Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Five of the best books ever written by fictional characters

At the B&N Reads blog Molly Schoemann-McCann tagged five of the best "books that were published under the names of some famous and famously not-real individuals," including:
Marriage Vacation, by Pauline Turner Brooks

At the center of the TV Land show Younger is Broadway legend Sutton Foster as Liza Miller, a woman in her early 40s who pretends to be a woman in her 20s so she can land a job as a PR assistant at a youth-obsessed publishing company. Eventually, she gets the chance to edit Marriage Vacation, a salacious, tell-all by Pauline Turner-Brooks, ex-wife of the company boss, Charles…whom Liza happens to be having a fling with. Liza needing to make a good book that pleases the writer without upsetting her boss raises all kinds of ethical and professional quandaries, and now Younger fans can actually read the long-talked about book, which provides both backstory to several Younger characters as well as many subtle and obvious references to the show, which, amusingly…is based on a novel by Pamela Redmond Satran.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue