By Anna David
big name journalist Amelia Stone is the vital L.A. social gathering lady. She is going to Hollywood's so much particular, star-studded occasions, the place she rubs shoulders (and sometimes extra) with celebrities, remains out till all hours of the evening, and indulges within the final intercourse, medications, and rock 'n' roll life. briefly, she's received every little thing a celebration lady wishes: the seems, the task, the approach to life. And oh, certain, the out-of-control coke behavior.
yet it's demanding to maintain topping your individual outrageous exploits, and after wasting her activity, her pals, and lots more and plenty of her brain (not to say waking up within the clinic after combining 5 Ambien, 4 traces of particular okay, and an inestimable volume of cocaine), Amelia makes the drastic determination to finish her drug abuse. Sobriety, she reveals, has its rewards: she begins seeing the guy who might be her Mr. correct and will get employed through a big-name journal to jot down a column detailing her wild adventures with the fame social gathering crowd. And who might write it larger? in spite of everything, she has lots of event to attract on.
There's only one little challenge. in a single day, Amelia Stone has turn into the recent face of Hollywood nightlife, and her editors--who don't recognize she's come clean--want her to play the half. As her reputation skyrockets and the movie and television brokers commence calling, the entice of her former fast-and-furious way of life starts off to tug at her. confronted with the main interesting chance of her profession, she needs to now choose to both retailer herself--or salvage her acceptance because the final celebration woman.
Acidly hilarious and achingly sincere, Party Girl is a harrowing journey throughout the global of Hollywood extra with a heroine who's deliciously wrong. no matter if snorting coke or crying in rehab, hooking up or breaking down, Amelia Stone makes her method around the treacherous grounds of dependancy, self-destruction, and restoration with out ever wasting her sharp wit, unapologetic candor, or odds-defying optimism.
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Party Girl: A Novel by Anna David