An ugly duckling transforms herself into a swan, then heads for Hollywood to seek love and fortune. But her new beauty brings the calculating competition of other swans and the cynical lust of a ruthless pack of Hollywood wolves. Is beauty destiny? And is it ever enough? Goldsmith's feisty, funny, fabulous new book is the ultimate Hollywood novel ...
An ugly duckling transforms herself into a swan, then heads for Hollywood to seek love and fortune. But her new beauty brings the calculating competition of other swans and the cynical lust of a ruthless pack of Hollywood wolves. Is beauty destiny? And is it ever enough? Goldsmith's feisty, funny, fabulous new book is the ultimate Hollywood novel updated for the nineties.
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Publishers Weekly, 1993-04-19 Tell-all patter from a fictional gossip columnist spikes this deliciously juicy novel about Hollywood celebrities and secrets. In the beginning is Mary Jane Moran, a talented New York actress whose lumpish face and figure corral her in the small-time. Then she spends $67,000 on plastic surgery, becomes drop-dead beautiful and moves to L.A. where, reborn as Jahne Moore, she's instantly cast in a sizzling TV series. Co-starring are Lila Kyle, towering bitch-goddess daughter of an aging screen star, and corn-fed Texan Sharleen Smith, who's been on the lam since she and her half-brother Dean left their abusive father for dead. Goldsmith ( The First Wives Club ) spins out a dizzying whirl of subplots--Lila's crazy mother cooking up a comeback; Jahne's second chance at love with the director who broke her heart back when she was Mary Jane; an embittered comic who starts stalking Lila--and she enlivens each with a twist. While Goldsmith has little truck with realism, she perfectly conjures up the envy and insecurity, the toadying and backstabbing associated with the celebrity circuit. Raucous energy speeds the tale to a climax in which hitherto buried secrets (including one final lollapalooza) bring the stars crashing down. 100,000 first printing; BOMC main selection. (May)
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