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The It book you absolutely must pack in your beach bag an addictively juicy novel of celebrity love gone wrong. " "AnEW Best Book of 2015 for the Pop Culture Fanatic in Your Life" " Readers who come for the dirt, real or imagined, won t be disappointed; there s plenty of gold in these True Hollywood hills. "Entertainment Weekly" Chosen as a Great Summer Readby: "" "USA Today " "People Magazine " "Entertainment Weekly " "Good Housekeeping " "Cosmopolitan " "Vogue.com" The Hollywood Reporter "" """" [A] delicious beach read. "People Magazine" A hilarious, tabloid-trashing gotcha novel. "Vanity Fair" A juicy work of shocking betrayal. "Us Weekly" " I ve had a million meetings in my acting career, and I had no idea that this would be the one that would change my life forever. I walked into the room, and there was Rob . . . in the flesh." Actress Lizzie Pepper was America s Girl Next Door and her marriage to Hollywood mega-star Rob Mars was tabloid gold a whirlwind romance and an elaborate celebrity-studded wedding landed them on the cover of every celebrity weekly. But fame, beauty, and wealth weren t enough to keep their marriage together. Hollywood s It couple are over and now Lizzie is going to tell her side of the story. Celebrity ghostwriter Hilary Liftin chronicles the tabloids favorite marriage as Lizzie Pepper realizes that, when the curtain falls, her romance isn t what she and everyone else thought. From her lonely holidays in sumptuous villas to her husband s deep commitment to a disconcertingly repressive mind-body group, Lizzie reveals a side of fame that her fans never get to see. Full of twists and turns, "Movie Star" "by Lizzie Pepper "is a breathless journey to the heights of Hollywood power and royalty and a life in the spotlight that is nearly impossible to escape. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 18mm | 227g
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143109383
  • 9780143109389
  • 1,515,103

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Praise for "Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper" "" A hilarious, tabloid-trashing gotcha novel. "Vanity Fair" From Pepper s first date with Rob Mars to her final escape from his cult, Liftin s sly novel wears its lurid shallowness on its jacket sleeve, and yet her details are careful, funny, and right. Boris Kachka, "Vulture" Readers who come for the dirt, real or imagined, won t be disappointed; there s plenty of gold in these True Hollywood hills. "Entertainment Weekly" Liftin, who s cowritten memoirs with celebs including Tori Spelling, presents her first novel as a tell-all by a star she calls Lizzie Pepper. Married young to an actor involved in a cultlike religion, Lizzie ends up leaving him . . . Sound like someone we know? Liftin s not saying, but her book is dishy fun. "People" Magazine A debut novel guaranteed to ring true. " The Hollywood Reporter" A juicy faux tell-all about the price of fame. " ""Cosmopolitan" We love tabloid gossip as much as the next person, and celeb ghostwriter Hilary Liftin gives us a whopping 352 pages of it in this juicy read. " In Style" Written from the perspective of a fictional Hollywood actress, this faux memoir is a juicy work of shocking betrayal. "Us Weekly" A kooky story by real-life ghostwriter about a celebrity romance gone way off the rails. " Good Housekeeping" In the course of entertaining us with her dishy book Liftin also manages to humanize these public personas, offering backstory and emotions, coloring in imagined details of their day-to-day lives, exploring not just the characters truths but all of our truths: Why do we choose whom we choose? What are we most afraid of? What are our secrets? Whom can we really trust? And how do we know when to leave? It all makes for an extremely satisfying read. Allison K. Hill, "Los Angeles Daily News" The phrase beach read seems made for this fun-in-the-sun frolic of a novel. "The Boston Globe" A juicy beach read about how a starlet's relationship with an A-list actor goes from ideal to surreal. " Shelf Awareness for Readers" Probably everyone will read this book, and for good reason: it's the easiest sell of the summer. "Flavorwire" [An] irresistable debut . . . With its sympathetic narrator, suspenseful plot pivots, snappy pace, and dishy details about Hollywood's inner workings, Liftin's compelling, highly readable novel is likely to engage even readers who remain blissfully unaware of the tabloid characters who may or may not have inspired it. Dishy Hollywood fiction at its finest. " Kirkus Reviews" With its fast pace and combination of mystery with juicy celeb details, it s a surefire hit. Fans of the showbiz tales of Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger, and Rachel Pine will love this book. The beach read of the summer, it will keep you up long after the sun has gone down. "Library Journal "(starred review) A surprisingly poignant look at making yourself the hero of your own story, in a very anti-"Cinderella" way. Readers will enjoy speculating about the real-life A-list celebrity inspirations, which adds to the already juicy entertainment of Lizzie s story. "Publishers Weekly" Support from Lizzie s friends: When we worked together, Lizzie Pepper was always the good girl, the confidante who kept all our secrets. It's empowering to watch her now smash Hollywood rules by revealing the truth of her marriage that the tabloids never got, in her witty, juicy, and addictive story. Nia Vardalos This fairy tale romance turned nightmare of marital imprisonment has all the hallmarks of a heart-pounding, sprinkled-with-wit, Hollywood thriller. But what's more impressive--and indeed disturbing--is that it also feels wholly plausible. Almost as if it had actually happened to a certain someone. Evgenia Peretz "From the Hardcover edition.""
