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Miss Fancy Pants
With an imagination swinging from a chandelier, a job by a thread and her heart inside her head, a drunken, day-dreaming self-appointed concierge of Los Angeles meets one stranger who sets her life in motion. When the luminous John Tower propositions her to be his consort to stand by his side as he manifests major business endeavors across the world, she is swept into a co ...more
Published January 1st 2015 by Pictures of Los Angeles, Inc.
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Don't let the title fool you -- Miss Fancy Pants has that rare quality that can only be described as a perceptual vortex. Similar to the works of A.M. Homes and Christopher Buckley, it shines a Klieg light on the bizarre culture spawned from obsessions with the Hollywood-iana, new technology, and the angst experienced by the wealthy from having everything, yet feeling like they are missing out. I laughed out loud so many times that I started highlighting Clarissa's lines that are so sublty subve ...more
Sexy, self absorbed, vivid, occasionally disjointed, and often fantastic in a magic realism kind of way, this book felt exactly like the six years I spent living in LA. This is a heavily character-driven story with parts who are recognizable yet also unique, complicated, endearing, and frustrating, just like real people. And the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth main characters are the settings our heroes find themselves in: cities around the world so lovingly described that the story had the adde ...more
This book is filled with great characters and wonderful scenes. It's fun to follow the main character as she tries to understand the jet-setting, secretive world in which she suddenly finds herself. Traveling between the glamorous cities of L.A., N.Y., Paris and New Orleans, our protagonist goes from adventure to adventure meeting memorable characters and learning how she does indeed have the qualities to excel in a career with a mysterious team that aims that makes the world a better place.
ALICIA GARGARO-MAGAÑA was born and raised in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she is a writer, producer and photographer with over twenty years of experience in the feature film and television industries. GARGARO-MAGAÑA, started her career as a development assistant at TriStar Pictures and then went on to become creative associate for Universal Studios Hol ...more