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Miss Wyoming is a novel by Douglas Coupland. It was first published by Random House of Canada in January 2000. The novel follows two protagonists, Susan Colgate, a former Miss Wyoming, and John Johnson, a former action film producer.

Miss Wyoming is a novel by Douglas Coupland. Both have experienced early success but now find themselves in terminal career decline and with a host of personal problems.

The first and only story of love and looming apocalypse set in the aisles of an office supply superstore

The first and only story of love and looming apocalypse set in the aisles of an office supply superstore. In Douglas Coupland's ingenious new novel-sort of a Clerks meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-we meet Roger, a divorced, middle-aged "aisles associate" at Staples, condemned to restocking reams of 20-lb. bond paper for the rest of his life. It was first published by Random House of Canada in January 2000

Miss Wyoming is a novel by Douglas Coupland. The male version of this is Hollywood, full of hungry, unfulfilled people. I thought it would be interesting to take male and female versions of these people and put them together when they both wanted to change. Coupland on the roles of the characters.

Miss Wyoming Douglas Coupland The eponymous heroine of Miss Wyoming is one Susan Colgate, a teen beauty queen and low-rent soap actress. Dragooned into show business by her demonically pushy

Miss Wyoming Douglas Coupland The eponymous heroine of Miss Wyoming is one Susan Colgate, a teen beauty queen and low-rent soap actress. The eponymous heroine of Miss Wyoming is one Susan Colgate, a teen beauty queen and low-rent soap actress. Dragooned into show business by her demonically pushy, hillbilly mother, Susan has hit rock bottom by the time Douglas Coupland's seventh book begins. But when she finds herself the sole survivor of an airplane crash, this "low-grade onboard celebrity" takes the opportunity to start all over again

This may be my favourite Douglas Coupland novel.

This may be my favourite Douglas Coupland novel. Quirky characters interacting within the Hollywood environment break away from the constrictions of their scripted life and explore what life is really about. A former child beauty-pageant contender, former child star and current "where are they now" celebrity Susan Colgate managed to disconnect from her controlling mother, but still struggles to make her own way in the world.

Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels, including Generation X and Microserfs, and several works of nonfiction . Douglas Coupland has a way with words, very clever. The plotting and characterization in this book does not live up to his phrasing.

Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels, including Generation X and Microserfs, and several works of nonfiction, including Polaroids from the Dead. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. It can't be easy to write a book about nihilistic characters because their very nature is dull. He succeeded in some parts, and I wouldn't say failed, but something in that family, in other parts (Well, that was a messy sentence.

Author: Douglas Coupland. Dragooned into show business by her demonically pushy, hillbilly mother, Susan has hit rock bottom by the time Douglas Coupland’s seventh book begins. But when she finds herself the sole survivor of an airplane crash, this low-grade onboard celebrity takes the opportunity to start all over again: She felt like a ghost.

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian visual artist, writer, and designer. Douglas Coupland continues to register the buzz of his generation with a fidelity that should shame most professional Zeitgeist chasers

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian visual artist, writer, and designer. His first novel was the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. He has published 14 novels, two collections of short stories, eight nonfiction books, and a number o. ore about Douglas Coupland. About Douglas Coupland. Douglas Coupland is a Canadian visual artist, writer, and designer. Douglas Coupland continues to register the buzz of his generation with a fidelity that should shame most professional Zeitgeist chasers.

From the bestselling author of Generation X and Microserfs, a smart, funny, fast-paced mystery with a heartfelt American romance at its core.Susan is a former child-beauty-pageant contender. John is a hard-living movie producer. She walks away from a plane crash without so much as a scratch. He comes away from a near-death experience with a unique, vivid plan.Susan refuses to spend one more day peddling herself for cheesy TV sitcom parts and takes advantage of a very weird situation to disappear. John turns his back on a hedonistic life making blockbuster action flicks. Shedding their self-made identities, each sets out on an uncharted course across the Gap-clogged, strip-mall landscape of California, searching for the thing--Love--that neither has ever really known, but that they now think they just might, actually, desperately want.Assisting Susan and John are a blackmailing pageant mom, a pair of suburban eggheads, a rust-belt refugee, and a salad bar of other twentieth-century Americans who all share the dream of one day taking center stage. In Miss Wyoming, Douglas Coupland has combined the literary and the popular in a sparkling and witty caper that quietly resonates into the eternal.

