The Fame Game: Lauren Conrad to Release New Novel

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Most people would be shocked to learn that Lauren Conrad of Laguna Beach and The Hills fame is a New York Times best-selling author, several times over.

Lauren Conrad is one of those people.

“We were doing the inside cover of the beauty book I’m working on, and under ‘also by’ it listed all my other books. I was like, ‘When did this happen?’”

Three years after she made her writing debut with the L.A. Candy series, she’s back on shelves with the first book in a new trilogy, The Fame Game.

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In stores tomorrow, it follows Heidi Montag-like character Madison Parker, another Audrina Patridge-like character, and two other Hollywood hopefuls.

As they star in a new spin-off series and adjust to life as reality TV stars, obvi.

There’s a soap opera’s-worth of drama, a fake-it-for-the-cameras relationship, and a whole lot of mascara-tears. How much of it did she pull from real life?

Quite a bit. The entertainment value in Conrad’s page-turners is about separating the moments based on LC’s behind-the-scene anecdotes from fiction.

“The most fun for me is being able to tell all the little tricks that people do in the media,” Conrad told EW. “Mostly, the shameless ones in terms of calling their own photographers, leaking their own stories, the little things."

"The thing people don’t really know but everyone in the industry knows.”

The characters in this novel are pretty shameless so it’s no wonder even the 26-year-old’s own editor struggled with playing the fact or fiction game.

“My editor would always go, ‘I don’t know if this seem realistic. Is this something that could actually happen?’ I'dsay, ‘it did happen. That’s a real story.’”

Conrad’s tale doesn’t require any deep thinking, but it also doesn't really aspire to. You’re just going along with Madison and the other girls for the ride.

“One of my biggest goals, especially with writing YA novels, is just to have people enjoy reading,” she said. “I remember being in high school and it was so forced because everything I read through most of school was assigned reading.

"I love the idea of giving girls a book that they can read and enjoy reading.”



Hey I just bought the Lauren Conrad book the fame game and I have always wanted to buy the other books and read them but I haven't so I'm just wanted to know do you have to read the other books for this one the make sense is all the Lauren conrad books a big seriours if u could email me and let me now that would be great thanks:)


i read all three of them they are ok but im not a fan of her


I Love Lauren Conrad. Her Novels are the best!!. Love all her novels!> and BTW Dreanna. You Said no one cares about Lauren anymore well your wrong we all care about lauren! and probably nobody cares about you Dreanna!! all you do is hate people who are successful like Lauren Conrad!!.So Dont Hate Her. If you Hate her. I Will Make your life Miserable. And It's better if you suck your own dick than hate her!


I read all of her LA Candy books and loved them. I'm 24 and I grew up watching Laguna Beach and The Hills. Sure it's drama and gossip, but isn't that what Hollywood is all about anyway?!


No one cares about you anymore!!!


Lauren Conrad Biography

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Laguna Beach, California
Full Name
Lauren Katherine Conrad

Lauren Conrad Quotes

Someone with a great sense of humor is the most important thing, and someone who really supports me in everything I do... I don’t ever want to make an excuse for trying to work hard and having my own life. I love a guy that supports that and loves that.

Lauren Conrad [on men]

I don’t feel girly without long hair! There is something so sexy about having long blonde hair. It’s so feminine.

Lauren Conrad