Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Pick for Throwback Thursday

Thanks to TakeMeAway for posting this.

My pick for honoring an oldie but goodie is
The Bestseller by Olivia Goldsmith

(description from fictiondb website):
At Davis & Dash, one of New York's most prestigious publishing houses, five new authors will be published--but only one of them will be a bestseller. They have worked long and hard to write their novels of romance and murder, drama and love. But the story behind the stories is even more exciting. And the vicious competition to get the right agent, the perfect editor, and the choice spot on the bestseller list must be seen to be believed.

Master novelist Oliva Goldsmith, bestselling author of The First Wives Club and Marrying Mom, takes a scathing and hilarious inside look at the deviously cutthroat world of publishing. She pierces egos, produces the dish, and punctures more than a few careers in this one-of-a-kind novel where dreams come true and writing is its own reward.

My thoughts:
I loved this book when I read it...oh about 8 years ago now. It was recommended to me by a good friend. It is absolutely compulsively readable. I got a huge kick out of it because I was working in bookselling at the time and the different "types" of authors were really fun to read about. And it had all the dirt, fun, sex, humor, success, and betrayal of any good romance/mystery/novel out there. I loved that is was all about the publishing industry and books!
It is a thick book but such a fun, quick read. I'm sure you can find it at a used bookstore for a few dollars.

Happy Reading!
* red headed book child


Jenny said...

Ooh this DOES sound good!

Anonymous said...

Good one.. I heve never heard of this book..maybe I should read it.
Here is mine: