Are you in need of a summer read? If so, I’m a capable provider. The first FIVE readers to write me at Michael.Signorelli@harpercollins.com will receive a complimentary copy of Party Girl by Anna David.
Celebrity journalist Amelia Stone is the quintessential Hollywood party girl: she stays out late, rubs shoulders (and occasionally more) with celebrities, and ingest copious amounts of cocaine. But after losing her job, her friends, and much of her mind, Amelia makes the drastic decision to end her drug abuse. Once sober, she’s hired by a big-name magazine to write a column detailing her wild adventures and she starts seeing the man who could be her Mr. Right.
There’s just one problem. Overnight, Amelia, newly sober, has become the face of Hollywood nightlife, and her editors — who don’t know she’s come clean — want her to play the part. As the lure of her former fast-and-furious lifestyle begins to pull at her, she must decide whether to save herself or salvage her reputation as the ultimate party girl.
Party Girl has been praised as “laugh-out-loud hysterical and Capote-elegant” by Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight and as “a smart, hilarious, and poignant page-turner that takes you past the velvet ropes and into the rabbit hole of the Hollywood party scene” by Cindy Chupack, writer and executive producer for Sex and the City.
That’s not to say that you’ll get nothing but a party (not that that’s a bad thing). David sheds candid light on the good and the bad of the Hollywood fastlane, and even inspired praise from Dr. Drew Pinsky: “At once uproarious and poignant, Anna David’s portrayal of the experience of addiction and nuances of recovery is the most accurate I have come across.”
Even so, that didn’t stop us as publishers from laminating an actual line of cocaine onto each copy of the book — it’s ready whenever you are!
Anna David has written for Playboy, Details, and the New York Times, among many other publications. She’s the sex and relationship expert on G4’s Attack of the Show!, and she appears regularly on CNN and Fox.
For more information visit Anna’s website — and don’t forget to write in for you free copy! (And if you can’t wait — Browse Inside!)
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