Pretty (Paperback)

By Jillian Lauren

Plume Books, 9780452297340, 275pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2011



An electrifying debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls.

Bebe Baker is an ex-everything: ex-stripper, ex-Christian, ex-drug addict, ex-pretty girl.

It's been one year since the car accident that killed her boyfriend left her scarred and shaken. Flanked by an eccentric posse of friends, she is serving out a self-imposed sentence at a halfway house, while trying to finish cosmetology school. Amid the rampant diagnoses, over-medication, compulsive eating, and acrylic nails of Los Angeles, Bebe looks for something to believe in before something--her past, the dangerously magnetic men in her life, her own bad choices--knocks her off course again.

About the Author

Jillian Laurenis a writer, storyteller, mom, and rock-wife. She is theNew York Timesbestselling author of the memoirsEverything You Ever WantedandSome Girls: My Life in a Harem, and the novelPretty.Some Girlshas been translated into 18 different languages and is currently being adapted for TV. She has written forThe New York Times, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Elle, The Daily BeastandSalon, among others. She lives with her husband, musician Scott Shriner, and their two sons in Los"

Praise For Pretty

"Jillian Lauren writes with stunning, furious authenticity about self- destruction and the bitter road toward redemption. Pretty will knock the breath right out of you."
--Janelle Brown, author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

"An utterly riveting, and compulsively readable saga Jillian Lauren renders the taste and feel of wretched excess - be it sex, drugs, food, or Los Angeles - with a savage veracity and style all her own."
--Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight