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Praise for Oh! You Pretty Things

“Shanna Mahin’s “Oh! You Pretty Things” sounds more like a first novel, but it buzzes with hard-won wisdom” -- New York Times

"Drop everything and read!" --Cosmopolitan

"Quick witted and sharply observed.” -- San Diego Union-Times

“Being third-generation Hollywood, Mahin knows L.A. life, and it shines through in the authentic details in this novel...memorable characters, witty banter, and [the] fascinating world of celebrity assistants.” -- Library Journal

"An absorbing and authentic look at the glamour, glitz, and excess of Hollywood, and its effect on those who live on the fringes of it all." -- Booklist

“Hilarious and heartbreaking.” - Bella NYC Magazine

“This novel rings very true to its L.A. setting...with a main character whose vulnerabilities and triumphs will grow on the reader.” - Variety

“A funny, poignant glimpse of a woman growing up and living in Hollywood but never feeling that she belongs.” - ShelfAwareness

“Mahin deploys her superior powers of snark on this sendup of our culture’s obsession with celebrity, but it’s also a surprisingly serious rumination on the perils of female friendship.” 
- San Diego City Beat

"A fast and funny debut." - Tampa Bay Times 

“Set in modern-day Hollywood, this novel is both funny and sentimental.” - News-Gazette

"You have to buy this book. It's fantastic--funny, smart, perceptive, illuminating, and wholly original." -- Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of Wild

"Oh! You Pretty Things is so good, I have to force myself to stop reading it.  The story alone would have done it, but the writing!  Gorgeous, addictive, hilarious and so very true.” – Janet Fitch, New York Times bestselling author of White Oleander

"Oh! You Pretty Things rocks my Amadeus! Funny, ironic, sardonic, sarcastic, clever, heartfelt…there is something so wonderful about a book that’s so upfront and in-your-face, yet manages to subtly deliver an emotional punch that will linger with you long after you’ve turned the final page. Don’t let the glitzy Hollywood facade fool you; this fabulous novel reveals much about the depth of the human soul.” --Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain

“Shanna Mahin’s prose amuses, seduces, and kicks your ass all at the same time. The story, as fresh and urgent as tomorrow’s best gossip, grabs hold and never lets go. An absolute joyride!” --Allison Burnett, screenwriter of Autumn in New York and Feast of Love

“Reading Oh! You Pretty Things is like eating a box of chocolates in bed—but without any calories. Hilarious, poignant, sharply observed, it is at once a caricature of Hollywood and a searingly accurate portrayal of life inside tinseltown. Shanna Mahin has given us a central character who is both hard-assed and lovable, and a supporting cast worthy of its own Oscar. I wanted another thousand pages of this book’s charm, fluidity, and mordant wit.” –Andrew Solomon, New York Times bestselling author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree


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About the Author

SHANNA MAHIN is a high school dropout who rallied late despite her ninth grade English teacher’s prediction of a lifetime of wasted potential. Her writing fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Norman Mailer Center, and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices. Just like her character, Shanna is third-generation Hollywood.

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  • File Size: 1389 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton (April 14, 2015)
  • Publication Date: April 14, 2015
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O2BS3MU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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