THE GIRL ON THE BEST SELLER LIST Gloria Whealdon resents them all, the whole town full of snooty hypocrites and self-righteous bores. She resents her husband Milo the most, the way he is always excusing her unsophistications to everyone. And then there s her contemptible neighbors, Fern and Freddy Fulton, and their ugly daughter, Virginia. And Jay Mannerheim, so smug in his pretense of being a doctor when everyone knows he s only a psychologist. And Min Stewart, always looking down on her as if she owned the town. Gloria hates them until she can t keep it in any longer. So she writes a novel, and exposes all their weaknesses, all their secrets. Population 12,360 is her revenge, and it becomes a best seller. Now the feeling is mutual Gloria becomes a sensation, the town pariah. Is it any surprise that someone might want to get even?