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4% Famous

Deborah Schoeneman


PUBLISHED: 24th April 2007
ISBN: 9780307237477
ANNOTATION:
Schoeneman pens a fantastically fresh, sexy, and intimate novel about the dark and dirty side of celebrity as seen through the eyes of three up-and-coming gossip columnists.
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PUBLISHED: 24th April 2007
ISBN: 9780307237477
ANNOTATION:
Schoeneman pens a fantastically fresh, sexy, and intimate novel about the dark and dirty side of celebrity as seen through the eyes of three up-and-coming gossip columnists.

Annotation

Schoeneman pens a fantastically fresh, sexy, and intimate novel about the dark and dirty side of celebrity as seen through the eyes of three up-and-coming gossip columnists.

Publisher Description

Which loose-lipped gal about town has been caught canoodling with a randy restaurateur? Sources say the new "legs" of the "Examiner"'s gossip column has been helping him bury his long-simmering scandal even though it's been eating away at her conscience. Which grizzly tabloid guy better watch his way with the ladies? We hear he got more than a hangover from a boozy night out with a mattress (model/actress) that may cost him his burgeoning relationship with a precocious Park Avenue princess. Which Wall Street mogul is about to be busted for fuzzy math on his taxes? Luckily, his ink-stained son is digging up a diversion to take down a blowhard billionaire instead. In the novel "4% Famous," Kate Simon, Tim Mack, and Blake Bradley negotiate the ruthless underworld of Manhattan while working for the city's top gossip columns. Friends, lovers, and frenemies may come and go as quickly as the fame quotient of the celebrities they cover, but the young columnists must figure out for themselves what—and who—is worth protecting as they try to avoid becoming fodder for Manhattan's boldfaced games. Sexy, exciting, and addictively readable, "4% Famous" is an intimate fictional tale of a bizarre industry full of characters and secrets that are as seductive and dark as New York City itself.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Author Biography

Deborah Schoeneman has covered gossip, real estate, and society for the New York Observer, the New York Post, and New York magazine, where she's a contributing editor. This is her first novel. Visit her website at deborahschoeneman.com. From the Hardcover edition.

Review

"Schoeneman (of New York magazine) writes a fast-paced, seductive first novel that follows three gossip columnists immersed in the chaos of Manhattan celebrity life. This is an unforgiving portrait of fame from the underlings' point of view with Schoeneman the Bret Easton Ellis of chick lit." --Publishers Weekly "Money, power, and fame are my favorite themes. Schoeneman gives the reader a front-row seat to the world of celebrity that so fascinates our society. It's funny. It's sexy. It's mean. I couldn't put it down." --Dominick Dunne

"An entertaining read about gossip writers, creators, and makers, this novel by Deborah Schoeneman unzips the subject from behind the scenes--really captures the energy, hustle, and ballyhoo." --Tama Janowitz, author of Slaves of New York

"4% Famous, by Deborah Schoeneman (who's worked at The New York Observer and New York), [will] whirl readers through the newsrooms, nightclubs, openings, and red carpets that fuel and fill the gossip pages. (Hello, summer beach bags.)" --Daily Candy

"4% Famous is like 'the OED of gossip, a good crib sheet for the next time someone does something scandalous, either as subject or reporter.'" --New York Magazine

"Lowdown A fun, insidery, and decidedly unliterary glimpse into New York media culture." --Entertainment Weekly

"A page turner." -People StyleWatch

From the Hardcover edition. "Schoeneman (of "New York" magazine) writes a fast-paced, seductive first novel that follows three gossip columnists immersed in the chaos of Manhattan celebrity life. This is an unforgiving portrait of fame from the underlings' point of view with Schoeneman the Bret Easton Ellis of chick lit." "Publishers Weekly" Money, power, and fame are my favorite themes. Schoeneman gives the reader a front-row seat to the world of celebrity that so fascinates our society. It s funny. It s sexy. It s mean. I couldn t put it down. Dominick Dunne An entertaining read about gossip writers, creators, and makers, this novel by Deborah Schoeneman unzips the subject from behind the scenes really captures the energy, hustle, and ballyhoo. Tama Janowitz, author of "Slaves of New York" "4% Famous, " by Deborah Schoeneman (who s worked at "The New York Observer" and "New York"), [will] whirl readers through the newsrooms, nightclubs, openings, and red carpets that fuel and fill the gossip pages. (Hello, summer beach bags.) Daily Candy "4% Famous is like 'the OED of gossip, a good crib sheet for the next time someone does something scandalous, either as subject or reporter."' " "New York "Magazine" "Lowdown A fun, insidery, and decidedly unliterary glimpse into New York media culture." " "Entertainment Weekly ""A page turner."" -People StyleWatch" "From the Hardcover edition."" " Schoeneman (of "New York" magazine) writes a fast-paced, seductive first novel that follows three gossip columnists immersed in the chaos of Manhattan celebrity life. This is an unforgiving portrait of fame from the underlings' point of view with Schoeneman the Bret Easton Ellis of chick lit." -- "Publishers Weekly" " Money, power, and fame are my favorite themes. Schoeneman gives the reader a front-row seat to the world of celebrity that so fascinates our society. It's funny. It's sexy. It's mean. I couldn't put it down." -- Dominick Dunne " An entertaining read about gossip writers, creators, and makers, this novel by Deborah Schoeneman unzips the subject from behind the scenes-- really captures the energy, hustle, and ballyhoo." -- Tama Janowitz, author of "Slaves of New York" " "4% Famous," by Deborah Schoeneman (who's worked at "The New York Observer" and "New York"), [will] whirl readers through the newsrooms, nightclubs, openings, and red carpets that fuel and fill the gossip pages. (Hello, summer beach bags.)" -- Daily Candy " 4% Famous is like 'the OED of gossip, a good crib sheet for the next time someone does something scandalous, either as subject or reporter,"'" "-- "New York "Magazine" " "Lowdown A fun, insidery, and decidedly unliterary glimpse into New York media culture,"" "-- "Entertainment Weekly "" A page turner." " -People StyleWatch" "From the Hardcover edition."

Product Details

Author
Deborah Schoeneman
Short Title
4 FAMOUS
Pages
269
Publisher
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0307237478
ISBN-13
9780307237477
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2007
Publication Date
2007-04-30
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
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