Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in
Los Angeles, their run-down house for a sleek ranch-style home
complete with a pool, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for a
trophy wife, a blonde actress named Jennica. Violet's younger
sister reacts by bed-wetting, and her mother ping-pongs from
one loser to another, searching for love. As for Violet, she gets
angry in ways that are by turns infuriating, shocking, and
When her mother takes up with the unfortunately named
Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide that they
need to take control. If Violet's mom can't pick a decent man
herself, they will help her snag George Clooney.
In Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom, Susin Nielsen has
created a truly original protagonist in Violet and a brilliant new
novel that will delight readers into rooting for her, even when
she's at her worst.