How to Get Ahead in Journalism, by Venus Gilroy
1. Take a job as PA to a glamorous writer, like Susanna Hyde, author of the wildly popular sex column Nothing to Hyde.
2. Spend your days walking Susanna's dogs, running errands, and delivering 'you've been dumped' notes to lovers who are yesterday's news. Realise life in Manhattan is not as glamorous as you expected.
3. But when the boss asks you to cover her column, do not, repeat, do not prove better at writing about sex than she is...
4. ...And when one day you accidentally hit it off a little too well with Susanna's latest ex-toy-boy, sexy young writer Josh O'Connell, keep this information very, very secret from her...
Swan Adamson is a writer and art critic who lives in Oregon. Memoirs are Made of This "is her third novel.