Little Pink Slips

Little Pink Slips

by Sally Koslow


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ISBN-13: 9780425221310
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/06/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 850,477
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Sally Koslow, who was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, is the former editor in chief of McCall’s magazine. Married and the mother of two sons, she lives in New York City. Little Pink Slips is her first novel.

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Little Pink Slips 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
runnergirl83 11 days ago
Magnolia is the editor in chief of Lady magazine. At a meeting, she is surprised to find out that the magazine Lady will be turned into a new magazine called Bebe. The new magazine is named after a brash television personality who will be the new face of their magazine. Magnolia is horrified, Bebe is a terrible choice to be the head of a magazine, she is is unpredictable and will easily alienate their readers. Magnolia goes along and does what she can to make the magazine launch a success in order to keep her job. This reminded a bit of The Devil wears Prada, but I think I enjoyed that one more. This was a good story, it just wasn't the best. I liked Magnolia, but Bebe was really annoying, but she was supposed to be that way. The last 100 pages or so I found the book to be getting a bit long and I was just ready to get the book done so I could move on to something else.
jedziedz on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A fun and quick read, Little Pink Slips is filled with amusing characters and humorous situations. Magnolia is a great character, you can easily see how ambitious she is, but also down to earth and generous. I actually enjoyed the character of Bebe Blake as well. Most of the time, she is crude and awful to people, but she had moments of goodness as well. Author Sally Koslow keeps the prose action and comedy packed, making you want to keep reading about Magnolia's adventures. The ending was not my favorite (it was way too far fetched), but overall this was a fun read.
ennie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A magazine gets taken over by an eccentric celebrity and mayhem ensues. The author was formerly editor-in-chief at McCall's, which was renamed Rosie after new boss Rosie O'Donnell... but this may be purely coincidental.
unknown_zoso05 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Koslow's Little Pink Slips is about Magnolia Gold's fall from editorial grace after the magazine Lady is taken over by the pugnacious Bebe Blake. Magnolia attempts to keep the job that she once loved while keeping up with her single life and fighting the heads of the publishing company. As far as first novels go, Koslow's description of the publishing world is colorful and Magnolia is the heroine that anyone can love. Even though the relationships between characters seem weak at certain times, Little Pink Slips is a good read.
nomadreader on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Little Pink Slips is the story of Magnolia Gold, a North Dakotan turned New Yorker who now is editor-in-chief at Lady magazine. Magnolia is professionally successful and incredibly focused on her career. Cue intense workplace drama.Although I really enjoyed the character of Magnolia, I did not enjoy anyone else in the book. (In Molly Marx, I loved everyone, even the obnoxious and selfish characters, because they had depth and believability). Magnolia could not catch a break in this book, and it wore me out. I confess, I am not a huge fan of workplace drama. (Seriously, even The Office depresses me: I dread the thought of life in an office environment surrounded by people you dislike.) I found myself rooting for her to find a way to walk right out of the pages and find new friends, a new job and new coworkers.Perhaps my expectation were two high after Molly Marx, but I was underwhelmed with this book. I loved The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, and I liked some elements of this book, but it went on too long and involved too many people I didn't care about. I think Sally Koslow is a great writer, but Little Pink Slips lacked the combination of humor and insight that drew me into Molly Marx. I was disappointed, but Koslow has proven herself capable of writing a multitude of three-dimensional characters, and I'm still eagerly awaiting her next novel, With Friend Like These, due out in summer of 2010.
liberry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
the author was on staff at McCalls magazine when it was turned into the Rosie magazine. this book is about a major magazine being taken over by a difficult celebrity who doesn't know what they are doing... I spent a lot of time wondering how much of the things she wrote about were things that happened, unfortunately. I did enjoy the book and Chick Lit fans will like it as well.
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MELKI More than 1 year ago
Sally Koslow, the author and former editor-in-chief of McCall's, is no Helen Gurley Brown. Her fictional persona, Magnolia Goldfarb, is as vapid as her dying magazine was at the end. For a book, Pink Slips, is rather mediocre, but if you read it as you would watch a silly chick flick, it might be passable.
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LPG More than 1 year ago
This book was so well written, I couldn't put it down. I finished the book in a matter of days and I usually get bored after the first couple of chapters. Little Pink Slips should def. be put on the top of your list. Get it now, you won't be sorry. If you liked Devil Wears Prada, you will love this book even more. I plan on reading it again.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and frothy - perfect reading in the summer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Former McCall's editor has written a novel that is as annoying as it is amusing. I should put this novel in my 'guilty pleasures' list. It's an engrossing and juicy story about a women's magazine. The first part of the book is simply fascinating but the last part becomes too syrupy and the heroine, from being sympathetic becomes right down insufferable. Sally Koslow's alter ego, Magnolia Gold, is too irresistible, too wonderful, too everything and with that she loses her previous charm. Still, it is one good fun reading. Like most women's mags, it is amusing and annoying in equal parts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of my new favorite novels, little pink slips was such an enjoyable read i never wanted it to end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was like listening in to a funny conversation about the magazine industry. Fast paced, funny and absorbing. Much better than TV.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ladies, you will rue the moment you are forced to put this gem down, as I did when I had to go pick up my kids from school! I was completely enthralled from the first page behind-the-scenes look at a NYC Chanel sample sale, devoured the details about life in the magazine world, and more tellingly fell immediately in love with the quirky, slightly neurotic, totally likeable, done-wrong-by Magnolia. LPS is so much more than a voyeristic look into the shambles of a once strong magazine (think McCall's) after a loud-mouth celebrity (you know who) and the magazine's publishers decided to re-vamp the beloved mag in the image of said celeb. Sure, it's fun to wonder about which details in the book came from Koslow's experience as the wrongly ousted editor in the McCall's/Rosie debacle but what's more fun is becoming completely enraptured in this story's characters and their confidently shaky walks through the world of magazine publishing and relationships, of the friend and spouse kind, that will leave you with a new favortie author to add to your list. Koslow's writing style is like chick lit having gone to an esteemed Ivy league school - her wit is charming, her prose simply perfect, all making for a biting, totally engrossing read. This one will be on the best-seller lists and will leave you wanting to know when Koslow's next novel will hit the stands!