Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies (Hardcover)

By Laura Stampler

Simon Pulse, 9781481459891, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn’t lied about being a dating expert on her resume…

Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take?

Already resigned to working at a Skinny B’s Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.

There’s just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift’s application asked for an “edgy” personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend’s experiences for her own. But she can just learn on the job...right? Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?


About the Author

Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning—and then worked on staff—at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet.


Praise For Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies

"Stampler flavors her writing with a nice ironic wit... for lovers of The Devil Wears Prada."

"If you've ever been an intern or even just stressed about your future, you'll breeze right through this funny novel about a girl who lands an internship at a major teen magazine... A super entertaining read"

"A sweet romantic comedy perfect for stowing in a beach bag."

"Captivating and cringe-worthy, this book rarely affords the reader an excuse to put the exciting tale down"

"This book is like a glass of lemonade on a hot day: sweet, refreshing, and with just the right amount of zing. Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is more than a Little Bit Perfect."
— Jessica Brody, bestselling author of A WEEK OF MONDAYS and BOYS OF SUMMER

"Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is a fun romp of a read...This book will definitely work for the celebrity obsessed/internet driven teen set."