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Sad Desk Salad : A Novel

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As a former editor for popular websites, including Slate and Jezebel, Jessica Grose intimately understands the realities of life in the blogosphere--and she employs this knowledge to hilarious effect in her edgy and timely debut novel, Sad Desk Salad. Grose's story of a savvy blogger who stumbles upon an irresistible scoop--one that could cause irreparable damage to a young woman's life and reputation--and must reconcile her true values with the ruthless demands of a gossip- and reality-obsessed culture is a stinging and wildly funny indictment of America's obsession with celebrity dirt. This fictional behind-the-scenes look at a booming online industry is smart and sharp contemporary women's fiction, a The Devil Wears Prada for the twenty-teens.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 226.8g
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0062188348
  • 9780062188342
  • 886,908

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As a writer for Chick Habit, an increasingly popular women's website, Alex Lyons gets paid to be a bitch. She's churning out several posts a day, and she saves her juiciest ones for blog prime time, when working women eat their sad desk salads in their offices. Alex tells herself she's fulfilling her dream of being a professional writer; so what if it means being glued to her couch and her laptop from six a.m. to six p.m., scouring the web in search of the next big celebrity scandal? Since Chick Habit's parent company keeps close tabs on page views, Alex knows her job is always at risk.

So when an anonymous tipster sends her the year's most salacious story--a politico's squeaky-clean Ivy League daughter caught in a very R-rated activity--it's a no-brainer. But is Alex really willing to ruin the girl's life by igniting the next Internet feeding frenzy? And what she doesn't yet realize is how this big scoop is about to send her own life spiraling out of control.
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Review quote

"Jessica Grose is a smart, engaging, new voice in fiction. She will make you think anew about celebrity culture, modern feminism, and the perils of living online. She is also very funny. So put your work aside, open your sad desk salad, and read this book!"--Amy Sohn, author of Motherland and Prospect Park West
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1 5% (75)
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