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

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

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by Clare Naylor, Mimi Hare
     
 

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The further fortunes of everyone's favorite assistant as she struggles to keep her footing on Hollywood's slippery slope

In The Second Assistant, readers fell in love with smart, witty East Coast girl Elizabeth Miller. Now that Lizzie has been promoted, can she still keep her pumps firmly on the ground in the city of stars? With a viperish

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The further fortunes of everyone's favorite assistant as she struggles to keep her footing on Hollywood's slippery slope

In The Second Assistant, readers fell in love with smart, witty East Coast girl Elizabeth Miller. Now that Lizzie has been promoted, can she still keep her pumps firmly on the ground in the city of stars? With a viperish subordinate after her job, the world's hottest teen starlet to keep out of trouble and a boyfriend on location with a beautiful actress, she certainly has her hands full.

The satire is sharper than ever as Naylor and Hare take another wry and hilarious look at the wheeling, dealing, schmoozing, and snubbing that make Hollywood the cutthroat capital of the world. The First Assistant is a lesson in how to survive in a town where tonight's Oscar frock is tomorrow's laughing stock.

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.
From the Publisher
[A] wicked romp. (Us Weekly)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101213438
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
246,385
File size:
951 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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 years old, the 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.

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The First Assistant: A Continuing Tale from Behind the Hollywood Curtain 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
sweetnessKD More than 1 year ago
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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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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harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!