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She's on her way to giving Lady a face-lift when she is ignominiously replaced by Bebe Blake, a brash television personality who remakes the magazine in her own hilariously inappropriate image. With her ketchup-red hair, skintight clothes, and penchant for "boy toys", Bebe is more out of control than a speeding limo. Maddeningly unpredictable, she confounds everyone at the newly christened Bebe with her personal vision of what a women's magazine should be, and baffles them further with her bawdy sense of humor and over-the-top generosity.
Shunted off to the darkest corners of executive purgatory - an overlooked back office she shares with a cockroach or two - Magnolia seethes from the sidelines as Bebe turns her beloved, once-profitable Lady into a sideshow. As things go from bad to worse, Magnolia fears that her career will never recover, but even she can't predict how deeply satisfying her eventual triumph will be. And not just at work: amidst the frenzy of backstabbing at the office, Magnolia finds Mr. Right in a city of Mr. Not-Quites.
Inspired by real-life events, Little Pink Slips is about the fall, rise, and sweet revenge of a woman who witnesses corporate shenanigans at their most flagrant. Filled with gossipy revelations about celebrity obsession and behind-the-scenes details of the media business in all its malfeasant glory, this novel is delicious, can't-stop-reading fun.
"Koslow presents another dishy and delightful insider's view of the elite in magazine publishing." (Booklist)
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By Daniel Vaughn Cauble on 10-31-07
Don't buy it
First things first...the story was boring and written as though by a teenager. I can't believe the author extended the book to 13 hours! Her editor must have gone on vacation. A shorter version would have been better but, even as long as it was, there was no character development. They were poorly written and their actions made no sense (motivation?), even in the world of celebrities. A terrible example of "chick lit".
Second (and worse than the writing), I have listened to the narrator before and have liked her in the past. Unfortunately, her pronounciation of celebrities' names was so distracting that it could not be overlooked: Ralph Fiennes (twice pronounced "Ralph" by the narrator, not correctly as "Raif") and Keanu Reeves) . I can only assume that one of the main character's name was actually "Jacques" but she pronounced it like "Jock". There were several other words that she didn't know how to say either. I don't understand how someone who is a narrator for a living doesn't know how to pronounce words and doesn't take enough pride in her work to make sure she is getting it right!
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By Ann on 08-25-07
I really disliked this audio book, and could not relate to any characters or dialogue. I really regret spending my precious monthly download on it. I found it shallow and boring. I can not imagine anyone finding it entertaining in any way. There is so much available on Audible that really is good value! My advice is find something with a story! Really, NO STARS at all!