Author: Laura Stampler
Release Date: July 19, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn’t lied about being a dating expert on her resume . .
Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take?
Already resigned to working at a Skinny B’s Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.
There’s just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift’s application asked for an “edgy” personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend’s experiences for her own. But she can just learn on the job…right? Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?
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About Laura Stampler
Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning—and then worked on staff—at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet.
There is a tour-wide giveaway for…
- A hardcover copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES to TWO (2) winners – US only
Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway is US only. Giveaway ends July 26th at 11:59 PM Pacific. Book will be ordered from Amazon. Prizing courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours.
Character Interview with Harper (in June, right after Harper started the internship)
Describe California in 5 words.
Juice bars. Water polo. (But also) Home.
See? There’s some sentimentality underneath my snarky exterior.
What was it like moving to New York for the Summer?
Ever since I heard my mom’s stories about going to grad school in New York, I’ve dreamed of living in the city. It’s the epicenter of writing, theater, art — and don’t even get me started on the food. Even the street hot dogs are a revelation.
Still, finding out you got an internship in your dream city at the very last minute and having only two days to mentally prepare (and physically pack) for your cross country trip was… overwhelming to say the least.
Tell us, what exactly does a dating blogger do?
Umm, I had the exact same question. My editor McKayla says that my job is to be “edgy.” I have to go on dates that people want to read about… or die trying. (Because if people don’t click on my blog posts, McKayla will stab me with her eyeliner pencil.)
Are you going out on a bunch of hot dates? Lame dates?
I have my eye on a few hot prospects… but so far my experiences have been on the lukewarm side.
Can you give us a teaser of one of the dates you’ll go on?
Would you believe me if I told you that I guy I thought was flirting with me was actually trying to get me to join his cult? New York can be weird. Boys can be weird. Or maybe I’m just weird?
When you eventually become a writer do you want to write for Shift or another magazine? Or do you want to work somewhere else?
I know you don’t win Pulitzers for dating blogs, but I hope that my writing career can take me down that path one day.
Why do you want to become a writer?
I honestly can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I always have a running narrative of the things I see and people I interact with playing silently in my head that I can’t wait to jot down in my Moleskine notebook.
Do you think you’ll ever officially move to New York?
One thousand percent. (Just don’t tell my parents. They have attachment issues.)
Tell us, will you meet “the one” in New York?
Let me worry about not humiliating myself in front of “the many” first.
What have you taken away from working for Shift magazine?
Besides a lot of free snacks from the open kitchen?
Ok, joking aside, I think that Shift has taught me that there’s a whole lot more to people and situations than meets the eye.
What’s next for you?
I’m open to any and all new adventures.
The Tour Schedule:
July 6th – Please Feed the Bookworm – Review
July 6th – Read Now Sleep Later – Guest Post
July 7th – Worth Reading It? – Review
July 7th – YA Book Madness – Review
July 8th – Awkwordly Emma – Review
July 8th – YA Reads – Character Interview
July 11th – Fictional Fox – Review
July 11th – Curling Up With A Good Book – Author Interview
July 12th – Fiktshun – Review
July 12th – The Anatomy of a Bookworm – Review
July 13th – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
July 13th – Whatever You Can Still Betray – Guest Post
July 14th – Creatyvebooks – Review
July 14th – Latte Nights Reviews – Review
July 15th – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
July 15th – Books & Beauti – Guest Post
July 18th – Swoony Boys Podcast – Review & Character Interview
July 19th – Book Briefs – Review
July 19th – A Dream Within A Dream – Guest Post
July 19th – All The Crannies – Review
July 20th – The Mind of a Book Dragon – Review
July 20th – Dazzled by Books – Author Interview
July 21st – Vibin With Books – Review
July 21st – The Recipe Fairy – Guest Post
July 21st – Oh, For The Love Of Stories – Review
July 22nd – Books and Bindings – Review
July 22nd – Underneath the Covers – Guest Post