The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax
The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax is a women’s fiction novel. The story provides us with an inside view of the lives and careers of four women writers.
Wendy Wax touches on the seriousness of how authors must sacrifice and work hard to succeed in the highly competitive book publishing arena. However, regardless of the seriousness of the subject matter, The Accidental Bestseller turned out to be a nice summer read for me.
The Accidental Bestseller is about four women writers who met some years ago at a writer’s conference. Each woman is from a different part of the country, and their lifestyles are diverse as well. Regardless of their differences, Kendall, Tanya, Mallory and Faye became fast friends and have remained so over the years.
Wendy Wax captures the real-life struggles experienced by many aspiring writers. The Accidental Bestseller storyline revolves mostly around the life of Kendall Aims. While Kendall has enjoyed a fairly successful writing career, she is now struggling with a bad case of writer’s block. In the meantime, Kendall’s marriage is sinking fast and she fears her writing career is going down with the ship.
I really enjoyed The Accidental bestseller. First and foremost, it is a story of women supporting women. And that in itself makes this a timely story of how a group of diverse women, each acting according to their own belief system can change the life of another woman. In the case of the Accidental Bestseller, I believe the actions of the four friends changed all their lives for the better. However, they each learned a hard lesson from the experience. Let’s face it, by its very definition, sacrifice is not easy.
If you are curious of what Kendall, Tanya, Mallory and Faye actually did together. And if you want to know how it all turned out, I suggest you read The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax.
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