By Morris, Paula
This sassy and sparkling novel is a parody of chick-lit novels, a satire of the PR world and a very funny comedy of manners - or should that be bad manners. Jane Shore, flippant and world-weary heroine, lives in New York City, works in PR and is officially Ugly On The Inside. An ...unpromising encounter with a bitter stranger, who shouts at her, 'Did anyone ever tell you that you?re ugly? Ugly on the inside,' sets the scene for the next few months of her life. As if Ugly On The Inside wasn't bad enough, Jane's being sidelined at work by the ambitious fashion-victim Lee Munroe; her West Village apartment's being sold; her cousin Frances is going out with her megalomaniac boss; and she's still single - the gorgeous Guy Weaver being taken already. Is it time for Jane to acknowledge that the Holy Trinity of job, house and man might not pan out quite how she expected. Is it time for her to accept Mr Not-quite-right, a Brooklyn postcode, and that she's reached the less-than-lofty ceiling of her PR career? Trendy but Casual takes the reader on a madcap ride through the PR scene of hip-hoperas and porn entrepreneurs, and the bars and clubs of Manhattan in Jane's search for love and success. Is that a romantic horse ride into the sunset on the horizon..?Read more
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Paula Morris, of Ngati Wai and English descent, was born in Auckland. Her first novel, Queen of Beauty (2002), won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book of Fiction at the 2003 Montana Book Awards. She holds degrees from four universities, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has published three other novels, Hibiscus Coast (2005), Trendy But Casual (2007) and Rangatira (2011; winner of the Fiction Award at the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards), and the short-story collection Forbidden Cities (2008). She edited The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories (2009) and has published three young adult novels in the United States. Paula has worked in London and New York, first as a publicist and marketing executive in the record business, and later as a branding consultant and advertising copywriter. Since 2003 she's taught creative writing at universities in the US and the UK. She is currently Fiction Writer-in-Residence at the University of Sheffield.
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