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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“Move Over, Bridget Jones!... A wild ride to find Mr. Right by looking in all the wrong places. Put it on your beach-read list.”

---US Weekly

“Lang employs wonderfully bitchy, British-laced phraseology, making her subjects tone all the more supercilious. Katya Livingston is the young woman you love to hate.”

---Houston Chronicle

“Langs book is an ideal Saturday afternoon read: quick, quirky, and fun. Katyas sarcastic, patronizing wit keeps the book moving through her adventures in life and love and involves the reader immediately in her drama.”

---Romantic Times

Bitingly written with wit and style reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, Adèle Langs novel is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-British-woman genre.

When weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her claims, Katya is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, Katya waxes lyrical about putting up with loser friends, mortal enemies, and thoroughly bad restaurants. She also throws in a candid account of her love life, in case it is tax deductible. A private account of expenses rapidly becomes, through Katyas chronic delusions of grandeur, a matter of public record: first as a tawdry gossip column, then as a salacious book, and finally as a Hollywood B movie.

Review:

"Wicked, witty and wild. Is the world ready for Katya Livingston?" --SHE magazine [UK]

Review:

"Addictive." Elle magazine [Australia]

Review:

"There are some real laughs here, and the complete lack of redeeming value is refreshing." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, this debut novel is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-woman genre. Bitingly written with wit and style, Adele Lang's scathing first novel is "Absolutely Fabulous" meets "Bridget Jones."

Synopsis:

“Move Over, Bridget Jones!... A wild ride to find Mr. Right by looking in all the wrong places. Put it on your beach-read list.”

---US Weekly

“Lang employs wonderfully bitchy, British-laced phraseology, making her subjects tone all the more supercilious. Katya Livingston is the young woman you love to hate.”

---Houston Chronicle

“Langs book is an ideal Saturday afternoon read: quick, quirky, and fun. Katyas sarcastic, patronizing wit keeps the book moving through her adventures in life and love and involves the reader immediately in her drama.”

---Romantic Times

Bitingly written with wit and style reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, Adèle Langs novel is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-British-woman genre.

When weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her claims, Katya is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, Katya waxes lyrical about putting up with loser friends, mortal enemies, and thoroughly bad restaurants. She also throws in a candid account of her love life, in case it is tax deductible. A private account of expenses rapidly becomes, through Katyas chronic delusions of grandeur, a matter of public record: first as a tawdry gossip column, then as a salacious book, and finally as a Hollywood B movie.

Synopsis:

After weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her work-related claims, Katya Livingston is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, Katya waxes lyrical about putting up with loser friends, mortal enemies, and thoroughly bad restaurants. She also throws in a completely candid account of her love life, just in case some of it is tax deductible. What begins as a private account of expenses rapidly becomes, through Katya's chronic delusions of grandeur, a matter of public record: first as a tawdry gossip column, then as a salacious book, and finally as a Hollywood B-movie.

Bitingly written with wit and style reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, Adèle Lang's novel is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-British-woman genre.

About the Author

Adele Lang is an author, columnist and advertising copywriter. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312288112
Subtitle:
The Katya Livingston Chronicles
Author:
Lang, Adele
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
England
Subject:
Newspapers
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Diary fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
1525367
Series:
Katya Livingston Chronicles
Series Volume:
no. 02-01
Publication Date:
20020604
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.3 x 5.34 x 0.785 in

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Product details 208 pages Thomas Dunne Books - English 9780312288112 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wicked, witty and wild. Is the world ready for Katya Livingston?" --
"Review" by , "Addictive."
"Review" by , "There are some real laughs here, and the complete lack of redeeming value is refreshing."
"Synopsis" by , Reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, this debut novel is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-woman genre. Bitingly written with wit and style, Adele Lang's scathing first novel is "Absolutely Fabulous" meets "Bridget Jones."
"Synopsis" by ,
“Move Over, Bridget Jones!... A wild ride to find Mr. Right by looking in all the wrong places. Put it on your beach-read list.”

---US Weekly

“Lang employs wonderfully bitchy, British-laced phraseology, making her subjects tone all the more supercilious. Katya Livingston is the young woman you love to hate.”

---Houston Chronicle

“Langs book is an ideal Saturday afternoon read: quick, quirky, and fun. Katyas sarcastic, patronizing wit keeps the book moving through her adventures in life and love and involves the reader immediately in her drama.”

---Romantic Times

Bitingly written with wit and style reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, Adèle Langs novel is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-British-woman genre.

When weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her claims, Katya is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, Katya waxes lyrical about putting up with loser friends, mortal enemies, and thoroughly bad restaurants. She also throws in a candid account of her love life, in case it is tax deductible. A private account of expenses rapidly becomes, through Katyas chronic delusions of grandeur, a matter of public record: first as a tawdry gossip column, then as a salacious book, and finally as a Hollywood B movie.

"Synopsis" by ,
After weasel-eyed tax inspectors question her work-related claims, Katya Livingston is forced to keep a financial diary. As well as documenting the cruel and parsimonious ways of her ad agency boss, Katya waxes lyrical about putting up with loser friends, mortal enemies, and thoroughly bad restaurants. She also throws in a completely candid account of her love life, just in case some of it is tax deductible. What begins as a private account of expenses rapidly becomes, through Katya's chronic delusions of grandeur, a matter of public record: first as a tawdry gossip column, then as a salacious book, and finally as a Hollywood B-movie.

Bitingly written with wit and style reminiscent of Candace Bushnell, Adèle Lang's novel is a cutting, bitchy, hilarious take on the young-single-British-woman genre.

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