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The Second Assistant: A Tale from the Bottom of the Hollywood Ladder

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No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you've never met — but you know who they're sleeping with.

A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. He's the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker — that is, when he's not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six-hundred-dollar highlights from Cameron's colorist or organizing the strippers for George's birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere.

But Lizzie is a survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something.

Review:

"Your perfect spring fling...the over-the-top humor makes this Hollywood satire more fun than stargazing at Spago." People

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"[A] high-spirited sprint." New York Times Book Review

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"Make sure it is at the top of your beach bag." Chicago Tribune

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"Elizabeth encounters all the things the reader knows she will: megalomaniacal, back-stabbing coworkers; drugs; plastic surgery; and obscene consumerism as well as barely disguised celebrities and other Hollywood folks, all of whom behave badly." Booklist

Synopsis:

A fast-paced, breezy read about life at the bottom of the Hollywood food chain

No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone youve never met—but you know who theyre sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. Hes the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker—that is, when hes not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six-hundred-dollar highlights from Camerons colorist or organizing the strippers for Georges birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a  survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something....

Synopsis:

No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you’ve never met—but you know who they’re sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. He’s the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker—that is, when he’s not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six-hundred-dollar highlights from Cameron’s colorist or organizing the strippers for George’s birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a  survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something....

On the web: http://www.thesecondassistant.com

About the Author

Clare Naylor is the author of three previous novels, including Love: A User's Guide and Catching Alice.

Mimi Hare was, at twenty-three, the youngest director of development for a Hollywood production company, where she worked on such feature films as Jerry Maguire and As Good As It Gets. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452286108
Author:
Naylor, Clare
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Hare, Mimi
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.02x5.40x.78 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Plume Books - English 9780452286108 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Your perfect spring fling...the over-the-top humor makes this Hollywood satire more fun than stargazing at Spago." People
"Review" by , "[A] high-spirited sprint."
"Review" by , "Make sure it is at the top of your beach bag."
"Review" by , "Elizabeth encounters all the things the reader knows she will: megalomaniacal, back-stabbing coworkers; drugs; plastic surgery; and obscene consumerism as well as barely disguised celebrities and other Hollywood folks, all of whom behave badly."
"Synopsis" by ,
A fast-paced, breezy read about life at the bottom of the Hollywood food chain

No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone youve never met—but you know who theyre sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. Hes the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker—that is, when hes not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six-hundred-dollar highlights from Camerons colorist or organizing the strippers for Georges birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a  survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something....

"Synopsis" by ,

No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you’ve never met—but you know who they’re sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. He’s the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker—that is, when he’s not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six-hundred-dollar highlights from Cameron’s colorist or organizing the strippers for George’s birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a  survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something....

On the web: http://www.thesecondassistant.com

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