If you'd like a behind-the-scenes look at the world of publishing, you'll enjoy this novel. Olivia Goldsmith is one of my favorite authors and her descriptions are accurate and delightful. You'll meet the agent from hell, struggling writers that make your heart bleed, and an entertaining inside glimpse of editors and publishers. It's all in good fun, and, again, very entertaining.
Dishy novel about the glamorous but cutthroat world of Manhattan publishing. Easy and enjoyable read, intriguing plot twists and fun characters.
An excellent read; a pageturner. Intricate look at the publishing world seen from the experiences of several authors - with romance and revenge thrown in.
Not one of her better works. This fictional "tell-all" of the publishing world is so bogged down with name-dropping, inside jokes, and romans a clef that it loses sight of the story of the aspiring novelists. Also, Goldsmith seems to have run out of character names -- there's a Susann and a Susan, an Emma and an Emily, a Daniel and a David, AND two Terrys and two Geralds. WTF???
Olivia Goldsmith gives the reader an inside look at how the big publishing houses operate. I found the book hard to put down. Each of the characters seems very real as they all compete to get their books published as best sellers.