Books by Hollis Gillespie


Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie

“April [Mae Manning] is a fantastic narrator: smart, funny, angry, and gifted in sarcasm . . . A fun read that combines believable characters and an outrageous situation and manages to make it all work.” — Booklist

“A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking. Former flight attendant Gillespie’s insider knowledge infuses April’s account with confident authority. Her impeccable comic timing … will leave readers … in stitches. A high-sky winner all the way from coast to coast.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Meet April … one of my FAVORITE young adult main characters to date. Simply unforgettable, and the laughable-but-believable way the climax of this story takes place will keep you on the edge of your seat … .Pick this up for a great read.” — YA Books Central“I did laugh out loud. Several times. I also chuckled, and may even have chortled a bit. Hollis Gillespie [has] a snarky, dry wit that I found really amusing. Comedy is hard, but Gillespie managed comedy on top of a story that . . . worked in so many ways. I thought I’d find the book a decent way to pass a few hours, and instead I found myself rapt.” —

Bleachy-Haired Honky Bitch by Hollis Gillespie

“Riotous . . . rib-crackingly funny tales.” — Vanity Fair“Raucous.” — Entertainment Weekly

“Zesty . . . sometimes tender, but mostly just wry and a bit wild, Gillespie’s writing is like the best radio commentary, leaving fans hungry for more.” — Publishers Weekly

“Irreverent and earthy.” — Booklist

“Funny and moving. Completely compelling.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Confessions of a Recovering Slut and Other Love Stories by Hollis Gillespie


“A very trippy trip through Gillespie’s head, rendered in glittery, jangly, spectacularly vulgar prose.”
Atlanta Journal Constitution“Candid. Wise. Funny.” — Marie Claire

“A bleakly comic masterpiece.” — Dallas Morning News

“Riotous, raunchy and surprisingly touching.” — Miami Herald

“A Second Helping of self-consciously quirky, bite-sized anecdotes . . . Fans of the Atlanta writer’s potty-mouthed humor and frank observations will find plenty of both here.” — Washington Post

“If you judge a book by its title, you might think Gillespie’s latest collection of autobiographical essays features torrid tales of bed-hopping and boozing. You’d be half-right…” — New York Post (4 star review)

Trailer Trashed; My Dubious Efforts toward Upward Mobility by Hollis Gillespie


“Interesting sketches focus on the personal. Readers…will find a lot to enjoy.” — Publishers Weekly“Can a book be bust-out hilarious and also break your heart? Hollis Gillespie’s roller coaster memoir, Trailer Trashed, does just that. In it, she manages to remember not only herself, but each of us, as well.” — Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and The Midnight Twins

“If you enjoy your humor twisted like a molly bolt, Gillespie is your gal. One of the few writers who require stretching warm-ups to avoid pulling something in a laughing seizure.” — Tim Dorsey, author of Atomic Lobster

“If Hollis Gillespie was a character in one of my books, I’m sure she’d be the feisty, headstrong best friend who says something really, really funny before getting whacked in the head with a machete.”
— Karin Slaughter, author of Fractured