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Forget adultery, baby-switching, and long-lost evil twins, on the Los Angeles based daytime soap Ocean Boulevard, the real drama takes place backstage! Tonya Thomas, once the queen diva of daytime television, sees her star power floundering. When the network exes decide to kill her character due to budget cuts Tonya decides to do whatever it takes to secure her job and regain her place in the daytime acting elite. Enter Mary, Tonya’s long-lost much younger look-a-like half-sister, who surprises Tonya by appearing on her doorstep one morning. While getting caught up in the glamour of the TV industry, Mary begins to fall for Tristan, the soap’s resident hunk, who has spent years going from one starlet to another, including Tonya. However, one look at Mary and Tristan begins to questions the way he’s lived his life. Tinseltown Tawdry is an over-the-top, satirical page-turner that celebrates the fabulousness of the trashy glitz novel!
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Apr 6, 2007"Reviewed by Olivera Baumgarther-Jackson for Reader Views" Tinseltown Tawdry Sophia Bailey Chances Press (2007) ISBN 0977050653 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (3/07) I’ve never been a big TV fan, so my knowledge of soap operas is limited to the ones I was more or less forced to watch while visiting my grandma or my neighbors, who used to have them on all the time. No, I do not think I am above them; it is just that I could not devote that much time to them every day and on a regular basis. This is a book that reads like a soap opera; now that is a winning proposition if you ask me. Everybody needs something light, wicked and slightly naughty from time to time. Sophia Bailey’s “Tinseltown Tawdry” fills all of the above criteria and then some. It is wickedly, over-the-top funny. It has characters that one just loves to hate and others that one would not exactly push away if they were to cross one’s way while unattached. It has so many plots and... More > subplots that one nearly needs a roadmap to keep them straight. It is so outrageous that it could very well be true. Let’s just take a look at some of the characters here. Tonya Thomas, an aging soap opera star, seems to have been involved with just about every male she ever encountered. Her long-lost sister, Mary, is an innocent from a small town, thrown into the deep and shark-infested world of Hollywood intrigue. Tristan, the reigning hunk, was once involved with Tonya, but now seems to be seriously falling for Mary. Dexter, Tonya’s ex, is a man with some decidedly strange habits. There is Agnes, the lesbian head of the network’s daytime division. Mac, the executive producer, shares more than just the soap opera with Tonya. Lauren, the young starlet, gets in some interesting trouble. Then there is Zeke, who truly gets around. And my favorite character is Aunt Edith, on her long drive with a bucket of chicken legs and a Tammy Wynette CD playing. So many people, so many agendas, so many plots… I found the book highly amusing and a really relaxing read. While I wished for more-developed characters and somewhat better crafted dialogue, which at times sounded a bit stiff, I enjoyed the humor and the highly tangled story. The very many interwoven plots made it slightly difficult to follow at times and some of those subplots could – and probably should -- be developed into separate stories instead of trying to fit them all into one relatively short book. Overall, “Tinseltown Tawdry” was a hugely relaxing read. Have a go at it if you are not easily shocked – if you are, you will not get past the first page!< Less
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- Sophia Bailey (Standard Copyright License)
- Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
- March 19, 2007
- Hardcover (dust-jacket)
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.74 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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