"Fiction is the purest art. Commercial fiction is the butter, the darkest chocolate, and the finest malt. That's why we are so addicted to it."--Angie Brooksby-Arcangioli
What I wouldn't give to see (have seen?) the editors' meeting for this one . . .
I clearly joined the publishing world a few decades too late.
Oh Wow - I must have that book! Brilliant!
It sounds a lot like the movie, The Best of Everything, starring Joan Crawford, Hope Lange and Stephen Boyd. From Amazon.com:Rona Jaffe's best-selling novel comes to life in this witty tale about the personal and professional lives of the men and women in a New York publishing firm. Heading a huge cast. JOAN CRAWFORD "gives an excellently etched performance" (Hollywood Reporter) as a tough-talking editor who can't seem to win at love. There are a few more interesting stories around the office than there are in the manuscripts at Fabian Publishers. Among the principal players: a new secretary (HOPE LANG) who quickly gets her boss's (CRAWFORD) job and romances a handsome editor (STEPHEN BOYD); a Colorado secretary (DIANE BARKER) who falls for the wrong man (ROBERT EVANS); and a would be actress (SUZY PARKER) who's jilted by a two-timing director (LUIS JOURDAN). Slick and glossy, The Best Of Everything is a panorama of office politics before women's liberation.
It looks like something you'd find in your dad's dresser drawer, under the socks.
Without a doubt the 70s had the best trashy books. I gotta find a copy of this one!
If ABE had any, readers of your blog have snapped them up. The author also has a series about secretaries and The Girls In Advertising. Oh, so tempting...but it was the intricacies of publishing I really wanted to know about.
Uh . . .
Well, then. LOL.
I wonder if they asked Betty Friedan for a jacket blurb? Or maybe she posed for the cover shot? I jest.
One of the perks we could find in eworld, classics like these.I've often felt these decades of mass market paperbacks were bad for the publishing business because the best trashy books never got more than splash on the shelves.
Is that you at the bottom, Janet? Or is it the Mer-Bear?Saucy ...
Why read it? Aren't you living it? (ha-ha)
I love that tag line.
Have you been rummaging in my sock drawer again?
Can't tell but let me guess, Harlequin right?
i had two comments, but i couldn't pick which, so they are:1) how did i miss this one?and2) i knew i shouldn't have believed him when he said the camera wasn't on.
Wow, if you are so excited about a book you are likely to kill somebody, I'm glad I don't live in New York anymore.I have always wondered what it would take to make me like being in Texas.
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