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As fiercely intelligent as it is laugh-out-loud funny, Good Girls Gone Bad is "another success, combining genuine psychological depth with humor and irony."*
When Janey Fabre joins group therapy, she's convinced the other women she meets are ten times loopier than she is. Over time, however, Janey and the girls learn to trust each other, so much so that the outrageous scheme they concoct for asserting themselves actually beings to make sense, and suddenly they're embroiled in a reckless misadventure that wreaks havoc on their lives but ultimtately illuminates the power of loyalty and true meaning of friendship.
This book is dark, certainly darker than how it's described by the HarperCollins publicity department. In fact, in some ways, the book I wrote has no relationship whatsoever to this jacket copy. To me, this book is about families; the whole girl-on-girl, madcap hijinks are merely a device for the narrator to get to her past. Honestly, the madcap hijinks were an afterthought, a writing exercise that ultimately eclipsed what I consider to be the more significant parts of the book. Unfortunately, too, it is these hijinks that underpinned the book's marketing campaign, and (the more I think about it) were probably the real reason it sold in the first place. Regardless, I hope you read it, and certainly hope you enjoy it.
* Kirkus Reviews