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I'll Eat When I'm Dead

Smart and funny... Bourland walks the line between serious and comedy so deftly that anyone who has read a women’s magazine or caught an episode of America’s Next Top Model will understand the jokes and the lessons without conflict.
— Fortune, June 2018

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Sex. Drugs. Dries van Noten... A deft, smart, and hilarious debut.
— Wednesday Martin, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue

Refinery29's Best Books of 2017
People Magazine May Pick
Recommended Reading from the New York Post

A smart, satirical take on fashion and media that will have readers snorting with laughter.
— The New York Post
A highly polished satire... Hilarious.
— Sunday Times (UK)
DELECTABLE
— People Magazine, May Picks
The darker side of perfection is cast under the spotlight [in this] black comedy.
— Sunday Mirror (UK)

About Barbara

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Barbara Bourland is the author of I’ll Eat When I’m Dead, a Refinery29 Best Book of 2017. People called I’ll Eat When I’m Dead “delectable.” Annie Bostrom of Booklist wrote “Bourland fills her debut with terrific characters—Cat especially is wonderfully weird and well dimensioned—and a heaping helping of froth and gloss that will turn readers into industry insiders. Delightfully, playfully skewer[s] the fashion and beauty industries.” Wednesday Martin, bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue and Untrue, called it “a deft, smart, and hilarious debut.” Kirkus noted that “death by beauty was never so much fun,” and the book was featured in Fortune, Us Weekly, and The New York Post, among others. It was published in North America by Grand Central Publishing, and in Ireland, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa by riverrun. I’ll Eat When I’m Dead is now available in paperback, and is forthcoming in Hebrew from Matar Press in Israel.

Bourland is a former freelance writer and web producer for titles at Condé Nast and Hearst, among others. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and dog.

Her second novel, Fake Like Me, is forthcoming in hardback, audiobook and ebook in June 2019 from Grand Central Publishing in North America and from riverrun abroad. Fake Like Me was written with support from The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY.

PRAISE For I'll Eat When I'm Dead

Barbara Bourland deftly tackles body-image issues with wit in this mystery.
— US Weekly
A smart feminist fashion manifesto packed with pulpy, sexy, murderous intrigue. Highly entertaining!
— Elizabeth L. Cline, author of Overdressed
A compulsively readable, satirical romp with a sharp and vicious twist, I’LL EAT WHEN I’M DEAD is a timely, smart, and perceptive mystery.
— K.J Howe, author of The Freedom Broker

Chosen for RED ONLINE's Best New Crime Thrillers to Read in 2017 and RED MAGAZINE's Best New Books for May

One part deliciously satirical send-up, one part murder mystery, I’LL EAT WHEN I’M DEAD kept me reading and had me laughing out loud. This bold and wildly entertaining, in-your-face novel takes a clever and scathing look at the turbulent and ethically starved world of New York’s fashion publications, while signaling the arrival of Barbara Bourland as an exciting and savvy new voice in commercial fiction.
— Award winning international bestseller, and Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” Sara Blaedel
There are tantalizing glimpses of the vulnerability and insecurities beneath the surface... Death by beauty was never so much fun.
— Kirkus Reviews
I’LL EAT WHEN I’M DEAD is a reckless adventure in the world of starry-eyed models, dubiously-sourced drugs, anorexia and Instagram. But don’t let the frills and flashbulbs fool you. Barbara Bourland is here to show you that fashion is a deadly serious business.
— Mikita Brottman, author of The Maximum Security Book Club
Readers will devour this mystery... What at first seems a death by natural causes turns into a murder that will have you guessing at whodunit up until the very end...A fun, witty, edge-of-your-seat ride. FOUR STARS.
— RT Reviews
Biting, funny, and brilliantly subversive; Bourland’s debut is like THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA meets AMERICAN PSYCHO.
— Louise O'Neill, Author of Only Ever Yours, Asking for It, and Almost Love

Events

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7pm

Burtonsville Library Mystery Book Club. Marilyn J. Praisner Library, Burtonsville, MD

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11am

The Lecture Group at Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore MD

UK, AUSTRALIA AND COMMONWEALTH EDITION

On Sale May 18, 2017

Outside of North America, I'LL EAT WHEN I'M DEAD has another spectacular Cat-themed cover from riverrun at Quercus.

Contact

Publicity:

Kamrun Nesa, Grand Central Publishing

Elizabeth Masters, riverrun (UK, Australia, and Commonwealth) 

Representation:

Victoria Sanders of the Victoria Sanders Agency

Barbara:

babsqueries at gmail dot com