Leftovers: A Novel

Leftovers: A Novel

by Arthur Wooten

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"Just like the Tupperware she sells, Vivian Lawson is destined to be an American icon. In this tale of heartbreak, failure, redemption, love and triumph, Arthur Wooten's gift for storytelling makes Leftovers a delicious read. I can't wait to read it again!" - Michelle Churchill, author of I Thought I Grew Up

"I highly recommend this book for every household with a woman living in it." - Ella Johnson, Mymcbooks

"Leftovers is a page turning easy read just in time for summer." - Krista Smith, AskMissA.com

Vivian Lawson's fantasy of being the perfect 1950s suburban housewife is shattered when an uncontrollable event changes her life forever.

Destitute and left to fend for herself in a man's world, she searches her New England town unable to find a job. With nowhere to turn, Vivian takes the advice of her wisecracking best friend, Babs, and reluctantly becomes a Tupperware lady.

Vivian struggles with low self-esteem as well as stage fright but with the support of Babs' lovesick brother, Stew, and the creator of Tupperware's Home Party Plan system, Brownie Wise, she may just find the strength to conquer her inner demons and take control of her life.

A story of empowerment, Leftovers is a delectable romantic dramedy with an inspirational journey that reveals to us what can be achieved by using one's guts, determination and a little bit of a self-deprecating humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985052928
Publisher: Galaxias Productions
Publication date: 02/22/2012
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

ARTHUR WOOTEN

is the humorist for DNA Magazine and the creator of The Dizzy Traveler - a food, entertainment and travel blog. www.thedizzytraveler.blogspot.com

He's also the author of the critically acclaimed novels Birthday Pie, On Picking Fruit, Fruit Cocktail and Dizzy. He's also penned the children's picture book Wise Bear William: A New Beginning and the collection of short stories, Arthur Wooten's Shorts.

A playwright, his works include the award winning Birthday Pie, which had its world premiere at the Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, FL. His one act plays, Lily and The Lunch, have been produced in New York City and most recently Te Anau, New Zealand.

For two years he was the humorist for the London based magazine, reFRESH.

Arthur grew up in Andover, MA and now resides in New York City.

www.arthurwooten.com

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JDHoliday on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review of `Leftovers¿ written by Arthur WootenLEFTOVERS is anything but leftovers! From beginning to end it has a neatly skilled and clever plot twist. You certainly don¿t need to have lived in 1950s America to enjoy this novel. The settings and mores are all there for you to see in this well-written story about life as it was back then. No matter what decades you¿ve live through you might have experience some of what Vivian has. Through a mix of drama and comedy you see Vivian, a sweet and kind person, rise above all that threatens to keep her down including marital problems and a heartless mother, come to realize she needs to do what she needs to do to control her own life and make it what she wants it to be. We all know someone like her or have been where she has been, and like all of us, Vivian needs a good friend or two for support. She finds no better friends than the brother and sister duo of Stew and Babs. Babs is always ahead of the game and willing to share her knowledge with her childhood friend. While Stew just might be the right guy for Vivian. At first I didn¿t think Stew was the right guy, but slowly, long before Vivian knew, I came to see that he was a perfect one for her.Having read other stories by this author I have to say again Arthur Wooten knows storytelling.~JD HolidayArthur Wooten is a critically acclaimed novelist and playwright.  His novels include Birthday Pie, and On Picking Fruit, and Fruit Cocktail and WISE Bear William: A New Beginning, a children¿s book.
arlenadean on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Author: Author WootenPublished By: Galaxias ProductionsAge Recommend: AdultReviewed By: Arlena DeanRaven Rating: 5Blog Review For: Great Minds Think AloudReview:"Leftovers: A Novel" by Author Wooten was truly a wonderful 1950's read. I laugh so hard at so many funny parts in this novel and let's not forget the drama. Could this new divorced and dead broke homemaker have hopes of obtaining self-respect, financial security and a real love selling guesswhat?" ... 'TUPPERWARE'Vivian Lawson's thought she would be a perfect American suburban housewife but this was not to be...for her husband had divorced her leaving her penniless. Vivian needed a job and nothing was available in this New England town so through her friend, Babs.... Vivian becomes a Tupperware Lady. Would Vivian be able to handle selling this? For she was very frighten and with Vivian's low self-esteem her friend, Barb and her brother Stew... 'along with the creator of Tupperware Home Party Plan system, Brownie Wise, was able to bring through the evil spirit that had her bond'..... Will Vivian be able to take complete charge of her own life?"Leftovers: A Novel" was a story of a woman who is faced with bad mistakes but this person was able to build her sense of self esteem and come into her own person. Vivian was now having a meaning to her life. Coming from a marriage where there was no love,having a heartless mother .... now she has control of her life...coming from heartbreak, failure, to redemption, and then triumph of finding a her true love. Now who was that? You will have to pick up this great read and find out how the author is able to put this together. It is a very interesting read. This novel is one that is hard to put down until you are finished.The details that were delivered in this novel was simply off the chart.... making you feel that you are there in the auditorium at the Tupperware Jubilee .... the Wish Fairy....Valedictorian..... the visit to Brownie's home....deepest desire... the NY visit, buying a home and I am not telling any more! You will have to read this for yourself because it is such a good read.Definitely the overall message was that by changing ones situation in life .... can become better for you... if you desire it..... but should you forget how you got there? I would definitely recommend "Leftovers" as a excellent read.
RavenswoodPublishing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book Title: "Leftovers¿Author: Arthur WootenPublished By: Galaxias ProductionsAge Recommended: 18+Reviewed By: Kitty BullardRaven Rating: 5Review: I have often wondered what it would have been like to live in the 50¿s. I¿ve heard story¿s many times from my aunt¿s and grandmother about how Tupperware was started back then and having grown up in a dedicated Tupperware family when Arthur Wooten approached me with the chance to read and review his book I could not pass it up!Poor Vivian Lawson! This lady went through hades and back from a loveless marriage to finding inner value with no choice but to learn to fend for herself, she turns to the one savior that has been an important household accessory for years. Her friend Bab¿s is hilarious and the kind of woman every destitute young woman needs for a friend.I adored this story from start to finish and could not help but applaud Vivian for her strength and aptitude she was a wonderful heroine and I have decided I know need more Tupperware in my home! Kudo¿s to Arthur for a fantastic romantic comedy set in one of the greatest time periods ever!
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Book Title: "Leftovers” Author: Arthur Wooten Published By: Galaxias Productions Age Recommended: 18+ Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard Raven Rating: 5 Review: I have often wondered what it would have been like to live in the 50’s. I’ve heard story’s many times from my aunt’s and grandmother about how Tupperware was started back then and having grown up in a dedicated Tupperware family when Arthur Wooten approached me with the chance to read and review his book I could not pass it up! Poor Vivian Lawson! This lady went through hades and back from a loveless marriage to finding inner value with no choice but to learn to fend for herself, she turns to the one savior that has been an important household accessory for years. Her friend Bab’s is hilarious and the kind of woman every destitute young woman needs for a friend. I adored this story from start to finish and could not help but applaud Vivian for her strength and aptitude she was a wonderful heroine and I have decided I know need more Tupperware in my home! Kudo’s to Arthur for a fantastic romantic comedy set in one of the greatest time periods ever!