New York Times and Daily Beast profiles, Believer interview

A NYT Style section profile, that, though it has nothing to do with style, may still give hope to all fashion-challenged of the world. Discover secrets of a ghostwriter in The Daily Beast. And find out about my earthquake preparedness in an interview with Kathryn Borel, Jr. of The Believer.

Upcoming Events: NY, LA, SF

New York: Wed., July 22 7pm PowerHouse Arena. Hilary Liftin in conversation with novelist Susan Choi.

Los Angeles: Tues., July 28 7pm Book Soup

Los Angeles: Thurs., July 30 7pm Chevalier’s Books on Larchmont Blvd.

San Francisco: Thurs. Aug. 27 6pm Book Passage at Ferry Building 1

Talking Celebrity Culture NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon

Do the Kardashians matter? Answers to this and more in my conversation with Scott Simon on NPR.

In Style, The Guardian, and Vanity Fair

One week until publication, and exciting press continues. The great Curtis Sittenfeld gives the book a shout-out in The Guardian. Also thanks to In Style for including me in their July Book Club. And Vanity Fair’s Hot Type calls it a “hilarious, tabloid-trashing gotcha novel.”

Los Angeles Book Events

LA friends: There are two book events in LA. One is at Book Soup on July 28 at 7pm. One is at Chevaliers on July 30 at 7pm. If you would like to receive an evite, please let me know. Hope to see you and friends there!

Vogue Best Beach Reads

Vogue says, “Celebrity ghostwriter Hilary Liftin crafts an all-too credible faux-memoir, Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper (Viking), in which an appealing young actress from the Midwest marries a megastar involved in a creepy cult (sound familiar?).”

NYC event!

NYC people! I am having a book event at PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO in July. Did I lose you at book event? What if I told you I would be “in conversation” with the brilliant Susan Choi? Changing your tune now, eh? If you rsvp here, I will see that more than 3 people are coming, and that would be fantastic since it’s a pretty big space. Bring friends!

Press round-up

USA Today included MOVIE STAR in their summer books preview. It was also featured in June’s Good Housekeeping. A second mention in Entertainment Weekly as one of the ten “must-reads” of the summer. And it was in Hollywood Reporter‘s summer reading guide (“4 must-read domestic dramas”).

Early reviews coming in

The first two pre-publication reviews have come in from Kirkus and Library Journal, both very positive! See pull quotes here.