In The Second Assistant, readers across the country found a heroine they loved to love in Lizzie Miller, the smart and witty East Coast girl clinging for dear life to the bottom rung of the Hollywood ladder. But no more coffee runs and sorting thumbtacks by color for Lizzie; she's been promoted. As first assistant to Scott Wagner, now president of The Agency and one of Hollywood's premiere movers and shakers, she's making decisions and learning the ins and outs of the business. But unlike the other airhead assistants, she's not being wooed by the glamour and mystique of Lala Land. At least, that's what she tells herself. But with a fabulous boyfriend and visions of Harry Winston diamonds and a black AmEx dancing in her head, it is getting harder for Lizzie to keep her pumps firmly on the ground.
In The First Assistant, Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare have again joined forces to take a wry and hilarious look at the wheeling, dealing, schmoozing, and snubbing that make Hollywood the cutthroat capital of the world. Readers are hungry for more-and The First Assistant is just the romp into the red-carpet world that they crave.
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
by H. Rider Haggard
by H.G. Wells
by Anna Katharine Green
by June Casagrande
by Penelope Trunk
by Janine Latus
by Min Jin Lee
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
by Scott Frost
"Lizzie Miller, a sort of Bridget Jones in Hollywood, is first assistant to the head of a major talent agency. She also has a famous director boyfriend, a second assistant who behaves like a tarantula, and a pal who cheated her out of producer credit on a movie she helped him set up. He gives the credit back, though, when an early screening goes badly and he wants to share the blame. There is something oddly low-energy about Shelly Frasier's reading, though she is thoroughly adept and the story itself is a fairy tale comic romp. Frasier's Lizzie is a loveable goofball, and even her libertine but loyal teen screen diva, Emerald, charms. It's all daft, but a lot of fun. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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