Pajama Game

Pajama Game

by Eugenie Seifer Olson

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Overview

When Moxie Brecker chose her kicky nickname back in college, it suited her perfectly. But now she feels it's one big misnomer. After graduation, she set out to command her own seventh-grade science class and was stunned to find the job too challenging. She didn't have the energy necessary to get a roomful of pre-teens excited about atoms, and she never felt like herself, so she handed in her chalk and lesson plans. Stumped about where to turn next, she followed the advice of her best friend Gerard and took a job folding underthings at the chain lingerie store in the mall.

She's got plenty at home to distract her, including her neighbor, Steven Tyler (no, not that Stephen Tyler) and the kindly septuagenarian Joe, who runs the joke shop downstairs, but she spends her days languishing in the store. Though she feels tired and just out of it physically, she still gets bored steaming peignoir sets, protecting the thong table from shoplifters, and readjusting bras straps for hours on end. Maybe that's why, when a handsome guy named Allan starts hanging around the store for little chats, Moxie sees hope on the horizon. Maybe, just maybe, her employee discount won't go to waste for much longer…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060732097
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2005
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Eugénie Olson lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband, David, their two cats, Loki and Kiddun, and their fish, Lulu. Her interests include belly dancing, low rider and hot rod cars, and makeup. This is her third book.

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Pajama Game 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
krystalsbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was gute but did not fully hold my attention
coricouture on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read it. A young woman overemployed in a lingerie store, struggles with an unexplained illness, while wondering about the flirtatious customer who frequently stops by. And what of her next door neighbor, Steven Tyler, who receives packages for the adoring fans of the other Steven Tyler? What's his story?Eugénie rocks. In real life too. She's my boss and friend, but I'd recommend her books regardless. This one is number two of three. Keep your eyes on this woman. She's on her way up the charts!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Rebecca ¿Moxie¿ Brecker tried teaching science to middle school students, but while she remained in a state of rest her pupils seem to be in a perpetual state that proves sexual energy never vanishes only changes form. Unable to deal with the fifth state of matter (teenagers), Moxie quits the classroom to work at the local lingerie chain store. She still feels tired............ Moxie is attracted to her new Combat Zone neighbor Steven Tyler who receives a lot of packages from fans confusing him with that singer-father of the actresses. Though he is friendly he never seems to move beyond showing her his latest ¿gift¿; Moxie wonders if he sells drugs. Moxie is dragging from dealing with cups and serial underwear thieves so is unable to follow up with the ringless hunk that came in to buy lingerie. Her shrink insists her fatigue is psychosomatic, but when Moxie finally gets tested, she learns that she must deal with a physical disease not mental burnout. While her only friend Gerald freaks out over James Spader, Steven tries to persuade Moxie that she is his foxy............... Although the story line contains a serious subplot involving health, the well being of this story line centers on the heroine¿s amusing asides. Steven is a delightful support character trying to convince Moxie that he is not a dealer and that he wants her; Gerald enables the audience to see deeper inside Moxie. Although the numerous subplots tie together, they can leave a reader weary trying to follow yet Eugenie Seifer Olson provides a very humorous chick lit Bostonian joyride........... Harriet Klausner