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Drama Is Her Middle Name: The Ritz Harper Chroniclesby Wendy Williams
Synopses & Reviews
Shock jock extraordinaire Wendy Williams lets loose with the first in a series of novels based on her alter ego, the divalicious radio DJ Ritz Harper. Ritz puts the s in shock and the g in gossip, and Drama is her middle name.
Ritz is a suburban girl on the outside, but inside she’s a hustler’s hustler who’s masterfully maneuvered her way into the spotlight after ruining the career of a well-respected newswoman (and former college friend). Ritz’s “exclusive” rockets her to the top of the ratings, and she’s rewarded with her very own show. Like a talking Venus flytrap, she verbally seduces her on-air guests, only to have them for lunch as she spews gossip about their lives.
Ritz becomes the darling of the station’s afternoon slot. But what happens when Ritz goes from drive-time diva to drive-by victim? Has Ritz bad-mouthed the wrong person? Has her signature cat-and-mouse “bomb drop” been dropped on her instead?
As Ritz lies crumpled on a city sidewalk, all she can think as she struggles to maintain consciousness is “Who did this to me? Who?”
Readers will salivate as they try to figure out where the fictional Ritz ends and the real-life Wendy begins. Wendy will involve her millions of listeners by asking them what should happen to Ritz, which will be revealed at the beginning of the next novel, scheduled to be published in fall of 2006 for Christmas.
Maneuvering her way into the spotlight after ruining the career of a respected journalist (and former college friend), Ritz Harper becomes the darling of the local radio station as a hot-shot DJ and gossip monger, until she falls victim to a drive-by shooting that leaves her wondering who is out to get her. Original. 50,000 first printing.
About the Author
WENDY WILLIAMS is the host of The Wendy Williams Experience (WBLS 107.5 FM in NYC), which airs weekdays in the coveted 2 pm–7 pm drive-time slot, and has been named “Radio Personality of the Year” by Billboard. She is the author of The Wendy Williams Experience and Wendy's Got the Heat, which debuted at #9 on the New York Times Best Seller List. KAREN HUNTER is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, radio cohost (WWRL), and former editorial board member of the New York Daily News. Hunter has coauthored several New York Times bestsellers, including On the Down Low, by J.L. King, and Wendy Williams’ nonfiction books.
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