Title: The Other Side of the Story
Author: Marian Keyes
Paperback, 528 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by William Morrow Paperbacks
About the Book:
Jojo Harvey is a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit and the most ferocious literary agent in town. A former NYPD cop, she now lives in London making million-dollar book deals while trying to make partner at her firm . . . all the while sleeping with the boss man.
Lily Wright is an author who believes in karma, and is waiting for the sky to fall after stealing her former best friend’s man. Though her first book failed to sell, her life turns upside down when her most recent book becomes a huge bestseller.
Gemma Hogan is an event designer extraordinaire, but her personal life is nonexistent after losing the love of her life and her best friend in one fell swoop. To make matters worse, her father has just left her mother. While taking care of her mother, she e-mails a close colleague about her frustrations, who in turn forwards the hilarious e-mails to a famous literary agent named Jojo Harvey, who just happens to represent her former friend, now enemy, Lily Wright. . .
Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes’s signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming novel proves there are three sides to every story . . . especially in the world of publishing!
I read this book a while ago, and I find myself thinking about it. I loved reading about the behind the scenes of what makes a book make it to from idea to print. I have a few talented friends that are in various stages of writing / getting books published. I found this story, while fictional, based on real life events and something I keep referring to them to read. I figured it would take the pressure off and give a realistic expectation of the publishing world.
But what do I know? I have no talents in the book writing and getting published world. I just like to read.
If this book were a movie it would be rated PG.