Envision Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada in the high-drama, estrogen-infused world of cosmetics, and you have What Pretty Girls Are Made Of—a hilarious debut novel from a writer who’s lived it.
In the make-up world, life and love are never cruelty-free...
After living in New York City for four years and reaching a dead end on her acting career, Alison Kraft needs a new role—time for a career change. When she reads about the world-famous Sally Steele Cosmetics studio, Alison quickly swoops in to make a good impression and lands a job as an assistant to the diva herself.
Surrounded by fantastic new hues of blushes, eye shadows, and glosses, Alison loves her new job and the new swag. Even better, she discovers she’s actually really good at it! But in the midst of juggling her love life, crazy family members, and the grueling demands of a jealous, flaky boss who could put Miranda Priestly to shame, Alison starts to question her choices. How long before the pretty face cracks for good?
Lindsay Roth has created, developed, and produced a wide variety of award-winning programming, such as Larry King Now,Real Girl's Kitchen, and Catching Hell. She is the founder of RIZ Productions, producing projects for clients including IBM, The Masters, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, ESPN Fantasy Football, and more. She is the author of the novel What Pretty Girls Are Made Of. She currently splits her time between New York and London.
"Fun, fresh and pulling no punches, What Pretty Girls Are Made Of will be the book of 2015 for all women who’ve ever worked for a nightmare boss and lived to tell the tale, and who've chased love until realizing that it can't be chased. Brimming with chutzpa in the powdered face of a truly toxic boss, Alison is the anti-Hannah Horvath, an immensely likable tour-guide through the underbelly of an industry that peddles perfection. We cringe with her, root for her, and thank God we will never have to do our twenties again."
–-Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries and Nanny Returns
"Smart, real, and relatable, What Pretty Girls Are Made Of is a book for the times. It takes you on an adventure that will not only entertain you, but leave you feeling more connected to the personal experiences that have shaped your career and your life."
–Natalie MacNeil, Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur & Creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com
"Lindsay Jill Roth surely proves what good writers are made of! What Pretty Girls Are Made Of is a must read for any woman who is finding her way or has found her way through life's adventures. Lindsay Jill Roth writes refreshingly genuine, unforgettable characters dealing with the roller coaster of new careers, new love and New York. It's intelligent, witty and a fun, can't-put-down read!"
–Bridget Hazan Siegel, Author of Domestic Affairs
"A bright, fun take on a young woman trying to survive a nightmarish boss in New York City ... Think The Devil Wears Prada for the cosmetics industry."
–Sarah Pekkanen, internationally bestselling author of THINGS YOU WON'T SAY