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The Second Assistant: A Tale from the Bottom of the Hollywood Ladder | [Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor]

The Second Assistant: A Tale from the Bottom of the Hollywood Ladder

No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you've never met, but you know who they're sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner.
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No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you've never met, but you know who they're sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. He's the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker, that is, when he's not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients.

And while getting $600 highlights from Cameron's colorist or organizing the strippers for George's birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something.

©2004 Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare; (P)2004 Penguin Audio. All rights reserved. Penguin Audio is a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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"A fast, fun, trashy read." (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] high-spirited sprint." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Kitti oakland park, FL, USA 06-29-09
    Kitti oakland park, FL, USA 06-29-09
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    "LOVE LOVE LOVE"

    I enjoyed this so much. I didn't want to stop, it was cute, funny and sweet. A great summer read. I would read every book by this author. Also, the Narrator was excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Raylene San Diego, CA, United States 09-09-08
    Raylene San Diego, CA, United States 09-09-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Very entertaining"

    I purchased "The First Assistant" during the $5 sale, but then read that the Second Assistant was even better and should be read first, so I purchased this book. The story was light and entertaining, and gives a glimpse into the world of Hollywood which, if I were a betting woman, I'd say is (sadly) probably pretty accurate. The characters are very entertaining in their own, sad ways . . . story line is believable. If you're looking for something light and enjoyable, I recommend this book.

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    Donna United States 02-27-14
    Donna United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2008
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes easy fun listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    could happen to any of us


    Which character – as performed by Ali Marsh Weller – was your favorite?

    Lizzy


    Any additional comments?

    easy fun entertaining listen

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    Jennifer Michigan, USA 02-04-14
    Jennifer Michigan, USA 02-04-14

    You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Second Assistant to be better than the print version?

    I would not know. I have not read the print version. I could have done without the sound effects and musical transitions... sometimes they were louder than the narrator that had not finished speaking. It reminded me of the Emmy's when they are trying to get someone off the stage.


    What other book might you compare The Second Assistant to and why?

    The Devil Wears Prada comes to mind. Not quite as good, but definitely in the same wheel house.


    Any additional comments?

    Cute, fun story. Nothing ground breaking, but still entertaining.

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    Brittany Viera, FL, USA 07-22-07
    Brittany Viera, FL, USA 07-22-07
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    "Good but no Devil Wears Prada"

    This is an entertaining story that felt a little like a Hollywood version of The Devil Wears Prada. Great for girls that want to just kick back and listen on a nice summer day.

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    Nathan New York, NY, USA 07-04-06
    Nathan New York, NY, USA 07-04-06
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    "Great summer listen"

    Fast paced and fun. If you have 20 something daughters, they'll love it too.

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    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 06-24-06
    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 06-24-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Summer Listen"

    This book is cute, fast and has it all, glamour, fun,Hollywood parties and love lost and found.

    FANTASTIC reader...Highly recommend for a good beach listen!

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    Jill Pasadena, CA, United States 10-31-11
    Jill Pasadena, CA, United States 10-31-11 Member Since 2008
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    I love to listen to my audio books while working or cleaning the house. I listened to this book in a day and my house never looked so clean. It’s a fun book. You will really enjoy it and if you do you have to listen to the 1st assistant. Good narrator and good book.

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