10 Steamy Books That Would Make Excellent Television Soap Operas
No. 9: PX Me (How I Became a Published Author, Got Micro-Famous, and Married a Millionaire) by Abbe Diaz
Not all soapy TV shows adapted from literature have to derive from fictional works. The writings of former "Maître d’ to the Stars" Abbe Diaz have done for the elite restaurant game what Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City did for Manolo Blahnik.
After Diaz published PX This, her inaugural diary of life working in New York City's poshest restaurants, she was almost run out of town for serving up delightfully dishy treats about many of her A-list clientele, including Gwyneth Paltrow! The follow-up PX Me series tells how Diaz became "micro-famous" following the first book's successful debut, leading to a fairy tale life married to someone who can afford to get her a seat at any table of her choosing.
PX Me would be the perfect cable dramedy, in the vein of SATC or Netflix's Orange is the New Black, itself based on a non-fiction memoir. Thirteen episodes a season of food and gossip? Sign me up!
Wishful Casting: America Ferrera as Abbe.
For more of Diaz's dishy diaries, click here!