Hollywood is like High School with Money

Hollywood is like High School with Money

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by Zoey Dean
     
 

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Twenty-four-year old Taylor Henning has just landed her dream job as an assistant at a major movie studio. But when her catty coworkers trick her into almost getting fired, she realizes that the old saying "Hollywood is like school with money" just may be true. The thing is, Taylor wasn't exactly a social butterfly in high school-how is she supposed to do any

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Twenty-four-year old Taylor Henning has just landed her dream job as an assistant at a major movie studio. But when her catty coworkers trick her into almost getting fired, she realizes that the old saying "Hollywood is like school with money" just may be true. The thing is, Taylor wasn't exactly a social butterfly in high school-how is she supposed to do any better the second time around?

That's when she meets her boss's popular sixteen-year-old daughter Quinn, and has an epiphany: maybe this teenager can teach her how to use her queen bee tactics to succeed in the Hollywood popularity contest. Quinn comes up with a plan to teach Taylor one lesson a week-everything from "Fake it 'til you make it" to "It's *never* your fault"—and soon Taylor finds herself winning the war against rival assistant Kylie. Until, that is, she's directed to steal Kylie's boyfriend, and something happens that's not in the game plan: Taylor falls for the guy. Now she must do the impossible— harness her inner mean girl while staying true to herself.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Daily News
"Great fun."
Philadelphia Examiner
"The New York Times bestselling author of The A-List series entertains with the tale of a 24-year-old second assistant (yes, an assistant to an assistant) in the movie industry who learns how to fake it 'til she makes it in Hollywood...all under the tutelage of the 16-year-old daughter of her boss. Definite guilty pleasure with plenty of US Weekly-esque references to celebrity culture and designer name dropping."
Booklist
"A fun and frothy summer read for anyone with an interest in the behind-the-scenes workings of Hollywood."
Romantic Times Book Reviews
"Dean knows her way around plotting and a good literary scandal (or two). Paralying that ability into the chick lit genre, she succeeds in telling a Mean Girls story. . . a lot of fun."
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"Great fun."—New York Daily News"

The New York Times bestselling author of The A-List series entertains with the tale of a 24-year-old second assistant (yes, an assistant to an assistant) in the movie industry who learns how to fake it 'til she makes it in Hollywood...all under the tutelage of the 16-year-old daughter of her boss. Definite guilty pleasure with plenty of US Weekly-esque references to celebrity culture and designer name dropping."—Philadelphia Examiner"

A fun and frothy summer read for anyone with an interest in the behind-the-scenes workings of Hollywood."—Booklist"

Dean knows her way around plotting and a good literary scandal (or two). Paralying that ability into the chick lit genre, she succeeds in telling a Mean Girls story. . . a lot of fun."—Romantic Times Book Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Dean delivers another pop artifact in her latest riff on the Gossip Girl generation, this time dressing up the goings-on with a very Devil Wears Prada vibe. Landing a job as second assistant to Iris Whitaker, a Metronome Studios hotshot, sounds like a dream come true for Ohio native Taylor Henning, who naturally wants to make it big in Hollywood. But this fish out of water needs to learn quickly how to swim with the sharks, as Iris's first assistant, Kylie Arthur, would prefer she drowns. Thankfully, a fairy godmother appears in the fierce form of Quinn, Iris's 16-year-old daughter, who suggests Taylor follow her surefire high school rules: fake it till you make it; speak up in class; make one cool friend; and realize lunch is a battleground. But there are unforeseen consequences for Taylor, who remembers some age-old advice just in time. It's a slick little novel: catty, glitzy and just mean enough. (July)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446697194
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,468,869
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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