A Lady's Guide to Selling Out

A Lady's Guide to Selling Out

A brilliant young woman navigates a tricky twenty-first-century career?and the trickier question of who she wants to be?in this savagely wise debut novel in the tradition of The Devil Wears Prada. Casey Pendergast is losing her way. Once a book-loving English major, Casey lands a job at a top ad agency that highly values her ability to tell a good story. Her best frie A brilliant young woman navigates a tricky twenty-first-century career?and the trickier question of who she w...

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Title:A Lady's Guide to Selling Out
Author:Sally Franson
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0399592032
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

A Lady's Guide to Selling Out Reviews

  • Laura
    Apr 13, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Dial Press for this ARC. I'm usually not into 20-something chick lit books. The plot was about a woman working in advertising and how her life gets all mucked up and how she gets her life together. By the end of the book, I was a big fan of hers and how she s...

    I liked this book way more than I expected to. When I found out I?d won advance uncorrected proofs in a Goodreads giveaway and reread the description here, I was sure I?d made a mistake and it wasn?t the right book for me. And Franson does such a good job in the early chapters of...

    #Netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an E-ARC copy of this novel. First, I think that it is a solid novel, but does have room for improvement. The character, Casey, was just missing something for me. I think that for fans of certain chick-lit novels this would be a...

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Chelsea Morgan (bless you, Libro.fm!). First of all, big, swirly top hat tips to Chelsea, because she GOT the book. This was a book about a 28-year-old advertising big shot--so someone kicking ass at "adulting," but still very much a millennial. ...

    This started out with the perfect amount of lighthearted semi-snark, but quickly lost that and became more about an out-of-control life starring a rather unlikable main character. Casey just seems to be completely blank and not terribly interesting, when with a few slight changes, she ...

  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Feb 09, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

  • Ben
    Mar 28, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

  • Patricia
    Nov 14, 2017

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

  • Emily Mishler
    Feb 24, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Apr 24, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

  • Jamie
    May 23, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

  • M
    May 27, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

  • Kim McGee
    Feb 19, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

  • Danielle
    Dec 25, 2017

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

  • Shelly
    Mar 20, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

  • Samantha
    Oct 24, 2017

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

  • Susie Williams
    Apr 13, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

  • Sharon
    Mar 09, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

  • Gaele
    Apr 10, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

  • Marne Wilson
    Oct 08, 2017

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Dial Press for this ARC. I'm usually not into 20-something chick lit books. The plot was about a woman working in advertising and how her life gets all mucked up and how she gets her life together. By the end of the book, I was a big fan of hers and how she s...

    I liked this book way more than I expected to. When I found out I?d won advance uncorrected proofs in a Goodreads giveaway and reread the description here, I was sure I?d made a mistake and it wasn?t the right book for me. And Franson does such a good job in the early chapters of...

  • Adriana
    Feb 26, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Dial Press for this ARC. I'm usually not into 20-something chick lit books. The plot was about a woman working in advertising and how her life gets all mucked up and how she gets her life together. By the end of the book, I was a big fan of hers and how she s...

    I liked this book way more than I expected to. When I found out I?d won advance uncorrected proofs in a Goodreads giveaway and reread the description here, I was sure I?d made a mistake and it wasn?t the right book for me. And Franson does such a good job in the early chapters of...

    #Netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an E-ARC copy of this novel. First, I think that it is a solid novel, but does have room for improvement. The character, Casey, was just missing something for me. I think that for fans of certain chick-lit novels this would be a...

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Chelsea Morgan (bless you, Libro.fm!). First of all, big, swirly top hat tips to Chelsea, because she GOT the book. This was a book about a 28-year-old advertising big shot--so someone kicking ass at "adulting," but still very much a millennial. ...

    This started out with the perfect amount of lighthearted semi-snark, but quickly lost that and became more about an out-of-control life starring a rather unlikable main character. Casey just seems to be completely blank and not terribly interesting, when with a few slight changes, she ...

    A Lady's Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson has some promising parts to its story. However, other parts just fell flat. I loved the book cover. It was pretty to the eye. The book blurb also caught my attention made me think, OMG-This book is it!  But the main character was just goi...

    I must admit that it took me a bit to warm up to leading lady Casey's personality, but the more I read about her the more she developed as a character and pulled me in. She's complex and Franson does a great job of slowly peeling back her layers to reveal a very human individual. The...

