked is so much more than its flirty title a [...]

    7. Another greatMeg Cabot recommendation. Last time she led me to the funny and quirky novels in verse ofSonya Sones. Now I find myself completely immersed inLiza Palmer's second novel, laughing out loud, wiping tears from my eyes, as DH stares at me warily and scoots a bit closer to the far side of the bed. The title, cover, and marketing indicate your standard chick lit fare. But I found Seeing Me Naked to be a distinct cut above the rest.Elisabeth Page is a pastry chef at the most exclusive rest [...]

    8. I first heard Liza Palmer on a podcast and I was immediately drawn to her brash attitude and humor. She seemed down-to-earth, and I assumed that earnest world-weary wit would be reflected in her writing. I was severely let down by the completely uninteresting characters of SEEING ME NAKED, perhaps the blandest book with the most provocative title and cover I've seen. This amounts to lazy chick-lit, where the character is put-upon because she can't decide whether or not she was offered do a TV SH [...]

    9. Originally published here.Elisabeth Page is a pastry chef. Not the run-of-the-mill éclair and cheesecake chef, but the overachiever type who works at the hottest restaurant in LA. The Page family have their standards – her mother runs the Foster Family Foundation, her father is a Pulitzer prize-winning novelist and her brother Rascal is literature’s next big thing. Why her goal to own a patisserie is taking years longer than planned, Elisabeth’s father Ben has no idea, but he still has ho [...]

    10. Another enjoyable "chick lit/beach read" book. Second one Ive read by this author and I've enjoyed both of them. Her main characters (so far) are quite relatable - I think it's the inner dialogue that does it -- how many of us have not said something to an attractive guy and then had a rapid fire "OH GOD did I just say that? Im such a loser, I can't believe I said that" conversation with ourselves? This one is a take on the family outcast story - a woman who is confined by her father's, and then [...]

    11. I think the snarky cruelties of talented, privileged people are just not my cup of tea. I rather liked the main character and narrator, Elisabeth, because she had flashes of self-understanding that were interesting and believable. No one else in the novel was likable, and they weren't terrifically believable either. This is probably because none of the characters, save Elisabeth, are developed beyond stereotype. The story is a predictable one. That in itself isn't a bad thing; sometimes one *wan [...]

    12. I knew when I picked this book up I wouldn't be able to put it down. This is a fantastic, quick read. I didn't want it to end. I loved the narrator, Elisabeth, and her disfunctional family and all the talk about pastries. The dialogue is rich and the characters are very well formed. I wish I had written this.

    13. I had to fight myself to continue reading this book. The first half is, to be blunt, ridiculously dumb. I can't even take it seriously. That's how bad it was. I almost marked it DNF. But then I was at a playground that was for kids only, so I couldn't even go onto the actual equipment and my phone was dead and this book happened to still be in my backpack so my boredom powered me through the first half. I would like it noted that it came with great pain and a lot of sighing.Read more here:platyp [...]

    14. Much to her father's disappointment, Elisabeth Page deliberately selected a career as far removed from his own (Ben Page! The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author!) as possible. She became a pastry chef. Despite Elisabeth's obvious success working at one of the hottest restaurants in LA and her brother Rascal's celebrated author status, the pair continually find themselves falling short of their father's ideal of success. But the strain is starting to wear and Elisabeth is ready for something [...]

    15. This was *just* the book I wanted to read at the time I picked it up. It was a romance without being too much just Romance, it was funny without pushing too hard to get the laughs at any cost, and I loved Elisabeth's family problems. Part of that was because the parents' backgrounds (and the father being a famous writer) were amusingly familiar, and part because I love stories about kids who have a parent they can't ever hope to 'match', and how that affects them. Add to that a bit of fascinated [...]

    16. I enjoyed this book, it stayed with me after I finished reading it.I commented when I was on page 100 that it was going slowly, but on reflection it was right where it needed to be.The back ground information and family dynamic - the dysfunctional relationships that have been Elisabeth’s example in life of how a relationship works are all important parts of this story.Professional success with awards and recognition is the only measure of greatness in the eyes of her famous (infamous novelist [...]

    17. After coming off two really good reads in a row, this book was like the rebound boyfriend -- it never really had a chance! It was definitely entertaining, and I definitely enjoyed it. But it wasn't "all that and more." Elisabeth Page has sort of just been living her life through work as a pastry chef at a chi chi French L.A. restaurant. Her family is comprised of a famous author father and a possibly even more famous author brother, and they show their love for each other by trying to cut each o [...]

