Praise for How To Be a Grown-Up:
"McLaughlin and Kraus have done something much more interesting by making Rory funny, self-aware and supremely competent: a fully realized human being. The joy of this book is not wondering whether she will succeed, but watching her do it. Rory is a modern damsel in distress who doesn't wait for a prince to rescue her, but pulls on her boots and strides out to slay the dragon herself."
– Eliza Kennedy, The New York Times Book Review
“Such a cupcake of a book, it feels like you're doing something more self-indulgent than reading.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“...humorous and rewarding... smart and lively.”
“A super-fun romp of a generational collision and a marital breakdown, starring a flustered but steel-strong leading lady.”
– Library Journal
“ …the book never fails to set a course for adventure and make it hilarious, with the occasional moment of quiet reflection on modern times.”
– Book Reporter
“This book is LOL funny.”
– Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
“McLaughlin and Kraus have given us late 30-somethings a little summertime indulgence. As The Nanny Diaries did for readers in their 20s, How to Be a Grown-Up hits the midlife sweet spot.”
Praise for The First Affair:
“Just as they humanized a pop princess in their last outing, here they offer up a convincing portrait of a damaged young woman whose head is turned by the attentions of a dashing and powerful political figure. This compassionate examination of a young woman led astray is an utterly absorbing page-turner.”
– Booklist on THE FIRST AFFAIR
“A dishy, sometimes somber, scandalous tale of what happens when you fall in love with the president of the United States.”
– Kirkus on THE FIRST AFFAIR
“Jamie’s unreliability as a narrator and complexity as a character add an interesting dimension to a story that might otherwise have seemed trashy and exploitative."
– Publishers Weekly on THE FIRST AFFAIR
Praise for Between You and Me:
“Pop star craziness meets Nanny Diaries wit and social commentary? Yes, please!"
– Hollywood Reporter on BETWEEN YOU AND ME