Anna Bright Is Hiding Something

A Novel

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Pub Date 04 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 21 May 2024

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The Dropout meets Inventing Anna in this cinematic and page-turning summer read! A ripped-from-the-headlines story set in the glossy offices of Silicon Valley startups and NYC new media, Anna Bright Is Hiding Something explores our fascination with female founders breaking barriers—and sometimes behaving badly in the process.

Anna Bright is committing fraud. But nobody knows it yet. Not the board of her multibillion-dollar company, not her investors, not the public breathlessly anticipating the launch of BrightSpot, and not the media—including Jamie Roman, a hardworking journalist for BusinessBerry. But when Jamie does learn about Anna’s misconduct, she embarks on a bicoastal journey to expose the crimes and make a name for herself as a journalist. It’s not long before Anna learns what the reporter is up to, however—and she’ll do anything to stop Jamie.

Especially now that BrightLife’s IPO is days away.
The Dropout meets Inventing Anna in this cinematic and page-turning summer read! A ripped-from-the-headlines story set in the glossy offices of Silicon Valley startups and NYC new media, Anna Bright...

Advance Praise

"Anna Bright Is Hiding Something is a fun and fast-paced ride through the wild and sometimes wicked world of female founded start-ups, that is both endlessly entertaining and strikingly insightful. Schnall turns an unflinching lens towards the complexities of female power and what it takes to 'make it' as a woman in the workplace, keeping the reader on the edge of her seat from the first page to the last. Clear your day, once you start this on-point, smart, and compelling novel you won’t be able to put it down.”

—Samantha Greene Woodruff, Amazon best-selling author of The Lobotomist’s Wife


“A fast-paced chess match between a hungry young journalist chasing the story that could make or break her career and a ruthless female founder who believes the rules do not apply to her. For fans of The Dropout, this is a smart and satisfying novel about ambition, delusion, and stubborn pride.” 

—Leigh Stein, author of Self Care


“Anna Bright Is Hiding Something is the perfect summer page-turner! This is a story that is so timely and telling! I want to see more deliciously complicated women like Anna Bright on our pages.”

—Jo Piazza, author of The Sicilian Inheritance and We Are Not Like Them


“Grifters! Tech bros! The horrors of Palo Alto! A whip-smart, ripped-from-the-headlines plot! Anna Bright is Hiding Something has all of that, and more. In her latest, Susie Orman Schnall writes with a satirist's eye about our society's obsession with genius and success, and the sacrifices we'll make in the name of ruthless ambition. Get ready for a wild ride.”

—Grant Ginder, author of Let's Not Do That Again


“An engrossing novel of two ambitious women that takes an unflinching look at the role of women in the male-dominated tech industry but also at the sexism that exists in the world of journalism. So timely, I devoured this riveting story in one sitting.”

—Amy Poeppel, author of Musical Chairs and The Sweet Spot


“Timely, gripping, and meticulously researched, Anna Bright knocked my socks off. It’s that rare story where you cheer for the hero and the villain in equal parts and, in the end, feel completely satisfied.”

—Annabel Monaghan, author of Same Time Next Summer


“Thought-provoking, sharp, and propulsive, ANNA BRIGHT IS HIDING SOMETHING is a modern take on female ambition and the lengths young women will go to in their quests to prove themselves. Readers will be captivated as Schnall forces her characters to walk the tightrope between integrity and opportunism. This gasp-out-loud read had me holding my breath to see who would be the first to fall.”

—Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House and The Matchmaker’s Gift


“Timely and immersive, Anna Bright is Hiding Something captures a Silicon Valley icon on the verge of an IPO, and an up-and-coming journalist prepared to bring her down. Fast-paced and tautly written, Schnall deftly exposes the mercurial world of female ambition and the lengths one goes to succeed. An unputdownable read!”

—Rochelle B. Weinstein, author of What You Do To Me

"Anna Bright Is Hiding Something is a fun and fast-paced ride through the wild and sometimes wicked world of female founded start-ups, that is both endlessly entertaining and strikingly insightful...


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ISBN 9781684632527
PRICE $17.95 (USD)
PAGES 340

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