PRESS FOR IF WE LIVED HERE:
“If We Lived Here is a vivid depiction of both the claustrophobia and the potential of love and real estate. It’s a heartfelt exploration of what makes a home, and a funny, engaging chronicle of the growing pains of adult life.” —Jen Doll, author of Save the Date
PRESS FOR PRETTY IN INK:
“Filled with juicy gossip and outrageous office politics…a dishy, catty book, that’s… an indulgent roll in the mud. Palmer writes this side of womanhood brilliantly.” – Publishers Weekly. Read the full review here.
“A lighthearted gambol through the ever-changing world of women’s magazine publishing, former magazine editor Palmer’s debut contains the authenticity of experience and the salacious story snippets fans of The Devil Wears Prada (2003) will appreciate… With different chapters devoted to different POVs, the politics of the magazine industry find full display in this deliciously delectable read.” —Booklist
“Each chapter is written from the viewpoint of a different character on staff, turning the world of women’s magazines into the real main character of the book.” —Women’s Health, which has generously chosen Pretty in Ink as this month’s “60-Second Book Club” pick.
“[Pretty in Ink] is a 360 degree view of what it’s really like to work at a glossy,” says Metro in this article.
“This scrumptious, campy look at the world of magazine publishing will keep you hooked until its delightfully satisfying conclusion. It’s as light and fun as cotton candy and just as sweet; you will savor every bite until it’s gone,” says Shelf Awareness in this starred review
“Joining the growing corpus of odes to and satires of the magazine world, Lindsey Palmer’s debut novel, Pretty in Ink, details the inner workings of Hers magazine, a fictionalized composite of the author’s memories from her time at Redbook, Glamour, and Self.” —Harper’s Bazaar. Check out the rest of the article, in which I fact-check the magazine industry, here.
“Pretty in Ink is… about navigating the pitfalls of life while staying optimistic about the future. This is the perfect book to take to the beach and Palmer is definitely an author to watch.” —an interview with Huffington Post Books
Read The Brooklyn Paper‘s article, “Not all Glamour: Former women’s magazine editor pens dishy novel,” and see a photo of me sitting on my front stoop!
I wrote a story for Parade based on Pretty in Ink called, “4 ways to wow a new boss (plus 5 things not to do!)”
“Quite captivating… If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the gleaming smiles and glossy covers of newsstand magazines, you won’t want to miss this novel!” —Chick Lit Central. Read the full review here. Chick Lit Central also names Pretty in Ink one of its favorite books of 2014!
Women’s Fiction Writers interviews me about my favorite and most difficult scenes to write, plus my feelings about the term “women’s fiction.”
In this interview with Novelicious, I gush about favorite novelists Mona Simpson, Maria Semple, Emma Straub, and Jessica Anya Blau, plus thesaurus.com.
In this interview with Book Dumpling, I share my favorite places to read books and buy books and get book recommendations, and why we won’t be reading Pretty in Ink in my English classes:
I wrote an article for Women’s Fiction Writers called “Why I Set my Novel at a Women’s Magazine (even after The Devil Wears Prada).”
In my guest post for She Reads Book Club, I explore the issue of “Why We Love to Hate Women’s Magazines.”
The Writer’s Bone interviews me about writing, reading, and teaching here.
“This book has… drama, romance, and such strong character development. It was so easy to connect to many of these characters because of the intimate first person point of view that was being used. I would love to see this book become a movie. I was reminded of The Devil Wears Prada, except this was so much better!” —Dwell in Possibility Books’ “5 cupcake” review
“This delightful read offers something rare: a debut novel with an authoritative sense of fun that offers substance and delivers an emotional punch.” —Book Dumpling. Read the full review here.
PureWow names Pretty in Ink as one of its 30 Summer Essentials!
“Palmer writes this workplace drama with a light touch and humorous perspective.” —a strong review from blog Just Too Many Books.
In response to the many students who have asked whether we’ll be studying Pretty in Ink in their classes, I wrote a satirical unit plan in The Toast, to be taught be a very self-involved and narcissistic “Ms. Palmer.”
The Park Slope Reader wrote a profile of me about publishing, teaching, and Brooklyn called “From Masthead to Head of the Class.
The Bookbinder Blog calls Pretty in Ink a “perfectly crafted and so vividly depicted debut” in this sweet review.
My college alumni magazine, The Pennsylvania Gazette, covers Pretty in Ink.
“Pretty in Ink is a lively romp through the halls of a spot-on believable contemporary women’s magazine. Lindsey Palmer’s hilarious observations are grounded by an inside-baseball understanding of this antic universe. The novel offers sharp commentary on the importance of balancing work and real life. Bottom line: it ain’t easy.” —Sally Koslow, former editor-in-chief of McCall’s Magazine, and author of The Widow Walk and The Late Lamented Molly Marx
“Pretty in Ink is an essential novel–a glimpse at the magazine industry in the failing economy. Palmer writes a page-turner with clean, clear prose and fresh characters–a debut so engaging, so sensitive, and so much fun, I wanted to hang out with the women of Hers Magazine long after I’d turned the last page.” —Diana Spechler, author of Skinny and Who by Fire
“Lindsey Palmer uses her real-life experience to create a tantalizing behind-the-scenes look at the humor and horror of modern-day magazine publishing. Pretty in Ink is part comic love letter and part bloody valentine.”—Devan Sipher, New York Times “Vows” columnist and author of The Wedding Beat
“This entertaining debut exposes the catty, crazy and competitive inner workings of women’s magazines. A former editor herself, Palmer explores this rarefied workplace and the women struggling to rise to the top—or just hold onto their jobs. A fun, fantastic read.” —Jennifer Miller, author of The Year of the Gadfly
Stay tuned for more!