  • Devyn
    May 05, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

  • Kat
    Nov 16, 2017

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Dial Press for this ARC. I'm usually not into 20-something chick lit books. The plot was about a woman working in advertising and how her life gets all mucked up and how she gets her life together. By the end of the book, I was a big fan of hers and how she s...

    I liked this book way more than I expected to. When I found out I?d won advance uncorrected proofs in a Goodreads giveaway and reread the description here, I was sure I?d made a mistake and it wasn?t the right book for me. And Franson does such a good job in the early chapters of...

    #Netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an E-ARC copy of this novel. First, I think that it is a solid novel, but does have room for improvement. The character, Casey, was just missing something for me. I think that for fans of certain chick-lit novels this would be a...

  • Samantha Plotkin
    Dec 04, 2017

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

  • Hanna Kjeldbjerg
    Apr 17, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Dial Press for this ARC. I'm usually not into 20-something chick lit books. The plot was about a woman working in advertising and how her life gets all mucked up and how she gets her life together. By the end of the book, I was a big fan of hers and how she s...

    I liked this book way more than I expected to. When I found out I?d won advance uncorrected proofs in a Goodreads giveaway and reread the description here, I was sure I?d made a mistake and it wasn?t the right book for me. And Franson does such a good job in the early chapters of...

    #Netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an E-ARC copy of this novel. First, I think that it is a solid novel, but does have room for improvement. The character, Casey, was just missing something for me. I think that for fans of certain chick-lit novels this would be a...

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Chelsea Morgan (bless you, Libro.fm!). First of all, big, swirly top hat tips to Chelsea, because she GOT the book. This was a book about a 28-year-old advertising big shot--so someone kicking ass at "adulting," but still very much a millennial. ...

  • Danielle Urban
    Jun 01, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Dial Press for this ARC. I'm usually not into 20-something chick lit books. The plot was about a woman working in advertising and how her life gets all mucked up and how she gets her life together. By the end of the book, I was a big fan of hers and how she s...

    I liked this book way more than I expected to. When I found out I?d won advance uncorrected proofs in a Goodreads giveaway and reread the description here, I was sure I?d made a mistake and it wasn?t the right book for me. And Franson does such a good job in the early chapters of...

    #Netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an E-ARC copy of this novel. First, I think that it is a solid novel, but does have room for improvement. The character, Casey, was just missing something for me. I think that for fans of certain chick-lit novels this would be a...

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Chelsea Morgan (bless you, Libro.fm!). First of all, big, swirly top hat tips to Chelsea, because she GOT the book. This was a book about a 28-year-old advertising big shot--so someone kicking ass at "adulting," but still very much a millennial. ...

    This started out with the perfect amount of lighthearted semi-snark, but quickly lost that and became more about an out-of-control life starring a rather unlikable main character. Casey just seems to be completely blank and not terribly interesting, when with a few slight changes, she ...

    A Lady's Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson has some promising parts to its story. However, other parts just fell flat. I loved the book cover. It was pretty to the eye. The book blurb also caught my attention made me think, OMG-This book is it!  But the main character was just goi...

  • Oreoandlucy
    May 20, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

  • Hannah Wydeven
    Apr 24, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

  • Angela
    Jun 08, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

  • Jane
    Feb 17, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

    Casey, formally an English major, has now joined the big leagues working for an ad agency. She has given up dreams of perfectly formed sentences to go after authors and match them up with corporate accounts that they will sponsor. She is blown away by the perks - travel, a huge expense...

    Thanks to Goodreads and Dial Press for this ARC. I'm usually not into 20-something chick lit books. The plot was about a woman working in advertising and how her life gets all mucked up and how she gets her life together. By the end of the book, I was a big fan of hers and how she s...

  • AH
    Mar 02, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

    A book that took nearly 2 weeks to read? Meh. Did not care for the self-indulgent, whiny main character. ...

    When I read the synopsis of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out, an ARC I received through Goodreads.com, it sounded a lot like Laura Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada so I was definitely expecting a fairly light chick-lit. In many respects, the two novels have plenty in common. Like the ea...

    Won this in a Goodreads giveaway and was excited to read it, based on the description. Unfortunately I found the main character really unlikable, and her self-absorbed commentary seemed like an exaggerated version of a stereotype, rather than a believable character. DNF ...

