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“CHERRY BOMB: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a Rock Star” book signing and release party with author Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna and illustrator Liz Adams.

Saturday, August 9, 2008, 3 - 7 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna, author of “Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a Rock Star,” and Liz Adams, the book’s illustrator, will be hosting two book signings/art exhibits in August to celebrate the book’s Aug. 5 release via Simon & Schuster’s Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

The first signing will be Saturday, Aug. 9 from 3-7 p.m. at La Luz de Jesus in Hollywood, with the second following Saturday, Aug. 16, 2-7 p.m. at Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, CA. Borzillo-Vrenna and Adams will be on hand to sign books that guests buy at either venue, and Adams will have a display of some of her artwork from the book and from her own repertoire.

Expected guests to the events include some of the book’s contributors, including the Runaways Cherie Currie, Berlin’s Terri Nunn, Peaches’ Samantha Maloney, singer/artist Jessicka, and others.

“Cherry Bomb” is an A to Z girl guide with a rock and roll twist on everything an edgy girl needs to know – from the obvious (style, beauty, dating, and sex tips) and the not-so-obvious (how to prepare absinthe, how to sneak backstage, how to hit on a celebrity). The book features contributions from some of the writer’s favorite rocking chicks, including Dita Von Teese, Kat Von D., Tori Amos, Cherie Currie of the Runaways, Terri Nunn of Berlin, Lisa Loeb, Katy Perry, Samantha Maloney of Peaches, Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, Christian Joy, Tera Patrick, Joanna Angel, and others.

Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna has written about music for such music magazines as Billboard, SPIN, and Alternative Press. She has covered the celebrity world, most recently for People, where she served as a staff correspondent before resigning to work on her book, as well as Us Weekly and Teen People. Borzillo-Vrenna also penned the sex and relationship advice column “Dr. Love” for Gene Simmons’ defunct Gene Simmons Tongue magazine and the “Miss Truth” gossip column for the also-defunct award-winning allstarnews.com. She currently contributes to RollingStone.com. Borzillo-Vrenna’s first book was Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day by Day Chronicle in 2000 and the expanded Nirvana: The Day to Day Illustrated Journals in 2003 (Carlton Books). The writer, originally from Wallingford, CT, lives in Los Angeles with her Grammy Award-winning husband Chris Vrenna, who plays keyboards with Marilyn Manson. www.myspace.com/carrieborzillovrenna

LA-based artist Liz Adams created all of the illustrations for Cherry Bomb, including the author’s depiction as the main character throughout the book and her alter-ego of “Gotha Stewart,” as well as illustrations of several of the celebrity contributors to the book, including Dita Von Teese, Tori Amos, Lisa Loeb, Kat Von D, Terri Nunn, Samantha Maloney, Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui. For more information, check out www.liz-adams.com.
Simon Spotlight Entertainment (SSE) launched in 2004 as an imprint targeting 18-34 year olds. The first book published by SSE was He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth To Understanding Guys by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, which became an instant national bestseller - hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Other bestselling SSE titles include Happy Endings by Jim Norton, Positively False by Floyd Landis, The Loved Dog by Tamar Geller, The Cardio-Free Diet by Jim Karas, The I Chong by Tommy Chong, and Nothing’s Sacred by Lewis Black. The imprint continues to publish hip original non-fiction, fiction, and media tie-ins. Recent and upcoming titles include TIKI by Tiki Barber, Out of Sync by Lance Bass, Steve & Me by Terri Irwin and Tori Spelling’s much-anticipated memoir.
CHERRY BOMB By Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna. Simon Spotlight Entertainment. Relase date: August 5, 2008 - Price: $18.95 – 256 pages - ISBN: 978-1-4169-6116-1


For more information on “Cherry Bomb” or for interviews with the Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna, contact: Kristin Dwyer/SIMON AND SCHUSTER - 212-698-7243, [email protected]
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