The Bette Davis Club

The Bette Davis Club

The morning of her niece’s wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she’s made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

When the young bride flees—taking with her a family heirloom and leaving behind six hundred bewildered guests—her mother offers Margo fifty grand to retrieve her spoiled brat of a daughter and the invaluable property she stole. So, together with the bride’s jilted and justifiably crabby fiancé, Margo sets out in a borrowed 1955 red MG on a cross-country chase. Along the way, none of what she discovers will be quite what she expected. But it might be exactly what she’s been seeking all along.

From acclaimed humor writer Jane Lotter comes this madcap, laugh-out-loud adventure, The Bette Davis Club.

Revised edition: This edition of The Bette Davis Club includes editorial revisions.

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About Jane Lotter

Jane Lotter was a Seattle-based writer and humorist whose work has appeared in national publications. Her hilarious column, Jane Explains, ran in the Seattle Sun, winning several awards, including one from the Society of Professional Journalists. Jane’s only novel,


    The Bette Davis Club Reviews

  • Debbie

    The foreword of this book is so touching. I just have to comment on it and hope somewhere up there, the author is seeing that, yes, her book is in print and hopefully gets a wide readership. Also whil...

  • Irena

    actual rating: 2,5 starsReading story narrated by a woman who's over 50 years old was out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it anyway. Branching out, spreading my horizonts, that's what I was thi...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that since Goodreads does not allow for half stars that I gave this book 2.5 stars and rounded it up to a 3 on this site. So here's the thing. I feel like a shit person for this but I did ...

  • Elizabeth

    I absolutely loved this book! To me, it was a book that appealed to my love of old movies, all things California (old Hollywood, in particular) and books that won't let me put them down! This book has...

  • Christine

    A “road trip” book for the “over forty” set. So much fun!The Hollywood elite.A runaway bride.A vintage sports car.A cross country romp.A flawed heroine.A damaged hero.Not one, but two, mysteri...

  • ?Susan?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this light cozy caper of two people that are thrust together into a Tinseltown adventure. Against both of their better judgements they set out toward Palm Springs in a classic, co...

  • Ellie

    The Bette Davis Club is the debut, and sadly the only, book by Jane Lotter. In a touching preface, Lotter's daughter describes her mother as a devoted fan of classic movies and this book as, in part, ...

  • Anna (Curiosity comes before Kay)

    I don't usually read what I call midlife crisis fiction. But the premise intrigued me and Margo drew me in -- I actually read this in pretty much one sitting! This is why despite some things I didn't ...

  • Reyes

    Actual rating: 2.5 starsI'll start by saying that I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was nuts in the best possible way, Margo was a funny and charming MC for the most part and the book as a who...

  • Stephanie

    I really love this book. The story is about Margo the middle aged woman who has the misfortune life. Apart from her lonely childhood, she has fallen in love with the wrong men for all her life. Until ...