  • Erin
    Feb 26, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. A possible contender to the Worst Book of 2018 (it will be published in April 2018). Ms. Franson doesn't seem to understand her own characters, as she repeatedly emphasiz...

    Casey works for an advertising agency where she looks up to the her boss as a surrogate mother. Her boss soon asks her to head up a new, secret project called Nanu. Nanu will provide an advertisement income stream for authors by asking them to produce exclusive content for brands. A be...

    What a wonderful book. I ended up with an advanced reader copy, and honestly couldn't put it down. IThere aren't too many books that actually make me laugh out loud, but this one had me in stitches. The satire is just so on point--it really nails so much about our image-obsessed cultur...

    I won this book in a goodreads giveway. None of the characters were really well fleshed out and the main character was a pretty terrible person it seemed for most of the book and it took a sexual assault and a huge social media shaming episode to get her to be a decent human being with...

    I have to admit, although I was interested by the blurb, the cover is really what drew me to this book. I loved the hot pink and the fun typography. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to save this book for me. Casey is a top performer at an advertising agency when her boss approaches...

    Promoted in the blurb as a sharp and satirical look at one woman?s life as she navigates dreams and reality in the world of advertising, I was hoping for more sharpness and satire as Casey?s story unfolded. Perhaps I?m not the ?target? for this book ? a 28 year old, navel...

    (I received an advanced copy of this book via Amazon in exchange for my honest review.) I can see why A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is a book with some mixed reactions, but I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed it, though there were some parts that were a bit tough to read. Not eve...

    I listened to about half of this book, and I can't do it anymore. Though I disliked the character and story from the beginning, Chelsea Morgan's narration is impressive and full of personality, so I wanted to listen to it anyway. However, I just can't anymore. This book reads, to me...

    This book, a gift: underneath the surface, the frippery, the marshmallow whipped cream that you immediately think this book will be, there is quite a stunning tour de force; the lyricism and clarity of some of the paragraphs and prose pierce through the bubble of the stereotypical 'chi...

    I adored this book, I found it extremely relatable even though I am very different than the main character. So many things about her are little reflections on myself, who I want to be and who I don?t want to be. The story is so great and a fast read. I love the story about friendship...

    i don't really know how to talk about this book, because i think the way a lot of readers have approached it is with a very weird perception of what makes a strong protagonist. casey is the provocative best friend in all of those novels where the narrator is some sad shut-in nerd. s...

    I received this book from Goodreads. DNF I'm calling it quits on this one. Made it to page 110. I think I gave it a decent shot. From what I've read I'd call this book a business romance. Casey Pendergast has a very very busy life in advertising. She's always running around fr...

    I won this novel as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. A Lady's Guide to Selling Out was an easy read, a quick book to fly through in an evening. However, there were several times I had to put the book down because it was either uncomfortable to read or made no sense to me. I regularly ...

  • ChallengeGReads
    Oct 19, 2017

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

  • Gail F.
    Apr 14, 2018

    Casey Pendergast works for the man, but its not her true passion. At 28, she makes a very good living and as all the material things she wants. She finds herself in a few moral dilemma's as her PR company aims to use artists to promote products they wouldn't normally use: in essence ...

    Be warned that what you are about to read is a very negative review of A Lady's Guide to Selling Out. Maybe my 29 years of age makes me too old to appreciate this or maybe I'm just too like Susan ... but alas I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you a little story of my own (...

    A LADY'S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT is about 28 year old Casey who works at a top notch PR firm. Casey get a big pay raise when she heads a new branch of her firm which hires famous writers to promote different products for various companies. Casey had been a literature major in college and ...

    I was very conflicted about this book. It drew me in and kept me reading but at the same time I was annoyed with the selfishness of the main character, Casey, (and not in the way I think Fransen intended) and the plot could use some shoring up. It's supposed to be a classic deep-down g...

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. I just couldn't with this book. I felt no empathy for any of the characters; they were all horrible, and I could not finish this book. ...

    It takes two or three chapters to get past what appears to be a chick-lit book, but STAY WITH IT as it is SO worth it, because it's actually a novel which explores friendship, love, and what it means to be a woman navigating the sticky paths between self identity through career vs. "a ...