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Critical Praise

"Funny and touching, this is a tale of childhood--and how it never ends."

——Cathleen Schine, New York Times bestselling author of The New Yorkers

"At once funny, moving, and richly evocative of contemporary Los Angeles, The Safety of Secrets more than confirms its promise."

——Peter Biskind, best-selling author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

"DeLauné Michel has written a terrifically funny book with a very tender heart. It manages to be wonderfully confessional and psychologically mysterious. The Safety of Secrets is the perfect curl-up-on-the-couch-and-read- all-day-long kind of book. It stays with you."

——Jill A. Davis, author Ask Again Later and Girls' Poker Night

"Written with tremendous narrative velocity, The Safety of Secrets is almost impossible to put down. DeLauné Michel has crafted a story that manages to be several things at once: a hilarious inside look at the fascinating fringes of Hollywood, a nuanced portrait of a friendship and its secrets, and a moving testament to the powerful effects of a destructive mother."

——Dani Shapiro, award-winning, best-selling writer of Black and White