Covergirl: Confessions of a Flawed Hedonist

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Maura Moynihan's first novel, Covergirl, blends reality and fiction in a brilliant and exciting roman à clef that draws richly from the author's own adventures as a Warhol Girl and from her many years of working with Tibetan refugees in Asia.

Meet Veronica Ferris, the daughter of an imperious socialite and a kindly but absent diplomat. Fresh out of college, Veronica lands in Manhattan in pursuit of romance, disco, and rock 'n' roll—an arrival that threatens to usurp her mother's ambitious assault on New York high society. Maintaining her "double life" as a talented partygoer and a bearer of the esteemed Ferris family name is a high-wire act that requires far more cunning and restraint than young Veronica initially realizes. With its unforgettable heroine and wry, highly entertaining voice, Covergirl is at once a poignant coming-of-age tale, a delightful social satire, and a vibrant modern-day odyssey.

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Maura Moynihan has worked for many years as a refugee consultant in India and Nepal, inspired in part by her childhood residence in Asia as the daughter of a U.S. ambassador. Andy Warhol launched her musical career and placed her on the coveted cover of Interview magazine. Her first collection of fiction, Yoga Hotel, was a Washington Post bestseller. This is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

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Modern Renaissance woman Moynihan's first novel (after story collection Yoga Hotel), confusingly labeled as "reality fiction," follows international party girl Veronica Ferris, who must decide whether she will "join the ranks of commoners and go nine to five, or remain on extended vacation." She burns out on her gossip column-worthy lifestyle-nightly clubs, dates with a rock star-and returns to Asia where she spent her "magical childhood" as a diplomat's daughter. She begins volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal, only to become disillusioned by the artificiality of American altruism in the third world. Eventually, karma rewards Veronica's good intentions and she ends up combining her two loves: partying and helping people, as director of the philanthropic trust of her father's estate, throwing parties for charity. Though Moynihan's novel is filled with exotic and incongruous settings-New York nightclubs and Buddhist temples, fashion photo shoots and Tibetan orphanages-the heroine's self-righteous streak spoils the story's potential charm.
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