cherrybomb.jpg‘CHERRY BOMB: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a Rock Star’ by Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna due in-stores August 5, 2008.

Entertainment journalist/author Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna has rounded up some of her famous friends, favorite rock chicks and cool experts to dish out advice, inspiration and know-how in her forthcoming book, CHERRY BOMB: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a Rock Star (Simon Spotlight Entertainment; On-sale August 5, 2008; $18.95).

CHERRY BOMB is an A-to-Z reference for everything awesome a girl needs to know, including the obvious (style, beauty, dating, and sex tips) and the not-so-obvious (how to prepare absinthe, how to sneak backstage, how to hit on a celebrity).

Unlike other lifestyle or advice books of its kind, CHERRY BOMB is a girl guide with a rock and roll twist. CHERRY BOMB — the title influenced from the Runaways teen rebellion anthem of the same name — is peppered with playlists of songs for every occasion (songs to get over a broken heart, songs to get in touch with your “tough chick” side, songs to get you out of a funk), as well as contributions from some of the writer’s favorite rock chicks, including Tori Amos, Cherie Currie of the Runaways, Terri Nunn of Berlin, Samantha Maloney of Peaches, Louise Post of Veruca Salt, Imogen Heap and others.

“Every time one of my contributors handed in their section or sat down with me for an interview and dished out their advice, it felt like Christmas morning when you’re a kid and you get every gift you want,” says Borzillo-Vrenna.   “I’m honored to have all of these great gals (and a few guys) be a part of this book.   There’s a little something for everyone in there and you don’t have to be a rock chick to enjoy it or get something from it.   You just need to be a gal who’s not afraid to be bold, sexy and a little different.”   Contributors include:

¨             Cherie Currie of THE RUNAWAYS (on “Cherry Bomb,” the song that influenced the book)

¨             Tori Amos (Life Advice)

¨             Dita Von Teese (Striptease)

¨             Betsey Johnson (Breast Cancer Awareness and Personal Style)

¨             Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke (Dancing Tips)

¨             Samantha Maloney of PEACHES (Drum Lesson)

¨             Katy Perry (Vintage Shopping)

¨             Lisa Loeb (How To Be a Great Hostess)

¨             Jessicka of SCARLING/JACK OFF JILL (Starting a Band)

¨             American Idol makeup artist Mezhgan (Beauty)

¨             Stylist Cynthia Freund (Rock Chick Style Tips)

¨             Anna Sui (Fashion Inspiration)

¨             Kat Von D (Tattoos)

¨             Master Chef Dave Rubell (Black Vodka Recipes)

¨             Berlin’s Terri Nunn (Dating, Doing it & Dumping)

¨             The Viper Room’s Melissa Renee Hernandez and Anna Geyer (Bouncers, Jobs)

¨             Christian Joy (Fashion Inspiration)

¨             Veruca Salt’s Louise Post (Sobriety)

¨             Dr. Ava Cadell (Orgasms)

¨             Tera Patrick (Menage a Trois)

¨             Joanna Angel (X-rated movies)

¨             Imogen Heap   (Individuality)

¨             Hairstylist Dean Banowetz (Rockin’ Up   ‘Dos)

¨             NicoleLee/SuicideGirls.com (Piercings)

¨             Pink Cheeks’ Cynthia Esser-Thorin (Waxing Tips)

Not for the faint of heart, this book will appeal to the girls who prefer black nail polish to French manicure.   Written by the quintessential rock chick, CHERRY BOMB will empower women to veer away from the pack, work every situation to their advantage and look cool doing it.

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