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A Total Waste of Makeup

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A Total Waste of Makeup

By Kim Gruenenfelder

Griffin, Paperback, 9780312348724, 359pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2005


Charlize "Charlie" Edwards certainly knows, in theory, what it takes to lead a successful and happy life. She owns a nice house in Silverlake, LA's trendiest neighborhood. She has glamorous and loyal friends who accompany her to the hottest clubs in town. And she works as the personal assistant to Drew Stanton, Hollywood's sexiest movie star. But she's also turning 30, chronically single, and faced with serving as maid of honor at her younger sister's wedding. Charlie finds herself struggling to juggle the chaos of wedding planning (while wondering if she'll ever wear the white dress herself), her all-consuming job for lunatic boss Stanton, and a serious crush on Jordan, a photographer on the set of Drew's latest feature--a man who might actually return her feelings. A page-turner from start to finish, "A Total Waste of Makeup" puts a fresh face on women's fiction.

About the Author
Kim Gruenenfelder lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son, and continues to avoid anything even remotely resembling a real job. In addition to her books, including "Misery Loves Cabernet" and "There's Cake in My Future," she has written feature films, episodic teleplays and two stage plays.

Praise For A Total Waste of Makeup

"Gruenenfelder, a Hollywood screenwriter, knows her setting and her craft. Well-written characters and a wicked sense of humor help this debut stand above the usual chick-lit fare."
-Library Journal

"A Total Waste of Makeup is the perfect love guide for every girl (and their granddaughters and grandnieces)."
-Cecilia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You and Rosie Dunne

"A hilarious cast of characters and the funniest, coolest heroine since Stephanie will not be able to put this one down."
--MaryJanice Davidson, author of Undead and Unappreciated