Deathbed Dimes exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends, and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery.
Joely Zeller is a beautiful and ambitious 32-year-old attorney who is the only daughter of a Hollywood firm royal. She’s determined to build a successful career, find love, and get married, all without her family’s help. To emerge from under her parents’ cloud of notoriety, Joely fled to New York upon graduation from Stanford Law School to practice Estates and Trust law at a blue-chip Wall Street law firm. Enduring 90-hour workweeks for the next eight years, she sacrificed her love life (jilted by her fiancé for his best man) only to have her career efforts foiled by her incredibly incompetent male counterpart.
Joely then sees her golden ticket to self-actualization. A serendipitous encounter with a former professor reminds her that with the impending, inevitable demise of aging baby boomers, an unprecedented wealth transfer is beginning to take place. With her experience and her Hollywood connections, she could start her own law firm back in Los Angeles. Alongside her two best friends and former law classmates as partners, Joely sets about helping the recently disowned, dispossessed, and penniless sharpen their claws as they stake their claims to the fortunes of their dearly departed.
What others say about the book
“Deathbed Dimes’ humorous and heartwarming urgency will have you turning pages and up all night rooting for the novel’s neurotic narrator. Readers of Naomi Zener’s entertaining and hilarious debut will lose themselves in the fascinating world, and recognize themselves in the novel’s honest and revealing portrayal of one woman’s desperate search for a place in the world.”
“Deathbed Dimes is a funny, acerbic, and raucous read written by someone who clearly knows the world she’s so vividly created.”
“This book is an hilarious, incredibly well-written, shrewd insider’s look at the zeitgeist of greed predominating battles people fight to inherit wealth. Reminding me of Nora Ephron’s quick wit, this contemporary story’s humour, married with intrigue and its relatable characters, had me in their grasp from page one and I couldn’t put it down.”
“Deathbed Dimes is a hilariously witty novel that proves you can’t keep a strong woman down. I hope there’s a sequel!”
“Deathbed Dimes is a sassy and energetic novel about women making the best out of the worst. With Naomi Zener’s satirical edge, even “rock bottom” is hilarious. Readers are bound to have fun watching Joely as she claws her way back to the top. (Go, Joely!)”
“I absolutely loved the humor in Deathbed Dimes. The characters jumped off the page – a matter of fact, it was so fun and suspenseful, I wanted to be in the story. Bravo!”
“Deathbed Dimes is an edgy and witty debut novel – I can’t wait for the sequel.”
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