Last summer Lauren Conrad walked away from The Hills.
But the drama continues in Sweet Little Lies, the best-selling author's follow-up to the critically and commercially acclaimed (well, at least the latter) L.A. Candy.
While visiting The Tyra Show, the reality star opened a page in her second young-adult novel and began to read. It was a watershed moment in literary history.
"'Jessie, give me your keys. You can't drive right now. You're too drunk,' she said firmly," Lauren Conrad read. Banks then took a terrified turn at reading herself.
Lauren Conrad with the second novel in her series.
LC's book just reached the top of the New York Times Best-Seller List again in the Children's Chapter Books category after being on shelves less than a month.
Not a bad post-Hills career. As for her former reality rival, well, we've seen Heidi Montag nude in Playboy and getting plastic surgery a lot. To each her own.
To find out what Conrad has to say about her new book and to hear her read from it, follow the jump to hear the beautiful 24-year-old read an excerpt ...