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Rebecca Harrington - Author

About the Author

Rebecca Harrington read English at Harvard, Journalism at Columbia and now works as a staff writer for The Huffington Post. An anglophile, she regularly visits the UK but is currently based in New York. Penelope is her debut novel.

Featured books by Rebecca Harrington

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

Author: Rebecca Harrington Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on 'sea vegetables' and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing to try. Facing a harrowing mix of fainting spells, pimples and salmonella, Harrington tracks down illegal haggis to imitate Pippa Middleton, paces her apartment until the wee hours drinking ten Diet Cokes a la Karl Lagerfeld, and attempts something forbiddingly known as the 'Salt Water Flush' to channel her inner Beyonce. Rebecca Harrington risks kitchen fires and mysterious face rashes, all in the name of diet journalism. Taking cues from noted beauty icons like Posh Spice (alkaline!), Sophia Loren (pasta!) and Cameron Diaz (savory oatmeal!), I'll Have What She's Having is completely surprising, occasionally unappetising, and always outrageously funny.

Penelope

Penelope

Author: Rebecca Harrington Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Meet Penelope O'Shaughnessy, Harvard freshman. Armed with her Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights poster and party conversation modelled on the repartee of Noel Coward, Penelope is ready to take her place on campus. But where are the kindred spirits who will share her passion for Morse code and Tetris? Penelope's roommates, over-achieving Emma and the sullen Lan, seem to have already got to grips with university life, and she is finding it hard to work out if the dashing but elusive Gustav matches up to her hero, Hercule Poirot.

Other books by Rebecca Harrington

Penelope

Penelope

Author: Rebecca Harrington Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2017

When Penelope O'Shaunessy, ';an incoming freshman of average height and lank hair' steps into Harvard Yard for the first time she has lots of advice from her mother: "e;Don't be too enthusiastic, don't talk to people who seem to be getting annoyed, and for heaven's sake, stop playing Tetris on your phone at parties."e; Penelope needs this advice. She is the kind of girl who passes through much of her life with coffee spilled on her white shirt, who can't quite tell when people are joking, and who, inevitably, always says the wrong thing. But no amount of coaching will prepare Penelope for the people she meets at school. Gloriously skewering the social hierarchy of college, Penelope is the brilliantly funny story of one of the most singular, memorable heroines in recent fiction.

Im Nebenfach: verliebt

Im Nebenfach: verliebt

Author: Rebecca Harrington, Isabel Bogdan Format: eBook Release Date: 16/02/2015

Als Penelope zu ihrem Studium nach Harvard aufbricht, hat sie jede Menge gute Ratschlage von ihrer Mutter im Gepack: Sie soll blo nicht zu freundlich sein, auf Partys unter keinen Umstanden Tetris spielen, und vor allem soll sie keine speziellen Anekdoten aus ihrer Kindheit erzahlen. Jemand wie Penelope kann diese Ratschlage gut gebrauchen. Trotzdem helfen sie ihr im Collegealltag nicht weiter. Erst recht nicht, als sie Gustav kennenlernt - den ebenso charmanten wie weltgewandten Jetsetter. Aber ob er wirklich der Richtige fur Penelope ist?

Schoner essen

Schoner essen

Author: Rebecca Harrington Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2015

Du bist, was du isst? Dieser Frage stellte sich die selbsternannte Diat-Veteranin Rebecca Harrington und testet in einem wagemutigen Selbstversuch die beruhmtesten und beruchtigsten Promi-Diaten. Jeweils zehn Tage lang wird sie konsequent essen wie ein Star, trainieren und sich kleiden wie ein Star - und sich am Ende bestenfalls auch so fuhlen. Sie fruhstuckt rohe Eier in warmer Milch a la Marilyn Monroe und isst Schwertfisch nach Liz Taylor, der schmeckt wie ein alter Schuh. Mit Karl Lagerfeld trinkt sie zehn Cola light pro Tag, mit Gwyneth Paltrow verbannt sie die bosen Lebensmittel vom Teller und mit Victoria Beckham schlielich fast alle anderen. Intelligent, ehrlich und umwerfend komisch schreibt Harrington uber ihre diatetischen Abenteuer und zeigt en passant die skurrilsten Bluten des Diatwahns.

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

Author: Rebecca Harrington Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on 'sea vegetables' and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing to try. Facing a harrowing mix of fainting spells, pimples and salmonella, Harrington tracks down illegal haggis to imitate Pippa Middleton, paces her apartment until the wee hours drinking ten Diet Cokes a la Karl Lagerfeld, and attempts something forbiddingly known as the 'Salt Water Flush' to channel her inner Beyonce. Rebecca Harrington risks kitchen fires and mysterious face rashes, all in the name of diet journalism. Taking cues from noted beauty icons like Posh Spice (alkaline!), Sophia Loren (pasta!) and Cameron Diaz (savory oatmeal!), I'll Have What She's Having is completely surprising, occasionally unappetising, and always outrageously funny.

I'll Have What She's Having

I'll Have What She's Having

Author: Rebecca Harrington Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

A hilarious look at the eating habits of the fit and famous--from Gwyneth's goji berry and quail egg concoctions to Jackie Kennedy's baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen--Rebecca Harrington leaves no cabbage soup unstirred in her wickedly funny, wildly absurd quest to diet like the stars. Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on "e;sea vegetables;"e; and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing to try. Facing a harrowing mix of fainting spells, pimples, and salmonella, Harrington tracks down illegal haggis to imitate Pippa Middleton, paces her apartment until the wee hours drinking ten Diet Cokes la Karl Lagerfeld, and attempts something forbiddingly known as the "e;Salt Water Flush"e; to channel her inner Beyonce. Rebecca Harrington risks kitchen fires and mysterious face rashes, all in the name of diet journalism. Taking cues from noted beauty icons like Posh Spice (alkaline!), Dolly Parton (Velveeta!), Sophia Loren (pasta!) and Cameron Diaz (savory oatmeal!),I'll Have What She's Havingis completely surprising, occasionally unappetizing, and always outrageously funny.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Penelope

Penelope

Author: Rebecca Harrington Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Meet Penelope O'Shaughnessy, Harvard freshman. Armed with her Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights poster and party conversation modelled on the repartee of Noel Coward, Penelope is ready to take her place on campus. But where are the kindred spirits who will share her passion for Morse code and Tetris? Penelope's roommates, over-achieving Emma and the sullen Lan, seem to have already got to grips with university life, and she is finding it hard to work out if the dashing but elusive Gustav matches up to her hero, Hercule Poirot.