Sad Desk SaladBook - 2012
When Alex Lyons, a writer for one of the most popular blogs online, is sent the juiciest scoop of the year by an anonymous tipster, she must decide whether she is ready to ruin a young girl's life as her own spins out of control.
As a former editor for popular websites, including Slate and Jezebel, Jessica Grose intimately understands the realities of life in the blogosphere--and she employs this knowledge to hilarious effect in her edgy and timely debut novel, Sad Desk Salad. Grose's story of a savvy blogger who stumbles upon an irresistible scoop--one that could cause irreparable damage to a young woman's life and reputation--and must reconcile her true values with the ruthless demands of a gossip- and reality-obsessed culture is a stinging and wildly funny indictment of America’s obsession with celebrity dirt. This fictional behind-the-scenes look at a booming online industry is smart and sharp contemporary women’s fiction, a The Devil Wears Prada for the twenty-teens.
When Alex Lyons, a writer for Chick Habit, a website for women and one of the most popular blogs on the Internet, is sent the juiciest scoop of the year by an anonymous tipster, she must decide whether or not she is ready to ruin a young girl's life as her own life spins wildly out of control. Original. 25,000 first printing.