A hilarious and daring romp through the ugly side of the beauty industry, from the wonderful Kathy Lette.
Journalist Lizzie McPhee has always thought of beauty as a case of mind over matter – if you don¹t mind, it doesn’t matter.
But all that changes when she begins the countdown towards the big 4-0. Suddenly, she¹s comparing her butt buoyancy to that of women on billboards and worrying about wrinkles.
But the pitter-pitter-pat of tiny crow’s feet is soon the least of Lizzie’s worries. In the space of twenty four hours, she is replaced as news anchor by a young himbo who keeps fit by doing step aerobics off his own ego. And then she catches her surgeon husband Hugo cheating with catty soap actress Britney Amore – a woman whose bra cup size is bigger than her IQ.
Suddenly, Lizzie is in free fall. Can she turn back the clock, and win back her life? Or will she discover there’s a better way to grow older gracefully?
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“Dorothy Parker-esque… A wisecracking caper with hidden depths”
“Chick lit gets a welcome facelift… when she caricatures the charlatans of the beauty profession, she is almost Dickensian”