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Clarissa is an archetypal LA babe. She is 28 (real age 31), has never done a day's work in her life and is outspoken, hedonistic and exceedingly manipulative. And she wants to keep it that way. Her life is a constant round of lunches with her hilariously bitchy girlfriends (known as the Star Chamber), parties, and yet more parties. The only thing missing from her life is a rich husband to keep her in the manner to which she has become accustomed. So, without further ado, she sets about planning an extravagant wedding (just two hundred of her closest friends) and reserving the finest hotel suites in town for her reception before she's so much as spoken to her intended. But she soon finds out that Aaron, the son of a billionaire, is more than a match for her and that, for the first time in her life, Clarissa has bitten off more than she can chew.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 125 x 198 x 24mm | 270g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552771643
  • 9780552771641
  • 1,831,597

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"'This book has changed my life - I now understand the importance of only drinking red drinks'" -- Helen Fielding "Stylish writing, great fun!" -- Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City "'I could not put down Maneater by Gigi Levangie. It was so true to how Hollywood really is'" * Paris Hilton, In Style * "'Maneater is the rare satire that manages to be both scathingly funny and affectionate toward its targets. Gigi Levangie's gloriously ditzy L.A. party girls make the women of Sex and the City seem like a bunch of stuffy New York intellectuals'" -- Tom Perrotta, author of Election "'This is an entertaining and lively book - but women aren't really like that, right?'" -- Steve Martin
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About Gigi Levangie

Gigi Levangie is the original screenwriter of Stepmom, which was made into the Columbia Tristar movie starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. The feature film rights for Maneater have already been sold to Mandalay Entertainment and will go into production in 2003. Her previous book, Rescue Me, is currently being developed into a film at Fox Searchlight. Gigi lives in Pacific Palisades, California with her husband, producer Brian Grazer, and their three children.
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Review Text

"'I could not put down Maneater by Gigi Levangie. It was so true to how Hollywood really is'"
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Back cover copy

'Planning a wedding is difficult; planning a wedding without the groom's knowledge is near impossible. I swear to god, I'm practically going blind from the stress. I'd weep if I hadn't just spent $500 on my make-up'

Meet Clarissa, 28 (31), mistress of getting what she wants. And what she wants is a man. Preferably a man with a trust fund. How difficult can it be, finding a husband in LA? Isn't the place swarming with good-looking guys with money to burn? Clarissa is beginning to panic: at 28 (31) time is running out... oh and she has already booked the reception at one of the most expensive hotels in town.

Getting Aaron interested is easy - ignore him. Getting him to recite marriage vows is in another league altogether, but she's been in training for this moment all her life... it's just a matter of time, right? Unfortunately her intended might have his own agenda - could it be that Clarissa has finally bitten off more than she can chew?
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1,785 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 18% (318)
4 22% (401)
3 34% (602)
2 18% (320)
1 8% (144)
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