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Book Review/Giveaway: Leftovers: A Novel by Arthur Wooten. Ends April 15th

Leftover: A Novel by Arthur Wooten

About the Book: Vivian Lawson’s fantasy of being the perfect 1950s suburban housewife is shattered when an uncontrollable event changes her life forever.

Destitute and left to fend for herself in a man’s world, she searches her New England town unable to find a job. With nowhere to turn, Vivian takes the advice of her wisecracking best friend, Babs, and reluctantly becomes a Tupperware lady.

Vivian struggles with low self-esteem as well as stage fright but with the support of Babs’ lovesick brother, Stew, and the creator of Tupperware’s Home Party Plan system, Brownie Wise, she may just find the strength to conquer her inner demons and take control of her life.

A story of empowerment, Leftovers is a delectable romantic dramedy with an inspirational journey that reveals to us what can be achieved by using one’s guts, determination and a little bit of a self-deprecating humor.

My Review: I really enjoyed reading about Vivian Lawson, a 1950s suburban housewife.  An inspirational journey about one woman who rose above marital problems and a heartless mother to become a very well know Tupperware lady.

Things started to fall apart one day for Vivian when she stayed up waiting for her cheating husband to return from work to celebrate their anniversary, only to turn up very late. In the morning, her husband Paul broke the news to her that he was leaving her for another woman.

Devastated and broke with the bank taking her house and unable to find work, Vivian found herself living with her best friend Babs and her brother Stew who suggested that she become a Tupperware lady. 

This is a well written novel by Arthur Wooten, showing the strength of Vivian Lawson from heartbreak to redemption and finding true love. This novel is truly a leftover you just can’t help but to pick it up again and again to read.

I highly recommend this book for every household with a woman living in it.

Pages: 212

This book is scheduled for release April 7th 2012.  A copy can be brought from

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Giveaway Rules


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This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only

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Giveaway Ends April 15th, 2012.

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2. Mandatory Entry: Please click link below and read the author’s interview and leave a comment there.

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This Giveaway Has Ended!


Winner is #5  Ruth Mayer Hill


March 30, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. I was a single mom for 9 years before I met my husband. How I managed to keep us out of the projects (where I grew up) is beyond me. Now that I’m married and in a better financial situation I love helping single mom’s out in my community. I network with other business owners and work together to show these women that they DO have the strength to keep going, no matter how dire their situation seems.

    Stories like this one, that show women as empowered individuals fighting their fears and coming out on top are so necessary in today’s world. Life has ups and downs and if you’re going to enjoy the ride you have to be prepared. Reading stories, even fictional stories, like this one help build strength and self esteem in women by giving them the courage to keep trying. This is a story I would love to read 🙂

    Comment by Dez | March 30, 2012 | Reply

  2. i was a “tupperware lady” for years, as was my mom before me. i enjoyed getting to know the ladies in my community, and i made many memories! The hardest part of the job was asking someone to have a party. The next was getting up infront of the women and talking. But i guess, i became stronger for it. This novel sounds great. i would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

    Comment by mariannebarkman | March 31, 2012 | Reply

  3. Like all women I love stories of empowerment. I also enjoy reading about the 50’s and how different a woman’s world was then. Being a single Mom to 7 after my divorce more or less pushed me into being Positive and realizing that only I myself could get me through. I used to go to a lot of Tupperware parties way back when. 🙂 I commented on the interview.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | March 31, 2012 | Reply

  4. I was a child during the fifties and remember so much from them. So many women stayed home to take care of the house and the children. They were discouraged from getting jobs. The man was supposed to be the breadwinner. But that really hurt women if their husbands left the family. because men were picked first for the jobs.

    I have memories too of Tupperware. My Aunt Bonnie introduced us to it. With the different colored plastic containters that burp when you seal them, a woman could earn a little bit of money to feed the children. They had four children and not much money so she was very grateful to do the Tupperware parties.


    Comment by Carol N Wong (@Carolee888) | March 31, 2012 | Reply

  5. The title itself got my attention, and this book sounds like something a little different for me. I always enjoy reading something different, and your honest review make it sound like something worthwhile!

    Comment by Ruth Mayer Hill | April 1, 2012 | Reply

  6. There are so many appealing aspects of this book according to the review – a woman who finds her strength, the 1950’s setting and Tupperware – I remember those pastel bowls on the cover from my mother’s kitchen.

    Comment by tmy56 | April 3, 2012 | Reply

  7. Vivian sounds like a strong and determined person. I look forward to reading about the early days of the Tupperware company.

    Comment by likwan | April 15, 2012 | Reply

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