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NEW YORK, June 10, 2010 -   Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced today that it will publish an untitled work of fiction from ultimate TV insider Star Jones.  


 The novel will follow the female hosts of The Lunch Club, a popular daytime talk show, as they learn that a former colleague-who departed under mysterious circumstances, and is privy to all their backstage secrets-- is coming back with a splash! It's up to a young, ambitious publicist to find out why, get all the details, and prevent a disaster of nightmarish (even cancellation-worthy!) proportions.


 Star Jones said "As a huge fan of escapist reading - everything by Danielle Steel, Sex and the City, and any Devil Wears anything books - I've dreamed of writing a juicy novel for many years. Just like in the daytime talk show world, readers will love getting to know these characters and engaging in their lives.  Over the course of the last 15 years in the television industry, I've met some of the most fascinating people, heard the most surprising situations, and have been privy to so many great stories and secrets. But while this novel will be dishy, it will be a work of fiction!  A lady would never tell actual tales out of school!"


 Jennifer Bergstrom, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Gallery Books, said " Star is truly one of television's most vivacious personalities.  We are thrilled to welcome her to the Gallery family and are anxiously awaiting what is sure to be a deliciously dishy page turner."


 Bergstrom acquired the novel in a deal with Nancy Yost, of Nancy Yost Literary Agency, which includes world rights.  The book is scheduled for publication in Spring 2011.


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Gallery Books is an imprint dedicated to publishing a wide variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics.  The imprint was designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones-in both fiction and nonfiction, and across a variety of genres.   Some of Gallery Books' bestselling titles include Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, sTori Telling by Tori Spelling, and Oh My Dog by Beth Stern.  Upcoming titles include I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee, Gunn's Golden Rules by Tim Gunn,  I Remember You by Harriet Evans, and Lisa Genova's new novel, Left Neglected.   


 Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit our website at





Jennifer Robinson

V.P., Director of Publicity

Gallery Books / Threshold Editions