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Dana Thomas: Journalist, Fabulous

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Former Newsweek Paris fashion writer Dana Thomas will be in town this evening, signing her new book Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster It’s a fascinating, well-reported exploration of the “cheapening” of what were once exclusive goods. (For anyone who has seen Birkin bag stained with McDonald’s grease, you know what we mean).

She’ll read a bit of it tonight at 7 p.m. at Book Soup. But if you’ll be too busy bathing in Coco Chanel, catch our interview with Thomas here:

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Dunne Readies Memoir

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He’s got his hands full with the Phil Spector trial right about now, but Dominick Dunne is already looking ahead to his next project.

FBLA recently ran into the infamous writer at the Chateau Marmont during a book party for fashion scribe Dana Thomas (in town celebrating the release of her Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster). And he gave us the run-down on his post-Spector projects.

First, he’s set to finish the crime novel, The Solo Act, which he’s talked about before and “it’s almost finished.” Then, he’ll turn the typewriter towards himself. Dunne said he will then write a memoir “the minute I finish” Solo Act.

“I’ve had a zelig-like life,” he told FBLA. “I’ve been everywhere where something happened and I have a good story to tell.” That, he does.

- CHRIS GARDNER