Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies
The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel.
Harper Anderson always believed she belonged somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take? That’s why Harper is beyond ecstatic when she lands her dream internship as a dating blogger at the elite teen magazine Shift. Getting to spend the summer in New York City to live her dream of becoming a writer? Harper’s totally in.
There's just one teeny, tiny, infinitesimal problem: apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a lot of—or, really, any—dating expertise. In fact, she might have sort of stolen her best friend’s experiences as her own on her Shiftapplication. But she can learn on the job…right?
From awkward run-ins with the cute neighborhood dog walker to terrifying encounters with her crazed editor, from Brooklyn gallery openings to weekends in the Hamptons, Harper finds out what it takes to make it in the Big City—and as the writer of her own destiny.
Hi! I'm an author and freelance journalist living in New York City.
My debut novel, a YA contemporary titled Little Black Dresses,
Little White Lies, is out now from Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster
and has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Teen Vogue,
Seventeen, and more.
I have been a staff reporter at Time Magazine, Business Insider, and
The Huffington Post — covering topics including lifestyle, politics,
technology, relationships, and entertainment — and am currently
working as a freelance writer for various publications.
I also teach creative writing classes through NY Writer's Coalition and
am available for school visits as well as freelance projects in copywriting, ghostwriting, and consulting.
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"Stampler flavors her writing with a nice ironic wit... for lovers of The Devil Wears Prada." — Kirkus Reviews
"If you've ever been an intern or even just stressed about your future, you'll breeze right through this funny novel about a girl who lands an internship at a major teen magazine... A super entertaining read." - Seventeen
"A sweet romantic comedy perfect for stowing in a beach bag." — Teen Vogue
"Stampler’s debut novel delivers the guilty pleasure read you’d want it to." — Goop
"Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is a fun romp of a read...This book will definitely work for the celebrity obsessed/internet driven teen set." — VOYA
Captivating and cringe-worthy, this book rarely affords the reader an excuse to put the exciting tale down" — Romantic Times
"This book is like a glass of lemonade on a hot day: sweet, refreshing, and with just the right amount of zing. Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies is more than a Little Bit Perfect." — Jessica Brody, bestselling author of A WEEK OF MONDAYS and BOYS OF SUMMER