Julie Einstein has enjoyed all the joys of motherhood too briefly. After giving birth to Leo she left her high power public relations job to be a stay-at-home Mom. It's now three years later and, surprise, surprise, she's thoroughly enjoyed it. After all the stress and struggle she's happy to watch daytime TV, accommodate a few more pounds, and watch Leo grow.
Unfortunately, this state of maternal and domestic bliss comes to a quick halt when her husband, Peter, is laid off. Time to switch places: she must go back to work and Peter will be a stay-at-home Dad.
Julie reluctantly returns to the workaday world with the John Glom Agency, a PR firm whose specialty is in resurrecting careers. She may have seen her share of has-beens and a few never-weres, but no one quite like Mary Ford. Once a queen of the silver screen Mary is now a royal pain. Julie longs to look after her own three-year-old, but she's stuck with childish Mary who pilfers expensive clothing from a photo shoot and has a litany of nigh on impossible demands.
Nonetheless, Julie must persevere and this she does by trying a comeback for Mary by launching a signature perfume (think Elizabeth Taylor). One slight problem: perfume is supposed to smell good, this perfume is odoriferous to the nth.
Meanwhile, back at the house Peter is running a smooth ship. Sometimes life does throw us a few curves and Zigman charts them with gusto.
Stage actress Emily Durante narrates this story impeccably. She has a pleasant voice and clear diction which makes listening a pleasure, whether longing to be at home with Leo or kvetching about the impossible Mary.
- Gail Cooke