No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency....
When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine....
When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed at a fashion show eating a bruffin, her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum....
Landon Brinkley's dreams are all coming true. She's landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite....
In 2008, Isabelle - a self-made 30-something Wall Street star - appears to have it all: an Upper West Side apartment, three healthy children, a handsome husband....
Tina Fontana is the hapless but brazen 30-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the all-powerful and commanding CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate....
In The First Assistant, Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare have again joined forces to take a wry and hilarious look at the wheeling, dealing, schmoozing, and snubbing that make Hollywood the cutthroat capital of the world. Listeners are hungry for more, and The First Assistant is just the romp into the red-carpet world that they crave.
Clare Naylor is the author of five previous novels, including Love: A User's Guide and Dog Handling. Mimi Hare was director of development for a Hollywood production company, where she worked on such feature films as Jerry McGuire and As Good As It Gets. Now both authors are busy writing screenplays for a range of studios and production companies, including Miramax and Disney. Both live and work in London.
After just finishing The Second Assistant I felt the need to find out what happened to Lizzie next. I'm so glad as I liked the first, I loved the second. It was wittier, had a better pace and the plot was more developed. It's a winner of a summer read - fun, exciting and completely insane.
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This book and narrator had me laughing the whole way through. What absurdities there are in Hollywood, but very funny. I had to get used to the narrator's flat voice, but it really does suit the character. Her Southern leading man accent is dead on and she makes him come to life. There is a lot of bad language in this and some scenes you would not want to listen to without headphones or privacy.
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First off, this is a sequel to the Second Assistant. Make sure you get that first. But what I really enjoyed about this book was the narrator. She was GREAT! Such a pleasure to listen to, she also did all of the accents really good.
I laughed out loud a couple of times.
I highly recommend it.
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For me, the drawback to this book was the main character. For whatever reasons, I just wasn't drawn to her, so I never got caught up in her story.get so I never got
"Celebutantes", by Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper, shares the same setting (Hollywood) and themes (fantasy vs real life, coming of age) but it is a much better book funnier, more honest -- and with much more appealing
Like the reader from the first book better. This one was dry and sarcastic the whole book.
I really wanted to enjoy this book but it ended up disintegrating into a film school students ridiculous fantasy. Completely absurd.
This book was much more entertaining than the first book, Second Assistant (but helps to read it before reading this one). The story gave a deeper insight into celebrities and movie making.
Narrator for this book made the book very enjoyable (again, better than the first book). This is the second book I've listened to narrated by Shelly Frasier, and I chose this book in great part because of her. She does a great job with the character voices without making it overly cheesy, especially with male voices.
I loved this book. So much fun, so smart, so spunky.
Pretty funny and great read. A tad predictable but enjoyable.
An enjoyable little read. Not a literary masterpiece, but fun characters and story. Definitely worth a listen if you like this type of story.