Friday, April 13, 2012

Hollywood is like High School with Money.

Happy Friday the 13th blog world. I hope you all are equally unafraid of such things but I did note as I was typing the date in for scheduling what date this Friday fell on.

I took a quick break from deeper, darker readings to demolish this Zoey Dean book in literally 48 hours during one of the busiest weeks of my 2012. I was in prep mode for a weekend out of town (my Scottburg trip) AND early prep for my trip the following weekend (Raleigh) because I would only have 3 days at home in between Whew. But despite work, laundry, packing, cleaning, and celebrating friends birthdays I still managed to fly through the 278 pages of thiI've got to be honest, I loved it. It was the Hollywood assistant version of a Nanny Diaries and Devil Wears Prada lovechild. Witty, hilarious, and maybe a little below the belt of the entertainment industry. I ate it up. As if it all that wasn't enough, it even had a hint of Mean Girls thrown in. As Taylor Hennings has to get her mean girl on to get ahead I found myself thinking 'you're a mean girl, Katy Heron' more than a couple times.

Light, airy, deep-as-a-kiddie pool and completely entertaining I'd say this is a perfect sun bathing read. It was just what I needed to break up my last few reads and a great number 25 to add to the list. I admit, I'm a little tempted to grab another Zoey Dean book soon.

In case I haven't done it justice here's the Amazon take on Hollywood/High School:

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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Café Moka said...

I love this kind of book!
Hope I can find the French version of it!

Kendra said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I envy you for reading 25 books. Its crazy! You go girl!

Amber said...

I am sooo glad you sent this to me. I can't wait to read it :)

Heather said...

I'm adding this to my list!!