She’s always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer. Rule #2: men rule the world. There is so much money. Tina fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp. A multinational media conglomerate. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not.
Still. Before she knows it, she’s at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated. Ocean’s eleven meets the devil wears prada” The Skimm in this hilarious, razor-sharp debut novel about a group of overeducated and underpaid women who decide they’ve finally had enough.
. Rule #1: all important men have assistants. Rule #3: there is enough money. When a technical error with robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. As tina begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in.
The Knockoff: A Novel
A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities, The Knockoff is an insider’s look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age. An outrageously stylish, take over her job, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app.
Under eve’s reign, girls who sleep get fired, glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop—hackathons rage all night, and “fun” means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can’t tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days.
Wildly out of her depth, imogen faces a choice—pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. When imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, ” put the managing editor in a supply closet, has fired “the gray hairs, stopped using the landlines, fresh out of Harvard Business School, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings.
When Katie Met Cassidy
It's also a portrait of a high-drama subculture where barrooms may as well be bedrooms, and loyal friends fill in the spaces absent families leave behind. A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it. Elle"my favorite romantic book of recent memory. Emma straub"the delightful, sexy, queer rom-com of the summer.
With all the makings of a Nora Ephron classic. Vogue*one of npr's best books of 2018**one of washington post's 50 notable Works of Fiction in 2018*From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about two women who find their lives turned upside down by their unexpected chemistry. When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight.
Katie daniels, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, a twenty-eight-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. Katie's glimpse into this wild yet fiercely tightknit community begins to alter not only how she sees the larger world, but also where exactly she fits in.
. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love. When katie met cassidy is a romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want.
The Regulars: A Novel
With average looks and typical quarter-life crises, make sense of online dating, they’re trying to make it up the corporate ladder, and make rent. But there’s a dark side to pretty, and as the gloss fades for these modern-day Cinderellas, The Regulars is a fresh, and observed with pitch-perfect wit, there’s just one question left: What would you sacrifice to be Pretty? Wildly irreverent, “twisted, blatantly sexy, too, modern-day take on Cinderella.
Instyle, perfect for fans of Jennifer Close and Kevin Kwan. Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well. Gorgeous. Like, supermodel gorgeous. Redbook best of the year pick -popsugar’s best books of the year -teen vogue’s best books of the year -reading with robin 2016 Favorite A fierce, regular young women who suddenly have their fantasies come true…or do they?Best friends Evie, feisty, and “compulsively delicious” Redbook debut with a magical twist about three ordinary, Krista, and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York.
And it’s certainly not their fault if the sudden gift of beauty causes unexpected doors to open for them.
Playing with Matches: A Novel
Named a best book of summer by refinery29, Bustle, and PopSugar “The best rom-com of the season…overflowing with charm and heart. Bustle “the perfect summer read—smart, funny, escapist, and bursting with charm. Popsugar in the tradition of good in bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing her messy personal life and the demands of her eccentric clients.
Sasha goldberg has a lot going for her: a recent journalism degree from NYU, an apartment with her best friend Caroline, and a relationship that would be amazing if her finance-bro boyfriend Jonathan would ever look up from his BlackBerry. But when jonathan betrays her, she spirals out of control—and right into the arms of a writer with a charming Southern drawl, who she had previously set up with one of her clients.
She sets up a tv exec who wanted kids five years ago, a forty-year-old baseball-loving virgin, and a consultant with a rigorous five-page checklist for her ideal match. He’s strictly off-limits, but with her relationship on the rocks, all bets are off. Sasha hopes to find her clients The One, like she did.
Despite her inexperience, trolling for catches on Tinder, coaching her clients through rejection, Sasha throws herself into her new career, and dishing out dating advice to people twice her age. But when her dream career falls through, she uses her family’s darkest secret to land a job as a matchmaker for New York City’s elite at the dating service Bliss.
Fresh, playing with matches is the addictive story about dating in today’s swipe-heavy society, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny, and a young woman trying to find her own place in the world.
Fitness Junkie: A Novel
A good morning america summer must-read! from the bestselling authors of The Knockoff, naked yoga, save her best friend, an outrageously funny novel about one woman's attempt—through clay diets, green juice, and cultish workout classes—to win back her career, and lose thirty pounds. As janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place? A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, Fitness Junkie is a glorious romp through the absurd landscape of our weight-obsessed culture.
. Sure, janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues.
When janey sweet, ceo of a couture wedding dress company, beau, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin—the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin—her best friend and business partner, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true.
At a juice shop she meets jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date.
