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Drop Dead Gorgeous
by Katie Agnew
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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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
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
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.
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.
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
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 ...moreMore about Katie Agnew...