Blow Me is the story of three single women—each close to forty and living a life they have long outgrown. Aware that the women’s magazines of their youth sold them a false bill of goods about having it all—the amazing career, the baby, the house, the husband—each woman is desperate to achieve some sense of stability. Skylar, a hairdresser/executive assistant who lost her job and burned down her apartment after a fondue party, is living out of her car. Chloe, a struggling actress/real estate agent with a French Canadian accent who has never sold a house and doesn’t have her SAG card, struggles to get a Green Card. Dawn, an MBA-educated dating matchmaker, is hedging her bets against the ticking clock by freezing embryos. Their lives are in chaos and their only hope is to be rescued through marriage or by a Hairy Godfather.
So goes the story in Lennie Ross' new novel Blow Me.
While the title is bound to grab people's attention, it is the compelling tale of the three protagonists that seems to resonate with women (and yes, even men) who grew up after the "you can have it all" era.
Joining me this evening to talk about the creative force behind her characters and how each woman's personal and collective situation resonates with the reader is none other than Lennie Ross.