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.
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, murderous intrigue. Highly entertaining! - Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed
Sex. Drugs. Dries van Noten. I'll Eat When I'm Dead skewers Tribe Fashion with wit and wicked intelligence . . . Barbara Bourland makes you laugh out loud, and keep turning the page. A deft, smart, and hilarious debut - Wednesday Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue
Barbara Bourland is the author of the critically acclaimed I'll Eat When I'm Dead, a Refinery29 Best Book of 2017 and an Irish Independent Book of the Year, published in the US, UK and Israel. A former freelance writer and web producer for titles at Conde Nast and Hearst, she now lives in Baltimore with her husband and their dogs. Fake Like Me is her second novel.