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Giveaway: PX Me. (How I Became a Published Author, Got Micro-Famous, and Married a Millionaire)

Abbe Diaz was once maitre d’ at some of Manhattan’s poshest restaurants, and that led her to having the dish on the bad (and good) behavior of the hottest stars of the era — who she went on to roast on her PXThis blog and the books it has spawned. She was an internet sensation before internet sensations were a thing.

When Abbe published her journal, PX This – Diary of the “Maître d’ to the Stars” [née  Diary of the Potted Plant] in 2004, she’d had no idea what she was in for. Sure, she expected the  process would be difficult and she might never work in the fine dining restaurant industry ever  again, but she never imagined the truth could be so controversial— in a book that’s essentially  about HAVING DINNER.

In 2004, Abbe Diaz, the former Maître’d of several downtown hotspots, sent shockwaves throughout New York’s trendy restaurant circles by serving on a silver platter a heaping mound of dirt on “Personnes Extraordinaire” (French for VIP) who often dined the hot restaurant of the moment, and the questionable practices of certain celebrity chefs. In the humorous PX ThisDiary of the “Maître d’ to the Stars, no celeb or restaurateur was safe from Diaz’s observations of their behaviors—the good, the bad and often the very ugly.

Now Diaz is back with the wildly entertaining sequel PX Me. (How I Became a Published Author, Got Micro-Famous, and Married a Millionaire). Just as in PX This, Abbe, who is a prolific journal writer, has taken her daily diary entries and published a ten volume eSeries to be released this summer starting on June 17, and I couldn’t be more excited.

(I sort of live for this sort of thing.)

In the first three volumes, which span the year 2004, Abbe continues with her sharp, funny, and biting scrutiny of the well-fed and famous, but several weeks after PX This is published, Abbe also gets “scooped” by Hue hostess Coco Henson Scales’s tell-all essay, “The Hostess Diaries: My Year at a Hot Spot” that appeared in The New York Times and was later included in The New Kings of Nonfiction book, edited by Ira Glass. It’s the veracity of Scales’s essay that comes into question and whether what occurred was actually true, but also the issue of how accurate The New York Times was in its fact-checking.

Abbe makes it her mission to find the truth, and now New York’s news media industry is on the grill, sparing no one—from Choire Sicha, former editor at Gawker, to former NYT restaurant critic Frank Bruni, to Gawker owner Nick Denton and Slacktory’s Nick Douglas—from her sharp one-line skewers.

 PX Me. (How I Became a Published Author, Got Micro-Famous, and Married a Millionaire), Volumes 1-3, will be released in mid-June in eBook format. The series is available for purchase at www.amazon.com for $.99 cents per copy. For more info, visit www.abbe-diaz.com/books — and I’ve been reading them as a preview and they are HILARIOUS. So hilarious that I hope to share them with some of you.

GIVEAWAY: I’m giving away several copies of this e-book, in your choice of format. To enter to win, follow @pxthis and @AlyWalansky on Twitter, and RT this giveaway — then simply comment below or tweet us and tell us why you’d love to give these inside scoops a read! 3 winners total. Would have 1st 3 volumes ASAP and then receive remaining volumes upon release. E-reader files only of their choice. Deadline to enter is June 20!



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