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Memoirs are Made of This

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How to Get Ahead in Journalism, by Venus Gilroy

1. Take a job as PA to a glamorous writer, like Susanna Hyde, author of the wildly popular sex column Nothing to Hyde.
2. Spend your days walking Susanna's dogs, running errands, and delivering 'you've been dumped' notes to lovers who are yesterday's news. Realise life in Manhattan is not as glamorous as you expected.
3. But
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 12th 2007 by Little Black Dress (first published June 14th 2007)
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Jennifer Ngo
Oct 10, 2013 Jennifer Ngo rated it it was ok
I picked up this book with some spare time on my hands, hoping for a trashy novel that I could love and get caught up in.

To its credit, Memoirs are Made of This was easy to devour. Despite the often cringe-worthy names (Venus and Tremaynne?), it is fun to read, the characters are believable, and Venus was indeed likeable enough for me to continue reading to the very end.

However, the story arcs are obvious and predictable. The character development is paraded and shoved in your face, but the mind
Jul 27, 2011 Jayne added it
Not what I would consider your typical "black dress" novel, which is probably why I have enjoyed it more than the others I have read.

Although the main character is a little old for this to be a coming of age story, it still has many elements which would make it one.And in a way, for this age group, I guess it is a coming of age strory. Good for a bit of light reading.
Mar 19, 2012 Josephine rated it it was ok
My first Little Black Dress book and I was not disappointed after finishing it. Didn't really dislike but didn't really like it either. Still, it's quite a refreshing kind of story.

Here's my review:
Resident Optimist
Sep 07, 2010 Resident Optimist rated it liked it
I wasn't highly impressed by this, was bored at times, and felt it was dragging in some places, but I thought it was quite cute that the relationship could continue after so much, it had a "confessions of a shopaholic" feel to it and was slightly too businessy for my liking
Tuesday's Child
Jun 08, 2011 Tuesday's Child rated it liked it
I did get the point at the end.Good storyline, even if it is chicklit.
Liz Young
Aug 06, 2011 Liz Young rated it it was ok
Great fun read. Not fluffy at all, and definitely not MnB-ish. Loved it!
Dec 10, 2009 Sati rated it liked it
Shelves: loved
Upbeat mood, fast paced, interesting & funny insights
Nov 04, 2011 Melissainau rated it it was ok
Shelves: chicklit
All over the place. And not in a good way.
Nov 18, 2010 Suzanne rated it it was ok
Forgotten what this book is even about. Oh well..
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