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How Perfect Is That

How Perfect Is That

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Blythe Young - a wannabe Texas princess, a heroine as plucky, driven, and desperate as Vanity Fair's Becky Sharp - is plummeting precipitously from up- to downstairs, banging her head on every step of the Austin social ladder as she falls. Not unlike the country as a whole, Blythe has surrendered to a multitude of dubious moral choices and is now facing the disastrous consequences: bankruptcy, public humiliation, a teensy fondness for the pharmaceuticals, and no Pap smear for ten years. But worst of all, she is forced to move back into the fleabag co-op boardinghouse where she lived when she was a student at the University of Texas.

Though Blythe cares much more about the ravaged state of her nails, and how to get the ingredients for Code Warrior - Blythe's proprietary blend of Stoli, Ativan, and Red Bull that keeps everything in focus - her soul is hanging in the balance. Only when she is in danger of losing the one friend who's been her true moral center is she ready to face her sins and make amends.

And her penance is merciless: she must find a way to lure her former socialite friends into the tofu tenement she has been reduced to. Little does Blythe know that the ensuing collision between the pierced, tattooed, and dreadlocked inhabitants and the pampered, Kir-sipping socialites offers the only hope of finding a way out of her moral quagmire.

Funny, fast-paced, sharp-eyed, an old-fashioned morality tale with an appropriately twenty-first-century ending, How Perfect Is That is a comic triumph of a novel.

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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: How Perfect Is That
Author(s): Sarah Bird
ISBN: 0-307-26828-4 / 978-0-307-26828-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: How Perfect Is That
Author(s): Sarah Bird
ISBN: 1-4391-2308-X / 978-1-4391-2308-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: How Perfect Is That
Author(s): Sarah Bird
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2008 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: How Perfect is That
Author(s): Sarah Bird
ISBN: 1-4361-0746-6 / 978-1-4361-0746-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: How Perfect is That
Author(s): Sarah Bird
Publisher: Knopf
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