Sunday, August 12, 2012

What is Jessica Brody reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Jessica Brody, author of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father.

Her entry begins:
I normally read young adult. Not just because I write in that genre, but also because I think young adult has some of the best stories these days. (And also because I’m secretly still 15 and always will be!) But recently I participated in an event with the author, Laura Moriarty who just released a new book called The Chaperone. I received a complimentary copy of the book and decided to read a few pages that night to see what it was about. Well...[read on]
About 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, from the publisher:
Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job…but someone’s gotta do it.

Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand-new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Boulevard either.

Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteenth birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In Jessica Brody's hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have fifty-two reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.
Learn more about the book and author at Jessica Brody's website and blog.

Writers Read: Jessica Brody (October 2009).

My Book, The Movie: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father.

Writers Read: Jessica Brody.

--Marshal Zeringue