Room For Improvement

Room For Improvement

by Stacey Ballis


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Stacey Ballis tackles home improvement and reality TV—and reminds us that sometimes life and love are better left unscripted…

What do you get when you give two hopeful singles fashion consultants and interior designers, allow them four days to perk up each other’s homes and get a total style overhaul, then let their single friends celebrate the results at a fabulous party? You get Swap/Meet, the newest reality show on the network block, where major changes are either embraced or embarrassing—and Lily Allen’s dream job turned nightmare.

At first, Lily was thrilled to appear on Swap/Meet. What better way for a Chicago interior designer to promote her business and enjoy some pseudo-celebrity? She just didn’t think she’d be doing take after take with the ditzy host, dodging sabotage attempts, and getting caught in the middle of the fashion czars’ lovers’ spat. Plus, the cute, curmudgeonly carpenter on her team knows just how to push her buttons. Episode by episode, through do-it-yourself disasters and matchmaking miracles, Lily discovers that a little bit of controlled chaos is the spice of life—and love…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425209820
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/06/2006
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 641,798
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stacey Ballis is the author of ten foodie novels: Inappropriate MenSleeping OverRoom for ImprovementThe Spinster SistersGood Enough to EatOff the MenuOut to LunchRecipe for DisasterWedding Girl, and How to Change a Life. She is a contributing author to three nonfiction anthologies: Girls Who Like Boys Who Like BoysEverything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, and Living Jewishly.

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“Stacey Ballis knows her readers like books smart and funny—and she always delivers.”—Laurie Gwen Shapiro, author of The Matzo Ball Heiress

“Stacey Ballis is warm, witty and wise…Her books suck you in and won’t let you go.”—Cara Lockwood, author of I Do But I Don’t

“Wickedly funny and brutally honest, Stacey Ballis is the thinking woman’s writer.” —Jennifer O’Connell, author of Off the Record

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