Life of the Party is a darkly humorous narrative set in Milan. The story swan dives into the underbelly of Milanese fashion and nightlife, through the eyes of Mia, a young expat. She came to Milan to escape her problems but only found new and more glamorous ones. Mia indulges in the highs and lows that drugs and men can offer, only to be left with herself in the end. Can you lose your innocence if you never had it in the first place? Tragic, fun, and artful-- Hacic-Vlahovic crafts a Beat novel for the Instagram generation. Life of the Party will leave you with a hangover and a "VIP" stamp on your heart.
PRAISE FOR LIFE OF THE PARTY
"Tea Hacic is an MDMA-fueled Oscar Wilde with fake eyelashes and this book is a Fear and Loathing for the late Berlusconi-era; a deep walk of shame that tiptoes between a bewildering Bildungsroman and a fever dream of social climbing and social embarrassment."
OLIVER KUPPER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF AUTRE MAGAZINE
"A recollection of youth as seen through the dichotomy of control vs desperation, Americana vs. Milanese, luxury vs poverty and uppers vs downers."
BJ PANDA BEAR AT FLAUNT MAGAZINE
"Tea recounts with brutal honesty the period in which Milan officially became the Italian city that everyone hates and envies."