Last Night At Chateau Marmont – Lauren Weisberger

 

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Blurb: 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. Things are looking up when after years of playing Manhattan clubs and toiling as an A&R intern, Julian finally gets signed by Sony. At first the new-found 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 rumours 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.

Review: I really enjoyed this book. It just shows that fame and fortune can sometimes not be everything you thought it was. The main character is extremely likeable, and you almost feel sorry for her, when her life changes dramatically, and she is thrust into the limelight. Sometimes, it was frustrating when you wanted her to stand up for herself more, however I thoroughly enjoyed it, and cannot wait to read Lauren’s newest book – Revenge Wears Prada.

Blurb: 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. Things are looking up when after years of playing Manhattan clubs and toiling as an A&R intern, Julian finally gets signed by Sony. At first the new-found 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 rumours 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.

Review: I really enjoyed this book. It just shows that fame and fortune can sometimes not be everything you thought it was. The main character is extremely likeable, and you almost feel sorry for her, when her life changes dramatically, and she is thrust into the limelight. Sometimes, it was frustrating when you wanted her to stand up for herself more, however I thoroughly enjoyed it, and cannot wait to read Lauren’s newest book – Revenge Wears Prada.