The Knockoff

The Knockoff

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny debut of fashion in the digital age, this is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twenty-something former assistant, Eve Morton, plotting to reduce Glossy, famous for their lavish 367-page September issue, into an app--with herself at the helm, of course. When Imogen returns to work after a summer leave, the Glossy offices are barely recognizable. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired "the gray hairs," put the managing editor in a supply closet, disconnected the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured assistants who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenburg on speed dial, but she can't tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for a week. The new women ofGlossy are an entirely different species: they order their cars on Uber, their dinners on Seamless, and their men on Fetch. Under Eve's reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop--hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and "fun" means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé songs. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen must channel her inner geek and engage Eve in a battle royal to save both the magazine and her career. Featuring a cast of thinly veiled fashion characters, icons of tech, and an army of editorial assistants wearing Google Glass, this sparkling debut is a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553551006
0553551000
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital

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