“The Rhinestone Sisterhood” by David Valdes Greenwood, 2010, Crown, $25/$29.95 Canada, 277 pages: Elbow, elbow, wrist-wrist-wrist. It’s good to be queen, but it’s hard, too. Everybody expects perfection. Letting your hair down (literally) is often forbidden. Doing the “pretend like you’re icing a cake in the air” wave makes sore arms and impressive biceps. And the cheekbone-challenging smile can never stop.
All for prestige and an unimaginably small salary.