For Hannah Fairchild, jaded Hollywood trust fund baby and aspiring astronomer, life as she knows it (financially secure, albeit emotionally frail) goes out of orbit when her father -- the larger-than-life legendary actor and playboy, Leo Fairchild -- drops dead while making love to a nineteen year-old C-list television starlet. Not only has Leo's conniving fourth wife frozen Hannah's trust fund -- putting a pinch on her ability to gaze at the only stars she feels are worth watching -- but the grieving widow has also been having an affair with Hannah's indie producer boyfriend.
Faced with a Fred Segal's credit card bill that rivals the national debt, Hannah is forced to put her planet search project on hold while she takes the job of personal assistant to British actor and People's "Sexiest Man Alive," Louis Trollope. Because Louis is just as egotistical, self-centered, insecure, demanding, flirtatious -- and yes, irresistible -- as her father had been, Hannah is determined to keep him and his super-model girlfriend, bad boy entourage, and over-sexed agent at arm's length. Besides, she's falling in love with his best friend, the screenwriter Mick Bradshaw.
PRAISE FOR TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES
"...The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor..." -The Wall Street Journal
"A fine piece of literary work." --The New York Post, Page Six
"Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomanic . . .[A] well-paced, entertaining story." --Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR JOSIE BROWN:
"Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK! cover story . . . truly entertaining reading" --Jackie Collins, New York Times bestselling author
"Josie Brown captures the highs and lows of love, lust and marriage, with heart-wrenching pathos. I'm recommending it to all my friends as the perfect beach read!" --Lisa Rinna, actress and New York Times bestselling author
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"Hollywood's got nothing on the cast of characters living in the bedroom community of Paradise Heights, who have the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK! Magazine cover story. Josie Brown is a skilled observer whose clever dialogue makes for truly entertaining reading." --Jackie Collins , bestselling author of Hollywood Wives and Poor Little Bitch Girl "The Baby Planner is as a delight. I wondered, as I was reading it, how I every managed without a baby planner, and by the end I wondered how I ever managed without its author, Josie Brown."
--Eileen Goudge, New York Times bestselling author of Once in a Blue Moon "I loved this juicy-as-it-it-is-heartfelt novel about love, marriage, friendship and sharp, manicured claws. Could not put it down!"
--Melissa Senate, author of The Secret of Joy
"Poignant and funny! Josie Brown's protagonist is strong, resilient, and unflinchingly honest: she has all the skills she needs to navigate the 'mean streets' of the gated community of Paradise Heights. A great read!"
--Wendy Wax, author Magnolia Wednesdays
"Brown proves that a story with suburban bodies can be just as suspenseful as one with dead bodies! Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives is a probing, entertaining fishbowl of married life in a well-heeled, wayward neighborhood. Loved it!"
--Stephanie Bond, author of Body Movers series
"I loved it! Josie Brown captures the highs and lows of love, lust and marriage with heartwrenching pathos. I'm recommending it to all my friends as the perfect beach read!"
--Lisa Rinna, actress, and author of the novel, Starlit,
and the personal growth book, Rinnavation
Josie Brown's latest novel, THE BABY PLANNER (Simon & Schuster) is in stores now. Josie's novel, SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES (Simon & Schuster), is a Target Emerging Authors pick for Summer 2010.
Her other novels are TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES (Diversion Press) and IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE-TIED (HarperCollins).
As a journalist, Josie's celebrity interviews and relationships trends articles have been featured in Los Angeles Ti mes Syndicate International, Redbook and Complete Woman magazines, as well as AOL, Yahoo, AskMen.com, Divorce360.com, and SingleMindedWomen.com.
For more on Josie, visit her website: josiebrown.com and her blog: authorprovocateur.com
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