"Ladies Who Lunch," a satirical taste of L.A., by Josef Woodard releases April 20
In this satirical journey through the chic lunch spots in L.A., newly divorced Danielle Wiffard navigates a maze of romantic, sexual, and musical encounters with celebrities and socialites, from a symphony maestro to a big-hatted country crooner, from a self-obsessed TV talk show host to a has-been teen idol, and a series of fleeting ecstasies and personal and natural disasters. Her lunchtime liaisons and a gaggle of gossips keep an eye on her and an eye on the garçon’s hindquarters as together they refine the Art of Lunch.
Author Josef Woodard is a veteran cultural critic, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, DownBeat and many music magazines, and has so far published two books, on jazz legends Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, respectively. He is also a musician, a guitarist, songwriter, and head of the Household Ink Records label. This is his first novel.