Last Night at Chateau Marmont

Last Night at Chateau Marmont

by Lauren Weisberger
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Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

Brooke loved reading the dishy celebrity gossip rag Last Night. That is, until her marriage became a weekly headline.

Brooke was drawn to the soulful, enigmatic Julian Alter the very first time she heard him perform “Hallelujah” at a dark East Village dive bar.

Now five years married, Brooke balances two jobs—as a nutritionist at NYU Hospital and as a consultant to an Upper East Side girls’ school, where privilege gone wrong and disordered eating run rampant—in order to help support her husband’s dream of making it in the music world.

Things are looking up when after years of playing Manhattan clubs and toiling as an A&R intern, Julian finally gets signed by Sony. Although no one’s promising that the album will ever hit the airwaves, Julian is still dedicated to logging in long hours at the recording studio. All that changes after Julian is asked to perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno—and is catapulted to stardom, literally overnight. Amazing opportunities begin popping up almost daily—a new designer wardrobe, a tour with Maroon 5, even a Grammy performance.

At first the newfound fame is fun—who wouldn’t want to stay at the Chateau Marmont or visit the set of one of television’s hottest shows? Yet it seems that Brooke’s sweet husband—the man who can’t handle hot showers and wears socks to bed—is increasingly absent, even on those rare nights they’re home together. When rumors about Brooke and Julian swirl in the tabloid magazines, she begins to question the truth of her marriage and is forced to finally come to terms with what she thinks she wants—and what she actually needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439146941
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 100,060
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. It was announced in 2017 that musician Elton John and Paul Rudnick will adapt The Devil Wears Prada for the stage. Weisberger’s four other novels, Everyone Worth Knowing, Chasing Harry Winston, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, and Revenge Wears Prada, were all top-ten New York Times bestsellers. Her books have sold more than thirteen million copies worldwide. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. Visit to learn more.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

March 28, 1977

Place of Birth:

