Based on a True Story

Elizabeth Renzetti
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The Devil Wears Prada meets Absolutely Fabulous and Bridget Jones's Diary in an addictive, hilarious and wildly entertaining novel about having it all, losing it all - and fighting back.

'A seriously funny book.' National Post

'By turns hilarious and dark, always riveting, and crammed with satirical observations.' Free Press

I threw in a coin and I closed my eyes and I thought, I hope I've got enough Valium to see me through the week. One of the other mums chucked her coin in, and turned to me. She said, 'Do you think there will ever come a day when we'll make a wish that's about ourselves, and not about our kids?'

A celebrity who's more notorious for her excesses than her famous roles. Her former lover, who's threatening to reveal the truth behind her bestselling autobiography. Her long-lost son, who's escaped from the train wreck of his mother's life and doesn't want to be found.

Absolutely Fabulous meets The Devil Wears Prada in this delicious and addictive novel about a washed-out soap opera diva, her lifetime of secrets, and the innocent young journalist who gets caught in her wake.

Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous for playing a slatternly barmaid on a popular soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, just out of rehab, with no job, no relationship, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers, she is surprised to find that her 'tell all' memoir has become an improbable hit. But how to stop the real truth from being revealed - and how to make up for a long history of neglecting those she really loves?

A funny, poignant and intoxicating novel about fame, love, deception and consequences - about the lies we tell others and the lies we tell ourselves.

'A hell of a lot of fun. Made me laugh so hard I cried.' Globe and Mail

Author bio:

Elizabeth Renzetti has worked at The Globe and Mail as a columnist, reporter, and editor of the Books and Review sections. For several years she worked at the London and Los Angeles bureaus. Her work is much-anthologised in collections of essays, and she regularly appears as a radio and television commentator.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781760111816
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: December 2014
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular fiction

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