While the novel falls in the fiction category, it largely mirrors Conrad's own life -- as it follows a 19-year-old girl who moves to Hollywood and finds herself starring in her own reality show.
"Lauren, who became an icon in that reality show world, came to us with a structure of how to tell the story in an interesting fashion that was separate and apart from the book," Bowen told Variety.
"We loved her take. Her book is an honest portrayal of what it must be like to set out to be normal, then sign on to become famous and eventually realize, wow, this isn't at all what I'd planned for myself."
HarperCollins Publishers acquired the rights to a three-book young adult fiction series written by Conrad last September -- and "L.A. Candy" represents the first book of the deal.
"L.A. Candy" was released in June and subsequently toppedThe New York Times Best Seller list in July. It has since spent a total of 14 weeks on the list.
Bowen told Variety that they will tap a screenwriter before shopping the film to a studio and added that Conrad will be involved with shaping the script.
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