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Kelly Oxford Book: 'Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar' Launched By Alberta Hollywood Writer

Some may think blogging and tweeting is a fun way to waste some time.

For Edmonton-born and former Calgary resident Kelly Oxford, it's been her ticket to being a Hollywood insider.

Oxford, who's sold two TV pilots to U.S. networks and has co-operated with A-listers such as Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore, launched "Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar" on Tuesday, a book of essays that highlights the wit that made her a star on Twitter.

It was her Twitter antics -- which are followed, among others, by Jimmy Kimmel, Rashida Jones, Diablo Cody and Seth Rogen -- that led the 35-year-old stay-at home mom of three to make the move from Calgary to Los Angeles recently, The Globe and Mail reports.

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"I was completely happy being the stay-at-home wife in Calgary and driving [husband] James to the C-Train station every morning and picking him up and picking up the kids and taking them to school and hanging out in Superstore … writing about something that I saw at Superstore that was ridiculous, posting a picture from the drive – that was my life," she told The Globe.

"I was totally fine with it. And then all of a sudden I get this opportunity and I get these agents calling me."

Oxford joined Twitter in 2009 and slowly started building a following by simply tweeting pedestrian thoughts of a stay-at-home mom through a unique mental filter made of equal parts wit and insight.

With 460,000 followers, Oxford has managed to build a following of Hollywood royalty, throwing Tinsel Town's doors wide open to her brand of humour.

Apart from pilots sold to NBC, her humorous take on the world has also led Oxford to sell a film script to Warner Bros., while being featured on magazine articles and TV shows.

In her bio on the "Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar" website, Oxford is described as, "A wunderkind producer of pirated stage productions for six-year-olds.. The girl who peed her pants in the gas station that one time.. not fat enough to be super snuggly."

Roger Ebert described Oxford as, "Bitingly funny. But everybody knows that."

"DETAILS: In your new memoir, Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar, you write about how badly you wanted to be famous as a teen. Have you had your "welcome to Hollywood" moment yet?

KELLY OXFORD: When I shop for events, I try to find the outfit of the girl I imagine Rihanna would hit on if she were picking up a girl that night. So I bought this dress and I went to a party at the Chateau Marmont—and Rihanna was there. I went over to her to ask if she liked my dress, and she spun me around and said, "Mmmhmm, girl, you have a nice ass." Then I blacked out.


For Oxford, who spoke with The Huffington Post when her book deal was first announced, writing Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar was a natural transition from what she's been doing for more than a decade.

"I think I made a decision early on that I'm just going to be totally honest, and if that means some people are turned off, then I guess they're turned off," she told HuffPost.

"People are so busy putting on a good face for everyone, it feels good to just accept that some of my thoughts aren't palatable. I wrote with a pseudonym for so long, this feels so much better."

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