"Delectable" - People Magazine, May Picks
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.
Refinery29's Best Books of 2017
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.
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.
There are tantalizing glimpses of the vulnerability and insecurities beneath the surface... Death by beauty was never so much fun.
Refinery29's Must-Reads of May
A smart feminist fashion manifesto packed with pulpy, sexy, murderous intrigue. Highly entertaining!
One of Read it Forward's 17 Books We're Excited to Read in 2017
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.
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.