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Knockoff (Hardcover) (Lucy Sykes)

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An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age,The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app. When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired “the gray hairs,” put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can’t tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve’s reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop—hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and “fun” means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice—pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities,The Knockoff is an insider’s look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age.
An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny debut of fashion in the digital age, this is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twenty-something former assistant, Eve Morton, plotting to reduce Glossy, famous for their lavish 367-page September issue, into an app?with herself at the helm, of course.

When Imogen returns to work after a summer leave, the Glossy offices are barely recognizable. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired "the gray hairs," put the managing editor in a supply closet, disconnected the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured assistants who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenburg on speed dial, but she can't tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for a week. The new women ofGlossy are an entirely different species: they order their cars on Uber, their dinners on Seamless, and their men on Fetch. Under Eve's reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop?hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and "fun" means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé songs. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen must channel her inner geek and engage Eve in a battle royal to save both the magazine and her career. Featuring a cast of thinly veiled fashion characters, icons of tech, and an army of editorial assistants wearing Google Glass, this sparkling debut is a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age.
Number of Pages: 338.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Publishing
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Lucy Sykes
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2015
TCIN: 16982385
UPC: 9780385539586
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-8118

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