BiteBook - 2003
Go on. Do it.Bite off more than you can chew.NOW SWALLOW. As a celebrity journalist, it's Sam Leighton's job to get the juicy scoop on Hollywood's top celebs. Her latest mission: find out if Mel Gibson went for hair plugs. But when rumors fly that she's cozied up too close to a certain other Oscar-winning Australian hunk, she finds herself looking for a new job -- and a new life. Enter Tom Sanders, one of her closest friends and the lifestyle editor at a business magazine. To talk her off the ledge, he invites her out for drinks, and over dirty martinis they fantasize about the magazine they'd start if only they could. It would be smart. It would be sexy. It would be all about the ways you can have fun in the world. That's when it dawns on Sam: Maybe they could.Sam and Tom take the message of their new magazine -- it's called Bite -- to heart. They rent cool offices. They test-drive story ideas. And they hire a staff made of old friends and new. There's Liza, the art director, who's desperate to escape her life as a bored socialite; Veronica, the photo editor, who's in love with a man who'd be perfect for her if he wasn't already engaged; Trevor, the foxy publisher, who ends up with one of the women of Bite; and last but not least, R.J., the nympho-homo-sex-columnist they're about to unleash on the world.Before the first issue comes out -- that is, if the first issue comes out -- they do all the things young people do. They pickle their livers. They obsess over unattainable loves. They dish about celebrities. They bicker. And ultimately they learn one big lesson: Life is short, so take a big bite.
Publisher: New York : Down Town Press, 2003.
Branch Call Number: TOSH
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 20 cm.