“Pretty” by Jillian Lauren Review & Giveaway

I had the pleasure of receiving two copies of “Pretty” by Jillian Lauren. One for me to enjoy, and one for one of my readers. Initially I was concerned about reading this book because Im quite a book snob, and I was concerned that it wouldn’t be the best and I would still have to power through it, and then find something nice to say on my blog about it. Luckily for me it was the total opposite. I’ve found its really hard to find a GOOD book. One that makes you feel like your in the book. “Pretty” did that. Its going to be added to my library of books I will reread over and over.
I adore her almost “song like” writing, flowing perfectly. Pretty is beautifully written and descriptive.
(Im still reading this book, since because of my health I can only read small bits at a time. I will have a full review written later.)
Bebe Baker is an ex-everything: ex-stripper, ex-Christian, ex-drug addict, ex-pretty girl.

It’s been one year since the car accident that killed her boyfriend left her scarred and shaken. Flanked by an eccentric posse of friends, she is serving out a self-imposed sentence at a halfway house, while trying to finish cosmetology school.

Amid the rampant diagnoses, over-medication, compulsive eating, and acrylic nails of Los Angeles, Bebe looks for something to believe in before something–her past, the dangerously magnetic men in her life, her own bad choices–knocks her off course again.

Author and performer Jillian Lauren grew up in suburban New Jersey and fled across the water to New York City. She attended New York University for three minutes before dropping out to work in downtown theater, where she performed with Richard Foreman’s Ontological Hysteric Theater, among others.

Her New York Times bestselling memoir, SOME GIRLS: My Life in a Harem was published by Plume in April 2010. It has since been translated into fourteen different languages.

Jillian and her 3 year old T.(isn’t she gorgeous?)

Her debut novel, PRETTY, was released on August 30, 2011.

“Jillian” has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Flaunt Magazine, Opium Magazine, Society, Pale House: A Collective and in the anthology My First Time: A Collection of First Punk Show Stories.

She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles, CA.
In honor of the launch party-TODAY, 9/7, the first 250 folks to order it and email their receipt to pretty.the.book@gmail.com will receive this awesome necklace(FairyTaleJewels):

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Please leave a comment for each entry. Giveaway will end on Sept 16th at 11:59pm. I will contact the winner on Sept 17th-


Etsy Finds 08/12

We moved into this beautiful old home about a month ago, and since then Ive been hunting easy for awesome ideas. I found a ton, and it would be selfish if I didn’t share some of the goodies I found.

I absolutely love this print by The Wallaroo. Im sad though that its not an iPhone.

I absolutely adore this custom candle holder. Too adorable. Made by Bragging Bags.

I love this pinwheel bouquet, not only because its SUPER cute, but because its the colors I want my kitchen! Made by Clovergnome.

No new house is complete without a argyle wreath! NEED. Made by Itz Fitz.

As for these ADORABLE gloves, they will be purchased when the pair I have wears out. I have a house WITHOUT a dishwasher other than myself- and well it sucks. So I might as well be cute hand washing them. Made by ImaginAprons.