Hollywood in Heels: A Small-Town Girl's Adventures in Tinseltown

Hollywood in Heels: A Small-Town Girl's Adventures in Tinseltown

by Charity G. Finnestad


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Hollywood in Heels is a sexy, smart, shockingly honest and wickedly hilarious memoir of a young woman finding her way in a city where sex is the primary commodity and illusion the name of the game. Charity Gaye Finnestad is a small-town girl with big dreams: to go to Los Angeles and make it as a writer.

With only enough money to survive sixty days, she packs her bags, says goodbye to an unhappy marriage, and hits the road in search of her destiny. Struggling to pay the rent with occasional modeling jobs, Charity suddenly finds herself privy to a high-flying, fast-paced life—sipping champagne at exclusive parties with A-list celebrities in the Hollywood Hills by night, and shopping at the 99-Cent Store by day to stretch her tiny budget. She quickly discovers that in Hollywood, as with anywhere, it’s your relationships that matter.  Determined to be true to herself, she sets out to make lasting friendships and maybe even discover true love along the way. 

Fearless and forthright, Charity delivers the dirt on the ups and downs of living in Tinsel Town.  A modern day fairy tale in which the heroine rescues herself and then meets her Prince Charming, Hollywood in Heels is a rollicking fun read that teaches some very important lessons about life and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626361652
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Charity Gaye Finnestad moved from Oregon to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. Hollywood in Heels is her first novel and has received praise from Life & Style and Nylon. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Utilize Your Ass-ettes 3

The Original German 17

The Perfect Police 29

The Real Impostor 39

Loaner Love 43

Keep Shaking That Ass 55

Just Show, Never Tell 61

Ugly Charity 67

Angel in Black 71

Captured, Spread, and Pinned 75

The Dating Diet 81

Love Lenses 93

Mirror, Mirror 103

Ditty Little Secret 107

There Goes the Holly-hood 111

Rightness of the Wrong 117

Happily Never After 129

The Wish To Erase 139

Tinsel-itis 143

Dino-sirs and Dolls 149

Paper Plate People 155

Do a Body Good 159

It Peeks For Itself 171

F.L.A.P. 183

Built-in Sex-piration 189

I'm All Souped Up 193

Roots and Wings 203

Poetry in Motion 213

Be The Bulb 221

Acknowledgments 227

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