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About the Author

Anna Dorn is a writer living in Los Angeles. A former criminal defense attorney, she regularly writes about legal issues for Justia and Medium. Her article on juvenile life without parole was published in American University Law Review. She has written about culture for LA Review of Books, The Hairpin, and Vice Magazine. Anna has a JD from UC Berkeley Law School, an MFA from Antioch University-Los Angeles, and a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her memoir, Bad Lawyer, will be published by Hachette Books in Spring 2021.


"Dorn's fresh, startling debut tracks the quick rise to fame of a restless L.A. rap artist. Prue Van Teesen, a 30-year-old lawyer and bedroom lyricist, believes the antidepressants she's taking are cramping her style... Dorn's voice slices like a serrated knife through a wacked-out world of contemporary music culture, where glittery dreams go viral and die." --Publishers Weekly
"Dorn's narrative is intoxicating, particularly in its depiction of the existential ennui that's stemmed from our insatiable consumer culture... Dorn may have written the horror novel we deserve." --Kirkus Reviews
"When readers meet Prue, she's living a privileged LA life: doing uppers on special occasions, going to shows with her girlfriend at night, and writing freelance legal briefs during the day. Prue is simply biding her time until her rap career, under the pseudonym Vagablonde, can take off... The author is careful to never judge Prue, leaving readers wondering whether the story constitutes satire or is simply a precautionary tale. A memorable meditation on narcissism and fame." --Booklist