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Published:May 4th, 2009 20:18 EST
Sex And The City,Gossip Girl and The Ultimate Survival Guide

Sex And The City,Gossip Girl and The Ultimate Survival Guide

By SOP newswire2

New York, NY " The forces behind two of the most influential books and television series of our time, Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City) and Cecily von Ziegesar (Gossip Girl), are among the skyrocketing number of fans of Paula Froelich`s sizzling debut novel, Mercury in Retrograde (Atria Books, June 2009). 

As gossip columnist for the New York Post`s extraordinarily-popular Page Six, " Froelich is a real-life gossip girl. "  In Mercury in Retrograde, she uses her experiences as an insider in New York City`s social scene as the basis for her witty yet stunningly insightful tale of three women struggling to survive in the most exciting " and challenging " city in the world. 

Yet in addition to writing a delightfully engaging novel, Froelich has also created the quintessential survival guide for women in New York or any other big city who are determined to have it all.  Like Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, Mercury in Retrograde is destined to become a powerful force in shaping the tastes, attitudes, and dreams of young women all over the country.

The experts are already anticipating the tidal wave that will inevitably follow the novel`s publication in June.  Candace Bushnell, creator of the Sex and the City phenomenon, says, Paula Froelich writes with humor, charm, and heart.  Readers will love the hilarious misadventures of (main character) Penelope Mercury. "

Cecily von Ziegesar, creator of the #1 best-selling novels that gave rise to this season`s hottest television series, Gossip Girl, says, A very funny New York story, Mercury in Retrograde reads like a late night cab ride with friends.  The tales of Penelope, Lipstick and Dana are at once fabulous, tragic, and hysterically funny. "

While Froelich currently lives in Manhattan, she is originally from Ohio.  Like so many young women in New York, she came to the big city with a dream " and enough pluck, optimism, talent, and stamina to make it come true. Mercury in Retrograde combines her insider`s perspective with her unique sensibilities, resulting in the ultimate survival guide for a new generation.