A Total Waste of Makeup

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Charlize "Charlie" Edwards certainly knows, in theory, what it takes to lead a successful and happy life. She owns a nice house in Silverlake, LA's trendiest neighborhood. She has glamorous and loyal friends who accompany her to the hottest clubs in town. And she works as the personal assistant to Drew Stanton, Hollywood's sexiest movie star. But she's also turning 30, chronically single, and faced with serving as maid of honor at her younger sister's wedding. Charlie finds herself struggling to juggle the chaos of wedding planning (while wondering if she'll ever wear the white dress herself), her all-consuming job for lunatic boss Stanton, and a serious crush on Jordan, a photographer on the set of Drew's latest feature--a man who might actually return her feelings. A page-turner from start to finish, A Total Waste of Makeup puts a fresh face on women's fiction.

 

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I thought this was a good book, however, I thought it was not very original and had many of the elements of the typical "glamor girl living the fantasy life in LA" story. It was upbeat and the writing ... Read full review

A total waste of makeup

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Charlize "Charlie" Edwards enjoys her job as a personal assistant to a hot male movie star, but as she turns 30, she finds herself reflecting on and wanting more out of life. Being her younger sister ... Read full review

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Contents

One
1
Two
22
Three
35
Four
46
Five
55
Six
67
Seven
91
Eight
95
Twenty
218
TwentyOne
234
TwentyTwo
239
TwentyThree
248
TwentyFour
253
TwentyFive
267
TwentySix
276
TwentySeven
286

Nine
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Ten
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Eleven
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Twelve
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Thirteen
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Fourteen
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Fifteen
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Sixteen
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Seventeen
173
Eighteen
186
Nineteen
200
TwentyEight
289
TwentyNine
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Thirty
303
ThirtyOne
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ThirtyTwo
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ThirtyThree
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ThirtyFour
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ThirtyFive
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ThirtySix
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KIM GRUENENFELDER lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son, and continues to avoid anything even remotely resembling a real job. She is the author of A Total Waste of Makeup, Misery Loves Cabernet, There's Cake in My Future, Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink, and Love the Wine You're With. In addition to her novels, she is also a screenwriter and founder and curator of eciah.com, a website for people to read and share stories about life changing moments. She can be reached there or through kimgruenenfelder.com.

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