Semi-Charmed Life

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Semi-Charmed Life: A Novel

In Nora Zelevansky’s hilarious debut, Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naïf, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of socialite Veruca Pfeffernoose, while ghost writing her blog. Veruca’s glitteringly opulent world soon seduces Beatrice away from her own insular, arty family with a promise of fancy parties, travel outside Manhattan (for once) and one desperately cute guy. But when her new glitzy lifestyle starts to take on dark undertones, Beatrice has to decide who she is—once and for all. With her own magical touch, Zelevansky deftly explores the world of rarified Manhattan in this sparkling modern fairy tale of first love, finding one’s voice and growing up.

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Fiction Review -- Publisher's Weekly

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Author Nora Zelevansky Dishes Slice of NYC Life -- Pittsburgh Post Gazette

C'S BEACH READS: SEMI-CHARMED LIFE - Nora Zelevansky's witty coming-of-age tale follows an Upper West Side kind of gal as she's swept into the high-flying province of socialite Veruca Pfeffernoose, replete with chic parties, exotic adventures and love affairs. July 3; St. Martin's. —C Magazine

"10 Books To Fill The 'Girls'-Shaped Hole In Your Life." -- Flavorpill

“Prepare to be fully-charmed! Nora Zelevansky has delivered a deliciously hilarious novel that you will devour in one sitting and then beg for more!”—Jessica Brody, bestselling author of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

“An amazing new voice, a romantic and magical romp through the hip, glitzy and overheated and over-hyped worlds of fashion, art and music...Deft, funny, inspired.”—Molly Jong-Fast, Author of The Social Climber’s Handbook

Semi-Charmed Life is a deliciously dizzying comedic mystery, filled with as many twists and turns as the maps that Beatrice, the main character, collects. Nora Zelevansky captures Beatrice's over-the-top adventures through Manhattan celebutante society with a freshness and authenticity that makes every page a pleasure. Nora's writing is unselfconsciously stylish, giddy with references to art and pop-culture, and wholly entertaining.”—Aury Wallington, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Saving Charlie and former "Sex and The City" writer

Vital Spy: Nora Zelevansky -- Vital Juice

Summer Beach Reads --Shoptopia

Review: Semi-Charmed Life by Nora Zelevansky -- A Written Rhapsody