Set behind the scenes of America's most popular guilty pleasure -- reality TV -- Reality Jane delivers a high-spirited, delicious tale of finding love and a career in Hollywood while juggling lipo envy, singlehood angst, and the resounding results of success.
Reality Jane follows Jane Kaufman, a Canadian journalist who, because of a lucky connection, finds herself in LA as a producer on a hot new reality show.
Mingling with rock stars, attending Grammy parties, and visiting the Sex Kitten Mansion, Jane sees her new career as a one-way ticket to the big-time!
But for a small-town girl thrust into the cut-throat Hollywood scene, ninety-hour work weeks, heartless bosses, and superficial womanisers are a rude awakening.
Just when her love life seems at its bleakest, along come not one but two guys vying for her heart: hunky Alex, a hot up-and-coming reality show host, and Grant, a sweet, sincere cameraman who's unfazed by Hollywood fame.
With a sizzling sex life on the horizon, and maybe even true love, Jane's fondest hopes seem en-route to full realisation when she lands the cherry gig of all time: a producer's post on TV's hottest new self-help talk show. But the deeper Jane ventures into reality TV, the more completely un-real her life-personal and professional-becomes. And the realities of life behind-the-scenes-like goading people to confess their deepest, darkest secrets on cue-are chipping away at her very soul.
Lead character (and narrator) Jane embodies the perfect blend of smart-ass sarcasm, weary cynicism, and hopeful romanticism to appeal to today's readers.
She also possesses a biting, acerbic wit that casts devilish, laugh-out-loud observations on the Hollywood scene, which are sure to please celebrity-watchers and reality show junkies alike.
A hugely entertaining glimpse at the world of reality TV from one of its own, who's lived and breathed the business practically since its inception, Reality Jane is the chick-lit novel that reality TV junkies and chick-lit enthusiasts have long been waiting for.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Bancroft Press
- Publication Date: 30/10/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781610880282