Dance Around the Room and Unleash All Inhibitions with Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

mary jane

My Review:

Nothing is better than a little 1970s sex, drugs and rock and roll with a coming of age story about a conservative young teen babysitter named Mary Jane. Her summer job with a therapist’s family opens her eyes to a carefree life void of organization and order and filled with love, music and unbridled fun. Used to a quiet life of cooking with her mom and singing at church, Mary Jane becomes a crucial part of this unconventional family, bringing order to chaos and at the same time being exposed to 1970s wild and liberal experiences, observing more than her fair share as a 14 year old. Living in the same house over the summer where Mary Jane is nanny to a young child is a famous rock star and his actress wife. They are hiding away so the musician can try to get clean and receive therapy from the man of the house who is a doctor. This famous couple proves to take everyone’s experiences up a notch and their lives are infused with humor, truth and unbridled passion, causing Mary Jane to think about how she wants to live moving forward. This book was a real delight – pick up a copy of Mary Jane for you and a friend. Sure to be a great holiday gift all will enjoy!

Jessica Anya Blau

About the Author

Jessica Anya Blau was born in Boston and raised in Southern California. Her novels have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN and NPR, and in CosmoVanity Fair, In Style, Country Living, Bust, Time Out, Parade, Oprah Summer Reads and other national publications. Jessica’s short stories and essays have been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies. Jessica co-wrote the script for Love on the Run starring Frances Fisher and Steve Howey. She has taught writing at Johns Hopkins University and The Fashion Institute of Technology. Currently, Jessica lives in New York.  

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