Premiere Novel to be Published by a Crowdfunded Platform––A Beautiful Mess by Ali Berlinski

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The literary lovechild of David Sedaris and Carrie Bradshaw, Ali's charming collection of anecdotes sheds precious, unconventional insight on her quest to use laughter to embrace the lighter side of life.

“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.”

It starts with a girl. With divorced parents split between two coasts, a nanny-turned-stepmom, finding love, losing it, and beginning all over again, the girl has her work cut out for her. Author Ali Berlinski navigates growing pains all twenty-somethings will relate to with complex family dynamics that give even the Sopranos a run for their money.

From Pubslush Press, “the people’s publisher,” comes the first title in their groundbreaking debut, A Beautiful Mess. Berlinski bravely walks readers through a compilation of short stories starring her own family where “things always come in twos,” and coping with “a name that screams, I’m white and a face that screams I give manicures!”

From becoming the girlfriend of a celebrity to divorcing her birth mother to her sister’s rollercoaster ride with bipolar disorder, Berlinski’s narrative is part memoir, part survival guide, and part love story. With her wry sense of humor and frank honesty, a beautiful mess is a tour-de-force of the challenges young people face and a deeply inspiring story about Berlinski’s choice to embrace, rather than run, from it all.

This book will thrill fans of Ausgusten Burrough’s Running with Scissors, and the cynics among us will appreciate the Sedaris-esque tone threaded through every trial Berlinski tackles head-on. Selected by hundreds of users in the Pubslush community, join the revolution, learn from your mistakes, and fall in love with the beautiful mess.

About the Author

Ali Berlinski is the young and witty author of a beautiful mess, a collection of comedic personal essays, the first book to be published by the revolutionary Pubslush. Self-proclaimed as the literary lovechild of David Sedaris and Carrie Bradshaw, she has been heralded as an up and coming author. She currently lives in Spain amongst the goats in the Spanish countryside.

About Pubslush

Pubslush ( is a global publishing platform for authors to raise funds and gauge the audience for new book ideas, and for trendsetting readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. The platform, exclusively for books, is optimized to be a resource and network for authors to navigate the evolving publishing industry. Through a publishing arm, powered by readers, Pubslush acquires high potential books from the platform, and for every book sold, donates a children’s book to a child in need. Pubslush is entirely about giving: giving an opportunity to authors, giving the power to bring books to life to readers, and giving books to children without access to literature. A Beautiful Mess will be there premiere novel.

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