Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PURSUING THE TIMES by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I'm very excited that I was able to finally figure out how to post a picture here, almost as excited as I am about the release of my most recent ebook, PURSUING THE TIMES. It's a crazy contemporary romantic comedy, loosely based on Pride and Prejudice, about a successful author of Chick Lit, Mercury Lauren, who will do almost anything to get reviewed by the New York Times Book Review.

Delighted Reader called it "laugh out loud shock my socks off," adding, "You really shouldn't read it in public if you are ashamed by the sound of your laugh"; while BookLoons Reviews compared it to I Love Lucy, adding, "This is a book that cannot be missed, especially if you are in need of a smile."

Feeling up to an excerpt?

It is a publishing truth, universally acknowledged, that anyone professionally involved in the pursuit of “Lit-e-ra-ture,” must, by definition, despise Chick-Lit.

I first met Frank D’Arcangelo, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Times Book Review, at the annual National Book Awards ceremony and while it was definitely not the best of times for me, it was a close runner-up for the worst.

Of course, being the kind of person I am and writing the kinds of books I do, I didn’t actually receive anything so mundane as a printed invitation to the ceremony. Rather, my agent, perennially dateless, said I could be her guest.

Plus, I begged her.

Yeah, I don't know why blogger screwed up the size of things, so I'm stopping here. I hope you enjoyed what you read. If you'd care to read further, you can access the first 30+ pages for free by clicking on the book cover at this link: here. And of course if you like it, you can even go ahead and buy it.

Thanks for reading!

Question of the Day: So...what do you think of my book, my excerpt, my cover? OR, you can answer this question: What will you be watching on TV tonight? Me, with the new fall season upon us, and being a TV head, and this being Tuesday night, no way I'll get it all in. Tuesday - Raising Hope, New Girl, Ben and Kate, The Mindy Project, The Voice, Go On, The New Normal, Parenthood, Vegas - has become wall-to-wall TV for me. How about you?


  1. Lauren, loved your first line! And the book sounds great. I need to fire up my kindle so i can read it. Congrats on your newest!

  2. Sounds like quite a hoot. I don't mind laughing out loud in public. I've discovered that a laugh usually engenders at least a smile from others (which is never a bad thing, is it?).

  3. Great cover and I loved the excerpt. Congratulations, Lauren!

  4. Sounds fun, Lauren! Love the cover, too!

  5. Thanks, everyone! I had a lot of fun writing it!