True Hollywood Lies

True Hollywood Lies

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by Josie Brown
     
 
Here are the three most common lies women hear in Hollywood:

"You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen."
"I'd like to put you in my next movie."
"I think I'm falling in love with you."

If anyone has heard it all, it's Hannah. As the daughter of celebrated actor Leo Fairchild, she can easily recite the bald-faced lies you'll hear out of the mouth

Overview

Here are the three most common lies women hear in Hollywood:

"You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen."
"I'd like to put you in my next movie."
"I think I'm falling in love with you."

If anyone has heard it all, it's Hannah. As the daughter of celebrated actor Leo Fairchild, she can easily recite the bald-faced lies you'll hear out of the mouth of almost any A-list leading man.

When Leo has a fatal heart attack while making love to a nineteen-year-old starlet, Hannah's world goes out of orbit. Not only has Leo's conniving fourth wife frozen her trust fund, but the grieving widow has also been having an affair with Hannah's indie producer boyfriend!

Faced with a credit card bill that rivals the national debt, Hannah is forced to put her one passion -- astronomy -- on hold while she takes the job of personal assistant to international hottie Louis Trollope.

Louis is just as egotistical -- and yes, irresistible -- as her father had been. Which is why she's determined to keep him -- and his super-model girlfriend, bad boy entourage, and over-sexed agent -- at arm's length. Besides, she's falling in love with his best friend, screenwriter Mick Bradshaw. But Louis loves a challenge. And he's decided that convincing Hannah that he loves her is the role of a lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Despite promises to distinguish between "the Hollywood you know" and the Hollywood her leading lady knows, Brown's debut novel confirms just what you suspect about celebrity and unfolds with all the inevitability of a romantic comedy. Hannah Fairchild is the levelheaded daughter of Hollywood glitterati, more interested, we're told, in astronomy than any other kind of stargazing. But her hobby mostly serves as an abundant source of puns, as she's reduced to working as a personal assistant to British heartthrob Louis Trollope when her famous father dies and her stepmother freezes her trust fund. The wildly egotistical star keeps Hannah on her toes ordering Zone-kosher foods and arranging his trysts. Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomaniac: an offhand remark from Hannah, "Don't go believing your own press clippings," sends her boss into a panic. "Why? What have you read? What have you heard?" A love triangle between Hannah, her boss and his best friend Mick Bradshaw gives the book the tension that drives this well-paced, entertaining story forward. Unfortunately, Hannah is inconsistent as a character and a narrator, wavering between savvy and na vet , between embracing the spotlight and hiding behind the scenes. Agent, Al Zuckerman. (Oct.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Jackie Collins
Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK!cover story . . . truly entertaining reading.
Lisa Rinna
Josie Brown captures the highs and lows of love, lust and marriage, with heart-wrenching pathos. I'm recommending it to all my friends as the perfect beach read!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060815875
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2005
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Josie's novels are True Hollywood Lies, Impossibly Tongue-Tied, and Secret LIves of Husbands and Wives. She is also the author of two non-fiction books: Last Night I Dreamt of Cosmopolitans: A Modern's Girl's Dream Dictionary; and she is co-author, with her husband, Martin, of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Finding Mr. Right. She lives with Martin and their two children in Northern California.

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True Hollywood Lies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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What a fun read! This book is addicting. I especially enjoyed the many digs at the Hollywood 'elite.' Before I started getting work in commercials, I had stints as a personal assistant to the stars, and it reads true--all the more reason I loved the line in the book 'there are no happy endings in Hollywood...'
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Hollywood, Hanna Fairchild was born with a golden spoon as the daughter of a famous and wealthy actor. Her passion is the alignment of the stars as she follows astrology while ignoring the Hollywood stars. When her dad suddenly dies in the bed of his teenage mistress, his fourth wife freezes Hannah¿s trust fund by gaining control of his entire estate through chicanery. Hannah is left with nothing. Not one to whine, Hannah obtains a job as personnel assistant to British hunk Louis Trollope, a throwback egomaniac from the glamour days of Hollywood. He demands anything and everything including her scheduling his rendezvous and informing him on media happenings that focus on him. At the same time as she works the lies of and to the press, Hannah, Louis and his best friend Mick Bradshaw forge an odd relational romantic triangle with someone bound to be hurt especially when the tabloids get wind of it. --- TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES is an amusing chick lit tale starring a likable protagonist who seems confused by what she wants in life. At times Hannah seeks her fifteen minutes of fame and more while at other moments she shies away from the glare of Hollywood, preferring to work out of the media¿s view. The ease in which her latest ¿stepmom¿ gains control of the estate seems off kilter for an intelligent person like Hannah, but the audience will not care once she begins working for megalomaniac Louis in this fun tale. --- Harriet Klausner