Author(s): Kathy Lette
Journalist Lizzie McPhee has always thought of beauty as a case of mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter. But all that changes when she begins the countdown towards the big 4-0. Suddenly, she's comparing her butt buoyancy to that of women on billboards and worrying about wrinkles. But the pitter-pitter-pat of tiny crow's feet is soon the least of Lizzie's worries. In the space of twenty four hours, she is replaced as news anchor by a young himbo who keeps fit by doing step aerobics off his own ego. And then she catches her surgeon husband Hugo cheating with catty soap actress Britney Amore - a woman whose bra cup size is bigger than her IQ. Suddenly, Lizzie is in free fall. Can she turn back the clock, and win back her life? Or will she discover there's a better way to grow older gracefully?
A hilarious and daring romp through the ugly side of the beauty industry, from the wonderful Kathy Lette.
Kathy Lette first achieved succes de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and television sitcom writer in America and Australia, she wrote ten international bestsellers including Mad Cows (which was made into a film starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel), How to Kill Your Husband and Other Handy Household Hints (recently staged by the Victorian Opera, Australia), and To Love, Honour and Betray. Her novels have been published in fourteen languages around the world. Kathy appears regularly as a guest on the BBC and Sky News. She is also an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and the White Ribbon Alliance. In 2004 she was the London Savoy Hotel's Writer in Residence. In 2010 she received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University. Kathy lives in London with her husband and two children. Visit her website at www.kathylette.com and on Twitter @KathyLette.