    18. This book interested me because it sounded as though the story told would be about a strong female character overcoming obstacles and creating her own expectations, rather than following those of society. What I found was a highly bland novel. Elisabeth is not a character I fell in love with. She was underdeveloped and just kind of "there". The storyline seemed too cliche, and the ending didn't develop enough for the reader to see the main character triumph and succeed.Put simply, the book is 29 [...]

    19. Every holiday I take one chicklit book with me. Although I have to say lots of chicklit books just don't interest me really. There are only a few, which have that rare humour in it like Bridget Jones and a good story, that I like. Liza Palmer's first book, Conversation with the fat girl, was exceptional for me in the chicklit category, really enjoyed it. This book shows Liza Palmer can write in an entertaining way, putting up an enjoyable story. I liked the first book better though and oh this t [...]

    20. I absolutely LOVED this book. It was really great, funny at times and I loved the main character. She was trying to distinguish herself from her famous and wealthy family while dealing with the dysfunctional relationships they have with each other. She really opens up and allows people to "see her naked" and learns to do what she wants with her life. I also liked the love story that went along with it and the way the main character progressed from having a "fling" with her wealthy neighbor to ha [...]

    21. I spent the last 2.5 hours finishing this book, when I couldn't fall back asleep. It had been a few days since I had read it and I didn't want to put it down until I knew what happened! Chick lit, fast read without too much depth, but entertaining and different. I was rooting for the heroine and wanted everything to work out in the end. It's always nice to mix in a quick read with the "heavier" stuff.The story follows the life of a pastry chef and her "L.A." family, which has its own history. Sh [...]

    22. I guess in all honesty, I don't do predictable, no-brainer, fluff, "chick" books!I thought it would be better because of all the positive reviews I read. Elisabeth is privileged, snobby, and condescending of most people around her. Her father is the supreme narcissistic jackass who doesn't have a clue what the real world is. And her mother? She is so out of touch with reality with all her "charity work and galas" that her head is in a perpetual cloud. Her brother Rascal ~ well ~ he has a lot of [...]

    23. I chose this book because it was recommended by Meg Cabot. Well, I must have read her reco on her blog before because I realized (after a few pages) that I had read this book before! I still re-read it because I am a sucker for chick lit and this is a pretty enjoyable light read. I found myself wishing that I could take a trip to LA and see all of the markets and little shops that Elizabeth frequents to find inspiration for her desserts. I have requested a few more of Liza Palmer's books from my [...]

    24. I loved this book! I felt as though the author peeked into my life when she wrote this book. It wasn't an everything is perfect in my life romance book. The main character, Elisabeth, is a mid 30 something professional woman who struggles with issues regarding her career, her family (parents, brother), and a relationship with a guy she's known she they were both very young. Guy #1 is seldom home due to his career and she begins to question if he truly loves hery #2 happens to come along. He's ve [...]

    25. I loved this book! I thought it was witty. I loved that it didn't quite fit the formula of a typical "romance comedy" where girl meets boy, they hate each other at first, they get together, they have big fight/misunderstanding and break up, and get together finally in the end. I loved the concentration on the family as well, and the history of it all. There was only one person in the book whom I didn't like, but I wasn't supposed to like that character, so it all works out well. A definite nice, [...]

    26. Elisabeth Page lives in the shadow of her legendary novelist father, Ben Page, and hip literary adonis brother, Rascal.Trying desperately to avoid comparisons with her stellar family, she carves her own successful career as a head pastry chef at a top LA restaurant. Naturally, this isn't up to her father's exacting standards, and even Elisabeth has started to wonder what happened to her five-year-plan to To read the rest of this review, please visit Trashionista

    27. The characters in this complex and surprising novel are absolutely relatable and real, something you might not expect given their superstar lives. The details are amazing, from the precise recipes of the main character's beloved (and hated) kitchen to the tensions at a family dinner table. I found myself nodding my head at a lot of the quirks and outright follies as the Pages try to fit together as adults; highly recommended to people who find families frustratingly ever-present.

    28. "Chick lit" for me is like a one night stand--usually approached with wine and a desperate need for a good time, but always followed by a somewhat disatisfied feeling and an underlying sense of shame for having exposed myself to something that can't possibly last. But this fun-filled fling evolved into something morelationship-y. Fun was definitely had, but this one will be sticking around for a while.

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