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I'll Eat When I'm Dead: A sizzling romp through fashion s darker side

Barbara Bourland

7 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Wildly entertaining, sharp and acclaimed satire on the fashion industry: Devil Wears Prada with a murderous twist

'Biting, funny, brilliantly subversive' Louise O'Neill
'Highly-polished satire . . . Hilarious' Sunday Times
'Funny, fierce, feminist' Red

Cat Ono, feminist powerhouse and high-flying editor at RAGE magazine, knows the price of fashion. Her friend - found dead in her office - just paid it.

Everyone thinks Hillary dieted to death, but Cat suspects if beauty kills, it'd take more than that. She's sure she can match the investigating skills of the smart (and conveniently hot) Detective Mark Hutton, solve the case and achieve sartorial perfection.

But when Cat goes undercover, she gets in over her head. Soon she's snared in a very stylish web of drugs, sex, lies and moisturizer that will change her look - and outlook - forever.

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Praise for I'll Eat When I'm Dead: A sizzling romp through fashion s darker side

  • I can't put I'll Eat When I'm Dead down, I LOVE it. Biting, funny, and brilliantly subversive; Bourland's debut is like The Devil Wears Prada meets American Psycho. - Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking for It

  • I'll Eat When I'm Dead had me hooked with its biting satire of the fashion world's dark underbelly. And what a heroine! Anyone who has opened up a woman's magazine and despaired at the content should read this book. - Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

  • Funny, fierce, feminist - Red

  • A highly-polished satire on the fashion world that mocks while still seeing the point and even the brilliance of it . . . Hilarious. - Sunday Times

  • The darker side of perfection is cast under the spotlight. Essentially a black comedy, the broad satirical swipes aimed at the ludicrous side of high fashion can't disguise the author's love for it. The descriptions of the clothes are mouthwatering, and the Manhattan glamour will appeal to fans of The Devil Wears Prada - Sunday Mirror

  • Do you wish The Devil Wears Prada had gone a few shades darker? Then you want Barbara Bourland's debut, which mixes the crazy world of a high-end fashion magazine with a gruesome murder mystery. Fun and subversive. - Emerald Street

  • A smart feminist fashion manifesto packed with pulpy, sexy, mu

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Barbara Bourland

Barbara Bourland lives in Baltimore, MD. I'll Eat When I'm Dead is her first novel. Formerly, she was a freelance writer for Forbes Traveler, Conde Nast Digital's Concierge.com, and a web producer for O, The Oprah Magazine and OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network.