Lauren Conrad’s Three-Book Deal With HarperCollins: Not Unprecedented!

As many of you have surely heard by now, 22-year-old Lauren Conrad from MTV’s reality show The Hills got a book contract today from Lisa Sharkey at HarperCollins. Is it a tell-all she’s going to write? No! Try three novels for teens, the first of which, L.A. Candy, "tells the behind-the scenes story of a young girl who moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality television show." It’s kind of like when Dan Humphrey from Gossip Girl wrote a short story for The New Yorker, except, like, the other way around!

Actually, "behind-the-scenes" is pretty funny, all things considered. And besides, it’s not like Ms. Conrad is the first fictional character to write a real-life book. Most famous among them is probably JT Leroy. Also the lady from All My Children, Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks, and the cartoon baby from Family Guy.

Lauren Conrad’s Three-Book Deal With HarperCollins: Not Unprecedented!