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< P> The compulsively readable and sinfully gossipy tale of five Hollywood personal assistants who band together to turn the tables on their celebrity employers & ndash; written by a former personal assistant to a star. < /P> < P> In this wicked, laugh& ndash; out& ndash; loud debut novel, five miserable souls struggle to make their mark on Hollywood, the city of the soulless. < /P> < P> Rachel, a starry& ndash; eyed and clueless Texas transplant accepts a position as assistant to an aging television diva. Michaela has spent years on the casting couch, and the last pilot she almost got, a decade ago, went to that little nobody, Lisa Kudrow. Jeb has been fired from more assistant jobs than he cares to count, and he currently teeters on the edge of insanity under one of the sleaziest agents in Hollywood. Griffin assists a crass A& ndash; list manager who has a tanning bed in his office. Kecia, a no& ndash; nonsense Pisces pining for love and Krispy Kremes, works for a hot teen heartthrob who is always looking for the next good party & ndash; until his ex& ndash; con brother shows up at the front door.< /P> < P> Once a week, the assistants meet to commiserate. When the system spits them out, they must learn to succeed through sheer determination, hard& ndash; won industry savvy, and luck.< /P>

Synopsis:

The compulsively readable and sinfully gossipy tale of five Hollywood personal assistants who band together to turn the tables on their celebrity employers&#8212;written by a former personal assistant to a star.

In this wicked, laugh-out-loud debut novel, five miserable souls struggle to make their mark on Hollywood, the city of the soulless.

Rachel, a starry-eyed and clueless Texas transplant accepts a position as assistant to an aging television diva. Michaela has spent years on the casting couch, and the last pilot she almost got, a decade ago, went to that little nobody, Lisa Kudrow. Jeb has been fired from more assistant jobs than he cares to count, and he currently teeters on the edge of insanity under one of the sleaziest agents in Hollywood. Griffin assists a crass A-list manager who has a tanning bed in his office. Kecia, a no-nonsense Pisces pining for love and Krispy Kremes, works for a hot teen heartthrob who is always looking for the next good party&#8212;until his ex-con brother shows up at the front door.

Once a week, the assistants meet to commiserate. When the system spits them out, they must learn to succeed through sheer determination, hard-won industry savvy, and luck.

Synopsis:

In this wicked, laugh-out-loud debut novel, five miserable souls struggle to make their mark on Hollywood, the city of the soulless. Rachel Burt, starry-eyed and clueless, has left behind tiny Sugarland, Texas, and her position as Starbucks employee of the month, to pursue her dreams of becoming a screenwriter. The madness begins when she eagerly accepts a position as assistant to Victoria Rush, an aging television diva with a little pill-popping problem that two tours of duty at Betty Ford couldn't remedy. Rachel learns the ropes from Michaela Marsh, a never-say-die, plastic-surgery perfect midget Tai-Bo Barbie. Michaela has spent years (and years and years: she is — gasp — over thirty!) trying to break into Hollywood, which has given her a healthy respect for the casting couch; but even sleeping with her slimy agent hasn't landed her a meaty role, and the last pilot she almost got, some ten years ago, went to that little nobody, Lisa Kudrow.

About the Author

Robin Lynn Williams managed to survive twelve months as a personal assistant to several Hollywood luminaries. When not in therapy or suffering reoccurring nightmares, she enjoys not having a pager, cell phone, or Blackberry attached to her. She is an English/Creative Writing graduate from UCLA and her work has appeared in Biography and the New York Times Syndicate. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060723873
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Williams, Robin Lynn
Author:
by Robin Lynn Williams
Author:
Parkins, David
Author:
Smith, Linda
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 13.76 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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"Synopsis" by , The compulsively readable and sinfully gossipy tale of five Hollywood personal assistants who band together to turn the tables on their celebrity employers&#8212;written by a former personal assistant to a star.

In this wicked, laugh-out-loud debut novel, five miserable souls struggle to make their mark on Hollywood, the city of the soulless.

Rachel, a starry-eyed and clueless Texas transplant accepts a position as assistant to an aging television diva. Michaela has spent years on the casting couch, and the last pilot she almost got, a decade ago, went to that little nobody, Lisa Kudrow. Jeb has been fired from more assistant jobs than he cares to count, and he currently teeters on the edge of insanity under one of the sleaziest agents in Hollywood. Griffin assists a crass A-list manager who has a tanning bed in his office. Kecia, a no-nonsense Pisces pining for love and Krispy Kremes, works for a hot teen heartthrob who is always looking for the next good party&#8212;until his ex-con brother shows up at the front door.

Once a week, the assistants meet to commiserate. When the system spits them out, they must learn to succeed through sheer determination, hard-won industry savvy, and luck.

"Synopsis" by , In this wicked, laugh-out-loud debut novel, five miserable souls struggle to make their mark on Hollywood, the city of the soulless. Rachel Burt, starry-eyed and clueless, has left behind tiny Sugarland, Texas, and her position as Starbucks employee of the month, to pursue her dreams of becoming a screenwriter. The madness begins when she eagerly accepts a position as assistant to Victoria Rush, an aging television diva with a little pill-popping problem that two tours of duty at Betty Ford couldn't remedy. Rachel learns the ropes from Michaela Marsh, a never-say-die, plastic-surgery perfect midget Tai-Bo Barbie. Michaela has spent years (and years and years: she is — gasp — over thirty!) trying to break into Hollywood, which has given her a healthy respect for the casting couch; but even sleeping with her slimy agent hasn't landed her a meaty role, and the last pilot she almost got, some ten years ago, went to that little nobody, Lisa Kudrow.
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