- Publish Date: 2010-07-27
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Carl Hiaasen
Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (ne Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteenand about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.
Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her undercover stunt double, Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too indisposedmeaning wastedto go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.
Now the challenge for Cherrys handlers (berstage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whackerwielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherrys publicand from Cherry herself.
The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skinkthe unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swampand now hes heading for Miami to find her . . .
Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherrys motley posse does?
All will be revealed in this hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane.