Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads

updated 04/23/2007 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/23/2007 AT 01:00 AM EDT


LITTLE PINK SLIPS by Sally Koslow: In her first novel, the ex-McCall's editor thinly veils a media fiasco: when Rosie O'Donnell took over her magazine. A breezy poke at corporate greed, celeb worship and the search for Mr. Right.

DIARY OF A SOUTH BEACH PARTY GIRL by Gwen Cooper: Like a popular and generous best friend, Cooper takes readers behind the velvet rope and into the seedily thrilling, drug-filled world of mid-90s Miami.

THE NEXT THING ON MY LIST by Jill Smolinski: This warm and original work follows car pool operator June Parker as she finishes a dead woman's "to do" list and transforms her own drab life into an adventure.

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