Comments: (7)

catterpillar
it is the kind of bittersweet saga that hollywood's forgotten writer/director genius, preston sturgis, used to foist upon an american population that was a tad more literate than today's cnn-weaned/ people magazine audience. coupland scores his own coup by deftly examining the dreams and nightmares of fame, glory, success, and a second chance. someone said that all novels and stories are about one of two things--a stanger comes to town, or someone goes on a trip. both occur here, with a stylistic ebb and flow that is a perfect indictment of tabloid america. though it skims the surface of hollywood, beauty pageants, white trash, existential despair, this is a love story at its tender heart, and why it succeeds is that you want the two protagonists to connect, to meld into one. will they, however, is the mystery and suspense of this novel. i am not one to spoil endings, so i will not blab. but a footnote: if you ever wanted to get a good idea of what a jon benet ramsey styled baby beauty queen must endure at the hands of a win-at-all costs mother from hell, miss wyoming is a great place to start. who needs the enquirer?
Hellmaster
Wow!! Even on the second reading it was terrific...so I bought the Kindle version and passed my copy to a friend!!
Great characters..you can really visualise them...twists and turns in the story....a romance? a mystery? a comedy? Its all and more,
a story that lingers. Two people in Los Angeles and their strange story...reads a little like Elmore Leonard but softer...
Na
I've read most of Coupland's other works and love his quirky characters and settings. The character development is right on track in "Miss Wyoming", however the actions of the characters do not always match what we've come to believe is their motivation. I found this frustrating at times. Otherwise, I did find the characters very intriguing. The story of John's mother Doris was particularly well told.
Vivados
I have read all of Douglas Coupland's books and this is the first book that I gave away before I could finish it. I was so anxious to get this book that I pre-ordered it from Amazon before it was available for sale (that should expalain what kind of a Coupland fan I am). I found the story to be unbelievably boring! I usually appreciate Coupland's rambling style, but this time his rambling didn't go anywhere. If this is Coupland's true impression of what society is like now, we're all in trouble.
Went Tyu
I've now read severl Coupland novels, and this is the only awful one I've stumbled across. Microsers was great, Girlfriend in a Coma was hard to get through, but once done one could see it's magnificense. Generation X, though cheesy, was fu. Miss Wyoming is completely different from anything else Coupland has written. In a bad way.
Save your money. By something else.
Kaghma
Great quality and price. Love Douglas Coupland and some of his older works are difficult to find. Very happy with this purchase.
Oppebro
Whereas Coupland's other books relied much less on narrative, and much more on observations of modern life (with the possible exception of 'Girlfriend...'), this is a novel, pure and unadulterated.
Is this a good or bad thing? Well, both. Coupland, judging from his back catalogue (all of which I have read), is the supreme master of observing people, places, things, events, time periods and societies. Well, after his last two books, he can add novels to that list too!
Both this and 'Girlfriend...' are superb books, with a strong, funny narrative. Going through all his books, you can actually see his writing style mature from the (dare I say it?) slight over-indulgence of Microserfs and Generation X to the disembodied despair of 'Life after God' (my personal favourite), from his first attempt at a novel, Shampoo Planet (which was simply an observing-style book disguised as a novel) and finally to Miss Wyoming, a brilliant, funny, thoughtful book, with very few problems, other than his departure of style.
If you need any more recommendation, consider this: I saw this book in a bookshop, and bought it, there and then, on the strength of his reputation, and not once have I regretted it.
The biggest problem is that the edition I have, which has a different cover to Amazon's one, looks a bit like one of those paperbacks for women, about women, by women with names like Penny and Shirley. Oh well!
A love story for broken people, it tells the story of a former child star and a movie producer forming a bond over mysterious pasts. Told in alternating points of view, it jumps from the past to the present as it tells about their pasts and how it brought them together.

The characters are wonderfully written and the story-telling superb. This could be classified a "Hollywood romance," but that would be selling it so short. It's just two people coming to realize that they have not been in the driver seats of their lives up until this point.

It's a very wonderful and surreal story.
Miss Wyoming: A Novel download epub
United States
Author: Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 0375407340
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Pantheon; 1st edition (December 28, 1999)
Pages: 320 pages