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"At once comic, heart-breaking, and life-affirming."
--Tish Cohen, author of Town House

"Imagine if Bridget Jones fell into a million little pieces, flew over the cuckoo's nest, and befriended Lindsay Lohan along the way, and you are beginning to grasp the literary roller coaster ride that is Catherine McKenzie's Spin."
--Leah McLaren, author of The Continuity Girl

How far would you go to get what you wanted? That's the question author Catherine McKenzie addresses in Spin--a delectable debut novel that takes readers into the connected worlds of pop culture, tabloid journalism, and celebrity rehab. The story of a newbie undercover gossip reporter who follows a troubled starlet into a rehab clinic intending to dig up all the dirt she possibly can, Spin is smart, hip, utterly engaging contemporary fiction in the vein of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 294.84g
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0062115359
  • 9780062115355
  • 802,640

Back cover copy

Kate's To-Do List:

Go to rehab Befriend/spy on It Girl Write killer expose Land dream job

Piece of cake!

When Kate Sandford lands an interview at her favorite music magazine, The Line, it's the chance of a lifetime. So Kate goes out to celebrate--and shows up still drunk to the interview the next morning. It's no surprise that she doesn't get the job, but her performance has convinced the editors that she'd be perfect for an undercover assignment for their gossip rag. All Kate has to do is follow It Girl Amber Sheppard into rehab. If she can get the inside scoop--and complete the thirty-day program--they'll reconsider her for the position at The Line. Kate takes the assignment, but when real friendships start to develop, she has to decide if what she has to gain is worth the price she'll have to pay.
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Review quote

"The characters are easily imagined and well thought out.... Making her U.S. debut, Canadian author McKenzie introduces a modern literary heroine who will remind readers of Sophie Kinsella's "Shopaholic" protagonist: flawed but compelling....compulsively readable. "--Library Journal on SPIN
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Rating details

4,838 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,038)
4 43% (2,059)
3 28% (1,368)
2 6% (292)
1 2% (81)

Our customer reviews

"...Spin (maybe I'm wrong, but I want to say the title of the book comes from the title of the real-life magazine that may have been the inspiration for The Line) was captivating; fun and quick to get through, because I had a hard time putting it down...Apart from just the characters, I really enjoyed McKenzie's style of writing. The narrative is told in Kate's voice, and she seems like someone I could easily see myself being friends with. McKenzie has a new book, Arranged, coming out this summer, and if it's even half as engaging as Spin, I am very much looking forward to reading it." For full review, please visit me at Here Be Bookwyrms on Blogger: http://herebebookwyrms.blogspot.com/2012/05/spin.htmlshow more
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