Thin Skin by Emma Forrest

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From the author dubbed "a literary Lolita" by Vanity Fair comes the perfect portrait of a young actress caught in a downward spiral of self-destruction. Edgy and funny at the same time, Thin Skin provides a realistic glimpse into the dark and inviting world of fame from the writer who penned Namedropper when she was just twenty-one.

Everyone thinks Ruby is beautiful except for Ruby, who is so hell-bent on being ugly that she's driven away the man who loves her, the agent who swears he could have made her a star, and the delectable male costar of her latest project, Mean People Suck. After all, Ruby believes that what's going on outside should reflect what's on the inside -- and inside she's a mess. Burned-out at the age of twenty, she's living alone in a world of hotels and fast food -- none of which she keeps down -- haunted by the memory of her childhood love, cutting herself, and tempted to repeat her mother's tragic fate. She needs to find a new way of being....and fast.
 

About Emma Forrest

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Emma Forrest is a journalist. She lives in New York City.
 
Published November 1, 2007 by MTV Books. 228 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A second from the British 25-year-old Forrest (Namedroppper, 2000).

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Publishers Weekly

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"Cinema was nurture as well as nature. I saw things on the screen and saw my future." Pithy though it may be, that barely begins to capture the self-destructive, narcissistic personality of

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The Guardian

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Thin Skin by Emma Forrest 228pp, Bloomsbury, £6.99 Ruby was just 12 when she fell in love.

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