Jodi Lipper

Biography

Jodi Lipper is the co-author of the bestselling “Hot Chick” book series (How to Eat Like a Hot Chick, How to Love Like a Hot Chick, and Live Like a Hot Chick). These inspiring, girlfriend-to-girlfriend self help books are sold throughout the world, have been translated into half a dozen languages, and have been featured on the Tyra Banks Show, Extra!, Good Morning America Now, and in Jodi’s regular appearances on NBC’s Today Show. Jodi’s writing has been featured in Time Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Essence, OK Magazine, USA Weekend, Star Magazine, Women’s Health, In Touch Weekly, the Huffington Post, Maxim Magazine, Complete Woman, Galtime, Pop Sugar, and many other print and online publications. Jodi is also a prolific ghostwriter who has collaborated with numerous experts and celebrities on books in a wide variety of genres. Before becoming a writer, Jodi worked at Atria Books/Simon & Schuster with #1 New York Times bestselling authors such as Jodi Picoult, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two young daughters. Fresh Women is her first novel.

Smashwords Interview

How did you come up with the title Fresh Women?
I loved the fact that there are many different meanings and plays on words within the title, Fresh Women. I think all writers have certain words they love and hate, and I love the word fresh. It can have opposing meanings and in the case of the tittle, it represents the opposition between the novel’s main characters. Most people will probably look at the cover and assume the title refers to women being fresh meaning nasty and impudent, and that’s certainly true. But it also references how raw, innocent, and pure other characters are. Finally, Fresh Women is a wink to my fellow women’s college graduates. At Barnard, we were told not to refer to ourselves as freshmen because we weren’t men. The term we used instead was First Years, but sometimes we used Fresh Women in jest. When I started writing this book, Fresh Women captured everything I wanted to convey in a title and I never considered using anything else.
You are well known for writing a non-fiction series about Hot Chicks. Tell us about that series.
The “Hot Chick” series is three books that I wrote with the fabulous writer and actress Cerina Vincent. In our books, we define a Hot Chick as a confident, empowered woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. Those books aren’t about looks at all! Through our friendship, Cerina and I learned so much and gained a lot of confidence, and the idea behind that series was to share the life-changing advice that we gave each other with young women around the world. We started with diet advice (or as we call it, anti-diet advice) in How to Eat Like a Hot Chick because we know that so much of women’s confidence is unfortunately centered on what we eat and how we feel about our weight. From there, we moved to relationships (the other thing we drive ourselves nuts about) in How to Love Like a Hot Chick. Then we wrapped it all up with advice on work/life balance in Live Like a Hot Chick. It’s been amazing to hear from women all over the world who tell us, “I used to look in the mirror and think, ‘I’m a fat pig,’ but now I tell myself, ‘I am a Hot Chick!’”
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Books

Fresh Women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,010. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A scandalous love triangle between two students and their professor erupts at an elite women's college in this smart, sexy new adult novel.

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