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Drop Dead Gorgeous

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Laura McNaughton's life is almost perfect. She's young, pretty and she has a fabulous job on a glossy magazine, which involves interviewing celebrities (and air-brushing their personalities). But when she is offered a job presenting a trendy Friday night television show she can't resist the opportunity to experience fame first hand. Putting her puritanical Scottish upbring ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published 2003 by Corgi
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Jasmine P
Jan 19, 2008 Jasmine P rated it it was amazing
Shelves: happy-endings
i have read this book a few times, i loved it. As you read you wonder who this could be inspired from, like lindsay, britney or any of those trainwrecks, i couldnt put it down.
Carley Keir
Carley Keir rated it liked it
Jul 23, 2011
S. M.
S. M. rated it liked it
Feb 21, 2012
Hsiau Wei
Mar 30, 2012 Hsiau Wei rated it liked it
I have read all Katie's books and i m fascinated with its story plot which are unique in its own way. This plot of the book tells the story of Laura, who was a journalist, got involved into the showbiz industry when she was being selected to be the new presenter for a show found herself to be totally fascinated and shocked with the peoples and things that is happening in the industry. Soon, she found herself evolved from a nobody to somebody in the industry with privileges given to her freely. W ...more
Apr 02, 2012 Sue rated it really liked it
A good book to read, showing the fame game isn't as good as it looks. Laura struggles to deal with things, when her life seems to spiral out of control. I couldn't put this book down
Sharan rated it really liked it
Apr 17, 2012
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The Katie
Jun 17, 2012 The Katie rated it it was ok
I felt the endo the this book happened in a really fast and manic pace considering the carefully detailed buildup.
Danielle Stephenson
I enjoyed this book but felt it a bit slow to get going and then the end seemed really rushed. To go through all of that build up and then rush the baby situation etc was a bit of a let down. Would have liked to see more of Laura and Adam too
Kim rated it liked it
Oct 14, 2012
Sam Fuller
Sam Fuller rated it it was amazing
Dec 11, 2012
Kate Prentice
Kate Prentice rated it liked it
Jun 28, 2014
Minilolly rated it really liked it
Feb 20, 2013
Chelsea rated it liked it
Sep 16, 2013
Anne Rahusaar
Anne Rahusaar rated it it was amazing
May 30, 2013
Jun 22, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
I picked this book up off a shelf in a hotel in Greece, someone had left it. I just thought it would be something easy for me to read by the pool but I actually thoroughly enjoyed it! It was an easy read but it was a read that I found myself not being able to put down. The main character is easy to connect with, very down to earth to begin with so it's easy to follow her journey. Simple book but very enjoyable.
Keepthatrainbow rated it liked it
Jul 14, 2013
Darren Chin
Oct 25, 2013 Darren Chin rated it did not like it
A book filled with cheap shots of tales of hedonistic excapades and emotional breakdowns. Nothing new that has not been written before by many before Katie Agnew here. The ending was rushed and felt quite anticlimatic to the rest of the character's story. Read only if you have nothing better to do.
The Book Fennec
Jul 11, 2014 The Book Fennec rated it liked it
I read this book a while ago, so please excuse my vague review. First, who is this book aimed at? I read it thinking it'd be a bit of fluffy chick-lit, but it's, well, a bit grim in places. There are parts that seem just a bit too realistic that don't sit well with the overall fluffy-ness of the rest of the book. When you read the blurb you know you're going to read something about how un-glossy being famous really is and was expecting the annoyance of gossip columns, bad boyfriends, maybe drugs ...more
Catherine Chesney
Catherine Chesney rated it liked it
Jul 19, 2014
Pui Yee
Pui Yee rated it it was ok
Oct 10, 2014
Hayley Price
Hayley Price rated it really liked it
Mar 11, 2015
Laura McDonald
Laura McDonald rated it really liked it
Apr 04, 2015
Courtney Livingstone
Courtney Livingstone rated it it was amazing
Apr 27, 2015
Angela Free
Aug 16, 2015 Angela Free rated it it was amazing
Great book! Chick lit at its finest! Such believable characters. Would love to see this made into a film.
Jan 03, 2016 Kelly rated it liked it
I struggled to relate to the protagonist because I just don't understand where she's coming from. Regardless of this, a fascinating read with a predictable but still enjoyable ending. Quite different from what I usually read which made for a nice change.
Aileen rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2015
Rebecca Heywood
Rebecca Heywood rated it liked it
Mar 25, 2016
Apr 13, 2016 Mary rated it really liked it
It was a better book than I expected. It showed me a world which I knew existed.. but was too afraid to accept that people do on a daily basis. Selfishness..carelessness.. I should of expected what happened to Ricky but honestly, it was still a shock and I got emotional. They may just be characters but this really got to me. :( Im happy about the ending with Laura but overall what's happened, and what she went through to get where she was... it's truly sad.
Lorna rated it really liked it
Jul 26, 2016
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Katie Agnew was born in Edinburgh in 1972 and spent her childhood in Lasswade. She studied English at Aberdeen University and then journalism at City University in London. Her first job was as features writer on 19 magazine. Since then, she has written articles, celebrity interviews and columns for many magazines and newspapers including the Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and the Dai ...more
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