Scranton, Pennsylvania


B.A. in English, Cornell University, 1999

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Last Night at Chateau Marmont 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 319 reviews.
IsabellaRenae More than 1 year ago
After five years of marriage Brook and Julian's lives are catapulted into the spotlight of fame. Julian, a musician, catches his break and is quickly made into one of the most famous rock stars. Brooke, after working two jobs to help get Julian to this point, is in awe and amazement and couldn't be more proud of her husband. Then the publicity hits, the constant travel starts and Brooke is left in the background and alone. Fighting to keep her job and her marriage while remaining supportive, Last Night at Chateau Marmont tells the tale of Brooke and Julian Alters' lives before and after fame. When the breaking point hits, and Julian is caught seducing another woman, Brooke is left to decipher the truth from the lies to see if she has a marriage anymore. The story is one that a reader will not soon forget. Last Night at Chateau Marmont was simply amazing. I absolutely loved this novel. Lauren does a fantastic job enabling the reader to get to know the Alters individually and as a couple before the fame. This magnifies the readers' emotions and involvement throughout novel. The reader is able to feel both Brooke and Julian's personal struggles as well as understand the strain on their marriage. All of this leads up to an amazing ending. I couldn't have been any happier with this novel. It has every emotion. I laughed, I cried, I was hooked and involved in every aspect. The author clearly shows she did her homework with this novel. She skillfully wove Brooke and Julian's story into recent events of the decade, making the story feel it was almost true. The novel gives the reader the skinny on stardom. It tells the good, the bad and the ugly. It is a must read that will provide comical relief as well as a suspenseful urge to keep reading. Once you pick it up you won't want to put it down. Last Night at Chateau Marmont, which could not have a better title, gives light on the question "What would it be like if your husband became a star overnight?" *Reviewed for
RaeRS More than 1 year ago
I am truly baffled as to why anyone would care about the main female character Brooke. While the author initially portrays her as a dedicated, selfless and devoted wife in short order she is anything but. Instead you get a whiny, low self esteem, narcissist, and she suffers from a martyr complex. She is relatively content with her life as she works two jobs to support her musician husband even though she wants nothing more than a family which is on hold until they are both more settled in their careers. When he starts achieving success she has issues. Everything and everyone else seems more important to her than her marriage. GIVE ME A BREAK! After his schedule starts straining the marriage he asks her to give up one of her jobs which would allow her to travel with him. Her perception: he's self absorbed and selfish. My perception: she's delusional. Eventually she loses both jobs (again his fault) yet she can't wait to get another job because she's so good and dedicated. Her priorities are obviously marriage last. At no time does she fight for their marriage. She waits for him to make a move because after all it all about her. She waits for him to come up with a compromise/solution. Only then does she admit she should have given up one of her jobs. My question to Julian: WHY DO YOU WANT HER? The writer is great at putting you inside the head of the main character I just didn't like what I saw. In light of the times we live in this was a wasted opportunity to show a spouse how to deal with the other's fame.
BLUEEYEBE More than 1 year ago
Brooke and Julian are a Manhattan couple who have been married five years. She is a nutritionist working two jobs to support the dreams of her talented, musician husband. When Sony comes to him with a recording contract and his career begins to take off the stress and strain on the relationship quickly take their toll. ENJOYED!
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Ever wish that you could actually have everything you've dreamed of, that all you've worked and hoped for would really come true? That happened to Brooke and Julian Alter. All their dreams came true and more. It was the more that was the problem. With LAST NIGHT AT CHATEAU MARMONT Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada) has created another tale about the world of celebs and a young woman who wants to be part of it, but when that happens decides it's not such a good idea after all. In this case it's not just one young woman but a young husband and wife, Julian, an aspiring singer/songwriter, and Brooke, a nutritionist who some day hopes to have her own practice. Meanwhile she's working two jobs (a nutritionist at a NYU hospital and a counselor at an Upper East Side girls school) to support them because she knows, just absolutely knows that he's brilliant and soon that brilliance will be recognized, Well, at last it is after Julian gets his big break - performing on the Jay Leno show. Before long his music is nearing the top of the Grammy charts, he's signed by Sony, and asked to tour with Maroon 5. Yes, this is thrilling, exciting to the max, but it soon puts a strain on their relationship when Brooke isn't able to keep her jobs in check and be with Julian when he performs. In addition, her once laid back husband is now sporting a designer wardrobe, his picture appears regularly in the gossipy Last Night, and he's managed by a conniving agent,Leo, who thinks any publicity is good publicity. Speaking of publicity, when Brooke sees Julian and a strange girl wrapped around each other at the Chateau Marmont in photos spread all over Last Night she cannot believe her eyes. But, there for the world to see is a shot of the girl leaving Julian's room at six in the a.m. What has happened to their once loving, trusting relationship, and what really happened LAST NIGHT AT CHATEAU MARMONT? When Weisberger creates characters she does it with a flare for satire and comedy, such as a plastic surgeon father-in-law who had offered to redo Brooke's breasts at cost when she and Julian became engaged, and a hot young rock star who give Brooke sage advice after the photos surface: "Start spending that money immediately.......don't cut off your nose to spite your face." Dispense with credibility, smile, and enjoy. - Gail Cooke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Missing the depth The Devil Wears Prada had. Characters not nearly engaging or wickedly funny enough.
thecollector0 More than 1 year ago
I am a voracious reader who enjoys chicklit novels and Lauren Weisberger is a fantastic writer. i enjoyed reading this one.
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
I have seen the movie version of The Devil Wears Prada several times, but not until Last Night at Chateau Marmont, had I actually read a book by Lauren Weisberger. Luckily, Last Night at Chateau Marmont seems to have been the perfect place to start, as it the pure example of the ultimate guilty pleasure read. Filled with romance, drama, and even some heart at its core, there was not a moment where I could not be found eagerly flipping the pages, dying to know what would occur next. For Brooke and her husband Julian, fame was only something they could dream or read about. Because while Julian has the voice of a god, his musician dreams seem to be going nowhere quickly, this is why Brooke has been supporting him for the past few years. Working two jobs, whilst Julian works on his latest album, Brooke does not complain much, because if anyone is her husband's biggest supporter it would be her. Surprisingly enough Julian's latest song sky rockets. Suddenly Julian is everyone. on TV, at the Grammys. However, at the same time Julian and Brooke's personal life is splashed on every tabloid as well, and while Julian tells Brooke nothing will change, everything quickly comes to a halt when her husband is caught up in one big scandal, a scandal that could mean the end of their marriage as they know it. Will they be able to pull through it, or will they become yet another Hollywood cliché? Rich yet broken and alone? Only time and more pages call tell in this scandalous, name-dropping read that will have nearly any reader wondering about (and possibly rooting for) Brooke and Julian every step of the way. Throughout Last Night at Chateau Marmont, I was constantly torn between liking and disliking Brooke for a variety of reasons, because while I loved Brooke's dedication to her husband, friends, family and jobs, at the same time, I couldn't always understand why she complained and bickered instead of voicing her concerns about Julian and their new lifestyle together. However, by the end of the book, I do have to say I enjoyed following her story, because she was a sweet girl deep down, who learned many lessons throughout. My favorite character in the whole thing would have to Nola, however, because even though Nola was a secondary character, she nearly always managed to steal the show with her personality and ways. My favorite part of the novel, though, was the premise and more importantly the execution of the said ideas. It isn't often you get to see what happens to a couple once one of them hits star status, and because of that and the compelling way in which Lauren told the story, I ate it all up. It was fun seeing all the twists and turns that occurred in Julian and Brooke's relationship and lives, and I especially loved how with that, Lauren brought more heart and questions to the story. I also enjoyed the secondary focus on Brooke's career as a nutritionist at a school, because it always brought more development to her character. Weisberger's writing was also easy to get lost in as well, because while Last Night at Chateau Marmont isn't the best or most well written book out there, Lauren still certainly knows how to keep a reader entertained for an hour or two. Sweet, fast paced, and romantic, Last Night at Chateau Marmont is a perfect beach read, and even better, it is now in available paperback! Grade: B
FrancescaFB More than 1 year ago
LAST NIGHT AT CHATEAU MARMONT was very predictable and the ending was not surprising at all. The main female character, Brooke, felt distant and I could not relate to her or her life at all. I was void of any compassion or any empathy for her situation, nor her circumstances. After THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, I expected more. Very Fluff!!
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