Thursday, April 11, 2019

Seven novels about fame

Sarah Skilton the author of two young adult novels, Bruised and High & Dry, and the adult novels, Club Deception and the newly released Fame Adjacent.

At the B&N Reads blog she tagged seven new, recent, and upcoming books "in which a main character is either immersed in showbiz or otherwise famous." One title on the list:
Limelight, by Amy Poeppel

Mom of three Allison Brinkley leaves Texas behind for New York City when her husband’s job uproots the family, but her elation is short-lived as she adjusts to their comparatively tiny apartment, fast-paced lifestyle, and other culture shocks. Fitting in with the other private school moms and finding work isn’t easy for Allison either, until a fender bender lands her smack in the middle of pop star Carter Reid’s messy-as-hell life. The belligerent, foul-mouthed, scandal-prone teenager living in an obscenely decadent penthouse (which he trashes nightly) could use a trustworthy personal assistant (not to mention a mother figure), especially because he’s about to star in a Broadway musical and can’t remember a single one of his lines. Whipping him into shape before opening night will take every ounce of tough love Allison possesses, and the results are hysterical and heartwarming. Look for a cameo by Kevin Kline, Carter’s costar! For more pop star and Justin Bieber–inspired shenanigans, see The Love Song of Johnny Valentine, by Teddy Wayne; Public Relations, by Katie Heanie and Arianna Rebolini; and Out of Sync: A Memoir, by Lance Bass.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue