The Dirty Book Club (Hardcover)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clique series comes a novel about the importance of friendship, and, of course, the pleasure of a dirty book.
M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect—she has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California, she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try. Once there, M.J. is left to fend for herself in a small beach town, with only the company of her elderly neighbor, Gloria, and an ocean that won’t shut up.
One afternoon, M.J. discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty-year-old pact. And in lieu of a goodbye, she’s left a mysterious invitation to a secret club—one that only reads erotic books. Curious, M.J. accepts and meets the three other hand-selected club members. As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members, the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives… and as they open up, they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories: all they needed was to find each other first.
About the Author
Lisi Harrison worked at MTV Networks in New York City for twelve years. She left her position as senior director of development in 2003 to write The Clique series. That series has sold more than eight million copies and has been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two hundred weeks, with ten titles hitting #1 and foreign rights sold in thirty-three countries. The Alphas was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and Monster High was an instant bestseller. Her latest YA series is Pretenders. Lisi lives in Laguna Beach, California, and has been a proud member of her own dirty book club since 2007.
"Pour yourself a dirty martini with a side of sass, because The Dirty Book Club has secrets to share. Spanning decades of friendship, loss, and laughter, Lisi Harrison will have you calling your girlfriends to start your own dirty book club."
— Amy E. Reichert, author of The Simplicity of Cider
"Lisi Harrison’s romp The Dirty Book Club may sex up your reading list, but the real inspo is in its ride-or-die friendships.”
— Cosmopolitan Magazine
"Erotic novels are great inspiration for spicing things up in the bedroom, but this tale proves that they can motivate in other ways as well. The author draws great parallels between two groups of women who, despite their age differences, face the same challenges that most women face… This book has a steady pace with an ending that readers will appreciate."
— RT Book Reviews
“Four women become unlikely allies when chosen to take over an existing 'Dirty Book Club' in Harrison's first novel for adults. Harrison avoids easy or expected solutions to complicated, adult situations."
— Kirkus Reviews
“The Dirty Book Club is original, dishy and smart, which I know is a very rare combo. It’s also funny and witty. This would be a really great--and different--discussion book.”
“Harrison draws the reader in with an intimately believable portrayal of women’s friendship. For fans of women’s fiction and chick lit such as the works of Meg Cabot and Sophie Kinsella.”
— Library Journal