GO ON. DO IT. BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW. It's Sam Leighton's job as a celebrity journalist to get the scoop on Hollywood's top celebs. But when rumors fly that she cozied up too close to an Oscar-winning Australian, she finds herself looking for a new job -- and a new life. Enter Tom Sanders, one of her closest friends and the life-style editor at a business magazine. To console Sam, he invites her out for dirty martinis, and they fantasize about the magazine they'd start if they could. It would be smart and sexy. It would be all about the ways you can have fun in the world. Then it dawns on Sam: Maybe they could.
NOW SWALLOW. Sam and Tom take the message of their new magazine -- it's called Bite -- to heart. They rent cool offices. They test-drive story ideas. They hire a staff of friends old and new. And before the first issue comes out, the new staffers do all the other things young people do. They pickle their livers and obsess over unattainable loves. They dish about celebrities and bicker among themselves. And ultimately they learn one big lesson: Life is short, so take a big bite.
Hilarious and witty, Bite offers a delicious behind-the-scenes taste of life at an upstart glossy where everyone's just trying to grab a little piece of the good life!
C.J. Tosh is a pseudonym: Rebecca Ascher-Walsh is a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and has written for almost every magazine on the stands, from Fortune to Bride's. She is also the host of The Cinemax Interview. Erik Torkells is the editor of Budget Travel. Previously, he was a senior editor at Fortune, and Travel + Leisure. He has also written for National Geographic Adventure.