Miller is killing it. In her new book, Rebooting in Beverly Hills, she takes us
on a ride we wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.
Miller's third marriage, she discovered her husband was being unfaithful and
devised a plan to remove herself in the most graceful way possible. After
practicing law for twenty years, Miller definitely had a few tricks up her
sleeve. With a little help from a "white witch," a psychic, and a
private investigator, Miller managed to mend both her heart and her bank account.
In addition to her turn as a successful lawyer, Miller went on to tell about
surviving cancer, her extensive volunteer work, and the challenges which arose
while raising her son through it all. In the aftermath, she faced the trials
and tribulations of the dating world as a woman "past the dreaded age of
July 11, 2012, I drove my tattered and torn 2001 Daewoo into Beverly Hills to
attend Miller's private book signing. After reading Miller's book, I was
already feeling a little out of my league. I have been married zero times so
she already had me beat by three (well... technically four — after writing
Rebooting in Beverly Hills, Miller re-married.). Miller comes from a world of
expensive matchmakers, plastic surgery, and Louboutin boots. I have never seen
a Louboutin boot. The closest I've ever been to one came during the book
signing, where the cake was sculpted in an exact replica of the boot on the
front of Miller's book. I was impressed – but also starving. The bad news about
fashion is that you're not allowed to eat it.
In addition, I’ve never been a powerful lawyer nor have I ever had a job
that didn’t include a funny looking hat and an apron. Ultimately, I concluded both that Marcy
Miller certainly had what it took to find love, and that I barely had what it
took to stop myself from eating an exquisitely crafted boot.
the time I finally made my way over to Marcy Miller, all my fears
subsided. She couldn’t have been more
engaging, humble, and welcoming. She
regaled me with stories of her horrible dating woes and recounted the times
she’d had to pull her car over from laughing too hard while relaying her most
recent fiasco to a friend. I knew
exactly what she was talking about. And
then it hit me — despite the fact that Miller’s book depicts her opulent world,
and is laid against the backdrop of exotic vacations and lush hotels (whereas I
was born in a town that celebrated the opening of our first grocery store) — it mostly tells a universal story about
trusting, loving, losing, and then trying again. I’m more familiar with this scenario than I’d
care to admit. So as I listened to
Miller tell me about her travails as she attempted to re-enter the dating world,
I laughed, let out a sigh of relief that maybe my annual salary wasn’t keeping
me from love, and started to believe that I too could conquer all. I then picked up a glass of Champagne, and
started over. Guided by the strength of
a woman who had been through it all – I was ready to Reboot.
August 2, 7:00pm
Soup 8818 Sunset Blvd.
Angeles, CA 90069