How to Become Famous in Two Weeks Or Less

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Ballantine, 2003 - Social Science - 298 pages
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SIGHTINGS: Spotted last night at a giant bash at Nobu: fashionista cuties Karen Robinovitz and Melissa De La Cruz. Karen was heard saying she’s “still exhausted” from her recent Bungalow 8 birthday party that would have made P. Diddy jealous. Apparently, she was wearing two million dollars’ worth of Harry Winston diamonds (including the 22-carat ring Whoopie Goldberg wore to the Oscars) and was constantly shadowed by a bodyguard named Lou who was straight out of a Scorsese film. Melissa, also fatigued from the fast track, just hosted an intimate dinner party at a swanky Upper East Side restaurant attended by trend-setting journos from New York magazine, The Observer, Allure, “Page Six” as well as the indefatigable Michael Musto–and as part of the gift bag giveaway, the whole crew is being flown to Miami to stay at a five-star resort favored by the likes of Will Smith.

Asked how they managed to go from barely-known freelance writers to A-list celebrities in just fourteen days, they coyly spilled the beans: Marie Claire called with the assignment, and they simply begged, clawed, cried, borrowed, cheated, lied, stole, and bribed their way to fame. Their how-to tips to stardom include “Pick an M&M color to hate, and stick to it.” And they’re writing a book, daaahlings, so whether you live in New York or Nebraska, you too can have the goods to claim your own fame and become legendary.

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If you have read Melissa de la Cruz's book, Blue Bloods, warning this book is nothing like it...or is it? Fashion is a faint thread that connects both of them as well as popularity and fame, but this ... Read full review

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Charged with making themselves famous in two weeks for a Marie Claire article, New Yorkers de la Cruz and Robinovitz figured"how hard could it be?" They soon learned that becoming the latest It girls ... Read full review



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Melissa de la Cruz graduated from Columbia University in New York. She has written several award winning novel series for teens such as "The Au Pairs," "Blue Bloods," "The Ashleys" and "The Angels on Sunset Boulevard." Her adult books include "Cat's Meow" and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys." Aside from her books, she has also worked as an editor for fashion and beauty for publications such as Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.

Lara Shriftman and Elizabeth Harrison are principals of the public relations, special events, and marketing firm Harrison & Shriftman, whose A-list events have included film premieres for Charlie's Angels, Bridget Jones's Diary, and The Grinch, charity benefits, hotel and store openings, and product launches.
Karen Robinovitz covers the champagne circuit for "Harper's Bazaar," "Marie Claire,"" Elle," the "New York Times," and other publications.

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