Plastic by Frank Strausser (Paperback)
"Hollywood satire meets crime fiction--an extremely Reese's Peanut Butter Cup-style combination of two of our favorite flavors!""Edgy. Pretty shocking. You wonder what the heck is going to happen!"
--NPR "A shrewd and poignant satire of America's unhealthy obsession with beauty and perfection, Plastic is a brisk and addictive read that you won't be able to put down! As you would expect from an author who's also a playwright, the dialogue is razor sharp and crackles like popcorn. Highly recommended!"
--Internet Review of Books "A Raymond Chandleresque vivisection of Tinseltown's beautymakers."
--Noah Wyle, Theatre, TV, & Film Actor "Existing at the intersection of Nip/Tuck and Nathanael West, Frank Strausser's Plastic unwinds the darker side of our national (and regional, distinctly Angeleno) obsession with beauty. In crisp, clear-eyed prose, Strausser takes a theme as old as time--or at least as old as TInseltown--and renews it. Plastic is a blast.
--Matthew Specktor, author of American Dream Machine and That Summertime Sound "Frank Strausser's novel, Plastic, is a delicious, caustic comedy of manners with a dose of suspense that keeps its pages turning."
--, Rating: 5 out of 5 "Plastic pulls back the operating room curtain to reveal Hollywood celebrity in the raw."
--Mike Sager, Esquire contributor and author of The Lonely Hedonist