Pretty by Jillian Lauren audiobook

Pretty: A Novel

By Jillian Lauren
Read by Julia Whelan

Blackstone Publishing 9780452297340
7.67 Hours Unabridged
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An electrifying debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls Jillian Lauren’s breathtakingly honest memoir, Some Girls, earned both critical praise and outstanding sales. In Pretty, Lauren delivers on her promise as a “natural storyteller” (Los Angeles Weekly) with a powerful novel about a broken girl looking to be saved. 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. 

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Summary

Summary

An electrifying debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls

Jillian Lauren’s breathtakingly honest memoir, Some Girls, earned both critical praise and outstanding sales. In Pretty, Lauren delivers on her promise as a “natural storyteller” (Los Angeles Weekly) with a powerful novel about a broken girl looking to be saved.

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. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jillian Lauren writes with stunning, furious authenticity about self-destruction and the bitter road toward redemption. Pretty will knock the breath right out of you.” Janelle Brown, author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
“Rich with storytelling, overmedication, and the inner life of [a] deeply troubled young woman…Lauren’s powerful narrative confronts what it is to be a pretty girl, how to accept your flaws, and how to rebuild a wrecked life. An outstanding fiction debut.” City Book Review
“At times Bebe is maddening, but in Ms. Lauren’s skilled hands, she never stops being heart-wrenchingly sympathetic.” New York Journal of Books
“Well crafted, quick, and absorbing.” Publishers Weekly
“Utterly riveting. Jillian Lauren renders the taste and feel of wretched excess—be it sex, drugs, food, or Los Angeles—with a savage veracity and style all her own…Jillian Lauren is the real deal.” Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight
“Pretty is the real deal, a harrowing journey from darkness to light to real life. Bebe’s unflinching, street-level search for salvation absolutely floored me, and Jillian Lauren’s writing shimmers throughout with wit and authenticity.” Antoine Wilson, author of The Interloper

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Author Bio: Jillian Lauren

Author Bio: Jillian Lauren

Jillian Lauren is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Some Girls and has an MFA from Antioch University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Weezer bassist Scott Shriner, and their son.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English