Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Vignettes from Vermont: Author Samantha Wilde

BENNINGTON -- A woman by the name of Samantha Wilde shopped at Fiddlehead at Four Corners art gallery Sunday afternoon and bought several presents for friends. One thing leads to another ... and it turns out Samantha Wilde's second book is about to drop.

"I'll Take What She Has" is a 416-pager published by Bantam books. 

Wilde gave AGD a 30-second soundbite about the book's premise. It involves lifelong besties (and mothers) Annie and Nora and a newbie to their world -- Cynthia Cypress -- who is "tall" and "beautiful" and "blonde" and her feet are shaped like Barbie's.

Here is a description at

"Perfect for fans of Marisa de los Santos and Allison Winn Scotch, Samantha Wilde's new novel is a funny and heartfelt look at friendship, marriage and the dynamics of modern motherhood."

Check out a few reviews at (HERE):

"A poignant, thoroughly entertaining tale of friends, family, and wanting more." -- Valerie Frankel, author of Four of a Kind.

"Samantha Wilde has a dry wit, a big heart, and a sharp eye that doesn't miss a trick. I'll Take What She Has is a smart and funny behind-the-scene look at private school life and the grass-is-always-greener friendships of three women who, like most of us, would have fabulous lives if only they could get out of their own way." -- Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Wallflower in Bloom

This Little Mommy Stayed Home was Wilde's first book. Here's what they said:

"A witty, frank, and sometimes bawdy look at the stresses and strains of new motherhood." -- Hartford Courant.

"Take the funniest person you know, give her a baby and a month without sleep, multiply by ten and you've got the incomparable Samantha Wilde." -- Karen Karbo, author of Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me.

Wilde went to Smith College, has 3 kids, is an ordained minister and teaches yoga. Her mom is Nancy Thayer, who has written 21 books (HERE), and her just-turned-40 husband is a professor of chemical engineering.