Rachel Katz has been making people laugh since the moment she could speak inSue Margolis‘s novel. She can even see the funny side when her husband leaves her for a cosmetics demonstrator. Called Greg. Deciding to turn her talent for comedy into a career, Rachel becomes a professional stand-up comedian. But breaking into the big time is tough, and with a mortgage and a ten-year-old child to support, Rachel has to spend her mornings cleaning the houses of the rich and famous to make ends meet. Somehow life lacks a certain spark. However, there are sparks a-plenty when the washing machine breaks down and a repair man called Matt arrives… and sends her life into a spin.