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About Hilary Liftin

Hilary Liftinis a ghostwriter/collaborator specializing in celebrity memoir. Since 2006 she has worked on fifteen books, ten of which hit the New York Times bestseller list, including Stori Telling by Tori Spelling, which won the 2009 Bravo A-List Award for Best Celebrity Autobiography; Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus; and High on Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips. Hilary is also the author of the memoir Candy and Me and coauthor of Dear Exile, both penned under her own name. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children."
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Praise for Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper : "A hilarious, tabloid-trashing gotcha novel."- Vanity Fair "From Pepper's first date with Rob Mars to her final escape from his cult, Liftin's sly novel wears its lurid shallowness on its jacket sleeve, and yet her details are careful, funny, and right."- Boris Kachka, Vulture "Readers who come for the dirt, real or imagined, won't be disappointed; there's plenty of gold in these True Hollywood hills."- Entertainment Weekly "Liftin, who's cowritten memoirs with celebs including Tori Spelling, presents her first novel as a tell-all by a star she calls Lizzie Pepper. Married young to an actor involved in a cultlike religion, Lizzie ends up leaving him . . . Sound like someone we know? Liftin's not saying, but her book is dishy fun."- People Magazine"A debut novel guaranteed to ring true." -The Hollywood Reporter "A juicy faux tell-all about the price of fame." - Cosmopolitan "We love tabloid gossip as much as the next person, and celeb ghostwriter Hilary Liftin gives us a whopping 352 pages of it in this juicy read." -In Style "Written from the perspective of a fictional Hollywood actress, this faux memoir is a juicy work of shocking betrayal."- Us Weekly"A kooky story by real-life ghostwriter about a celebrity romance gone way off the rails." -Good Housekeeping "In the course of entertaining us with her dishy book Liftin also manages to humanize these public personas, offering backstory and emotions, coloring in imagined details of their day-to-day lives, exploring not just the characters' truths but all of our truths: Why do we choose whom we choose? What are we most afraid of? What are our secrets? Whom can we really trust? And how do we know when to leave? It all makes for an extremely satisfying read."-Allison K. Hill, Los Angeles Daily News "The phrase 'beach read' seems made for this fun-in-the-sun frolic of a novel."- The Boston Globe "A juicy beach read about how a starlet's relationship with an A-list actor goes from ideal to surreal." -Shelf Awareness for Readers "Probably everyone will read this book, and for good reason: it's the easiest sell of the summer."- Flavorwire "[An] irresistable debut . . . With its sympathetic narrator, suspenseful plot pivots, snappy pace, and dishy details about Hollywood's inner workings, Liftin's compelling, highly readable novel is likely to engage even readers who remain blissfully unaware of the tabloid characters who may or may not have inspired it. Dishy Hollywood fiction at its finest." -Kirkus Reviews "With its fast pace and combination of mystery with juicy celeb details, it's a surefire hit. Fans of the showbiz tales of Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger, and Rachel Pine will love this book. The beach read of the summer, it will keep you up long after the sun has gone down."- Library Journal (starred review)"A surprisingly poignant look at making yourself the hero of your own story, in a very anti- Cinderella way. Readers will enjoy speculating about the real-life A-list celebrity inspirations, which adds to the already juicy entertainment of Lizzie's story."- Publishers Weekly Support from Lizzie's friends: "When we worked together, Lizzie Pepper was always the good girl, the confidante who kept all our secrets. It's empowering to watch her now smash Hollywood rules by revealing the truth of her marriage that the tabloids never got, in her witty, juicy, and addictive story."-Nia Vardalos"This fairy tale romance turned nightmare of marital imprisonment has all the hallmarks of a heart-pounding, sprinkled-with-wit, Hollywood thriller. But what's more impressive--and indeed disturbing--is that it also feels wholly plausible. Almost as if it had actually happened to a certain someone."-Evgenia PeretzFrom the Hardcover edition.
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