Monday, June 27, 2011

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

It seems I am very bad at posting about our events on time.

The wonderful new events space at Kepler’s was crowded on June 17th, awaiting the arrival of Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, the voices behind the hilarious Go Fug Yourself.com, a blog devoted to satirizing fashion gossip.

Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks met when they were working as recappers for the website Television without Pity. They initially created gofugyourself.com to amuse themselves and their friends, but it quickly became popular and well known. It’s clever and very funny, like their debut YA novel, Spoiled, which they were at Kepler’s to discuss. And if you haven't seen it yet, try it because it is hilarious. And Spoiled is perfect summer reading for anyone who loves to dish the dirt on the rich and famous.

Jessica and Heather said they loved reading YA, and so it seemed a logical extension of their blog to write about fashion and life in Hollywood. Apparently there were references in the book that they had to take out. They were joking about Kevin Costner in Robin Hood, for example, and their editors explained that teens would not have seen this. So they told the audience to rent – no, stream – it because it was so funny.

When asked what YA they liked to read they said: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins , Stephanie Perkins' book Anna and the French Kiss, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, Megan McCafferty's Bumped, Maureen Johnson's The Last Little Blue Envelope and Jaclyn Moriarty’s The Year of Secret Assignments and The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie. (Not to self: must read Jaclyn Moriarty. Many people have recommended her books and I've still not tried one.)

They were so much fun, talking about their blog, celebrity fashion in general, how they wrote together, how they were already working on a companion novel to Spoiled, and gave out nail polish to everyone who came to have a book signed. Nice nail polish. Great colors. On my toes now! Their audience loved them, posed for photos, asked tons of questions. And we sold out of their book. Another success for the fabulous Fug girls. Hope they come back with their companion novel.

You can see them talk about Spoiled here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

their web site is awesome. Now I want to read this book.