Mindy Solomon absolutely has to leave Miami. Florida is bad for her head and her hair. She dreams of a dancing career on Broadway and moves to New York, but after a string of failures and mishaps, she realizes that she needs to rethink her grand plan. Finding herself spending way too much time in the comedy club where her future ex-boyfriend works, she nervously goes up onstage one night. People laugh. Not in the places where Mindy thought they'd laugh, but hey, it's a start. Mindy and her friend Ursula Duran, a man-magnet model-slash-actress-slash-deeply troubled woman, soon embark on a wild ride that ricochets from New York's East Side Hotel for Women to the comedy circuit, auditions, photo shoots, film premieres, cable TV specials, Hollywood studios, late-night TV talk shows, and beyond. Surrounded by sleazy agents, sleazier lovers, and Ursula's even sleazier mother, the two find that life writes a few punch lines they weren't expecting...but through it all, they somehow manage to have the last laugh. Rita Rudner has crafted a debut novel that is not just funny, but moving and insightful. With its insider's viewpoint of the world of stand-up comedy, Tickled Pink is also, at its core, a touching tale of love, loss, female friendship, and forgiveness.
Steve Martin On stage Rita Rudner is funny, sharp, and clever. On the page, she is funny, sharp, clever...and poignant.
Emma Thompson A wonderful, funny book containing a great story and everything that's ever needed to be said about show business. I had a ball from beginning to end. It's terrific.
Dennis Miller I laughed, I cried, I cried some more, I read Tickled Pink and I laughed.
Hugh Laurie Tickled Pink is really two books in one. The first is the one you laugh at, and the second is the one you laugh at all over again, only crying this time because it's even funnier the second time around.
Whoopi Goldberg Once again, Rita Rudner proves there is intelligent life in entertainment, thank goodness!!!