Praise for "Oh! You Pretty Things"
"Quick witted and sharply observed." -- "San Diego Union-Times
"Being third-generation Hollywood, Mahin knows L.A. life, and it shines through in the authentic details in this novel...memorable characters, witty banter, and [the] fascinating world of celebrity assistants." -- "Library Journal
"An absorbing and authentic look at the glamour, glitz, and excess of Hollywood, and its effect on those who live on the fringes of it all."" -- "Booklist
""Hilarious and heartbreaking." - "Bella NYC Magazine
"This novel rings very true to its L.A. setting...with a main character whose vulnerabilities and triumphs will grow on the reader." - "Variety
""A funny, poignant glimpse of a woman growing up and living in Hollywood but never feeling that she belongs." - ShelfAwareness
""Oh! You Pretty Thing"s rocks my Amadeus! Funny, ironic, sardonic, sarcastic, clever, heartfelt...there is something so wonderful about a book that's so upfront and in-your-face, yet manages to subtly deliver an emotional punch that will linger with you long after you've turned the final page. Don't let the glitzy Hollywood facade fool you; this fabulous novel reveals much about the depth of the human soul." --Garth Stein, "New York Times" bestselling author of "A Sudden Light" and "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
"Shanna Mahin's prose amuses, seduces, and kicks your ass all at the same time. The story, as fresh and urgent as tomorrow's best gossip, grabs hold and never lets go. An absolute joyride!" --Allison Burnett, screenwriter of "Autumn in New York" and" Feast of Love "
"Reading "Oh! You Pretty Things" is like eating a box of chocolates in bed--but without any calories. Hilarious, poignant, sharply observed, it is at once a caricature of Hollywood and a searingly accurate portrayal of life inside tinseltown. Shanna Mahin has given us a central character who is both hard-assed and lovable, and a supporting cast worthy of its own Oscar. I wanted another thousand pages of this book's charm, fluidity, and mordant wit." -Andrew Solomon, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Noonday Demon" and "Far from the Tree"show more