Small Admissions: A Novel
In her new position kate learns there’s no time for self-pity or nonsense during the thick of the admissions season, or what her colleagues refer to as “the dark time. As the process revs up, likeable kids who aren’t very smart, Kate meets smart kids who are unlikable, and Park Avenue parents who refuse to take no for an answer.
Her friends don’t know what to do other than pass tissues and hope for a comeback, while her practical sister, pushes every remedy she can think of, Angela, from trapeze class to therapy to job interviews. Through a comical and crazy run of wildly unpredictable interviews, and page-turning twists, subtle bribes, outright threats, final judgments, the highly competitive and occasionally absurd world of private school admissions is brought to light in all of its outrageous glory that is reminiscent of Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep.
People’s book of the week “Perfect for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep. Booklist top 6 books you need to read—buzzfeed best books to give every book lover on your list—town & country In this witty, hilarious, and entertaining novel that’s “The Devil Wears Prada meets Primates of Park Avenue” The New York Times, a young woman is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City private school admissions.
Despite her innate ambition and summa cum laude smarts, Kate Pearson has turned into a major slacker. Miraculously, kate manages to land a job in the admissions department at the revered Hudson Day School. After being unceremoniously dumped by her handsome “almost fiancé, ” she abandons her plans and instead spends her days lolling on the couch, watching reruns of Sex and the City.
According to a Source: A Novel
Readers will eat it up. Kirkus reviews “i had SO much fun with this hysterical novel about Hollywood. Lucy sykes, wise, author of the knockoff"reminded me of sophie kinsella's Shopaholic--but with A-list celebrities instead of shoes!"—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author"Abby Stern’s debut is dishy, and full of heart.
A delicious novel. People"according to a Source, written by a real celebrity journalist insider, captures the Hollywood lifestyle perfectly. Popsugar, 26 brilliant books you Should Read This Spring"Readers who relish celebrity gossip will have a blast. Her evenings are spent using her alias to discreetly attend red carpet events, and Hollywood hotspots like the fabulous Chateau Marmont, nightclubs, where her eyes are always peeled for the next big celebrity story.
When ella’s new devil wears prada-type boss starts a not-so-friendly competition among the reporters to find an exclusive story or be fired, the stakes are higher than ever. In this fun, frothy read. Booklist"Fast-paced and charming. Stern has written a winner.
Sweetbitter: A novel
The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.
Instant national bestsellersoon to be a series on Starz"Brilliantly written. Outstanding. The new york times book reviewnewly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, enchanting, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, dive bars and fine dining rooms, punishing life she has chosen.
Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel
As scott kraft’s right-hand woman, whip-smart sophia is in the eye of the storm, sometimes floundering, sometimes nearly losing relationships and her health, but ultimately learning what it means to take charge of her own future the way the men around her do. But when engineer/inventor andre stark hires her to run his company’s investor relations, Sophia discovers that the big paycheck and high-status career she’s created for herself may not be worth living in the toxic environment of a boys-club gone bad.
. Whether her success is due to dumb luck, savage assertiveness, or a combination of all three, insightful finesse learned by dealing with her irrational Chinese immigrant mother, in her rarified position she finds she can truly shine. Sharp, and full of insider dish, dramatic, sophia of silicon vaLLEY is one woman’s story of a career storming the corridors of geek power and living in the shadow of its outrageous cast of maestros.
During the heady years of the tech boom, the eccentric CEO of Treehouse, incorrigibly frank Sophia Young lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, a studio whose animated films are transforming movies forever. Overnight, Sophia becomes an unlikely nerd whisperer.
Limelight: A Novel
In a smart and funny novel by the author of the critically acclaimed “big-hearted, charming” The Washington Post Small Admissions, a family’s move to New York City brings surprises and humor. A tribute to broadway, and a mother who has now seen it all, this work is tough love at its finest and a great read for those wanting a ride on the wild side” Booklist, teen celebrity life, starred review.
When she has a fender-bender, witnessed by a flock of mothers at her son’s new school, she is led to the penthouse apartment of a luxurious Central Park West building and encounters a spoiled, hungover, unsupervised teenager who looks familiar. It doesn’t take long to recognize him as Carter Reid—a famous pop star who has been cast in a new Broadway musical.
After a humiliating call from the principal’s office and the loss of the job she was counting on, Allison begins to accept that New York may not suit her after all. Allison brinkley—wife, mother, and former unflappable optimist—discovers that her decision to pack up and move her family from suburban Dallas to the glittery chaos of Manhattan may have been more complicated than she and her husband initially thought.
Through this brush with stardom, Allison embraces a unique and unexpected opportunity that helps her find her way in the heart of Manhattan. New york is more unruly and bewildering than she expected, defying the notions she developed from romantic movies and a memorable childhood visit.