Star Magazine calls LoveHampton a “Hot Book”on their “Hot Sheet” this weekend:
“Add some humor to your summer with LoveHampton. Follow what happens to the book’s heart broken heroine who escapes Manhattan after getting dumped and losing her job, then goes on a search to rediscover herself at a Hamptons house share. A lighthearted story that makes a great beach read!”
Listen to the July 10th interview with Sherri Rifkin on “In the Morning with Bonnie Grice” on WLIU 88.3
“The Dish” on BravoTV.com says, “If you like The Real Housewives of New York City, you’ll love LoveHampton.”
Bravo Programming Exec and On Air Personality, Andy Cohen, gives a shout-out to LoveHampton in “Andy’s Blog” on the Bravo website. Thanks, Andy!
BuzzSugar recommends LoveHampton “for a little beach-themed escapism.”
Find out what Sherri’s “10 Unwritten Rules of Summer Love” are on The Huffington Post before the Summer Solstice arrives.
Time Out New York lists LoveHampton as a Top 20 Beach Read in their “Must-See Summer Arts” issue (June 12-18).
MNN’s Heather Buchanan interviews Author Sherri Rifkin about her new book LoveHampton on Hamptons Plum.
“If you’ve ever wished to score a spot on a makeover show and become a whole new you, beware – you just might get what you want. That’s the lesson learned by Tori Miller, central character in Sherri Rifkin’s debut novel, LoveHampton (St. Martin’s, 2008). Tori starts out as an Old Navy-wearing Eliza Doolittle, emerges as a Trina Turk-clad princess, and finds the transformation causes a throng of handsome rich men to chase her as fast as their Guccis, Porsche Boxsters and private jets can carry them….But LoveHampton, which is divided into 50 “Hamptons Unwritten Rules,” isn’t out to throw cold water on anyone’s party-hopping summer. In fact, it’s an enjoyable primer on what to wear and where to wear it….There are a few surprises…even if you know who should end up with whom, you keep reading because while you’re on a trafficky Jitney ride or scrunching your toes in the sand under an umbrella, you’re having fun with these characters. You want the earnest few to find true love, and the jerks to find each other….Rifkin’s playful prose keeps the novel moving.”
–Susan Saiter, Dan’s Papers and DansHamptons.com
Sharing Is Caring
Regarding Hamptons share houses, a colleague put it this way: On the positive side, you always have company and plans. On the negative, you always have company and plans. And if you’re a newly single woman recovering from a debilitating breakup and staying in a house filled with strangers, it can be hard to say which way things will shake out. That’s what Tori Miller, the heroine of New York native Sherri Rifkin’s debut novel, LoveHampton (St. Martin’s Griffin), quickly learns. After Miller’s boyfriend unexpectedly dumps her, her well-meaning (if somewhat overbearing) friends decide that what she needs most is a complete makeover and a summer out East. What she discovers is that living in a share house, though it has its perks (pool, proximity, pretty people), can be quite complicated–with or without a hangover. Note to Rifkin: Even if it does name-check our magazine as being a very (very) guilty pleasure, we still sign off on your book as perfect beach reading.
–Anne-Marie Guarnieri, Hamptons Magazine
“Beach-Bag Best Bet: Appealing heroine, heartsick and unemployed, rediscovers herself in a Hamptons share house…fun.”
“Advice for those seeking a romantic summer fling: abandon the bulging bars of the City’s summer and head for the glamour and glitter of that southern Long Island soundbar–and let Rifkin’s riff on the classic beach season love story be your guidebook. The first proper beach read of the summer, LoveHampton is a playful subversion of the elegant etiquette that defines the South Fork, delightfully organized around Rifkin’s rebellious Unwritten Rules….punchy prose and frolicking dialogue…a book that is what it claims to be: a beach reach with attitude.”
–Literary Lowdown column in The Hampton Sheet, June 2008
Fun Books to Beguile Lazy, Sun-Soaked Days
“LoveHampton is…a fun, funny ride.”
–The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com
“Harper Collins’ David Hirshey, who introduced me to his lunch date, first-time novelist Sherri Rifkin. Sherri, who once toiled for Harper Collins as head of online marketing and went on to bigger things at Bravo, has just published the fabulously titled Lovehampton with St. Martin’s. Sherri has garnered rave reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Cosmo (makes sense) about her page turner that chronicles the rise — and fall — of Tori Miller, whose story involves looking for love in a summer share house with reality show cameras in tow. Sounds like a winner in a summer that’s sure to be dominated by any and all things that resonate with the Sex & The City crowd…”
–Diane Clehane, Wednesday May 14, 2008 ”Lunch” Column of MediaBistro.com’s “Fishbowl NY”
“A perfect teaser for summer fun to come, this breezy novel follows the exploits of a Manhattanite who finds that there’s more to life in a share house than party, party, party.”
Cosmo Magazine’s Paperback Page-Turners: What every chick should have in her beach bag
“In this breezy book, young New Yorker Tori Miller rents a summer house with seven total strangers in hopes of mending her broken heart by Labor Day. Think The Real World, only juicier.”
“In Rifkin’s dazzling debut, Manhattanite media pro Tori Miller shares a posh Hamptons summerhouse with five upwardly mobile 30-somethings. Wanting out of the depressing slide her life takes after being dumped by her first love and losing her dream job, Tori starts MillerWorks, her own TV production company. Still, Tori’s depressed, bringing about an intervention staged by her loyal employees, Jerry and Jimmy, her best friend Alice and the Transformation Trio—three make-over experts who use Tori as the pilot subject for their new reality TV show. Tori flirts with a glamming lifestyle, and her fling with George, a rich playboy with a publicist, while she’s also secretly canoodling with a housemate, banker Andrew Kane, is a recipe for disaster. Tori must think fast on her borrowed Manolos, especially when Cassie Dearborn, her new friend and housemate, needs help with her own disastrous Hampton hijinxs. Hotter than a sand dune in August, cooler than a mojito in South Beach (or Southhampton), this book will appeal to Sex and the City fans and summer beach readers alike.”
“Sherri Rifkin writes like Edith Wharton’s angry love child. Brilliantly done!”
—E. Jean Carroll, “Ask E. Jean” columnist for Elle and author of Mr. Right, Right Now!
“In LoveHampton, Sherri Rifkin reveals the darker side of Hamptons glamour—something we’re all too familiar with after living and bartending there for many summers. At turns hilarious and poignant, Rifkin’s novel is fast-paced and provides a rare glimpse into the famed summer social scene of the East End.”
—Leanne Shear and Tracey Toomey, authors of The Perfect Manhattan
“An inside peek into the playground of the rich and richer known as the Hamptons in summer. You’ll root for Tori as she navigates the hook ups, the break ups, and the unwritten rules that are made to be broken on her way to finding the truth about real friendship and love.”
–Linda Francis Lee, bestselling author of The Devil in the Junior League and The Ex-Debutante
“A refreshing crackup read that had me engaged at page one. Miller’s journey of growth and self discovery blends laugh out loud hilarious dialogue with characters we’ve dated and deserves the subtitle ‘I learned everything I needed to know about relationships and sex from my Hampton’s Summer Share.’”
–Lou Paget, bestselling author of How to Be a Great Lover