Hey Everyone, welcome to my blog tour post for Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler. I've been so excited about her debut YA novel hitting the shelves (as it officially will do on July 19)! For more about the tour itself, click on the banner above or go straight to www.rockstarbooktours.com.
Read more about the book and the author below, as well as enter the Rafflecopter giveaway! We also have a guest post and links to the rest of the tour. Please stop by each one as they open up in the next three weeks to find more guest posts, character interviews, and reviews.
You can pre-order a personalized, signed copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES at Oblong Books through July 9th. Details can be found HERE!
About the book
Title: LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES
Author: Laura Stampler
Release Date: July 19, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn’t lied about being a dating expert on her resume . . .
Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take?
Already resigned to working at a Skinny B’s Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.
There’s just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift’s application asked for an “edgy” personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend’s experiences for her own. But she can just learn on the job...right? Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?
Five Things You Should NEVER Apologize For
by Harper Anderson
When I started my internship at Shift magazines, one of the first things I learned on the job was: Shift Girls Don’t Say Sorry. Ever.
Not because it’s cool to be catty (although, off-the-record, a ton of the Shift Girls totally are) but because women tend to apologize way too much for things that they absolutely shouldn’t be sorry for. Like, asking a question. Or having a bad phone signal.
Only after I started weeding the S-Word out of my vocabulary, did I realize that I’d being using it so much the word had started to lose its meaning!
So here are five things that I promise to never say “sorry” about again:
I can’t count the number of times I’ve apologized for crying after a teacher or mean girl said something, well, mean. I also can’t count the number of times I’ve apologized for crying at my internship because a BuzzFeed listicle was JUST TOO SAD. But there’s nothing to be sorry about! Human beings are allowed to have feelings! (And God gave us tear ducts for a reason.)
2. Having to go to the bathroom on an airplane
What should you do when you’re feeling the effects of all that free Ginger Ale but seriously want to avoid side eye from the grumbly, armrest hoarding person sitting in the aisle seat? Go to the bathroom without any remorse! Just as humans are entitled to have feelings, humans are entitled to pee! So go forth and go to the bathroom. This isn’t worth embarrassment or getting a UTI over.
3. Sending back the wrong order at a restaurant
While you definitely shouldn’t be a jerk when your server brings you a side salad instead of fries, you also don’t need to apologize for politely pointing out the error so that you can get what you asked (and paid) for.
4. Someone else bumping into me
I once apologized when some dude stepped on my toe on the subway.
5. Needing some “me” time.
No matter what your friends (or FOMO) are telling you, you don’t have to be social all the time. I’m not saying you should blow off your bestie’s birthday with zero warning to take a bubble bath, but don’t feel bad about opting for spending the night in instead of crashing some dude’s party. You’re allowed to put your needs (and sanity) first.
Sorry not sorry.
About the Author
Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning—and then worked on staff—at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug GIFs on the Internet.
Find the Author
There is a tour-wide giveaway for a hardcover copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES to TWO (2) winners – US only
Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway is US only. Giveaway ends July 26th at 11:59 PM Pacific. Book will be ordered from Amazon. Prizing courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours.
The Tour Schedule
July 6th – Please Feed the Bookworm – Review
July 6th – Read Now Sleep Later – Guest Post (you're here!)
July 7th – Worth Reading It? – Review
July 7th – YA Book Madness – Review
July 8th – Awkwordly Emma – Review
July 8th – YA Reads – Character Interview
July 11th – Fictional Fox – Review
July 11th – Curling Up With A Good Book – Author Interview
July 12th – Fiktshun – Review
July 12th – The Anatomy of a Bookworm – Review
July 13th – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
July 13th – Whatever You Can Still Betray – Guest Post
July 14th – Creatyvebooks – Review
July 14th – Latte Nights Reviews – Review
July 15th – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
July 15th – Books & Beauti – Guest Post
July 18th – Swoony Boys Podcast – Review & Character Interview
July 19th – Book Briefs – Review
July 19th – A Dream Within A Dream – Guest Post
July 19th – All The Crannies – Review
July 20th – The Mind of a Book Dragon – Review
July 20th – Dazzled by Books – Author Interview
July 21st – Vibin With Books – Review
July 21st – The Recipe Fairy – Guest Post
July 21st – Oh, For The Love Of Stories - Review
July 22nd – Books and Bindings – Review
July 22nd – Underneath the Covers – Guest Post
Congratulations on your debut, Laura!