The Truth About Diamonds by Nicole Richie
This semi-autobiographical novel by socialite Nicole Richie surrounds the coked-up rich girl and adopted daughter of a famous rock musician. The book went on to become a New York Times best seller, likely due to the thankless purchases made by bored stay-at-home moms eager to get a glimpse of the limelight. Nicole, adopted daughter of musician Lionel Richie, later penned a less-successful second novel, Priceless.
Brilliant Excerpt: [Chloe] was sitting on her ass in a funky puddle, the perfect metaphor for the pond of loser juice she'd been swimming upstream in ever since drugs had won her over. (2005) Buy it now.