Monday, January 23, 2017

Top 5 Fun Facts About Bras by Marilyn Simon Rothstein, Author of Lift and Separate + Giveaway (US/Can only)

Lift and Separate
Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Marcy Hammer’s life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, didn’t think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy’s through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress.

Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey’s departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all.

5 Fun Bra Facts


1. What is the average size bra in America today?
34DD

2.What was the average size bra in America twenty years ago?
38B

3. What is the most popular style of bra?
Padded is the most popular style and white is the most popular color.

4. In what year was the modern bra invented?
The modern bra was invented in France in 1889, according to LIFE magazine.

5. At what average age does a girl start wearing a bra?
The average “first-bra” age is 11 but varies between 8 and 14.

A happy 2017 to everyone who enjoys Books à la Mode!

About the Author


For more than twenty-five years, Marilyn Simon Rothstein owned an advertising agency in Connecticut. She grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, and married a man she met in an elevator.

Additionally, Marilyn received a master of arts in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and a master of arts in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut. 
Lift And Separate is her debut novel.



Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy of Lift and Separate—yay!!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me in the comments below:
In Lift And Separate, the bra king owns a company called Bountiful Bosom. If you owned a brassiere company, what would you call it?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Marilyn and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the tour publicist and publisher—a huge thank you to the lovely folks at TLC Book Tours and Lake Union Publishing!
Giveaway ends February 6th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open to US and Canada residents only. Sorry, everyone else! Please check my sidebar for a list of currently running giveaways that are open worldwide. There are plenty to choose from!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
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Good luck!