Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Celebrity Author Daniella Brodsky Guest Post for "Princess of Park Avenue"

Daniella Brodsky

Dear readers new and old,
I am thrilled to announce the re-launch of one of my favorite backlist titles:  PRINCESS OF PARK AVENUE, on sale NOW.  For those of you who have become fans later in the game, I am calling this launch series, My ‘Dirty Literary History.’  The name is tongue in cheek and only an attempt to let you know that it’s a bit more lighthearted and comedic than my current work.  But it’s got the same power to teach us something about ourselves that I believe all good art (if I may be so bold) does.  And I’m going to go out on a limb and toot my own horn here once again (I know! You don’t even recognize this Daniella, right?) . . . As I read through to re-edit PRINCESS (because I’m a perfectionist and love to see how much I’ve learned in the last decade, too), I laughed my ass off (figuratively; I still have an ass, so don’t worry).  The story is funny, and the observations about pop culture’s ugly side seem all too relevant today. 

For those of you who’ve been with me since THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO NEW YORK NIGHTLIFE days (or even the days when I wouldn’t go anywhere without my Minnie Mouse), and maybe even attended that fabulous launch party with all the free booze in the middle of a blizzard (maybe even won a ritzy prize to take home), I’d love to hear your thoughts on how this Brooklyn v Park Avenue love story fits into your view of Daniella Brodsky’s body of work.  To me, PRINCESS is about the stunning contradictions in each of us.  But no matter which way I look at it, Lorraine Machuchi was—and still is—one of my favorite characters, and I hope you enjoy spending some time with her in this revamped edition . . . as much as I have.  Any guesses on which real life personage the Pizza Boy may have been inspired by are totally welcome (and will most likely be denied).  As for who would play Lorraine in a film version, my vote goes to Anne Hathaway—she’s from Brooklyn!  If you’d like to make a pick, or just want to say hey, visit the PRINCESS OF PARK AVENUE facebook page.  For info on my other titles, visit my website.

The great thing about the democratization of the book industry is that we all have a voice—which means we have influence over the kinds of books that make it in today’s marketplace.  If you’ve enjoyed any of my books, please tell the world via a review or a “like” at any of my amazon book pages which can be found via my author page; you wouldn’t believe how influential one opinion can be today.  However you make your voice heard, it’s an exciting time!  Keep reading!

Daniella Brodsky


  1. I think Anne Hathaway would make a great Lorraine. But I think Rose Lucivero could portray her just as well too. After all, I am a Brooklyn girl!

    Michelle....you *HAVE* to read this novel. I <3 LOVE <3 this book!