Bought: A Novel (Paperback)
Anna David turns her reporter's eye for detail toward Tinseltown's seedy underbelly yet again and "eloquently and humorously unveil[s] what could be a new subgenre: Chick Lit with a Message" (New York Post).
Tired of gathering banal quotes from the B-list on the sidelines of the red carpet, Emma Swanson publicly yearns for a more substantial career but privately dreams of a hotshot boyfriend to transport her into the beating heart of the Hollywood scene. Instead, she meets Jessica—beautiful, cavalier, manipulative—who shamelessly trades sex for the gifts it can bring. Convinced that writing a story about Jessica and her ilk would seriously boost her journalistic cred, Emma soon finds herself sucked into a world where the luxuries of prettied-up prostitution may cost more than she ever expected.
“Trying to pick sides is all part of the fun, as is asking yourself: What would you do to get what you want?…I practically devoured this.”
“David presents a glitzy, glamorous, gossipy novel.”
“[David] eloquently and humorously unveil[s] what could be a new subgenre: Chick Lit with a Message.”
“[David] Simultaneously channel[s] Charles Bukowski and Anaïs Nin…with a truly authentic voice that makes Sex and the City look like Disneyland.”