Laini Giles discusses and signs The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow

Daisy DeVoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she's embarrassed by her rural Kentucky roots. But on the plus side, she's climbing the ladder in the salon of Paramount Pictures, styling hair for actress Clara Bow.  Clara is a handful. The "It" Girl of the Jazz Age personifies the new woman of the 1920s onscreen, smoking, drinking bootleg hooch, and bursting with sex appeal. But her conduct off the set is even more scandalous. Hoping to impose a little order on Clara's chaotic life, Paramount persuades Daisy to sign on as Clara's personal secretary.  Thanks to Daisy, Clara's bank account is soon flush with cash. And thanks to Clara, Daisy can finally shake off her embarrassing past and achieve respectability for herself and her family.  The trouble begins when Clara's newest fiancé, cowboy star Rex Bell, wants to take over, and he and Daisy battle for control. Torn between her loyalty to Clara and her love for her family, Daisy has to make a difficult choice when she ends up in the county jail.  Here, Daisy sets the record straight, from her poverty-stricken childhood to her failed marriage; from a father in San Quentin to her rollercoaster time with Clara, leaving out none of the juicy details. (Sepia Stories Publishing)

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