The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes audiobook

The Knockoff: A Novel

By Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Read by Katherine Kellgren

Random House Audio
12.18 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780553551006

An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app.   When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired “the gray hairs,” put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can’t tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve’s reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop—hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and “fun” means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice—pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities, The Knockoff is an insider’s look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age.  From the Hardcover edition.

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Summary

Summary

A People Pick of the Week

A 2015 Glamour Magazine Pick for Best Books of Summer

A 2015 New York Times Pick of Best Summer Reads

A May 2015 LibraryReads Pick

A 2016 Winner for the ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration

An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app.
 
When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired “the gray hairs,” put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can’t tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve’s reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop—hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and “fun” means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice—pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities, The Knockoff is an insider’s look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age. 


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s The Devil Wears Prada meets All About Eve…Fast paced and filled with sartorial wisdom, this debut from journalists Sykes and Piazza is a fun, often funny take on life in the sharp-elbowed world of fashion magazines.” People
“If you want humor with style and heart [read] The Knockoff…You’ll have a new appreciation for your office drama after meeting these nightmare colleagues.” Glamour
The Knockoff, a snarky chick-lit novel about the changing landscape of fashion in the digital age that’s found a place beside beach chairs, from Montauk to the Vineyard, this summer has struck a chord for those familiar with that world… A spin on the classic hero-villain plot line…relatable to both the tech savvy and the tech wary.” Vanity Fair
“[This] fizzy, girly, nicely executed bit of escapism…has fun manipulating the generation gap facing Imogen. When she left, she was Queen. When she comes back, she’s lost her front-row fashion week seat to a—What? What are these?—fashion blogger! Naturally, Imogen regrows her claws. And the book does its share of meowing about the entitled young women who now flood the magazine offices, living large because they still live rent-free at their parents’ apartments.” New York Times
“Narrator Katherine Kellgren does a magnificent job of transitioning between the charming British magazine editor Imogen and the ruthlessly commanding Eve…Kellgren instills the dialogue with the passion of the two powerful women while easily slipping into the voices of Imogen’s children and the valley-girl voice of her assistant, Ashley. With plenty of laughs and twists along the way, Kellgren captivates listeners with the story of turning a magazine into an app.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Lucy Sykes

Author Bio: Lucy Sykes

Lucy Sykes moved to New York City in 1997 from London and has worked in the fashion world as a stylist, fashion editor, and fashion director. For six years she was the fashion director at Marie Claire, and she was most recently fashion director for Rent the Runway. Her own children’s clothing line, Lucy Sykes New York, is found at Saks, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Nordstrom.

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Author Bio: Jo Piazza

Author Bio: Jo Piazza

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist and editor who has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Daily News (New York), New York magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, Elle, and Salon. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Fox News, BBC, and MSNBC. The author of The Knock Off, How to Be Married, Fitness Junkies, and Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, she currently lives in San Francisco.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English