Monday, July 27, 2015

The Knockoff

Sykes, Lucy & Jo Piazza. The Knockoff. 10 CDs. unabridged. 12 hrs. Books on Tape. 2015. ISBN 9780553551013.

Long time Marie Clare fashion director, Lucy Sykes, teamed up with Yahoo Travel editor, Jo Piazza, to pen a hilarious high fashion novel that will have readers in stitches. Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, must compete with her former assistant, Eve Morton, who is intent on taking over her job and pushing Glossy into the digital age. Eve bullies her way to the top and tries to make forty something Imogen feel like a dinosaur at every turn. Eve turns the beloved magazine into an app, fires most of the staff, and creates the most hellish work environment imaginable. Can Imogen become tech savvy enough in time to save her job? Imogen and Eve must battle over fashion in the digital age; is there still a place for style innovators or just tech imitators? The story is narrated beautifully by Audie award winning, Katherine Kellgren; who does a fantastic job of bringing to life the sarcasm, wit, and incredulity of the characters. Verdict For fans of Sex in the City, The Devil Wears Prada, and high fashion. - Erin Cataldi, Johnson Co. Public Library, Franklin, IN

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