ABOUT HELLO, SUNSHINE
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“A clever beach bag must-have” (People) from Laura Dave—the author of the “addictive” (Us Weekly) and critically acclaimed bestseller Eight Hundred Grapes—“a smart, fun read about trying to live an authentic life in the age of social media overload” (PopSugar).
Sunshine Mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light.
Sunshine Mackenzie is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor.
And then she gets hacked.
When Sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. She loses the husband, her show, the fans, and her apartment. She’s forced to return to the childhood home—and the estranged sister—she’s tried hard to forget. But what Sunshine does amid the ashes of her own destruction may well save her life.
In a world where celebrity is a careful construct, Hello, Sunshine is a compelling, funny, and evocative novel about what it means to live an authentic life in an inauthentic age.
PRAISE FOR HELLO, SUNSHINE
Hello, Sunshine to be a major motion picture
*Best Books of Summer Selection by *People* *Elle Magazine* *Redbook Magazine* *Domino Magazine* *US Weekly* *PopSugar* *PureWow* *InStyle.com* *WMagazine.com* *HarpersBazaar.com* *SouthernLiving.com* *Arizona Republic* *Tallahassee Democrat*
*Epicurious Best Foodie Reads Selection* *Library Reads Pick*
“If her Instagram feed is to be believed, Sunshine MacKenzie has it all. But after a hack costs her her career, husband, and apartment, she heads home to figure out whether her sense of self is permanently lost as well. A clever beach bag must-have that points up the follies of FOMO.”
“Funny, fun, and impossible to put down, Hello, Sunshine tells the story of a YouTube-famous chef whose life seems perfect until she gets hacked.”
“Dave reveals her skill at crafting deeply flawed yet sympathetic characters and avoids easy resolutions in favor of realizations hard won by the heroine. The settings—both the glamorous Manhattan and Hamptons environs and the restaurant-kitchen intrigues—are engaging…Sunshine’s journey to define herself apart from her Instagram filters and YouTube followers is where the novel shines.”
“Dave creates a resilient, likable heroine whom readers can sympathize with and root for…Sunshine’s journey is full of warmth, heart, and enough surprising twists to keep the story fresh. This upbeat, engaging exploration of finding one’s authentic self is sure to make some of the “Best of Summer” book lists.”
“Dave’s novel will pull readers in from page one, and Sunshine will have readers in her corner, rooting her on as she uncovers what makes her special in a way that her celebrity life never could.”
“A smart, fun read about trying to live an authentic life in the age of social media overload.”
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