Love is in the air - or is it only Kat's car exhaust? The thing I longed for the most was to fall in love. I wanted an American Romeo, hot off the press, home-delivered. Nothing special, as long as he had pectorals, a PhD, a nice bum, a non-sexist attitude, a top tan, a well-read penis, pale blue eyes, could cook souffles, arm-wrestle crocodiles and wanted a loving relationship with bone marrow-melting sex. Now, was that too much to ask of a billionaire? Kat Kennedy is bored with Australian life. Especially the men. So when she wins a part in a top American sitcom, she jumps at the chance to experience some Hollywood glamour. Even if they do wear sunglasses indoors. But even her new best friend, the straight-talking Tash, can't prepare Kat for a town where the men have love-bites on their mirrors, there is no law of gravity (skin sags upwards), and they say 'Have a nice day' - and then shoot you. And then there's the irresistible superstar Pierce Scanlen. But can Kat compete with the other great love of his life - himself?
Kathy Lette divides her time between being a full time writer, demented mother (now there's a tautology) and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn't have a clubbed wheel. Kathy first achieved succes de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, now a major motion picture. After several years as a singer with the Salami Sisters and a newspaper columnist in Sydney and New York (collected in the book Hit and Ms) and as a television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles, her novels, Puberty Blues (1979) Girls Night Out (1988), The Llama Parlour (1991), Foetal Attraction (1993), Mad Cows (1996), Altar Ego (1988), Nip'n'Tuck (2001), Dead Sexy (2003) and How To Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints) (2006) became international best-sellers. Kathy Lette's plays include Grommits, Wet Dreams, Perfect Mismatch and I'm So Happy For You I Really Am. She lives in London with her husband and two children and has just finished a stint as writer in Residence at London's Savoy Hotel.