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How to Be a Movie Star

How to Be Series, Book 2
By: TJ Klune
Narrated by: Michael Lesley
Series: How to Be, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
5 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Josiah Erickson wants to be a movie star. The problem with that is so does half of Los Angeles. But he's on his way, what with memorable roles as a TV show background cadaver and a guy in a commercial for herpes medication. All he needs is his big break. And that break may come in the form of a novelist who goes by the enigmatic name of Q-Bert.  

Q-Bert, who is ready to make his directorial debut in a film Josy would be perfect for. Q-Bert, who Josy may or may not have a friend-crush on, and potentially something more. Being demisexual can be confusing.  

From the City of Angels to the small mountain town of Abby, Oregon, Josy will give his all to make sure his dreams come true - even the ones he never thought possible.  

Contains mature themes.

©2019 TJ Klune (P)2019 Tantor

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The Combination of Klune and Lesley Never Fails

TJ Klune is already my favorite author of books with LGBT+ characters. When you add the wonderful narration of Michael Lesley, it makes for an incredible experience. Of course this story will make you laugh and give you all the feels. That goes without saying with a book by TJ Klune. The story and characters alone are magical. This is how you do a consent-based romance. Michael Lesley's amazing talents bring these wonderful characters to life. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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How to be awesome

Take TJ beautifully written story +Michale Lesley narration = hours of grins,giggles and guffaws. The combo is awesome. Well worth your time

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i’m suing

tj you can’t DO THIS TO ME i LOVED THIS BOOK TOO MUCH and now i have FEELINGS I HATE YOU

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Another great one by TJ Klune

I loved this novel by TJ Klune and the narration by Mr Lesley makes a hilarious novel. Josy and Q-Bert make such a interesting pair. I loved the fact we went back to visit the first couple in the series and we get to check in with some f the other secondary characters along the way. I find the we three queens laughable at every turn and can only hope there is another well written and research novel in the future to add to this series.

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Awesome as always

TJ Klune is a master storyteller. Fully fleshed characters, well written storyline. So happy to see Gustavo again.

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  • Charlotte nc
  • 06-11-19

amazing

As usual tj wrote an amazing book and Michael transported you to the front row viewing.

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BUY THIS SERIES. PERIOD.

There was nothing I didn't love about this book. There's not a single thing I would change. I have literally listened to this on almost repeat for five days. I've listened to it 3 whole times.

Michael Lesley is absolutely fantastic.

I love these characters. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK! It was like bathing my brain in sunshine. 💓

How to Be a Movie Star is a happy, fun, no angst story told in Josy's single POV, and is almost impossibly sweet, with a fantastic (little wink to the fans) ending. 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Oh to live in Abby

For some reason, I really want to get high right now. I'm not sure which movie I want to see more. The one they're making or the book itself. This series is so fun. The stories are really laid back with awesomely crazy (in the best way) dialogue and characters. I so want to live in that little town and still own a video player so that I can rent movies to watch on it (while utilizing Vlad the Inhaler). ;)

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Today was more than an ok day!

Michael had big shoes to fill after Derrick's narration of book 1 but he's defiantly, honourably and definitively stepped up to the challenge and made Josy and Quincey his own. He presents this book, these characters and the moments that make us think, laugh and cry in such a wonderful way and I enjoyed his performance immensely.
Josy is literal sunshine. I cannot reiterate this enough.
I have never been happier than the moments in which I experience Gus's happiness.
I laughed inappropriately loud in the office the first time I heard Michael's characterisation of Dee.
Oh, and the last lines of this book will always make me cry.

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TJ Klune is amazing

As always, I love these characters. They are sweet and different then most characters you can find in gay novels these days.

Die hard fan of everything he writes.

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  • 06-15-19

Josy!

Not a long review as most people have said it all. But Josy, never have I loved a character more. He needs a series all to himself. Actually Gus and Josy, call “The internet mis-adventures of Gus and Josy”. Oh and Mitzy, it is within your wheel house girl! This book is just full of happy’s and fantastic narration. Thank you TJ Kline and Michael Lesley.

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  • Laura
  • 06-06-19

A wonderful end to a duology!

I adored this audiobook! Michael Lesley wasn't the narrator of the first book but that was more than ok because he did real justice to these characters. Klune's book was so lovely and sad and just amazing, I cried and laughed a second later. Highly recommend this book and the first book in the duology!