The First Assistant: A Continuing Tale from Behind the Hollywood Curtain

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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 ...
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Overview

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.

RunTime: 11 hrs, 1 CD. * Mp3 CD Format *. 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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Editorial Reviews

Malcolm Jones
This story of a power agent's lowly second assistant has a lot of heart to go along with its smarts.
Newsweek
Chicago Tribune
Make sure it is at the very top of your beach bag.
People
Your perfect spring fling ... more fun than stargazing at Spago.
New York Times Book Review
A high-spirited sprint.
Us Weekly
[A] wicked romp.
Library Journal
Second Assistant Lizzie gets promoted. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452288362
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/24/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 474,304
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


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.

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

In addition to narrating audiobooks, Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and southern California, and she has developed character voices for animation projects and done voice-over work for commercials.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    This book was not as good as the first one. There were some good

    This book was not as good as the first one. There were some good parts in this book but overall I was disappointed especially with the ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2009

    The first one was better.

    I was really expecting a nice, sharply defined book on tape like the first book (2nd assistant). WELL, this volume was a let down. I felt that this book was not as developed as the first, leaving lots of loose wandering ends, that don't really have a story to it. Very sad.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fans will enjoy this amusing chick lit

    A the Agency, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Miller feels euphoric over her promotion from Second Assistant to First Assistant at The Agency although she does not have to work. Her fiancé is wealthy movie superstar Luke Lloyd, who would gladly let Lizzie spend his money. However, she feels she must make it on her own even though that means at times living below the poverty line.---------------------- Currently Luke is on location in the Czech Republic filming a movie with his ex-girlfriend Emanuelle Saix as his costar. Amber Bingham Fox, the person who replaced Lizzie as Second Assistant when she was promoted, is a nasty SOB who plans to do anything to replace the FIRST ASSISTANT ASAP. Finally, Scott Wagner, her boss at the Agency, sends Lizzie to Thailand for three months to work with star teen Emerald Everhart, who has allowed fame to get into her head and turned her into a party hardy child. Worse for her, Luke¿s housekeeper found her sleeping with a man. Work for Lizzie as THE FIRST ASSISTANT gets just as crazy as when she was THE SECOND ASSISTANT only this time her personal life has fizzled out while the adventures keep on coming.---------------------- - This is a fun look ¿behind the Hollywood curtain¿ at those who hope to one day walk on a red rug instead of rolling it out for others. Lizzie is at her frazzled best struggling with work and the collapse of her personal life. Although there is little that has not been used before in books including THE SECOND ASSISTANT, fans will enjoy this amusing chick lit continues to go Hollywood (and Thailand).--------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2006

    so very good

    it picks up right where the first book left off, and it continues to be interesting, without a dull moment. and in this book you will just continue to love lizzie and luke, god i love luke, he is like the perfect man, and there is scott and lara, this book needs to be on your most read list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2006

    Fun Book,

    The cut-throat business isn't just in Hollywood. Most writer's that I know are just as bad...jealous, insecure and...you get the picture, right? Anyway, this book is a fun book and the writer hit it right on the head! Good Job!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2006

    Great Summer Read

    This is a great summer beach read. It's fun to get lost in the 'fake' world of Hollywood celebs and agents. I hope that there is another book in the series called 'The Junior Agent'. It may not be a classic but it's worth the time to drift away from your everyday office job to a place with more fun!

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