Cat McAllister grew up as a Hollywood child star, spent her adolescence modeling in Japan, and now, as she celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday for the fourth time, she lives for velvet ropes, Moët & Chandon, gold-leaf invitations, and other fashionista prizes. But on her way up the social ladder, making her way past the who's who and the what's what, Cat finds herself stuck in that seventh circle of celebrity hell. What's worse, her funds are running dry. What's a girl to do? Marry rich. And so the ruckus begins, taking us from China for a baby adoption, to Paris for the couture shows, to the "it" world of Gotham. And that's just the hors d'oeuvres. Punctuated with Kim DeMarco's illustrations, Cat's Meow is a spectacularly witty novel about a young woman looking for love, clothes, and what will make her truly happy in life.
Michael Musto The Village Voice A gift bag full of satire, spectacle, and name-dropping. It's all too fabulous for words.
Tim Blanks host of E!'s Fashion File Lurid! Harrowing! Picaresque!
Todd Oldham Melissa de la Cruz captures all the nuances of the New York fashion sillies with wit and accuracy.
Simon Doonan author of Confessions of a Window Dresser and creative director, Barneys Melissa de la Cruz is the Jackie Collins of the "Moomba" generation -- she's on a collision course with pulp stardom.