I wish so badly to go back in time and forget this book so that I could experience reading it again for the first time. This is a heartbreaking and compelling story about the life of fictional megastar, Evelyn Hugo, and we follow her through decades of her life as the story explores themes of power, sexuality, and loss that tie in with her identity as a bisexual woman of color. It's wonderful and sad, so if you like a good cry, I can't recommend this enough. Recommended By Brianna B., Powells.com
This is one of those books that make you cry, laugh, scream, gasp, and when it's over... you wish you could forget it just to read it for the first time again. Evelyn Hugo is an actress who is finally ready to tell her story of fame in the '50s-'80s, exploring her struggle with celebrity status, societal pressures, and her identity as a biracial, bisexual woman. Being adapted for TV by Freeform and the producer of The L Word. Recommended By Alice G., Powells.com
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read." --Bustle
From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six--an entrancing and "wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet" (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.
"Heartbreaking, yet beautiful" (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is "Tinseltown drama at its finest" (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means--and what it costs--to face the truth.