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From the publisher:

Hilary Liftin is the ghostwriter and co-writer behind numerous celebrity memoirs, ten of which have been New York Times bestsellers. In this, her debut novel, Liftin turns her ghostwriting talent into fictional brilliance with a celebrity “memoir” that is making a splash as the beach-read novel of the year. Dreamt up by Liftin one day when she was fantasizing about the celebrities she would like to ghostwrite for, MOVIE STAR BY LIZZIE PEPPER (Viking; $27.95; ISBN: 9780670016419; On sale: July 21, 2015) was born as the story of a beautiful, modestly successful actress who catapults to fame as the wife of Rob Mars, the A-list Sexiest Bachelor of the Year.

As Lizzie’s perfect Hollywood life unravels, and she is shocked to discover the “real” Rob Mars, Lizzie Pepper finally decides to tell her side of the story. She shares both the good: the million-dollar wedding, the award shows, the designer clothes (that it turns out she gets paid—a lot—to wear), the private jets to private-island vacations, and of course, the birth of their beloved twin boys; and the bad: the secrets, the lies, the locked door in their home that she is never allowed to open, the mind-body group, One Cell, that seems to control their lives, and the ultimate betrayal that leads to their shocking front-page divorce.

MOVIE STAR BY LIZZIE PEPPER reads like a story ripped right from tabloid headlines. Fast-paced and utterly irresistible, it’s a fascinating inside-look at the world of Hollywood celebrities.

About the Author:

Hilary Liftin is a ghostwriter/collaborator specializing in celebrity memoir. Since 2006 she has worked on fifteen books, ten of which hit the New York Times bestseller list. sTORI Telling by Tori Spelling was a #1 New York Times nonfiction bestseller, stayed on the list for 19 weeks, and won the 2009 Bravo A-List Award for Best Celebrity Autobiography. Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus was a #1 New York Times children’s bestseller. Other bestselling titles include High on Arrival by Mackenzie Phillips and It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh.

Entertainment Weekly Summer Must List 5.29


Included in Entertainment Weekly’s “10 Must-Reads of Summer” and USA Today’s “25 Hot Books for Summer”

“A juicy faux tell-all about the price of fame.”—Cosmopolitan

“A debut novel guaranteed to ring true.”—The Hollywood Reporter

“A hilarious, tabloid-trashing gotcha novel.”—Vanity Fair

“[An] irresistible debut novel… Liftin’s compelling, highly readable novel—with its sympathetic narrator, suspenseful plot pivots, snappy pace, and dishy details about Hollywood’s inner workings—is likely to engage even readers who remain blissfully unaware of the tabloid characters who may or may not have inspired it.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A surprisingly poignant look at making yourself the hero of your own story, in a very anti-Cinderella way. Readers will enjoy speculating about the real-life A-list celebrity inspirations, which adds to the already juicy entertainment of Lizzie’s story.”—Publishers Weekly

Enter to Win:

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Included in the giveaway is a copy of the book, a pair of branded sunglasses with a Lizzie Pepper hangtag, and popcorn all packaged in a gold envelope.

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Huge thanks to Angela at Viking for the prize pack!