ADDRESSES: Home— New York, NY.
CAREER: Development executive, independent film producer, and actor.
The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12, Plume (New York, NY), 2007.
SIDELIGHTS: Robin Gold works in independent film production in New York City. Her experience ranges from acting in the movie My Ex-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception to her role as associate producer in the film Romance & Cigarettes. This film put her in the company of director John Turturro and a celebrated cast, including Susan Sarandon, James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet, and Christopher Walken.
Gold made her publishing debut in the chick-lit genre with The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12. The creative Delilah White finds herself in competition with Margo, a rival coworker, for a promotion on their lifestyle television show. Because Delilah is confident she will get the job based on merit, she takes a vacation in the Catskills to relax. Margo follows and complicates matters by trying to steal Delilah’s new love interest. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly called the book an “affable debut.” A critic writing in Kirkus Reviews found the book to contain “a memorable character stuck in a forgettable story.” Patty Engel-mann, writing in Booklist, described the story as “fun and uplifting” and noted that the party at the conclusion of the book is “one of fiction’s most hilarious and outrageous.”
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES
Booklist, October 15, 2006, Patty Engelmann, review of The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12, p. 28.
Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2006, review of The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12, p. 865.
Publishers Weekly, October 16, 2006, review of The Perfectly True Tales of a Perfect Size 12, p. 29.
Internet Movie Database, http://www.imdb.com/ (January 22, 2007), author profile.*