Isabel Kaplan graduated from Harvard and holds an MFA in creative writing from NYU. She was born and raised in Los Angeles.
A frank account of leaning in and its inherent filthiness. Kaplan captures the psychological, and at times literal, gymnastics required of striving women -- Raven Leilani, New York Times bestselling author of Luster Wholly engrossing and shrewdly observational . . . that rare kind of read that made me giggle just as much as it left me gutted -- Zakiya Dalila Harris, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Black Girl Frank, funny and unputdownable . . . behind the glitter and the justice, everyone is tarnished and compromised - including even our narrator. Kaplan, with her sharp and nuanced eye, sees it all, and tells it brilliantly -- Claire Messud, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman Upstairs Deliciously sharp, ridiculously funny, and surprisingly heartfelt . . . I cannot wait to discuss it with everyone I know -- Coco Mellors, author of Cleopatra and Frankenstein Brilliantly deadpan and spiky in all the right ways. An accurate, darkly funny but also brutal portrayal of everyday workplace and world power dynamics. I couldn't put it down -- Emily Itami, Costa-shortlisted author of Fault Lines With her sun-bleached Hollywood setting, Kaplan transports us to another world - one which is achingly familiar. A novel which makes us examine our own complicity, while also weaving in threads of tenderness, drive and office-based humour which at times feels delightfully absurd . . . I inhaled this book - and came up for air still reeling -- Katie Hale, author of My Name is Monster