Faded TV star Gloria Grayson has hit rock bottom. Sacked from her starring role in a top soap, divorced from hell-raising actor ‘Mad’ Tommy Mack, and obese from binge eating, her days as Britain’s sexiest blonde are well and truly over.
Gloria has gained 70 lbs when a paparazzi snaps unflattering photos, and a cruel tabloid article relaunches her career. Instantly, she and her fat, feisty dog Baby-Girl are booked for TV’s Reality Rehab. Gloria is locked up with an American psychotherapist, a rabble of D-list celebrities and umpteen cameras, then put on a starvation diet. But worse is to come, with the shock arrival of her alcoholic ex-husband.
Tears and tantrums ensue, as the divorced couple’s joint therapy sessions take over the show and ratings soar. The other celebrities are infuriated to be sidelined and Reality Rehab fast becomes The Tommy and Glo Show. But Gloria and Tommy are hiding explosive secrets from each other and 10 million viewers – Reality is stranger than fiction!
Reality Rehab is the debut novel of Lisa Mary London, a journalist and former reality TV producer. A cast of hilarious characters, cliffhangers galore and an authentic voice that could only come from a TV insider, Reality Rehab is this year’s must-read!
Gloria is someone that many of us can relate to. Most of us have a constant battle with our weight. Unluckily for Gloria she has her picture of her looking at her worst shared with thousands in the news papers.
Now I used to be a fan of reality shows back in the day when they were relatively new, I have to admit I’m a bit sick of them now but I couldn’t resist reading Gloria’s story and I’m so glad I did. I was also hoping for a miracle weight loss cure which of course apart from hard work and a lot of determination, there isn’t!
As with all reality shows, the celebrity ones are usually filled up with Z listers, of which this one was no different. There is a real mixed bunch of characters which makes it a very entertaining read indeed. Gloria’s dog, even though obviously can’t speak, very much steals the lime light. Over weight and over dressed by her owner as well as being over fed, I couldn’t help but feel a bit sorry for the poor dog but couldn’t resist chuckling at the thought of her in some of the ridiculous outfits.
Reality Rehab is a highly entertaining read and perfect for when you want something light hearted and fun. A current read for today’s modern world.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
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